Originally Posted by KarenH
Yup, and I still do. And I fill up the fresh water tank with it, too. But everyone has their own level of comfort. I just guess mine is pretty high...or do I mean low?
Well, if this makes you a low life, then I am right there with you.
I have never, as a kid or an adult, ever worried about using a garden hose for drinking from, and have never had issue. I think a large part of society is worrying more, and more, about this kinda thing.
Now, if it was old and rough looking, I would not likely use it, unless it was my only way to get water, and then like Doug said, just run it for a bit.
I do use a good quality white hose in the trailer, and like the white, as I can easily see if I got it clean when putting it away.
I have only twice in 6 years sanitized my water system, right after picking it up to rid it of that new plastic taste, and the second time a couple years ago, because I thought maybe I should. We have never had any bad taste in the water system, though our Calgary water on our side or town, is very good. If I have hooked to the fresh water in a campground, and there is any hint of badness with the water, I will rinse the system with clean water at home, albeit through my regular garden hose.
My name is Jim, and I a a garden hose rebel.