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Old 09-14-2016, 11:38 AM   #1
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Sediment, microbes, and water filters

Anyone recommend an in-line (potable H2O supply hose) water filter that is designed to filter out sediment and nasty microbes? Is such an animal available in one unit? I'm not so concerned about chlorine.

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Unless you're using water from a stream I'd think that there's no worry about microbes, being as 99% of campground water systems are supplied by city water treatment facilities.
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:09 PM   #3
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The blue Camco inline filters do ok. Generally campgrounds run their own water plant.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40043-T...s=camco+filter
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Here's an excellent resource for RV filters. If you have questions on what to get, give them a call. They are extremely helpful.

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Old 09-14-2016, 12:54 PM   #5
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We used the Blue In-line water filter for 7 yrs traveling.......Walmart. Changed them out every 4 mos. Just drained it after use and then quick flush before use.

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It helps reduce bad taste, odor, chlorine and other impurities in water with its 100-micron fiber filter. This durable-exterior Camco filter is engineered with a wider body increases water flow and has a large capacity that can last an entire camping season. The high-flow carbon filter also contains KDF to help prevent bacterial growth.



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Also use the above style filter, BUT it provides no protection against viruses, etc., just sediments and stuff like chlorine. If there is a boil water order in place, that style filter is not effective. Either chemically treat the filtered water with chlorine bleach, or boil as directed. Common concern in places like Newfoundland where they depend on surface water sources vs drilled wells. You can also add a UV light system which will deactivate viruses. Not a big concern from most water sources. ST
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If you want to filter out microorganism, you need a hepa type filter in line. However, you could forget about any flow rate with such a filter installed.
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We are in year 11 with this coach and have gone all over the U.S. without using a water filter of any sort.

Just thought I'd throw that in.
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H2O filters

Thanks for the responses, they are helpful. Regarding flow rate, I suppose any attempt to filter down to 10 microns (Giardia) would require an unrealistically large filter at standard household pressure. Anyone have specific experience in this regard?

Oh....new to forums....what's the difference between "Reply to Thread" and "Quick Reply"???
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I'm running standard 10" filters, one-micron size, at about 50psi. Working fine.
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Anyone recommend an in-line (potable H2O supply hose) water filter that is designed to filter out sediment and nasty microbes? Is such an animal available in one unit? I'm not so concerned about chlorine.
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Where are you getting water with sediment and nasty microbes?
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We are in year 11 with this coach and have gone all over the U.S. without using a water filter of any sort.
Along those same lines, Arch . . . I've never been in an RV accident, so I think I'll just cancel my insurance, eh?
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If you want to filter out microorganism, you need a hepa type filter in line. However, you could forget about any flow rate with such a filter installed.
That's why I'd suggest using UV sterilization -- just a UV bulb in a pipe -- but it's expensive.
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We are in year 11 with this coach and have gone all over the U.S. without using a water filter of any sort.
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15 years for us...(and 31 years before that in a few other RVs).
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