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Old 02-21-2019, 06:59 PM   #1
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water softener install

Hello All we have a 2016 305RL. Thinking of installing a water softener. Any one have one installed Where did you install and what brand do you have ?

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Old 02-21-2019, 07:41 PM   #2
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Went the portable on the go route.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:09 PM   #3
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Portable ON-THE-GO for us also. Inside space is too valuable to install it inside.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:58 PM   #4
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I also use On the Go. Saves space and then I control when regeneration happens based on water tests. Since softeners can only remove as many “grains of hardness” as their capacity, every time I change location it changes the treatable amount of water.
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On the Go Double Standard here also. Did not install due to how you have to regenerate unit. We wouldn’t be without a softener.
Welcome to the forum, even though you’re an older member that hasn’t posted much! ( don’t know your age
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:39 PM   #6
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On the Go double standard plumbed in basement. Filters are 3/4" and I used 3/4" PEX so there is less pressure drop. Works great and does not take up much more than a five gal. bucket. We camp in freezing temps some time and furnace keeps things from freezing.
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:58 PM   #7
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Where did you all get the On the Go system. I'm at a seasonal site from April to the end of October and have herd the water is very hard,actually you can tell when washing our hair.
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I got the double standard with free shipping from PPL Motorhomes. I would just google then select the shoppoing tab then find the best deal.
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We went with a Watts RV Pro 10,000 softener and this is how I installed it. Can pull the unit out to recharge it and put it back in pretty easy as it's hooked up with short 4 foot long hoses.
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:36 AM   #10
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Where did you all get the On the Go system. I'm at a seasonal site from April to the end of October and have herd the water is very hard,actually you can tell when washing our hair.
https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/
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That's the danger of being on this forum -- seeing new stuff that I now "have to get" for our RV! This portable water softener system looks pretty cool. I have to add this "On the Go" double softener to my list!
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:24 AM   #12
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I just ordered a On The Go double from RVupgradestore cheapest I could find no shipping or tax. thanks for everyones input Now just waiting on spring to come. Jim
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Being a native of South Texas and our very hard "limestone" water I would not live in a stick house without a water softener.
For those of you who do use the On The Go softener: do you filter the water at the CG as well or does the softener do an adequate job of filtration? TIA.
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These are the filters I use plus a ceramic filter under the sink

https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/B3112.htm

3/4" gives low pressure drop

drjjj - I am in southern Texas now and I find I have to regenerate the water softener every 4 to 5 weeks. Cost last time was 1.18 cents. It does a great job.
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I use a Camco filter in front of the softener. Then another after and all drinking water goes through a Brita pitcher. Probably over kill but just what we do, we have a residential fridge with ice maker.
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Just installed an Acuva UV water purifier this evening for potable water purification after the three stage filtration.
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Are you filling your freshwater tank or will softener supply as needed through city water connection?
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Works fine on city supply, I run a regulator at 45psi.
Even wit 2 filters and softener no pressure issues.
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Being a native of South Texas and our very hard "limestone" water I would not live in a stick house without a water softener.
For those of you who do use the On The Go softener: do you filter the water at the CG as well or does the softener do an adequate job of filtration? TIA.
Wife`s stomach is ultra sensitive to water not from home base. Went with 2 stage pre-filter ( sediment-charcoal) then on to the large On the Go softener for most water needs then branch off to a Reverse Osmosis 6 stage filter with a separate small faucet on the sink for drinking ,ice,cooking needs. Seems to work for her.
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