A constant battle with traveling across the USA is water quality and taste.
In the first couple years we used to test our water at each campground but it was such a pain, now we always use a filter system. A standard hose carbon filter is a great starting point for filtration, we prefer the Culligan brand because it has a higher flow rate and lasts longer than the Camco version both are fine. From there we run our water through the softener which removes more contaminants and reduces calcium which can destroy plumbing, fixtures and your water heater.
Of the few RV parks we visit in our travels only a small handful have cable, and of those only a couple have a quality non-static signal. We have an entire article about sewer connections along with tips, tricks and product links that you can read and watch the video here:.
See ya on the road! Do you leave your sewer open to drain as used while camping or dump when full only? That can lead to all sorts of unpleasantness clogging up your hose and drying out — eeew!
And you should always have a pretty good quantity in the graywater tank before you dump so that it flushes the hose out after you dump the black tank.
Some people leave the gray tank valve open until a day before they need to dump black so that the gray can partially fill.
Others prefer to leave gray closed until you need to empty it. Thank you for the great videos, links and tips. I am in my research phase at the moment and if all gose well, will be full timing it by this time next year.
I have two questions. They are illegal in homes there; not sure about RVs.
This summer while camp hosting I was asked to show two women to their site. Two days later, after they were all settled in, they came in the office and asked if it was o.
They were a trip and I give them credit for jumping in feet first.
Wow, that is crazy. Those are some brave women!
With our first RV we got a brief walk through and that was that…we were on our own to figure things out. I am not able to view the amazon links. I am on my laptop, using Chrome. I will check your other page with the Amazon shopping list.
Great article — thank you. Great info as usual.
Do you ever worry that someone might steal your water softener or other equipment that is NOT nailed down so to speak?
I tend to worry about stuff like that. We are not as it would take a few min to unhook it all and with it full of water it is heavy. We find that most campgrounds are filled with pretty great people who look out for each other.
Not required of course, but What is a full hookup campsite would recommend using a degree hose elbow commonly brass on your city water connection on the coach. You could end up with solids in the tank as the liquids will run out faster, and also potentially sewer gases coming back up and into your coach. Simply dump the black tank every few days depending on your usage.
You got it Tom!