Maybe you shouldn't drink that water!

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  1. Shrimp64

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    Do you drink the water in your MH tank?
    We don't and never have but the poor dog has!
    Last winter we had a lot of trouble with the dog being ill, she spent a lot of time in Vets here & there and lost a lot of weight. It was all bowel problems and we struggled to find a food that would stay in her for any length of time. Looking back I realised I had been giving her MH tank water in her water bowl, as soon as we moved out of the van for a few months and she was on tap water the problem cleared.
    She's fine now and on tap water only.
     
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    Our dog seems to go out of her way to find the most disgusting places to drink from in preference to her bowl, regularly drinking from buckets or pot trays in the garden that have collected rainwater, that has usually gone green
     
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    We have never consumed the water from the on-board tank and would never give it to our dogs.
    Stef.
     
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    As David says, dogs will drink from anywhere they can so doubt it was your tank water causing the problem .... unless you had left any bleach type substance after cleaning the tank.
    If you are concerned about the quality of water in the tank then a Nature Pure filter will solve it.
     
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    I always use and drink water from our tanks, that's what it was designed for and if properly cleaned and maintained then there is no reason not to use them as designed.
     
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    Our hens did that.... always the muckiest puddle they could find ignoring the fresh water I provided several times a day, oh, they would look at my offering and then turn away - unless there was a clove of garlic in there. One of the hens loved garlic and would fish it out, run off with every other hen chasing her as they thought she'd found something worth being mugged for!!!

    We don't drink the water from our tank..... not even after it's been boiled and have a gallon plastic container we fill at least once a day. Water from there is used for drinking or in tea.
     
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    We have always used the on board tank to drink from.

    We make sure it is thoroughly rinsed out after each trip and remove the large cap on the tank to check it is clean.

    We have never had a problem in over 20 years of motorhoming although, that is almost certainly tempting fate.;)

    We are also that peculiar breed that uses their onboard facilities, including the shower, every day.:eek:
     
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    We drink the water from our tank every day. But we use a Water Purifier. And for good reason. I took this photo the other day. A large site, the only Fresh water tap with a hose permanantly attached and hovering just a foot over the Elsan disposal point.

    elsan-3.jpg
     
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    Dogs eat other dogs and foxes shite, they drink from a cesspit. Perhaps your tank water is just too good for the dog. ;):)
     
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    @Jim
    Do we have a " disgusting" button yet?
     
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    We always drink the water from our tanks and always will. Our dogs are the same - they drink from anything they find.

    The water you generally put into your MH tank is tap water. It doesn't suddenly become less safe because it's stored for a few days.

    The only time our tank has ever been cleaned is after a fill up somewhere in France gave it the dreaded TCP taint which although harmless doesn't taste very nice. The only way to get rid of it in the end was to use Puriclean.
     
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    Another vote for Nature Pure - we always drink the water from the tank, however we fill the dog bowl through the normal tap not the filtered tap, never had a problem.
     
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    Never drink or cook with tanked water.
     
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    in the words of w.c.fields
    "never drink water fish make love in it"
    drink gin
     
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    what about cooking or drinking when tanked?? Lots of water threads- thought Funsters would be more about drinking beer and wine xxx?
     
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    The only water I drink has been distilled or fermented , problem solved .
     
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    Always use water from tank.
    But have started boiling large kettle in morning for my coffee, and the rest when cooled, for the dog.
    Goodness knows why I do is, as some of the stuff she has ate and drunk.... ha ha
     
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    Is it okay to put Aqua Sol in tank ?
     
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    We drink water from the tank, and often it's not boiled either. I don't have a water filter, but am fussy about where I fill up from.

    But then I think I must have guts of steel.

    Many years ago working in the outback I had run out of water and was absolutely gasping for a drink (to the extent I was starting to dream about the water content in my slice of tomato in my cheese and tomato sandwiches!) so when we reached a water reservoir I waded my horse out to the centre, tipped my mug in and guzzled like it was going out of fashion. Bearing in mind there were also cattle stood in the reservoir pi$$ing and shi££ing I am amazed I never became ill.
     
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    We buy bottled water for drinking, but use the tank for cooking or making tea/coffee.

    That way we don't have to worry too much about Jim's example of a fill point and you can keep a bottle in the fridge (cold water is bloomin lovely)
     
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