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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    I got mine from Hose Center in Edenvale.

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    Default Re: Bad tasting water in caravan water tank

    For the guys in the Cape Northern Suburbs: Hose Solutions in Stikland also stock the Food Grade pipes.Regards
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    Default Re: Bad tasting water in caravan water tank

    The bad water taste probably comes from the plastic tank itself. Especially new plastic tanks have that taste. Personally I don't like plastic tanks for drinking water at all since plastic is generally no good for your health.

    My Armadillo is fitted with a stainless steel tank and I think this is still the best for drinking purposes.
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    Last edited by 0000ms; 2018/11/30 at 10:07 PM.

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    Default Re: Bad tasting water in caravan water tank

    I found this link useful, tried it each time after a trip and found that it works great

    https://marscampers.com.au/how-to-cl...er-water-tank/

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    Quote Originally Posted by André BM View Post
    Oom Poen, you can buy it online from Tevo, delivered to your door: https://www.tevo.co.za/shop/outdoor/slinky-23m/
    wanneer jou water tenk half is gooi so 100 ml waterperoksied H2O2 in die watertenk. dis n saniteerder. terwyl jy ry en die water skud sal dit jou tenk steriliseer van alge en bakterie groei wat jy na tyd in jou water kry en op die tenk se binnekant vassit. tap water dan als uit en sit weer vars water is. dis die alge en mildew wat slegte smaak gee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    I have raised this issue before, and have tried various suggestions and remedies without any success.

    Eventually after three years of having this problem I phoned Pioneer Plastics to get their opinion on the issue. It is a 50 liter Safari Roof tank fitted just ahead of the axle underneath the belly of my caravan. The conversion to a gravel roader was professionally done. I am happy with the end result, except for the water taste.

    Pioneer has a very helpful lady on their staff who told me it is unlikely that the fault lies with the tank itself. If it does they are prepared to swop it out. She suggested I look into the pipes as possible cause for the bad taste.

    I took the tank out and replaced all the pipes with food grade hose. When I saw the price of the piping and other paraphemalia I knew why food grade was not installed at first. The cost of the material to convert the system to food grade is about 60% of the current price of the tank.

    Having the tank out I dosed it with a strong solution of HTH and left it for a few days. I then rinsed it properly and re-installed it using only food grade piping.

    First impressions look promising. The water now tastes the same as our nice Cape Town water.
    We shall see how the water “ages” since we do not want to rinse often with our water situation.

    I found hardware store and aquarium storekeepers do not know what they are talking about when it comes to food grade hosing. If it does not have a blue stripe along the pipe or have the words “food grade” on the pipe or have a knife and fork emblem on there it is not food grade piping. These guys tried to sell me cheap smelly pipes.

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    Ek gooi 2 bottles suurlemoen sap in die BL Kewer, gee surlemoen smaak maar dit is min op die 100 l wat die tenk vat.
    Milton smaak nie lekker nie en het nie water om goed uit tespoel nie.

    Ek hou ons tenk vol, as daar nie water en krag is nie in Nylstroom gebruik ons die bos stort.

    Het 2500 l tenk by die huis maar somtyds is die krag en water af die selfde tyd, dan moet die Kewer maar help
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    Default Re: Bad tasting water in caravan water tank

    In die tye van seilskepe (al weer Jan van Riebeeck se skuld) is silwer muntstukke in die watervate gegooi ten einde die water drinkbaar te hou. Jammer ons kry nie meer tiekies nie - dalk is daar 'n alternatief?



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    I also had a tank that the water taste "off". Metallic like. Previously it was the plastic tank itself. This time it was the innards of the tap that went rusty.... nogals a foodgrade tap.
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    I also had a chemical taste in our water system. 60lt pioneer tank with clear pipe ant tap bought from Out Door Warehouse.

    I rinsed the tank with milton and even some bleach, but the taste was the same. Then I tested the hose from ODW and it was the culprit, I tried to clean/sanitise ot but could not win. FiL also has a similar setup but no strange taste.
    I replaced the ODW pipe with a new one but it still had the chemical taste.
    Ended with 2m hard pvc 25mm pipe and some elbows and a tap and no more chemical taste.

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    We have an onboard 40l tank with a drain plug as standard in our caravan and we never drink the water from the taps even though the pipes are food grade. We prefer to carry "fresh" water with us in 5 litre containers bought from the local supermarket. Tea and coffee tastes great.
    The issue here is that even with food grade pipes when you drain down the caravan, there is always some water left in the pipes in the form of drops and mould can form in the area resulting in very upset tummy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer01 View Post
    We have an onboard 40l tank with a drain plug as standard in our caravan and we never drink the water from the taps even though the pipes are food grade. We prefer to carry "fresh" water with us in 5 litre containers bought from the local supermarket. Tea and coffee tastes great.
    The issue here is that even with food grade pipes when you drain down the caravan, there is always some water left in the pipes in the form of drops and mould can form in the area resulting in very upset tummy.
    Ek het Maandag vir ons 'n staal houer gemaak waar in 3 x 5 liter "winkel" bottles water net net pas.
    Ons koop water vir kos en drink in Nylstroom aan gesien die water hier nie betroubaar is nie.
    Nou ry ons vars water saam.

    Dit pas langs die yskas in die uit trek laai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danie S View Post
    Ek het Maandag vir ons 'n staal houer gemaak waar in 3 x 5 liter "winkel" bottles water net net pas.
    Ons koop water vir kos en drink in Nylstroom aan gesien die water hier nie betroubaar is nie.
    Nou ry ons vars water saam.

    Dit pas langs die yskas in die uit trek laai.
    Ons betaal R22 vir n 5 litre water van die winkel. Ek hou nie van n see mag nie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danie S View Post
    Ek het Maandag vir ons 'n staal houer gemaak waar in 3 x 5 liter "winkel" bottles water net net pas.
    Ons koop water vir kos en drink in Nylstroom aan gesien die water hier nie betroubaar is nie.
    Nou ry ons vars water saam.

    Dit pas langs die yskas in die uit trek laai.
    Kyk net of die kas nie jou yskas se ventilasie beïnvloed nie

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    A bit off topic but why are mattresses in caravans in South Africa so thin? We looked in some caravans in Pinetown which had nice layouts but with paper thin mattresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammie View Post
    Kyk net of die kas nie jou yskas se ventilasie beïnvloed nie
    Ek kon 4 bottels in pas as die ventilasie punt nie in die pad was nie, dus moes ons maar met 3 tevrede wees.

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer1 View Post
    Ons betaal R22 vir n 5 litre water van die winkel. Ek hou nie van n see mag nie.
    Is baie duur vir my as pensionaris, op Maandae en Vrydae kry pensionarise afslag, kos R2.50 vir 5 liter met jou eie houer.
    So elke 4-5 maande koop ons een nuwe bottel teen R18.00 en maak hom dan vol vir die volgende paar maande.
    As hy 6 maande oud is gooi ons weg
    Al moet ek R10 betaal is dit nog die moeite werd as ek dink aan die nagevolge van die water hier.

    Die volgene skuif is om 'n osmose filter in te sit, op die stadium is dit nie nodig nie kostes is laag.
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    1983 Safary 3 karavaan - verkoop en begin tent in 2000 (51 000 km)
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    1968 VW 1600 L - geen einde en baie warm enjin, verkoop in 1998 (328 000 myl/525 000 km)

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    Here is nice article regarding drinking water ,tanks ,storage etc.
    Oz article but applicable to us also.

    http://rvdaily.com.au/rvd/issue025/#165

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer01 View Post
    A bit off topic but why are mattresses in caravans in South Africa so thin? We looked in some caravans in Pinetown which had nice layouts but with paper thin mattresses.
    Cost. Cost and cost......
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