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Old 02-26-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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In Line Water Filters

Just had a well drilled on my permanent travel trailer lot, have great water, but was wondering if I should use one of those in line water filters. Do they slow down water flow signifcantly, and will it cause low water pressure problems? Thanks!
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We have our TT at a seasonal lot year round, during the season we use a house type water filter, we purchased at Menard's, had to modify the connections for the water hose size, but works like a charm.
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Just had a well drilled on my permanent travel trailer lot, have great water, but was wondering if I should use one of those in line water filters. Do they slow down water flow signifcantly, and will it cause low water pressure problems? Thanks!

YES, they do, I do have a way around it though.

I put something like 60-65 PSI on the high side of the filter, that is a bit much for the RV but within the filter's ability. then I use a 2nd regulator 45-50 PSI, on the output side of the filter.

HINT< put the filter AS CLOSE TO THE RV as you can.
HINT: Keep it out of sunlight as much as possible

Mine is INSIDE the wet bay, behind the door.
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YES, they do, I do have a way around it though.

I put something like 60-65 PSI on the high side of the filter, that is a bit much for the RV but within the filter's ability. then I use a 2nd regulator 45-50 PSI, on the output side of the filter.

HINT< put the filter AS CLOSE TO THE RV as you can.
HINT: Keep it out of sunlight as much as possible

Mine is INSIDE the wet bay, behind the door.
wa8xm's suggestion is right on target. If you're not familiar with well pumps, ask someone to show you how to increase the pressure at the pump. That's what makes wa8yxm's suggestion work... I like it when people know what they're talking about.
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New filter is always a good idea, but first:

Did you have the water tested, All filters do not filter all contaminates. Here in Georgia, well drillers cannot connect a well to a residence until the water test report is received.

At my home base, all I needed was a sediment filter, but I usually run a charcoal filter anyway.
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