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Water Softener Question


We are full-timers and we just purchased a water softener.  I am wondering how those of you who have 5th wheels transport your water softener (basement, truck bed, etc.). What works for you?

Barb



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I tuck mine into the forward corner of my basement. It rides there very securely. I was worried about it also, but it's very hard to tip it over when full of water. Been doing this for two years with no issues.

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Ron,

We moved today a short distance to a new campground, and because the basement is full, we put the water softener in a milk crate and tied it in the bed of the truck.  Don’t know if that will work long term, but it did well for our short trip today.

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Milk crates are very useful. Just make sure that wherever you carry it that you anticipate what might happen if you had to apply the brakes in an emergency. Whatever isn't secured against forward motion will be a potential hazard. In my basement, the water softener is against the front wall and wedged into a corner ... so it's unlikely to move much. If your milk crate is secured against moving forward in an emergency, then you are in good shape. IMO.

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Thanks Ron - didn’t even think about quick stops/accidents.  We will be sure to secure water softener and crate.

Barb

 



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You are welcome.

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Front corner wall of the basement.  One bungie around it about 3/4 of the way up.  Never moves.  I leave it full of water. No reason to drain it unless going in storage.  That gives it even more stability and a quick stop will be taken care of by the corner wall.

Bill

 



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Thanks Bill - Looks like we will be cleaning out the basement to make room for water softener!

 



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Barb and Frank wrote:

Thanks Bill - Looks like we will be cleaning out the basement to make room for water softener!

 


 

Your RV plumbing will really thank you for using one.  FWIW - All the water that goes into our RV, including the water used to flush the holding tanks, goes via the softener.  Examining the fittings used to connect to the water bib before the softener shows a lot of mineral build up.  Don't want that anywhere in the RV water system - especially with the plastic valves, etc..  Once it gets into the system its there for the most part, including the ice maker in the fridge.  A very important and overlooked part of the necessities of RV life, IMO. 80% of the places we travel around the US and Canada the water tests "hard."  Not just the SW or Florida, etc..

Safe Travels,

Bill



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Thanks Bill,

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