Can I make the MH water more palatable?

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  1. Jeannette van den Oever

    Jeannette van den Oever

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    I know there are a few funsters on here that drink water straight from their van taps.
    We tried not to be precious about it last week but the taste (when used for teeth cleaning, disguised as tea, squash etc) was awful with a capital A.
    We had a 9 page packing list, but stupidly forgot a good sized water container. Managed with 1, then 2 milk containers but it got very boring to keep filling these. Who knew how much each saucepan swallows to boil stuff. :rolleyes:
    Is it a case of flushing the tank/pipes several times to see an improvement?
     
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    We never really noticed any problems with our new vans fresh tank. Then again, our van had been in stock for a year.
    Yours is still leaking out its solvents from manufacture.
    Flushing several times should help.

    We always drink from our tank and have never had bad tastes or health problems.

    The only time a dodgy taste has arisen is when we are skiing. The water in the cold pipes can sometimes get heated by the adjacent heater ducting. Simply running a bit through first alleviates this.
     
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    Whilst I do clean my teeth with van tank water, we don't drink from the main tank. We use a 10 litre jerry can to collect fresh water for drinking. I think you can get military grade water filters installed which may help if the flushing out does not.
     
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    we use an additive by elision for every tankful
     
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    we buy and only use bottled water for drinking, teeth cleaning from tank though without ill effects

    bottled water is so cheap it doesn't seem worth the trouble of filters etc. although we do refill the bottles when on sites where we trust the water
     
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    No chance of drinking stagnant water either. We don't turn/use the tank contents quickly enough.
    A separate 10lt water carrier is perfect as we know it's always fresh.
     
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    Tea and coffee is made with water from the tank. We have a bottle of spring water for drinking. It's all good.

    Milton - we use this once a year and refill, flush and drain afterwards.

    I'm pretty sure someone will recommend the £200+ water filter which means they fill up with pond water etc etc...:whistle:
     
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    Eeeww:)...Dont drink from tanks....carry fresh, and abroad buy mineral water as its good and real cheap.....
     
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    We have always drank from the tank 8 years or more now never been ill.
    Don't waste money on food quality hose either been using green garden hose for 8 years as well did buy a roll flat once lasted a month :eek:.
    Do have a 5 litre water container for tea n coffee which we use to save using on board water no other reason but half the time we forget to fill it so end up using the on board supply anyway.
    Try flushing the tank a few times with some Milton Tablets that's what we did when we had a new van a few years ago.
     
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    We buy 5l mineral water from supermarkets and fill the bottles up when empty. How old is your water tank?
     
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    We drink straight from the tap. Always tastes nice. We don't even care if some filthy moron washed his Elsan at the tap we filled up from. Because, for the last 15 years we've not had a van without fitting a filter from General Ecology. Bugs of every description are filtered out and it turns water sourced from anywhere into pure water from your tap. And, no dragging those large bottles of water from French and Spanish supermarkets. They are expensive, in practice filters last us 2 years but the convenience and piece of mind is well worth it, and you can easily swop them when you swap your van, the one in our New RV has been in three vans prior to this.
     
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    OK. Thanks for the replies, everyone. :)
     
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    Only being doing this for a few weeks but we intend to use the tank water for everything other than drinking including tea/coffee making. We have been using bottled water and it works for us.
     
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    The van's only 2 weeks old, Matty.
    I see the company will be at Peterborough, Jim. Do you do the fitting yourself? Hopefully it's fairly straightforward.
     
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    The guy is call Harald (correct spelling) He will give you a Funster discount if you ask. Yes they are very simple to fit. (y)
     
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    As its a new tank, I would flush it through with Puriclean and if its still a problem use aqua tabs. http://www.cleantabs.co.uk/puriclean.htm

    Not expensive and works very well without the aftertaste you get from products like Milton.
     
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    I avoid any nasties by only drinking beer :)
     
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    As Jim says, nature pure for me every time. I have fitted them to the last 4 vans I have owned. They are not cheap, but neither is an osteopath to sort your back out after humping 5 litre bottles of water around. We must drink 15 litres of water per day in tea and coffee. Where on earth would I store all those bottles of water. The lady of the house who bought my last RMB asked about the tank water quality and I replied taste it. Her reply was why have we not had one of these before.
     
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    I am with Mr Snowbird...

    Nature Pure for convenience.

    JJ :cool:
     
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