Bad start to morning

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  1. Nethernut

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    On the Canterbury Aire & just watch a Brit put water into the loo he was emptying down the drain. When my husband explained to him that that was a drinking water tap he replied - I didn't put the tap inside the cassette!!
     
  2. chaser

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    A load of that over here, France, after a while you just get used to there being only one tap , in fact the French get their water out of the emptying side instead of paying to fill up from the drinking side, we just put a couple of aquatabs in if it looks dodgy and up to yet no probs.
     
  3. burtonbird

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    .....but we always use bottled water, even for hot drinks!
     
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  4. appydaze

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    I agree.... bottled water every time(y)
     
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    Bottled water if I just want a drink. Use the tank to boil the kettle though.
     
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  6. TerryL

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    Always rinse off any tap I'm using to fill the water tank, although like others we don't drink water from the tank without boiling it first. Didn't used to and have never had any problems in several years of travelling all over Europe but the various posts on this subject made me think.

    Anyway we prefer bottled water to drink - it's cheap enough.
     
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  7. MannClan

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    after filling up the tank in France a day before we came home I managed to drink a glass of water out of it a couple of days later - never again !!! spent a long time in the smallest room - now we only ever drink bottled water.
     
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    Don't see a problem if the tap didn't go inside the cassette always drink from tank. Joe
     
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    Backsplash :tmi:
     
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    Bottle water in my tummy!!!
     
  11. peterc10

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    Agree. I have a spray bottle of disinfectant and disinfectant wipes that I use on any tap that I use for filling the tank with. You never know what some other dirty bugger has used it for. We then use our tank water to make tea and coffee as well as clean our teeth and cooking with and we have never had any problems. Even sometimes use it for cold drinks, but only if the beer is running short!

    It always surprises me when people start worrying too much about water in their motorhome tank. Most UK houses over a few years old have a gravity fed plumbing system with a header tank in the loft that feeds all the taps except the kitchen sink cold tap. That header tank will be black plastic or, if you are really unlucky, rusty galvanised steel probably. And yet most people drink out of their basin taps and clean their teeth with the water that comes out of them, and fill up pans and kettles with the kitchen sink hot tap. The state of your header tank will probably be much worse than the state of the tank in my motorhome - mine certainly is
     
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  12. Bacchus

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    I have drunk water from tanks on many boats and motorhomes with no ill-effect, but it tastes like ****

    Few things I like more than a cup of tea or coffee made with Evian (c: so that's what happens on my boat and in my MoHo. I even clean my teeth with it... but that is because I only spend a month or two per year, if I was a liveaboard/full-timer I would just drink tankwater, but then it would be changed more often, wouldn't need chlorine tablets, and wouldn't taste of ****


    (oh, and with regard to the OP, people who use drinking taps to rinse their cassettes should be made to drink it, there is NO excuse for this, it is disgusting and wrong)
     
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  13. eddievanbitz

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    Bacteria removing, taste removing water filter is the answer

    Nature pure as advertised on MHFun

    I'm a convert, fitted one 18 months ago and no longer worry what tap I use or which hose to be honest. Before then I would rather go without than use an unknown hose for fear of tainting the water/tank
     
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    i will be on there next weekend, glad to know i can top off the tank before we catch the ferry.
    thank you eddie
     
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    Nature pure brilliant product
     
  16. peterc10

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    How many litres will the cartridge clean and how much do they cost please?
     
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    Yep Nature pure every time had one for years, always drink water straight out of the tank and never had a problem.
     
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    Lovely thread to be reading on a Sunday morning, the joys of motorhoming.
     
  19. SteveB123

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    Don't know go to there website it should tell you.
     
  20. Minxy Girl

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    The water system in our home is different in that the cold taps in both the bathroom and kitchen are mains fed (the bathroom used to be the kitchen) so it doesn't matter which cold tap we use for drinks or teeth brushing, but I was always taught never to use water from the hot taps for cooking or drinking/consuming in any way - you simply don't know if a rat has dropped in and popped it's clogs thus fouling the water!!! :D
     
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