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Old 02-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Question exterior water filter for 5th wheel

I am looking for a very efficient exterior fresh water filter for our camper. Does anyone have any advice?

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Old 02-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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When we had our 5th wheel this is what I done.
At Lowes I bought 2 canister water filters. One was the white water filter and the other was a charcoal filter.
Whirlpool Whole House Drop-In Filter

Whirlpool Whole House Drop-In Filter

  • Item #: 58648
  • Model #: WHKF-GD25BB
  • Micron nominal: 25
  • Filter life: 6 months

We were living in the 5th wheel full time and wanted a good filter system. I told the clerk what I was doing and they fixed me up with all the fittings to connect to the hose. I also put a pressure regulater (Watts) in line after the filters along with a pressure gage for incoming pressure and another for out going to the 5th wheel.
Served our purpose very well.

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the information. I was wanting a filter that filters out chlorine.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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I recently upgraded our water filtration system to a 'whole RV' system, to include:
-adjustable pressure regulator
-a 1 micron sediment pre-filter
-a .5 micro carbon block filter (taste and odor, chemicals and pesticides, plus cysts (giardia and cryptosporidium))
-an RV 'On the Go' double (16000 grain) water softener.
The filters are extra large Jumbo filters for the larger canisters, which allows sufficient throughput for the whole RV as well as the on demand water heater which requires a minimum .5 gpm flow through.
We are using potassium chloride as opposed to sodium chloride, although a bit more expensive, less harmful to you and the environment.
The RV Water Filter Store ( rv water filters, rv water regulators, rv water pumps, rv water softeners, rv water hose ) is a very good reference as well as on-line vendor.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:55 AM   #5
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Finally found the photo of the set up we used.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:55 AM   #6
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Been using the blue Camco in line filter from Wally World for several years. They sell a single with flex hose adapter included for around $18 or two filters for around $25...it does fine.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #7
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Go to Lowes or Home Depot, they have water filter systems that can be set up easily for your RV. I bought two of the single cannisters and a 2 pack of the chacoal and 2 pack of the white filters for 62 bucks. Tell the person in the filter section what you want to do and they'll get you set up with the right connections to run them. I run the white filter first, then the charcoal filter. A lot cheaper and better then the high dollar RV filters. I believe mine are made by whirlpool.

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