It’s been nearly two months since I spent my first night in the RV. Although I have running water, I haven’t used it for cooking or drinking because I just didn’t trust the water supply from campgrounds and truck stops. Probably worrying over nothing, but whatever. Instead, I’ve used bottled and distilled water by the gallon. Needless to say, although inexpensive when compared to overall grocery tabs, the expense can add up if I continue this practice over the course of time. To alleviate this monthly budget line item, I purchased a Brita Filter. Excited to install it and discontinue purchasing the bottled water (which also utilizes space that can be used for other items,) I ripped the box open, attempted to twist it on my fairly new faucet, and quickly found that I have the strangest sized aerator ever created.
I made multiple trips to Home Depot and Lowe’s to find the correct aerator adapter, and stumped all of the sales associates when nothing they carried would fit. I even contacted Brita and they sent me a number of adapters with full confidence that one would work. Nope – – not even one was the right size. Refusing to be frustrated any further, I purchased a Delta Bar Faucet, even less expensive than the first one. To my pleasurable surprise, this one is not only taller than the first, but it also swivels – – good stuff! As well, the Brita connected flawlessly without the need for an adapter. I tasted my first glass of clear, crisp faucet water in my old Gypsy Rider and said goodbye to hauling 24 packs of bottled water and gallons of distilled water. I’m getting this mobile life down to a science!