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Old 03-27-2016, 10:52 AM   #121
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My dog drinks out of the toilet , lake and puddles and still he survives. Maybe dogs are the superior being. The best coffee I ever drank was made from water obtained fresh from a Canadian lake .
Won't argue the dog part, the better coffee might just be cause you were out in the wilds. Seems to me food always tastes better when we are out camping and have spent a day on the trails. Maybe the dirt and ashes adds something to it.
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:03 AM   #122
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and the best water was out of a hose on a hot day when you were a kid
amen !!
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:36 PM   #123
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and the best water was out of a hose on a hot day when you were a kid
The best for me as a kid was our "special stream" that emerged in the wooded area next to a golf course. We thought it was our secret find of amazingly great water. Then one day we traced it back to the source, which was an always on drinking fountain next to a tee. It just drained down into the ground and probably was soaking up all those wonderful chemicals they put on golf courses.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:33 AM   #124
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I was sanitizing my water hose and assorted water equipment since returning home from our AZ and NM trip and was thinking again about fresh water tanks. I'm thinking there would be some logic to traveling with partially filled fresh tank - maybe 1/2 or so.

Wouldn't the repeated sloshing around help disrupt formation of mold etc on the plastic? Stagnant water seems to be at least part of the problem.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:12 AM   #125
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Question: Are all the trailer models fresh water tanks exposed to daylight and unshielded unless covered with spray foam? I've never noticed.

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Old 03-28-2016, 10:23 AM   #126
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They are all under the trailer of course, however with the 21 there is probably more overhang to shield from sunlight. I like being able to see the level of the tank looking at it; usually don't have any more in it than we need and fill from a 6 gal jug. For drinking water we use a round 3 gal jug that is easy to move around and it sits up against the bed during travel. Also keep an empty one in back of car to augment the 6 gal for tank water.
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:10 AM   #127
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I've removed/replaced quite a few water tanks in trailers and never had one with any visible growth, etc. Got a tank out of my Scamp 19 right now that is 20 years old and its visibly very clean. I've always used a bleach treatment, drive trailer around for a bit, dump n rinse.
I do leave the tank dry if storing for any period. Wonder if getting growth in tanks is as shown in some other posts is a problem in wetter climates.
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:20 AM   #128
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Wish we did not get the insulation. It would be nice to see the tanks. I had to take the aerator off because it keeps clogging up. Wish we could see what is going on. But apparently we have the bottomless waste tank feature. 3 days without a sewer hook up and both gray and black read empty!
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:11 PM   #129
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Decided to go crazy with the water since we will be going to dump soon. We got the gray and black to register! I guess we have been using the campground facilities more than we thought. Reluctant to use ours until we can get home and troubleshoot. But removing the aerator makes it easier to wash dishes.
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This is a very helpful thread guys, Thanks! Good for both prevention and problem resolution.
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