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Old 04-04-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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For those that think water filters are not necessary you may want to take a look at the Upgrades Photos. I posted my Before and After pictures of the filter change I did on my RO water system.

Normally you replace these filters every 6 months... Be aware that I have a WHOLE HOUSE .5 Micron carbon filter that filters ALL the water that enters the RV. But as you can see the first filter is really nasty. The second filter is just a little nasty. The third filter doesn't look bad. Last but not the least the 10" inline is also changed (only once a year). RO membrane is replaced every 2 years.
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For those that think water filters are not necessary you may want to take a look at the Upgrades Photos. I posted my Before and After pictures of the filter change I did on my RO water system.

Normally you replace these filters every 6 months... Be aware that I have a WHOLE HOUSE .5 Micron carbon filter that filters ALL the water that enters the RV. But as you can see the first filter is really nasty. The second filter is just a little nasty. The third filter doesn't look bad. Last but not the least the 10" inline is also changed (only once a year). RO membrane is replaced every 2 years.
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:28 AM   #3
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We use strictly BOTTLE WATER for drinking and cooking ...feel that to be safer. This also elimitates having our body to adjust to water of different areas.

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To, Water users and filters;

If you sanitize your whole system 2- 3 timse a season using a cup of laundry bleach in the whole house filter casing, no cartridge, you should not have a problem drinking local water unless there is a BAN, using the water where you are.

What do you do, and where do you carry all the bottled water when on a 4-5 month trip. Unless you have it shipped in, you are getting local water.

Is this just another " paranoied" habit we are in ??

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We only use bottled water on our rig and we too have a whole house filter. We carry 6 1 gallon bottles and a case of 1 liters. There are stores to replenish this stock all throughout the trip. We personally would not drink any CG water..
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Old 04-05-2006, 03:18 AM   #6
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We also triple filter our water and are very pleased with the results. I use a 1 micron sediment filter to get things started.

Bottled water is ok, but you must read the test reports by independant labs to get the real picture of the state of bottled water. You may not be getting what you think you're getting.

Oemtech's filter system coupled with an RO system is yielding water that is superior to bottled water.
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Old 04-05-2006, 03:34 AM   #7
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I am one of the paranoids that only drinks bottled water.I bought a water purity tester (cheap one) and I was shocked at the readings I got from some of the campgrounds.The real shock was sams water was almost as bad as tap.
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:57 AM   #8
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I have never drank out of the tap in the RV even though we filter the water. I bring along water from the stick house that is filtered.
Amazing how dirty those filters can get. Especially when the parks first open for the season the water is nasty!
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:30 PM   #9
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The fault with RO systems is they waste approx. 2/3 of the incoming water. I used to use Pur faucet mount water filters. They produced purer water than any bottled water I could find test results for. I now use a sediment filter in the hose connection, and Pur filter. For those afraid to drink water from other municipal water plants, the test results are available from the plant office if you desire. EPA regulations govern all states; each state is held responsible for governing every public water supply within its borders, even individual wells in CG's. It's a proven fact some bottled water is much more contaminated than city tap water. This seems to be a case of chicken little all over again. I am much more concerned about cleanliness of the water faucet in CG's since I witnessed a woman clean her dog after it crapped. She turned on a faucet in a vacant site, grabbed her dog by the tail, held the dog's rump up against the faucet and washed it's A-hole before returning to her MH. This happened at the CG owned by the RV dealership in Sandy, UT.
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Whenever I read threads such as this, I find it hard to believe I'm still alive after drinking tap water all these years. But we are talking about personal comfort preferences here, so everyone should do what makes them feel OK.
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To; ALL , RE; Bottled Water,

Bottled water, cell phones, I-Pods, Etc.,

Where does it end?

I've been around since 1938 and I don,t remember people dying in the streets from dehydration, now people are carrying b-water like the military carrys canteens. This has spurned a whole new industry which is using more petroleum to make containers for b-water.

How much more personal convenience will we seek before we have to GIVE UP some of the necessities of life?? TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING CAC AND OFTEN DOES BACK_FIRE..

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ajbjrvers:
To; ALL , RE; Bottled Water,

Bottled water, cell phones, I-Pods, Etc.,

Where does it end?

I've been around since 1938 and I don,t remember people dying in the streets from dehydration, now people are carrying b-water like the military carrys canteens. This has spurned a whole new industry which is using more petroleum to make containers for b-water.

How much more personal convenience will we seek before we have to GIVE UP some of the necessities of life?? TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING CAC AND OFTEN DOES BACK_FIRE..

Just my observations===

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</div></BLOCKQUOTE>Possibly you find it as necessary to have a half page of options that most of us do without, and find it to our enjoyment to enjoy I-Pods and bottled water????
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Not to get back to the subject, but what effect does two or more filters in series do to the water pressure in the RV?
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when we lived in Pennsylvania we always had well water that was water, out here in Arizona now i too had gotten one of the 3 filters because here the water comes from california in a long canel all the way to arizona...
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