We were having trouble with the excess amount of iron in our water supply. So, a month ago, we got ourselves an On The Go OTG4-VM-DBLSOFT water softener. And mind you, having a shower has become a very blissful activity now. After installing this, there is a huge difference in the taste of the water at our place. The bonus is having a reduction in the amount of hair fall, we had (which was not because of age!). There goes half of the stress one has these days. It is pretty hard to state any factors that are not in our favor. Who doesn’t want a hot water bath after a very tiring day? On The Go double standard softener makes that experience a better one. Check our in-depth On The Go OTG4-VM-DBLSOFT review to know what we experienced, so you can come to a conclusion on whether it fits you or not.
This 16000-grain unit fits in anywhere and has been providing soft water for the last 30 days with just a change in salts from time to time. We placed it near the main pipeline and the space between them was quite small. Just because of its compactness, and the fact that you need no extra tools, it took hardly 10-15 minutes to install the product. One can also carry this portable water softener for RV with them on camping trips and regions with hard water supply. We can assure you that apart from its usage at home, campers will definitely love this product. People concerned about their dry skin because of the quality of their water should not think twice before buying this water softener.
On The Go portable double standard water softener is plainly perfect. There are so many things we loved about the product. One can say the features of On-The-Go are exactly what you want in a water softener. It happens to be a complete small package that does a great job.
On The Go OTG4-VM-DBLSOFT Review of 2023
This is a 16000-grain unit and as per the manufacturer, it provides soft water up to 1600 gallons, which is basically an average of 40 days. And, we can say that this is completely true. You might be surprised at the capacity after having a look at this marine water softener because it appears so small and yet provides more soft water than any other water softener in the market. On The Go RV water softener doesn’t require a frequent change in salts to regenerate itself, and hence runs for a longer period of time than other models.
2. Salt-based Type
As per the manufacturer, OTG4-VM-DBLSOFT On The Go 16000 grain water softener simply regenerates with 2 boxes of common table salt in less than 30 minutes. The work of the softener is very efficient despite the fact that we haven’t had the chance to change the salts more than once. So, once you change the salts, you won’t have to worry about it at least for a month or so. Certain people might find this tiresome, but honestly, after seeing your skin fresh even after long hours of washing dishes and clothes; you won’t have any complaints, that’s for sure.
Ironically, On The Go double standard water softener is the largest compact model when compared to other standard models. It is built for anybody owning an RV/Marine model and has brass fittings as well as plastic fittings with high-grade premium resin, plus the user-friendly installation process makes it a perfect buy.
The best part is, it gets easily fitted in the tightest of places and anyone having a comparatively smaller apartment or place to live in can also easily install the product. It has an easy to carry handle on the top, a large mouth opening to add the salts easily, and a travel-friendly option of cap and plug to prevent leakage. The lithe design makes it an all-rounder device in the sense that one can carry it around or put it inside as per their requirements in a single buy.
4. Flow Rate
This has a flow rate of 3 GPM (gallons per minute) and is higher than most average shower head flow rate. On-The-Go Large Compact water softeners provide soft water with low-pressure drops and are claimed to prevent rust stains. We can assure you that just because it makes the water soft, it nowhere near hampers the flow of the water. The excess amount of iron in our area created a very rusty taste and odor in the water. That problem has vanished. We can never thank enough for this improvement in taste, also now we don’t have to worry that our appliances might get easily rusted.
The On-The-Go softener “
-comes with a one-year warranty period from the date of purchase. In short, you have a money worthy product in your hand. The benefits with the overall cost make it a worthy purchase. Think of it as having zero workmanship expenses for a year and also having fresh soft water that keeps your skin and hair perfectly fine. They even provide us with an instruction manual so that everything becomes very easy to understand. They provide assistance in whatever way they can. So, don’t worry, in terms of money and efficiency, we can say that this is the best water softener on the market.
We would like to list down the things that we think are great about the product and things that are not.
Specifications of OTG4-VM-DBLSOFT On The Go RV Water Softener
- Manufacturer : On The Go
- Model : OTG4-VM-DBLSOFT
- Product Weight : 32 lb
- Style : Brass Fittings
- Capacity : 16,000 grain
- Flow rate : 3 gpm
- Tank : 0.52 Cu Ft
- Warranty : 1-year
What Did We Like About It?
The design of the On-The-Go is true to its brand name, it is an on-the-go space saver, compact water softener. We had no issues installing it, it fits so smoothly, and the next weekend, we are all set to carry it for our camping trip. On The Go portable water softener is best for showers as well, as it can be easily fitted with your bathroom pipelines near the showerhead, for a better experience.
This has a back flush adapter and as such anyone can easily use it for a reverse connection whenever needed. This is a quick way of changing water connections and was a very plus factor for us. Overall, it is most helpful in situations where you might carry this portable device around at different places.
Even as a mini water softener for small space, it provides such a high capacity of water flow on average, that the idea of regenerating it with two boxes of common salt is worthwhile. In general, 1600 gallons is more than enough for an average household. We are quite comfortable with it. In the end, we don’t avoid having showers these days.
Ready to Install Product
It comes with all the necessary attachments for backflush, including hardness test strips and hose plugs and caps to avoid leakage. One doesn’t have to worry about charging it with salt as it comes pre-charged and completely ready to install. You just need to connect it to the water supply line and the RV water intel and you are all done.
Perfect Soft Water
It provides such soft water that the women in the house have actually found their skin to be softer than before. It can be termed as a product that improves your health too. Our drinking water, sometimes used to appear with a tinge of yellow because of high content of iron. This is not the case anymore. The hard water used to ruin our shower experience, now even washing dishes doesn’t seem like a bothersome task.
What We Didn’t Like About It?
Only recharges with salt
The water softener only recharges itself with common salt. So, in situations when one cannot get access to salt say while travelling somewhere, it might be an issue. Even though, salt is very easily available and doesn’t cost much. It might be better if one could use an alternative for the salts if such a situation presents itself.
Not enough for large households
This product as a single piece is not for people living with large households with a family of more than enough members in it. It will then need to be regenerated more frequently. Although, you can easily buy more than one On The Go 16000-grain portable water softener, as the price is quite cheaper and quality is really high.
On The Go water softeners for RV doesn’t come with a mounting bracket. You have to buy it yourself. It does come with hard water test strips, hose plugs, and caps for leakage.
OTG4-VM-DBLSOFT On The Go softener does help a lot in eliminating water spots to wash cars. You will just need to connect it to a hose and follow the instructions regarding the salt charging requirements, then you’re all set to wash the car with the smooth soft water, just the way you want.
No, the On The Go RV softener gets regenerated only with table salts, that too with two normal boxes. You cannot use potassium or any other grain for that matter.
We hope this On The Go OTG4-VM-DBLSOFT review helped you understand the product better. In our opinion, we were so sure that this product is something that will be helpful to anyone having problems with hard water. We suggested this product to a lot of our neighbors who were facing the same issue. We loved the product and also highly recommend you to buy the same.
This compact thing has solved all of our problems with iron water, as the taste and odor have improved significantly. It is so easy to carry it around. So now, you won’t have to suffer from bad hair or skin even after going on a camping trip. This product will be loved by people who organize camps and workshops, particularly where the water is known to be very hard. You get everything, from 3 GPM flow rate to hose plugs and that too completely within your expense range. We are not wrong in saying that this is actually a health-improving device. Do check it out for yourself. Have a good day!