Sterling Both a Flick Tap and a Mixer

May 28, 2019
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Hi
Please forgive me if it's a dumb question but, I'm extremely new to the world of caravanning and have just recently picked up a 2010 Sterling Outback Pop Top. I'm curious why there is both a flick tap and a mixer? Both appear to work fine, but why are two taps needed? Do they feed off the separate water tanks, i.e. one for primarily drinking water?
Thanks in advance.
 

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chartrock

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Hi @CousinLarry and welcome to the forum. We don't have dumb questions on this forum. The flick tap is not standard and is probably connected through a filter system to provide filtered drinking water. Have a look in the cupboard under the sink and you may find a filter under there. Ask any questions you like and somebody here will have an answer.
 
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Thanks for your response chartrock I never realised it wasn't standard, I couldn't find a filter but, I'll search a bit harder to see if I can trace the pipes feeding it.
I've got lots to learn and already spent a lot of time reading the forums as
there's a wealth of knowledge on there!
 
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Bluey

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Chartrock is right the tap with the black on it is run through a filter under sink maybe change it you dont know how long its been in there maybe since new yep change it and get a B.E.S.T water filter to filter water comming in to tanks and van most parks have terrible water pipes you will be surprized how much crap you catch with a b.e.s.t water filter you can back wash them not cheap but worth every cent
 
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Crusty181

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Welcome aboard @CousinLarry ... until today Larry was a cousin I didn't previously have. You'll find a very community spirited bunch of people here, and none of the negativity often found generally on social media. Ask whatever questions you have, and as a newby you may well have a couple. Youll get nothing but positive support here