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Old 11-14-2014, 06:07 AM   #99
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:27 AM   #100
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Hard water for bathing is particularly annoying when we're used to soft water. The soap won't lather and it takes longer to bathe and really feel clean.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:55 PM   #101
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Do you drink the water at RV parks?

Y'all could buy a Berky Water Filter. Ours is 1 1/2 gallons, filters out everything except pure water. It's classified as a water purifier.
It's the only water we drink, no hauling bottled water or worries about water from the fresh water tank, no matter where we fill it from.

http://www.berkeyfilters.com/

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Old 01-27-2015, 08:09 PM   #102
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Crud, I drink the water from sewage reclamation plants... Sorry, I'm a little bit into happy hour right now.

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Old 01-28-2015, 08:22 AM   #103
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Y'all could buy a Berkey Water Filter.
Not until I know what their filter medium is made from. All I could find out when researching the subject was that it uses a micro-pore design that keeps the water in contact with the filter media for a long time— flow rate is only 7 gallons per hour with the Big Berkey model— but that's only it's structure, not its composition.

There is no one treatment method that will remove all contaminants identified in the EPA Primary Drinking Water Standards, advertising hype notwithstanding. The Berkey filters appear to concentrate on pathogens which are best removed by granular activated carbon, and heavy metals, best removed by manganese greensand. If I knew what the filter media composition was, I'd know what contaminants it won't filter out.

A Berkey is great stuff if you need emergency drinking water from an untrusted source, and I might buy the smallest model to add to my hurricane "hunker-down" kit for those storms that aren't bad enough to require evacuation but that are likely to disrupt utility services.

But as a general filter for the type of camping I do, I want something with a higher flow rate that I can hook up in-line to filter the municipal or well water before it gets into my Airstream, not something to filter one glass or pitcher of water at a time.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:51 AM   #104
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:31 PM   #105
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In-line culligan filter between the spigot and the trailer inlet.

Seagull under sink filter for all drinking/cooking water needs.

According to the manufacturer:

"Our proven and patented "Structured Matrix" water purifier systems developed nearly four decades ago, can remove a broad range of contaminants including, water borne disease carrying micro-organisms, toxic or carcinogenic chemicals, sediments, bad tastes, odours, isotopes and other particulate matter including chlorine!"
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Old 01-28-2015, 04:05 PM   #106
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If the CG is full of live campers having a great time I figg'r the waters good.

I do bring filtered water from home for the Joe. (Distilled in a pinch)

FWIW...never been 'hooked-up' to a water supply. We use a water stealer & inline filter at the CG's we go to.

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Unless we're winterized, we hook up and use the campground water. This year we'll use a high-flow regulator and a filter outside the trailer to ensure no sediment gets into the lines or the fresh tank. To be clear, we're not aware that we've had a problem with water line sediment before, so it's more of a belt / suspenders thing.

The AS filter under the sink in the kitchen is nice, but it only filters water coming out at the kitchen sink. The built-in pressure regulator is nice too, but it doesn't protect the hose or external filter. So, this year we're doing that stuff externally.

Maybe we should add a venturi attachment that pulls bourbon from an IV bag as it goes through the filter - you know, to sterilize things on the way to the trailer.
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We don't use any filter at all. We have well-water at home, and we fill several gallon jugs at the outset of any trip but use them only if we are boondocking or the taste of the CG water isn't good. We prefer to travel with the trailer as light as possible, so only fill the fresh water tank a quarter full for toilet use.

We do Clorox the fresh water tank in the spring, but don't really trust the "green things" not to come back, thus the water jugs filled from home. So far, no problems!

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Ditto on the dog water. Our dogs are very sensitive to some water, yet get along well with any bottled water! Some campground water bothers them. Go figure, so we buy water for the dogs and us. Jim
I think the dogs are trying to tell us something. If they don't drink the water, we shouldn't either. They have a keen sense of smell . In fact they have 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while us humans have only 5 million. I had to Google this information. I use ''zero water'' filter decanter at home. It comes with it's own tester. On the trail a ''Sawyer'' filter, best price is on amazon 20.00 or you can pay 29.99 at Bass Pro. I think everyone should have a ''Sawyer'' just in case....I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but I'm handy.
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Anyone remember when we actually drank water from the faucet !!! Shudder....
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Maybe. But when was the last time you heard of someone being arrested for drinking tap water and driving?
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