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Old 01-12-2020, 06:25 PM   #1
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When drinking park water, do you add another filter?

We have been buying bottled for all drinking needs, except ice cubes.

Just changed out the water filter located in the outside water/sewage door. After trying coffee for the first time with the new filter we knew it was not enough.

Now looking at adding a 3 filter ClearSource filter between the park and us.

Has anyone done this? Is it a good option to buying bottled water?

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Old 01-12-2020, 07:00 PM   #2
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We just use a Britta pitcher we keep by the kitchen sink for drinks. Probably not as good as a dedicated three filter system but I don't see the need to filter all the water when most of it will just go down the toilet or shower drain.

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Old 01-12-2020, 07:06 PM   #3
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I am running the following set up and we always have good water in the RV,
1st. Whole house 5 micron sediment filter.
2nd. Whole house 10 micron carbon block filter
3rd. On-the-Go Double size water softener.

Fill time for 6.5 yeas with this set up.

The whole house filter housings are available at any Home Depot, Lowe's or Ace Hardware. Filter elements elements are available at the same places, Walmart or order online from www.discountfilters.com

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Old 01-13-2020, 07:10 AM   #4
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I use a sediment filter at the spigot. You may be surprised at the sediment some parks water supply has & I do not want that in my tank. The coach has two built in filter housings, I use 5 micron carbon filters in them. The water tastes fine. The filters are all the standard 9 3/4" filters available at any supply house or hardware store.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:48 AM   #5
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In addition to the whole house filter, I've been using this Filtrete under the sink system for four years and it has worked great. We can tell a major difference in water taste with it and without.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:58 AM   #6
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Like Lt. Dan we have another charcoal filter under sink that feeds a small faucet for filtered water and also feeds the ice maker. Not as good as the RO system in our S&B but good enough.
Along with this we do also have whole house filter and Water softener. Prior to adding the water softener we had the hard water and when heating or cooling this water you would get calcium flakes in the water. With soft water this is no longer a problem.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:10 AM   #7
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I've been drinking the parks water that goes thru a water softener then thru a 5 micron whole house filter for over 12 years. I have never had an issue with odor or taste in all that time so I'm somewhat confused as to what the problems are with park water. I have never "sanitized" the fresh water tank and use that water whenever the water softener is being regenerated. Perhaps I stay in parks that have excellent water sources. I've checked the fresh water tank for contaminates and have found the tank to be as good as new.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:19 AM   #8
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I will be a fulltimer soon and sense I will be getting water from many sources I am in the market for a whole coach reverse osmosis system.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:10 AM   #9
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We use a Camco blue filter.
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YES, We carry two WHITE HOLES for Drinking Water. I created an outside stand for holding in place two filters for the shower, clean inside water, but we only drank bottled water. Same at home when not on the road.
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Old 01-13-2020, 01:16 PM   #11
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We have a 5 micron single cartridge whole RV filter which is standard for this model. It's in a clear case. I always use a blue Camco before the pressure regulator at the faucet to catch the large stuff. I think it's 20 microns.

We've got about 75 days of camping in and the original built-in filter is still clean. We have a Splendide washer/dryer which uses almost 15 gallons per load and we use it often so our use is somewhat higher than average, I imagine. In four weeks of camping we use about 1,100 gallons per the digital flowmeter I keep on the fresh water hose.

A friend with the same model RV who does not use an external filter had a totally brown built-in filter in seven months with less days of camping.

Yes, different campgrounds for the most part but no cheapos for either of us.

We drink the campground water although "someone" is quick to blame it for every hiccup "they" have. I've sanitized twice, the first time and about five months later before a long trip. "They" also run the double-filtered water through a Brita pitcher yet Brita publishes absolutely no information on just what their filter does technically.

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Old 01-13-2020, 01:33 PM   #12
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When drinking park water, do you add another filter?

From the camp spigot or holding tank ...
1st- 20 micron sediment , 2nd- abc water softener ( if needed) 3rd-a 10 micron sediment filter 4th -a 5 micron carbon/charcoal into the tank or faucets
Additional 1/2 micron ice machine / drinking water faucet filter at the kitchen . 4 years only campground water.
Boondocking we buy bottled water for drinking to conserve our tank water.
Nobody sick at all since we started full time 4 years ago. Water Tastes fine.
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Old 01-13-2020, 02:36 PM   #13
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A water filter won't get rid of the dissolved minerals that make your coffee taste weird. Only a softener will do that. We just use bottled water for the coffee.
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Old 01-13-2020, 02:48 PM   #14
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1st: 5 micron sediment filter
2nd: 5 micron granulated activated carbon
3rd: 5 micron carbon block
4th 0.0001 micron bypass membrane filter
5th 5 micron post carbon

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