Using RV for first time
I have a couple of questions.
First, do we need to treat our fresh water tank?
Second, Is it safe to drink water from our fresh water tank...we
do have an inline water filter from the source.
Thanks Mike and Margo
I'd be inclined to treat it since you don't know what's in there. Here is a link to howto
or there also was a post here about using vinegar
As far as drinking out of it, depends on the quality of water that goes in, its really just a big plastic jug.
We usually purchase drinking water from the machines and store in separate jugs, Anne has a sensitive stomach and taste buds.
She can tell the difference in water and likes the purified stuff better. Also when traveling it's no fun getting sick from bad water.
But I know many that do drink from the onboard tank.
Also when back home in BC on Vancouver Island I drink right from the taps, we have terrific soft rainwater there, tastes great. But when down in the southwest where much of the water is high salts and mineralized well water I don't. So basically it depends on the location water quality and how sensitive your taste buds are. Personally we are pretty spoiled.
I treat my fresh water tank with bleach (and so should you) and I think it is safe to drink from the tank. However, we usually drink bottled water. It’s just our preference.
Here is a video I made on how to sanitize the fresh water system.
Thanks Ray for the info, will also check out the video link. Mike
Thank you for the info Logan, and I will check out your video. Mike
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