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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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35 comments:

  1. The system consisted of a packaged softener system and two brine tanks. Special considerations were made in the concrete design due to the strong salt water issues. watersoftenersnow

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  2. Taking time to read the instruction manual is the most important thing to do when owning a water softener. To choose best water softener please consider its own special features and advantages over the others.

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  3. Reading manuals of any water softener is not enough I think. You should go through all the neutral online resources of reviews for portable or non portable water softeners. It'll ultimately help you to choose/ select the right one. Also info about the amount of hardness in your area water is also important.

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  4. Having just recently experienced hard water for the first time, I gotta say that I'm glad they make these things for RVs. It's not really something that you think about until you experience it, is it?

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  5. 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 .

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  6. The quality of the water that you are using at home is important for you and your family members. To ensure that the water you use is clean from chemical pollutants, a good solution is installing a water softener. I have Fleck grain water softener digitial sxt metered whole house system . The water softner order was quickly filled and shipped to my home. It arrived in excellent condition with all components and resin needed to make the softner functional. Instructions were clear. First I filled the resin tank with the resin using the handy, large funnel provided. Second I mounted the Fleck 5600SXT and then connected the inlet and outlet lines to the provided by-pass valve assembly. Plumbing was easy provided the copper lines are prepared properly. I you have sweated copper before, you will have no problem. After that I connect two plastic lines. The one to the brine tank was 25 feet long since I put the brine tank in my garage. The other plactic tubing just runs to the drain in the utility room. Loaded the brine tank with salt and water per instructions and turned on the Fleck to have it do its first regeneration, which it did. Some softners have issues with a long run between the resin tank and the brine tank. This one did not. I now have wonderful soft water for dishes, laundry, showering, etc. By the way, I put in ahead of the resin tank's hard water input line at small faucet to draw hard water for those in the family that don't like to drink soft water. I will be buying another Fleck 5600SXT controller with a small resin tank for my rental unit because the controller is so automatic and easy to use that the renters don't need to be "trained." They just have to be reminded to buy salt...part of the rental agreement to keep the plumbing, dishwasher, washer, sink ware, etc., from being damaged by hard water.

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  8. I think it is important to not only select the right water softener, but also be able to use it properly. People should be educated on the effects of hard water as most people don't even know what it is let alone protect against it.

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  9. Let me know about it, I have owned several RVs and in the last few years I have had to use a portable water softener and that is the only thing that keeps my shower head and fixtures build up that terrible scale.

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  10. If i have low water presser then is it necessary to use high pressure or water softer?

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  11. I agree that water filter and water softeners are very essential for healtier life . Nowadays I heard great news about Reverse Osmosis Filters . Some of my friends use it and they like it . do you have any information about Osmosis filters .

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    1. Reverse Osmosis works by using a high pressure pump to increase the pressure on the salt side of the RO and force the water across the semi-permeable RO membrane, leaving almost all (around 95% to 99%) of dissolved salts behind in the reject stream. The amount of pressure required depends on the salt concentration of the feed water. The more concentrated the feed water, the more pressure is required to overcome the osmotic pressure.

      The desalinated water that is demineralized or deionized, is called permeate (or product) water. The water stream that carries the concentrated contaminants that did not pass through the RO membrane is called the reject (or concentrate) stream.

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  12. I'm using a RV portable water softener. It's great to have on board when you're out for a long campaign in somewhere water is not good enough to drink directly. I prefer using it to drink safe water during camping for longer periods.

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

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  15. 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.

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  16. I usually travel, I think this product is useful for me. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. We must use RV Portable water softener if we are frequent traveler. It will help us to keep our health good and our skin shining.

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  18. Thanks for sharing jthese water softner shower head that are portable found what I needed.

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  19. I am thinking about getting a water softener for my families RV, so this article was really useful. Thanks!

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