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Les Curren

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Posted: 06/21/11 01:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, finally some one who has first hand experience with the Water King USA system. I knew someone must have bought one of these units. No company stays in business for over 4 years with a 100 day money back guarantee unless there units work. That doesn't mean they will work every where, but at least there is one positive vote and no negative votes as of yet. Negative votes only count when they have first hand experience.
Thats not to say I don't want every one's opinion. You have to look at both sides.

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Posted: 06/21/11 08:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check out these folks - The Water Packer dot com
I have the Travelsoft 1200 with an automatic valve and salt container they used to sell. They still have the "semi automatic" valve and salt bin, as well as several other water softeners.

I have had this unit since October of 2005.

I have been extremely satisfied with the Travelsoft 1200, using it for 3 years while working away from home and using the RV as a "Portable Apartment"

* This post was edited 06/21/11 09:15pm by RTompkins3 *


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While I can not tell you about the Water King, I can tell you about the Flow Pure, www.flowpur.com , I have the MK 8000, it uses a box of reg table salt, to regenerate. You let stand for 30 min, then completely rinse it out. You then do a small taste test to see if you detect any salt. This does not give a salt taste in your water.
I check the hardness with test strips, and that is when I regenerate it again.
I do put a filter in front of it, and I have a filter after it, in my wet bay. I no longer get that funky smell or taste in my water, and the water is VERY soft, nice for showers.
Go to their web site, they also sell filters and replacement for the filters. Been about 3 years now, still working well, AND no electric hookup.


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Les Curren

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The problem I have with these softeners that use salt is the fact that even though you no longer taste the salt in the water it is still there. If it wasn't the water would not be soft. Only the taste is washed out. The doctors tell myself and my wife that we have to much sodium in our diet and need to cut back.
That is the reason we are looking at this Water King USA.

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Les Curren wrote:

The problem I have with these softeners that use salt is the fact that even though you no longer taste the salt in the water it is still there. If it wasn't the water would not be soft. Only the taste is washed out. The doctors tell myself and my wife that we have to much sodium in our diet and need to cut back.
That is the reason we are looking at this Water King USA.


whats left in the water from conventional softeners is sodium ions, NOT table salt (NaCl). for those on a low sodium diet, you can recharge most or all conventional water softeners with Potasium cloride instead. Slightly more expensive, but works the same.

what makes the water "soft" is the removal of Calcium and other minerals, not the addition of salt. the minerals stick to the coating on the pellets, the brine solution removes them from the pellets and is washed away.

BTW we use the "waterstick" portable water softener with our trailer. Conventional water softener, removes some iron as well. Very quick and easy to recharge and it's compact. Only disadvantage is that since it is smaller, it is limited in the gallons it will soften between charges. 200-1200 gallons depending on hardness.


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Les Curren wrote:

The doctors tell myself and my wife that we have to much sodium in our diet and need to cut back.
You're planning on drinking a lot of softened water then?

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For those who can't take any more salt, try using Potasium Cloride. It is supposed to be good for you. At least thats what the manufactuer says. It;s expensive, but even licking on a peice you can't taste salt. In 40 # bags and big chunks so for those portable softners you would have to smash it down

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i use this one.

it works to our satisfaction. for the amount of time that we spend in the fifth wheel.

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Les Curren wrote:

sodium in our diet....That is the reason we are looking at this Water King USA.
I looked at the WK website and it looks to me like they're a standard brine/salt softener. Maybe I missed something.

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2oldman wrote:

Les Curren wrote:

sodium in our diet....That is the reason we are looking at this Water King USA.
I looked at the WK website and it looks to me like they're a standard brine/salt softener. Maybe I missed something.


Yeah the name is a little misleading. You have to look at WaterKing . HEREThe one you were looking at sells real water softeners.

* This post was edited 06/27/11 11:41am by Clay L *


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