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Old 02-19-2014, 06:45 AM   #1
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What do you have on the sink faucet to filter water?

Im looking for whos using what as far as at the fawcet filter. Is it worth getting a filter from exterior spigot to just into coach if I have a house filter on already? I'm not looking to go overboard cost wise.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:49 AM   #2
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If you already have a house filter, why would you want to add another? Is the water still tasting bad?
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If you already have a house filter, why would you want to add another? Is the water still tasting bad?

Just looking to be on the safe side, I figured it wouldn't cost a lot.
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Does it impede the water flow much?
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I have used one on the last mh which i ran for for 10 years. What i do is remove the filter at the end of each trip and put it in my home freezer after shaking the water out until the next trip. It has worked for me.
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Im looking for whos using what as far as at the fawcet filter. Is it worth getting a filter from exterior spigot to just into coach if I have a house filter on already? I'm not looking to go overboard cost wise.
Simplest and cheapest is just double up on your current whole house filter. You can plumb two filter housings together and the filters are relatively cheap and available. The most common configuration is a sediment filter first and a carbon filter second.

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http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:22 AM   #9
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Just looking to be on the safe side, I figured it wouldn't cost a lot.
We have a really nice filter in ours and don't see needing anything else, but we do drink bottled water. It's kinda silly we drink bottle water because we have a residential fridge with a water dispenser that also has a filter. In our past RVs we always installed a Camco Tastepure on the shore water inlet. As other have mentioned you could use one of the filters that screw on your faucet. It may reduce the water flow a little bit, but should be okay.
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We have some sort of inline filter similar to a whole-house filter plumbed to its own spigot. From years of living with some really awful city water in some parts of FL, I have found the PUR filters to consistently be the best for the faucet screw-on type or pitchers.
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I use two filters to remover all the sediment from the water systems. One on the hose and one in the main filter .
Camco 40042 TastePURE KDF RV Water Filter - 4 pack
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What is curious to me is that I don't need these filters at home and lots of campgrounds are on city water so why do I need filters anyway? Without the filters the ice from the fridge always has sediment in it.
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I use two filters to remover all the sediment from the water systems. One on the hose and one in the main filter .
Camco 40042 TastePURE KDF RV Water Filter - 4 pack
Camco 40621 EVO Premium RV Water Filter
What is curious to me is that I don't need these filters at home and lots of campgrounds are on city water so why do I need filters anyway? Without the filters the ice from the fridge always has sediment in it.
I'm tring to figure out where everybody is getting their water from. Most campgrounds I've been to are on either city or well water. At home I don't filter my water, why on my MH? If I'm boondocking my holding tank always contains fresh water (I will drain the tank before filling). Also I never drink water from my holding tank.
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I use the pur inline water filter on my water hose. This way when I fill the holding tank that is also filtered prior to entering the RV. Also have under the sink filter but have not bought a refill filter and haven't really needed it.
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Long Post!


This is a subject I'm pretty passionate about.


I agree with the previous poster that the PUR faucet system is probably the least expensive. The next best system, IMHO, would be the secondary small faucet added by the kitchen sink with an under the counter filter. This can also be plumbed into your ice-maker.


After 12 years of RVing with 4 different MHs we nearly full-time now, I have experienced lots of different water quality around the country, with northern Indiana being one of the worst (my daughter lives there.) So, my first attempt to solve this problem was to install a triple canister filtration system. This included two canister filters in the water Bay (10 & 2 micron) that filtered water going into the freshwater tank, plus the small faucet and filter system in the kitchen. The carbon filter did a good job addressing the varying tastes of the water at the kitchen sink. However, the dual cartridge system did little for the minerals and rust in the water. So toilets, showers and sinks everywhere needed constant cleaning.


Nine months ago, at the advice of a friend, I installed a whole house Reverse Osmosis system that fed into the freshwater tank. This was purchased from RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV and included a three canister filter system (10 & 2 micron plus a carbon filter) and a single RO membrane canister. I had to tap into the freshwater supply, the freshwater tank fill line and the sewer discharge line. The total install took me about three hours and cost about $200.


The results were amazing! We now get highly filtered and consistent tasting water everywhere. With the minerals and rust removed we get no spots or film formation on the toilets, the sinks, the showers, dishwasher or dishes. So everything stays much cleaner. I now wash the motorhome using the RO water and no longer have to dry it. A big time savings! I plan on replacing all of the filters yearly which will cost me about $100. But that's a small price to pay for awesome water!


There is one downside. If you regularly boondock for a long time, this system will not be very helpful. You have to be connected to a water supply and sewer system for the system to properly operate.


If anyone is interested I will be glad to post photographs of my system.
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