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Gallon bottles for the coffee maker.... 20oz bottles for us.... DW REFUSES to drink campground water... Happy Wife= Happy life, or so it goes


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Most campgrounds have pretty good water in the mountains especially. I bring drinking water from home in a 7 gallon container. If that runs out we fill it up a good water source. I never drink out of my water tank on my RV.

Bottled water is a scam. Then we have all of those plastic bottles to deal with. Totally unecessary unless you are in a place like the low desert with crummy water.

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If you are going to make coffee from local water, it is going to be boiled which purifies it. On river trips we filter drinking water from the river, but for coffee the water comes straight out of the river. It is pointless to argue about the water used to make coffee. It will be safe.

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Carry municipal water in the tank. Carry several gallons of RO water for drinking, coffee and cooking. Campground water used for all other uses.

Where our park model is located, the water is freaking awful. I run it through two filters and a softener... and it's still not fit for human consumption.

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campground water unless labeled otherwise is potable. That means it is safe to drink. Doesn't indicate how it will taste. We run campground water through a filter into the tank. Drinking water from the tank goes through a 3 stage carbon filter spigot near the sink. If it still has lots of chlorine or other bad tastes, then we use bottled water.

We happen to live in an area of the country that generally has very good water, low mineral content, reasonably soft, no alkali, no iron etc. In fact some sources don't even add chlorine.

In camping and traveling, we have been to places where one taste of "potable water" and we switch to bottled water.


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I fill the trailers water tank and we only use it for showers and dishes. Drinking, cooking and coffee are all made with bottled water be it gallons or bottles.

In my eyes its simply not worth the risk of getting sick and if a little bit of extra water makes or breaks your cargo capacity you need a bigger truck.


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Not a believer in bottled water. Biggest creator of plastic waste and waste of the public's money.
Been using campground water since 1984.


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bikendan wrote:

Not a believer in bottled water. Biggest creator of plastic waste and waste of the public's money.
Been using campground water since 1984.


Been a lot longer then that for us, using campground water. Things changed a bit for us about 5 years ago. We stay for six weeks at a small RV park in Montana every year, one day an ambulance showed up to the RV next to us, and hauled the guy off.

Turned out that he had drank some water at a small restaurant up the road, that also was a small RV park. Their septic tank had leaked into their well water contaminating it, it was contained ,and corrected pretty fast ,but it did happen . The guy was back the next day, but he was pretty sick for awhile from the E. coli .


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OleManOleCan wrote:

My wife and are are arguing about making coffee with campground water.
I've always used a water filter on our White Hose, but my wife has never tasted campground water, she buys gallons of water.

The water in question is at Desoto State Park. (Alabama)
I've drank the water, both filtered and unfiltered.
I can't tell the difference. Taste like the water at our home.
Far as I know they have never had a problem with their water.

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I'd like to know how the forum feels about general campground water.
Do you buy gallons of water for coffee, or use what comes out of the faucet?



There is absolutely nothing wrong with the drinking water at Desoto State Park. We have spent countless nights there over the last 10 years or so (it is our favorite campground in Alabama) with no issues. I will say this, if the wife ain't happy, you ain't happy.


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