A constant battle with traveling across the USA is water quality and taste. In the first couple years we used to test our water at each campground but it was such a pain, now we always use a filter system. A standard hose carbon filter is a great starting point for filtration, we prefer the Culligan brand because it has a higher flow rate and lasts longer than the Camco version both are fine. From there we run our water through the softener which removes more contaminants and reduces calcium which can destroy plumbing, fixtures and your water heater. Of the few RV parks we visit in our travels only a small handful have cable, and of those only a couple have a quality non-static signal.
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Great article — thank you. Great info as usual. Do you ever worry that someone might steal your water softener or other equipment that is NOT nailed down so to speak? I tend to worry about stuff like that. We are not as it would take a few min to unhook it all and with it full of water it is heavy.
We find that most campgrounds are filled with pretty great people who look out for each other. Not required of course, but I would recommend using a degree hose elbow commonly brass on your city water connection on the coach.
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You could end up with solids in the tank as the liquids will run out faster, and also potentially sewer gases coming back up and into your coach. Simply dump the black tank every few days depending on your usage. You got it Tom! We do have a separate post on just dumping the tanks. Thanks for the tips! Interesting stuff you make it look easy.
Is that still the case or did you go back to the regular one. However, not everyone does so we go through all the steps as not to leave anyone out.
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We still have a grey tank but were able to combine our grey and black tank for additional grey water space. You can see how we did that here: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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I did and the amazon links were then visible. You guys do a great job with the videos. Thanks for the great videos! And why filter the water both external and internal to your RV? Most campgrounds have a water station where you can fill your storage tanks for free. We recommend buying bottled water for drinking. Water tanks can easily become contaminated. Grey water and black water are not stored in the same tank, which is why we are making a distinction between them.
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Generally, you can go for 24 to 48 hours without emptying the tanks, depending on your water consumption. Even if your camping site does not have a sewer hookup, there is almost always a dumping station near the campground exit.
If not, many tourist information centres have a waste water dumping station. Always dump the black water first, so that the grey water can rinse the hose. What is the fuel consumption of an RV? What is included with the bedding and kitchen equipment?
The Canadian Highway Code. RV rental search engine. Suggestions for RV holidays in Canada. Electricity, waste water and generators. First of all, it is important to distinguish between the 3 types of RV hookups: Electricity Water Sewage In Canada, campgrounds are classified according to the number of services hookups they offer.