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Mandy Canales

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Wanted: a soft water conditioner
« on: May 20, 2019, 06:59:30 AM »
I thought I would want to try out a soft water conditioner B4 wanting to by a new unit.  Does anyone know or have a unit for sale.  I want to carry it with me in the motorhome.  Thanks. 
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Bill Lampkin

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Re: Wanted: a soft water conditioner
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 02:58:42 PM »
Mandy, Here's a place to try: https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/MRA.htm
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Re: Wanted: a soft water conditioner
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 03:12:59 PM »
Mandy,
You might want to give Brad a call.  https://beaveramb.org/forum/index.php/topic,8843.0.html

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Chuck Jackson

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Re: Wanted: a soft water conditioner
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 04:37:20 PM »
Mandy, this is what I went with and it works great! Easy to service and at $173,  relatively inexpensive.

https://www.flowpur.com/html/rv-pro10000.html
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Re: Wanted: a soft water conditioner
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 05:14:20 PM »
Mandy, this is what I went with and it works great! Easy to service and at $173,  relatively inexpensive.

https://www.flowpur.com/html/rv-pro10000.html

Mandy, we had the Flo Pur, as described above, for 3 years, and ultimately switched to this one. https://www.rvupgradestore.com/On-The-Go-Double-Standard-Portable-Water-Softener-p/doublestandsoftener.htm Just me, but I found the Flo Pur too cumbersome to re-generate, and many times it didn't work and I had to do it over. The On-the-Go regenerates easier, lasts up to two weeks in between regeneration, and is easier. YMMV.

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Joel Ashley

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Re: Wanted: a soft water conditioner
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 09:11:12 PM »
I can’t speak to where you’d find one to borrow for awhile, but similar to Stan I went with On-the-Go a few years ago.  I got the smaller one for its likelihood of being more stowable, for its lightness against my susceptible back, and ease of use when hooking to an outdoor house faucet for car rinsing here at home, and minimalist footprint stored on our garage floor.
https://www.campingworld.com/on-the-go-portable-standard-water-softener-conditioner-34619.html

It seems to work well, and my tests have yet to tell me a regeneration cycle is needed;  admittedly we haven’t RVd a lot recently nor do I exactly wash our cars every week like some do.  But regenerating will not be difficult when the time does come.  It indeed does work to minimize water spotting on cars and coach, rinsing mineral-free.  The HydroSilex I apply to my vehicles makes water bead up strongly, and if it dries like that it often shows spots, depending on whether our water supplier is sourcing well water or the Clackamas River at the time;  the On-the-Go tank mitigates that.

My tank fits perfectly in the narrow street side “pass-through” bay next to the wet bay.  I can leave it there hooked up by squeezing the hose a bit between bays, or leave it outside, semi-hidden behind the extended living room slideout’s lip... at least while we’re around, otherwise I worry about it’s being stolen.  Our Monty’s 37’ configuration is relatively unique, so how you’d arrange or store yours would likely be different.  I put a plant pot drip tray under ours in the bay to keep any errant drips away from the bay floor carpet.

The only negative thing I can report is that the white nylon rope handle frayed and came undone on ours.  No big deal and it didn’t affect performance;  just an inconvenience given the tank’s weight, and another reason to be grateful I got the small version.  If I was full-timing or like many here going from rally to rally regularly, I’d opt for the one Stan has.

Prices vary and sales come and go.  Shop around.  If you find one to borrow, Mandy, give it thorough test time.
https://www.campingworld.com/on-the-go-portable-standard-water-softener-conditioner-34619.html

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Re: Wanted: a soft water conditioner
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2019, 12:36:10 AM »
Interesting, Joel. The carrying cord is getting more and more frayed on ours, too. Probably won't last the summer. Here is a picture of how ours travels. I also set it up (on the ground) next to the street side slide to hide it from view.
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