Originally Posted by Tomp4801
I visited a campground in the Charleston, SC area last week and it had the worst water we have ever experienced. It had a terrible sulfur smell and when showering, it felt like the soap would never wash off. I have a whole house sediment filter in my MH, but that did not help. Most of the other campgrounds that we have stayed at have been no problem with the water.
You Tom have hit upon the major problem with water filters on motor homes.
LACK OF UNDERSTANDING
A Sediment filter will do NOTHING for dissolved chemicals like sulfur, it will take out sand, and if it's a small enough filter (micron size) bacteria even, but it will not take out dissolved chemicals. And sulfur is one of those.
This needs an ACTIVE filter element, such as Activated Charcoal.
This is why my filiter is activated charcoal
I will describe my home made filter and a suggested change in the design
I took some 3" PVC pipe (2 short sections totaling about 18"), and a couple of drain covers (Stainless and plastic) and some more fittings including both a male and female threaded adapter.
In one end of the one of the short sections (the longer one) I put the stainless strainer, on the end of that is a reducer or 3 going all the way to a 3/4" Garden hose coupler (Male)
On the other end is one of the male/female threaded adapters.
On the shorter one is the other male/female adapter (Mate) and on the other end of that is the plastic drain "Grill" and another set of reducers this time going to a FEmale Garden hose fitting.
I put in filter floss, (Activated charcoal, If I wished I could add sand on top of that but I don't. more floss, and screw it all together.
The filter floss and charcoal are from the pet fish dept at Wal-Mart. (get the basic charcoal, not the anti-Ammonia stuff).
The suggested change.. Use 2" pipe instead o 3.. Easier to assemble and dissassemble for re-charging.. Change charcoal and floss from time to time, How often I leave up to you I do 2x a year.