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Want the Best RV Water Softener? Follow These Important Tips

Drinking and using your RV water can sometimes be the worst part of RV travel. The water tastes bad,it leaves a film on everything it touches,and it damages your pipes. The water at most RV hookups contains a lot of dissolved minerals that make the water so gross and so corrosive.

But,good news!

There are RV water softener" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">portable water softeners made specifically for RVs that make your excursions more enjoyable! Water softeners use salt to eliminate the minerals in the hard water and make it more useable. When you choose the right water softener,your water will taste better,and you can extend the life of your pipes and water fixtures.

How to Choose the Best RV Water Softener

There are a LOT of water softeners on the market. Here are a few tips to help you find the best RV water softener for your needs.

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Look for:

  • Handles

  • Lightweight

  • Easy to install

Having a portable water softener makes it easy to bring with you when you want to and leave when you don’t. You’ll have the option to detach it and use it for other things at home,like washing your car or RV with soft water,or switch it between RVs. If you have more than one RV,you can likely get away with having just one portable water softener.

Your RV water softener should be very easy to install and detach. You shouldn’t have to hire someone to come install your water softener. Working on your RV should be easy and fun. If the installation process is complicated,then it won’t be a good fit for your RV.

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The “capacity” of a water softener means how many dissolved minerals it can remove before it needs to regenerate. The higher the grain capacity,the longer you have between regeneration times. However,you don’t need a massive grain capacity for your RV.

Since it’s not a permanent home,you want something smaller and more portable than you would buy for your house. If you just have one or two people using your RV infrequently,an 8,000-grain unit will likely work for you. If you have a small family using the RV regularly,you should opt for a 20,000-grain unit.

Even if you live in your RV most of the time,don’t go above a 20,000-grain unit. Anything bigger than that is too much for an RV. You want a large enough grain capacity to generate water without constantly having to add more salt,but you don’t want it to be so big that it’s cumbersome to install or move.

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Make sure that your RV water softener on the go" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">RV water softener takes regular,everyday table salt. If you get something that requires a fancy salt,your salt expenses will start to add up.

Similarly,find out how much salt your RV water softener will require. If you constantly have to replace the salt,you will end up spending more than you want to. Your water softener shouldn’t require massive amounts of salt to keep going.

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Your RV water softener isn’t something to cheap out on. What you would save in money on the front end could cost you a lot more on the back end if you buy a bargain water softener. Do some research ahead of time and purchase a quality water softener.

The SoftPro RV Water Softener is a great system to check out as you begin your research. It’s easy to install,portable,and user friendly.

Finding the best RV water softener for your RV

Use the Quality Water Treatment sizing calculator to find the right RV water softener on the go" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">RV water softener for your specific needs.

Marrakech Property Analysis July 2020

This is an update on the real estate market in Marrakech,Morocco,towards the end of the lockdown in the Red City by local real estate expert,Colin Bosworth,CEO of bosworthpropertymarrakech.com

Current Situation

Marrakech remains in partial lockdown as of June 16th. Most shops and businesses are now open again,although restaurants,bars and hotels remain closed for now. The airport should be open again at the end of this month,though only for internal flights. We are expecting a progressive opening of airspace to international travellers over the summer. Marrakech has experienced incredibly low rates of infection during the pandemic and is very well positioned to open for business safely and quickly.

Market Trends

In the short term we are expecting a significant shock to the Marrakech property market,notably in the small and medium sized hotel,guesthouse and restaurant sectors. Many family-owned and run Riad operations will be stressed by the unexpected and sudden stop to cash flow. Likewise,some restaurants are in difficulty. We can expect multiple closures. It is probable that some will be coming onto the market at favourable conditions in the coming weeks.

In the private residence and short term rental property sectors we are expecting less of an immediate shock. Typically these properties rely less on sustained cash flow. However,the economic downturn in Europe may lead some owners to consider selling in the medium term and to repatriate funds needed in their home countries. I think we can expect some downward price pressure as the year advances.

For top of the range Riads and boutique hotels,always much coveted – even in times of economic uncertainty – we expect the market to remain relatively robust. These structures usually have sufficient reserves to survive a shock to the market and they retain their rarity value.

Likewise,we expect luxury villas to retain their value. Owners will not be too challenged by current conditions and,despite some vendors possibly requiring funds in their home countries,we do not foresee a big sell off. Mid-range villas – on golf courses and country clubs – were already discounted and are probably at their natural level already.

Looking forward to the turn of the year and the reboot of international tourism in Morocco in general,and Marrakech in particular,we see some very interesting research on destinations well positioned to rebound strongly. Marrakech,which had been enjoying strong visitor growth over the last 3 years,is high on the list of favourite places to visit once travel is again possible. If this research turns into reality,then we can expect Marrakech as a destination to experience a relatively sharp V-shaped recovery. This would then turn into stronger demand for property in the small and medium sized guesthouse and hotel sectors.

So whilst we are clearly entering a period of Buyer’s Market,we are relatively confident that this could be fairly short in duration. If international tourism returns to even 70% of it’s 2019 level,we will see stability return and then upward pressure on property prices once again. There are many imponderables at the current moment,yet authorities are forecasting that this could happen as soon as Christmas 2021.

Our market advice to sellers at this time is clear. Only sell if you have a need to do so. As a vendor,patience is currently a virtue.

On the other hand,as an investor,this is a very interesting time to identify your targets and to prepare your offers. There will be room to negotiate some very good deals. We think that small and medium sized Riad Guesthouses,and small boutique hotels will represent the lowest hanging fruit.

Bosworth Property Marrakech is the leading property consultancy in Marrakech. With a decade of experience in this fabulous city,we provide market valuations,bespoke property search services and have an extensive list of properties for sale. You can contact us at any time. You can reach Colin Bosworth,founder and CEO,directly on +212 6 5802 5028 or by mail colin@bosworthpropertymarrakech.com

Is “Different” Good or Bad or Both?

I find it so curious that I often get comments that my work is “different”. Sometimes this is delivered with a big smile, sometimes with an awkwardness, sometimes with a look that says “I don’t quite understand this art but I feel like I have to say something”. So is “different a positive or a negative? I guess it depends on the viewer. I have fans who say they find it so refreshing to see something unique in a sea of sameness. For them different is better. They relish the surprise, the difference from what they are used to seeing, and they can’t wait to bring something home. As for the others, they are not quite sure what to make of it but I think they like the uniqueness in the end. Maybe not enough to take it home, but enough to enjoy the few minutes looking at something they haven’t seen before. They like the intrigue. I’ll take that as a compliment!

The Joy of Rediscovering

I know I have a lot of “stuff” in my studio.  I think having lots of choices is important.  It could be that one perfect thing in your wide array of things that makes your work cross over to great from good.  Plus, it prevents that frustration when you know exactly what little bead or brooch or string of pearls or piece of glass or bauble the art is asking for and you don’t have it.  That plagues me because nothing can substitute for what you have in your head at that moment.

The best part of having a lot of stuff is when you momentarily forget what you have or where you put it and then you go to get something and the wonderful thing you forgot you had magically shows itself.  Isn’t that the best feeling??  “Wow, I forgot I had this and its perfect for what I need right now!”  Rediscovering is what I call it.  You love it when you acquire it, it gets stashed among your other stuff, you forget about it, and then, joy of joys, there it is and you love it all over again!

Why Do We Do It?

I have been searching for the reason I have this new found urge to create art, having never done it to this degree until recently.  I’ve read many artist statements in which artists have expressed the deep meaning behind their art, or the deep rooted reasons they make the art they make. Until now, the only thing I’ve come up with is that I make art to make the people who see it happy.  I like whimsy and bright colors and joyful happy art.  But, when I read an article by Isadora Paz Lopez about her reason for making art, I Identified strongly with what she said.  

“Two of the principal energies that move my life are art and love. Art is the expression of my spirit, what I try to give… and love is the necessity of my heart, what I try to get. It is not just the money I get paid for my work, it is also the love and gratitude I receive from people. That is food for my ego, but mainly, it is love healing my heart.”

This captures it for me, too.  Artists, no matter how confident or even arrogant they appear, are often in search of some kind of healing.  Some part of them needs the validation, the accolades, the love they get when their art is applauded, cherished, appreciated, welcomed into someone elses life.  It is a salve for what ails us. That’s why we do it.