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Old 12-14-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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My question is why do these guys want to disregard there filter and go with external one.I have one and I don't have any problems with it.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:17 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

What guys are you speaking of who disregard their filters and use an external one?

Perhaps you've seen folks add a special taste/odor vs sediment filter?

My system had an external water softener then a sediment filter in the plumbing bay and a taste and odor filter on the drinking/ice maker line inside
the coach.

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Who are "these guys?" You "have one." One what? an external filter, (I guess on the hose) or "there[their] filter, (a plumbed one in the wet bay? or one under the sink only filtering cold water faucet at the sink?
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I use the Camco blue in-line filter from the spigot to the MH to remove the larger contaminants, and have a high-quality filter under the sink with a separate faucet for any water that we consume. Works for us!
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:30 PM   #5
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My question is why do these guys want to disregard there filter and go with external one.I have one and I don't have any problems with it.
Hello BillyBass,
I see you are new to the board. Welcome. You will fine a world of information here on your RV but in order to Get good information, you need to Provide good information.
Give us some details of your rig in your signature and try to be more descriptive in your questions.
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Haven't needed a filter in or outside.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:33 PM   #7
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Maybe I'm one of the people the OP was referring to. We had one #8 filter and would at times add the blue bullet hose connected filter. Works on for what it is. I decided to toss the factory filter and supplemental in the dumpster. Running the metal trap ultra duo and a Watts water softener now. It makes a measurable and noticing difference. The filters last longer and the softener is rechargeable. If you're going to spend any serious time in an RV I would think better filtration and a softener would be a sound investment. This the DIY method....
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We have used a filter at the CG connection, then a water softener, then a HP water filter inside the coach and we have used this connection every CG ever stayed at.
We have never had any hard water lime deposits left in the shower, in the sinks, on the faucets or in the washer. I have been in campgrounds where I would not let our dogs drink without filtering it first.
Nothing wrong with being safe and protecting our RV from harmful minerals.
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We don't have any onboard filtering in our little TT. I use a camco inline filter outside and a Pur filtered pitcher for drinking water. The latter is more for taste than anything else.
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I know there some trailers that have the filter inside under the sink. I saw on an other form that they had a problum with them leaking. They were taking them out and put a filter in line outside.
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My question is why do these guys want to disregard there filter and go with external one.I have one and I don't have any problems with it.
I assume you re assuming that all RVs come with a built in filter. Not true, although more are going that way lately. If someone has an add on filter, maybe their RV didn't come with a factory installed filter system.

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