Fresh water tank

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by finby, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. finby

    finby Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    norfolk
    I have a new Starspirit and have a problem with a taste from the fresh water tank. The water is horrible to drink with a kindov "chemical" taste to it. Tea tastes foul too, even if the water is filtered using a "Britta" filter. I have tried rinsing the tank out several times, to no avail. Also tried water purification tablets to no avail. I now use bottled water for tea and cooking. I was hoping to get an on board water filter tap thingy, but this would be pointless if the water still had the nasty taste. I did not have this problem with my last van. Has anyone else had a similar experience, or any advice from anyone? All imput greatfully received !! :helpsos:
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2007
  2. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,826
    Likes Received:
    76,088
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Sometimes tanks have a "taste" and no matter what you do you cannot get rid of it. As a newbie I filled up the water tank of a new van with a new but cheap garden hose, six months later the "rubber" taste was still present and that was after Miltons and mild bleach solutions.

    Our present van was 3 when we got it, we gave it a dose or two of miltons and it is fine, we fill it with our own spring water and our morning cuppa tastes just as if we were at home. So boiled for tea and teeth cleaning we use the tank, but if the kids want water to drink or to dilute squash then we always use bottled water, we have a couple of large bottles and take our own water with us. Buying water in the UK is expensive but on the continent its cheap enough.

    Never wanting to risk the rubber taste again we always fill our tank with the blue food grade hose, the roll flat type, they are a pain to use, they fill slowly and are a niggle to empty and re-stow, but this is far better than risking that disgusting rubber taste.
     
  3. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    4,926
    Likes Received:
    7,608
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    We never drink the water from our tank as we've never quite managed to get rid of that taste although its not too strong. We carry a couple of plastic 5 litre water bottles which is sufficient for weekends and handy to refill on longer trips. Tanks are filled through a green garden hose and I flush tanks and Milton about once every 3 months. Works for us although I am considering a water purifier not heard a bad word about them yet just not got around to doing it.
     
  4. Suzy

    Suzy Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    856
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Lancashire
    We never drink the water from our tank. We fill with garden hose and use only for showering, washing dishes and flushing the toilet.

    We carry drinking water for all drinks and teeth brushing.

    We have talked of having a water filter installed but like others we just haven't got round to it yet!
     
  5. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    14,196
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Location:
    Europe
    We rarely drink from the tank but as JJ say's regularly use Milton fluid in it to clean it out.
     
  6. GeorgeTelford

    GeorgeTelford Deleted User

    Get a nature pure filter

    1. kills any bugs
    2. makes even ditchwater crystal clear and taste free

    Nature pure filter, plenty of info here

    These should be fitted as standard, I just cant see the point of having onboard tank and carrying drinking water seperately....
     
  7. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,498
    Likes Received:
    5,552
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    I can confirm George's statement. we have one in our RV and the waters Chrystal clean and taste free
    Geo:thumb:
     
  8. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    14,196
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Location:
    Europe

    Thats great we all know where to fill our kettles up from now:Wink::Wink:
     
  9. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,498
    Likes Received:
    5,552
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    Yeah Pop over john anytime:Laughing:
    you'll be ready for a cuppa time you get here:Rofl1:
    Geo
     
  10. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    Only way to go.. :thumb::thumb:
     
  11. dazzer

    dazzer Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,698
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    In my house
    Yupp I can confirm it works for me!!:thumb:
     
  12. tuscancouple

    tuscancouple Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Kent
    this is something we though about for our first trip and decided on bottled water, which seemed a bit dumb considering how much water we hold. So it's a Nature Pure then. We have a 42 gal fresh water tank, how much Milton should we use to initially clean it with? A few bottles?

    Mick
     
  13. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,498
    Likes Received:
    5,552
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    Hi Mick if your fitting one of these filters the tank requires no prior treatment
    Geo
     
  14. fordy

    fordy Deleted User

    If you buy a Nature Pure get the one without the tap and get your own top as the one that is supplied with it is a cheep plastic effort and have a tendency to brake at the thread on the base, plus you can get a good tap for less than £15.00
    all brass ..but the unit is the best out there,,,,,,,

    FORDY:Smile:
     
Loading...

Share This Page