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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

An RV Portable Water Softener Makes a Great RV'ing Gift

As an RV owner, you most likely travel throughout different regions, states, and possibly even countries enjoying the benefits camping and traveling provides. However, staying in so many different areas, you never know whether your water source will be hard or soft water. I know we experienced very hard rusty water in southern Ohio a few years ago to the point that our shower actually turned orange in just two days of camping.  That meant a lot of cleaning and scrubbing to the shower, toilet and sinks of the RV.  Not to mention what it did to my wife and daughters hair.  Although I did not wait util Christmas to add a portable water softener to the RV's arsenal of accessories, the gift was well received and has been appreciated ever since.  Here are some other great reasons an RV water softener would look great under that Christmas tree this year.

Don't let this happen to your fixtures

Hard Water Is Destructive to RV’s
Hard water is one of the biggest enemies to any RV’s plumbing systems. The minerals that are present in hard water can shorten the life of your RV’s water heater as they can cause scale build up and rust. Many plumbing fittings can be quite small and it does not take much to clog ice maker lines and auxiliary water faucets located at the kitchen sink.  Just a small amount of calcium build up on an RV water pump diaphragm with cause it to loose performance and eventually stop working. These minerals have the same destructive effect on faucets, showheads, and even holding tanks can become coated over time by hard water.

Hard Water Is Hard On Skin, Dishes, and Clothes
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If hard water can cause damage to your tanks, plumbing, and water heater, imagine the effect it can have on everything else it touches. When hard water is used to clean dishes and clothes, it can often leave behind a residue caused by the minerals present in the water. This often leaves these “clean” items looking, smelling, and feeling as if they have not been washed at all. Furthermore, showering with hard water can cause a similar problem, and it can make it hard to clean all of the soap off of your skin.

If you and your significant other are avid campers or you know someone who is, the purchase of a portable water softener for the RV is a great gift. Doing so will help to ensure the longevity of your RV’s interior plumbing, and it will make cleaning a much easier task when you are in a campground that has hard water.  And what could be better than that!

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  1. Sometimes the water contains high levels of mineral ions, precisely magnesium and calcium, which make the water hard. This increases the water’s incompatibility with soap, makes your skin and hair dry and negatively effects pipes and other plumbing fixtures. By removing these mineral ions the water becomes softer and reduces the negative effects of hard water.I have Watts and ıt is very useful for me . And also you should have water and shower filter . So you can have healthy life and save money .

  2. True indeed. Hard water causes corrosion and in the end leaves the plumbing system in a bad state. Great insights

  3. I have used the RV-PRO 10,000 made by Flow Pur as the others, and for the same reasons. We've had it for over four years now and wouldn't be without it in many of the places we stay.

    The recharge process is simple, but does take an hour or so, most of which time is spent doing nothing but waiting. The frequency of recharging will vary according to how hard the water is and how much you use. In most of Arizona we find we need to recharge every 2-3 weeks when on hookups, but less frequently when boondocking and conserving water more agressively. Some places back east we don't even bother with it. We have a hardness test kit that we use to tell when and if it need to be recharged, or if the softener is needed at all. If you only need to recharge every 3 months, the water is probably not hard enough to bother softening.