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Old 03-02-2016, 06:09 PM   #1
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Arrow A good quality water filter

Have you found a water filter/purifier that makes you feel totally safe drinking RV park hookups water supply?


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Check this site out. We got our filters from him and he's very knowledgeable and helpful. We always used our fresh water tank for drinking and cooking - didn't buy bottled water. We filtered the water coming in and also had a filter on the kitchen faucet for taste....made good coffee.


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Our rig came with a 3M whole house unit. Looking at the plumbing diagram it only filters from the tank or if on shore water it's filtered too. Nothing going into the tank is filtered, only coming out. Not sure I like that setup.
Does seem to be a good unit though:
In addition to built-in bacteria growth inhibition, the 3M WV-B2 system:

Reduces 95% of chlorine taste and odor
Reduces 99.99% of harmful bacteria
Reduces 99.99% of mold spores, cysts, and algae
Reduces sand, silt, dirt, rust, and sediment down to 0.2 micron

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There is a difference between a water FILTER and a water PURIFIER. Filters can be for particulates (sand/rust), organisms (giardia), or contaminants (chlorine). The will NOT filter out viruses, etc., so if there is a boil order in effect, a filter will not be sufficient. Reverse osmosis systems, etc ($$$$$) can make seawater drinkable. A regular whole-house type filter, either spun-wrap cartridge or carbon, is usually just fine for city water hookups. Some recommend N OT using a carbon filter for water going into the tank, under the premise that some chlorine in the tank is beneficial. I tend to use a charcoal filter in-line prior to any water entering my rig, never have noticed a tank issue... If you can brush your teeth with it in the bath house, a regular filter will be just fine. ST
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Keep in mind, also, that most if not all RV parks are inspected for their water. They couldn't stay in business if people were getting sick from their water.

Also, national parks, national forests and state parks all inspect their water on a schedule. We've volunteered in those kinds of parks and know that they do. Once again, they wouldn't risk people getting sick.

In our 16 years of full-timing we never questioned our water and we got it from various sources.
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I don't trust ANY water supplies, ANYWHERE!

I use the blue Camco in-line filter outside and the Everpure filter below inside under the sink with a separate faucet. That provides all of the water for consumption!

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Originally Posted by RV Vagabond View Post
Have you found a water filter/purifier that makes you feel totally safe drinking RV park hookups water supply?

For the most part, the water supply in this country is very safe. It's sometimes full of minerals or has a bad taste, but it's generally safe. If you want to have max on board water safety, look for a reverse osmosis system. Below that, are UV and Ozone treatment systems. Below that, and what most RVers use, is one, two or three, 10 inch filters. The first filter is a sediment filter followed by a carbon filter of some type. You can put the sediment filter before the fresh tank but you shouldn't use a carbon filter before the fresh tank. You want the chlorine content in the tank & filter it out just before it goes in the coach plumbing. There are lots of speciality filters also but these two are the ones most often used.

There are also a number of specialty filters that are used for drinking water only and are usually placed under the sink and on the refrigerator water supply.

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