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Old 04-17-2016, 10:11 AM   #1
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Water filter question

New to rving. In simple terms, what water filter would you recommend?
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CAC 40043 Camco 40043 Tastepure KDF Carbon Water Filter - Water & Pressure Tanks

This one for starters at the hose bib.

After a while you will be asking;
Is it well water and or treated?
How hard is your water?
Do I need a pressure regulator?
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Thanks for your help. Going to various campsites its hard to tell what the water will be like. Assuming we will be using a regulator as a precaution. Thanks again.
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I also use the Camco unit at the hose connection to the water source. Also have a replaceable cartridge filter housing w/filter (Camco and this unit available at Walmart). Some folks also plumb in a 3M filter into a drinking water and ice maker line. If you do the plumbing yourself (which is very doable) note how the water lines run from the city water hookup to the faucets versus the water tank to the faucets - you may unintentionally miss an opportunity to double-filter the water (if you choose that approach).

Other important steps are:
- Change the filters regularly, remove them if the unit will sit unused for more than a couple of weeks
- Take care of your water tank and lines with good flushing and treatment with chlorine (Chlorox) and/or vinegar
- Clean your water pump strainer before flushing and water treatment as above.
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I also use the Camco unit at the hose connection to the water source. Also have a replaceable cartridge filter housing w/filter (Camco and this unit available at Walmart). Some folks also plumb in a 3M filter into a drinking water and ice maker line. If you do the plumbing yourself (which is very doable) note how the water lines run from the city water hookup to the faucets versus the water tank to the faucets - you may unintentionally miss an opportunity to double-filter the water (if you choose that approach).

Other important steps are:
- Change the filters regularly, remove them if the unit will sit unused for more than a couple of weeks
- Take care of your water tank and lines with good flushing and treatment with chlorine (Chlorox) and/or vinegar
- Clean your water pump strainer before flushing and water treatment as above.
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I also use a Camco filter at the water source. We also have a whole house filter and water softener.

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We use the Camco blue in-line filter at the spigot, and a high-quality under-sink filter inside with a separate faucet for all consumable water.

I would NEVER trust any campground water without proper filtering!
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Water filter question

Babsr..... I have a pair of the standard 10 in filter canisters on my input line so everything gets filtered, whether it's for direct use or filling the fresh tank. First filter (right) is fiber sediment filter, second is charcoal for taste and odor. The standard 10" filter elements are inexpensive and widely available.

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Go to the Wal Mart RV section...two for around $27.
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Sometimes I remove the taste & odor cartridge because I do not want to remove the chlorine from the water. -Tom

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Since most residential water supplies are filtered and treated well enough that very few users put auxiliary filters in their 'sticks and bricks' water supply piping, and most campgrounds are connected to those same municipal water supply systems, why do we Rv'ers need to use filters at all?
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Sometimes I remove the taste & odor cartridge because I do not want to remove the chlorine from the water. -Tom

I didn't think a taste and odor filter would remove chlorine.
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Since most residential water supplies are filtered and treated well enough that very few users put auxiliary filters in their 'sticks and bricks' water supply piping, and most campgrounds are connected to those same municipal water supply systems, why do we Rv'ers need to use filters at all?

Uh uh! I've heard a lot of horror stories about what's in community water pipes!

I filter all the water we consume, both at home and in the RV!
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......residential water supplies are filtered ..... most campgrounds are connected to those same municipal water supply systems, why do we Rv'ers need to use filters at all?

It may well be a certain amount of overkill, but it depends on the geographic area. We've stayed at a number of parks and CGs that are fed by private wells. It's tested regularly by the local authority, but there's no treatment at the source as long as the water passes the analysis. Tastes fine- in many cases tastes much better than a gov't source-- but with direct well water there's no fluoride, no iodide, no chlorine. Plus, you have no knowledge of the age or integrity of the CG's pipe network. Better to apply at least basic filtration to everything.


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