As RVers,we often talk about the benefits of putting a water softener in your RVâ ¦
â ¦ The great-tasting water
â ¦ The elimination of harmful corrosion on your RV water lines,fixtures and appliances
â ¦ The easier cleaning of your RV’s bath/shower,sink and kitchen,thanks to the soft water
But today we want to talk more about specific advantages of being able to take your RV water softener on the go. In other words: the portability.
Not all RV water softeners are portable. And if you choose one that’s not,you’ll probably be kicking yourself later by missing out on several key benefits.
What do we mean by portability?
First,a quick explainer.
When we talk about the portability of a water softener,we mean the ease with which you can take it with you â in your RV and elsewhere.
A portable system is one that can be easily connected and disconnected in seconds,without any complicated installation or plumbing work. To be portable,it should be compact,yet large enough to deliver ample treated water without having to constantly add more salt. And,ideally it should be easy to carry and move around,via handles or some other feature that provides simple mobility.
Okay,now,why should you care?
Why take an RV water softener on the go?
There are several advantages to being able to take an RV water softener on the go:
1) You can bring it when you need it,and leave it when you don’t.
You don’t necessarily have to keep your system installed 24/7,if you don’t want. For example,if you’re a part-time RVer,a portable system lets you connect it before each trip and then remove it when you return,either for storage or other uses.
Of course,you can also keep it hooked up all the time,if you prefer â and doing so is certainly convenient. (Some people even choose to install the system inside the RV,such as inside a cabinet beneath the sink for easier access.)
2) You can wash your vehicles with it.
Who says an RV water softener can only be used in an RV?
We recently reviewed the SoftPro Portable RV Water Softener,and one of the things we loved about it was the quick hose connections. This allowed us to hook it up to other water sources,like a simple hose spigot. And in doing so,we could use the system to wash our RVs and other vehicles with the soft water!
Washing the RV with soft water is strongly preferred,because it means we don’t need to use as much soap,and the water is way better for the RV’s exterior. It also dried nicer,leaving fewer spots.
3) You can transfer it between RVs.
For hardcore RV enthusiasts like us,one RV is never enough.
It’s very common these days for RV folks to own at least one recreational vehicle,such as a small camper or trailer for short trips and a larger motorhome for long-distance travel. With a portable water softener,you can easily transfer it to different vehicles as needed,so you don’t have to buy multiple systems.
And if you’re feeling especially generous (why not?),you can even lend it to your fellow campers when they’re going on trips at times when you’re not on the road.
Nobody’s forcing you to do that,of course. But our point is that this is what true portability should look like!
Where to start?
Choosing an RV water softener is critical,because there are different types,sizes and features to choose from.
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