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Old 02-10-2020, 03:19 PM   #1
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In line water filter

What's everyone thoughts on a inline water filter for are travel trailer. From the hose to the in take
Thanks bob,Linda & missy
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Personally we use a filtered water tap at the sink only. City water is pretty good and even one tank from Flint Michigan wouldn't hurt us. Then again I eat street food on Baja so don't listen to me. I'd rather drink from a stream than one of those fracked hydrocarbon single use bottles with the free carcinogens.
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We are full time RVers and we have the following on our trailer:
Whole house 10 micron sediment filter
Whole house 10 micron carbon filter
Double size On The Go water softener.

We have good water.

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My water is filtered before going into the water bottles we buy from Costco. I sanitize my freeze water system each year but don't actually drink or even brush my teeth with the water coming out of the RV plumbing.
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:57 PM   #5
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Have been filtering our incoming camper water for a few years. First with the blue Camco in line filters and then with the filter system in the campers with the replacement filters we replace each season. Didn't use any filter for a long time. Don't think we have any obvious side effects from the filtered water. Coffee tastes the same, neither me nor the missus have grown a third eye. By filtering the incoming liquid though we are assured of the purest water available to flush the commodes and that's comforting.
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We are full time RVers and we have the following on our trailer:
Whole house 10 micron sediment filter
Whole house 10 micron carbon filter
Double size On The Go water softener.

We have good water.

Ken
I'm also am a full timer and I have basically the same set up. I hooked 2 whole house filters together. One with a carbon and one with a sediment filter. Then it goes into the water softener. There is also a filter on the drinking tap on the kitchen counter.
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Assuming you are not limited by financial issues, the above systems are good, better, and best.
At the bare minimum, get the disposable blue inline filter and attach it to the pedestal or faucet before your city water hose connection. Most city or campground water is good to drink straight up. However, some have issues from sand to coli form bacteria.
Once it gets into your system, it is hard to get it out, or even know if it is out.
Sanitize at least once per year using chlorine bleach according to widely available instructions.
I wish you good luck and happy trails.
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On every RV I have owned all water going into them has passed through one of those blue inline water filters. Also, I only use water from the fresh water tank for everything. It is always nice and cold. Not heated by the sun while laying on the ground.

Never had a problem with the water. It must be the iodine laced water I had years ago with stuff floating in it from a pond.
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I am not a germaphobe but even I use an in-line water filter from the city water to the trailer. It probably does some good and does not cost much.
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The in-line filters are primarily sediment service and usually about 20 microns

Having a second carbon based filter is a good idea unless you always use know and trusted water sources

You should never use a filter for a second season and if full timing a maximum of 6 months

Occasionally use I would just use inline and replace it annually unless you know if water issues where you camp

The advent of black tank rinsing systems has been one of the worst things happening to camp ground water sanitation

Many people use the same hose bib and some even have the hoses connected with a splitter to the potable as well as the black

I an not a germaphobe however if you occasionally watch or read the news there are biological reasons to be a bit cautious

The family ahead of you might have had issues or simply careless or sloppy regarding sanitation around the water hose bib

At a minimum flush the water and best sanitize it while observing correct procedures doing hook up and flushing
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I built a filter out of the “whole house” housings that you can buy at Home Depot/ Lowe’s along with some fittings. You can buy a couple different filters that will work in the same housing. If you want you can double them up with the different micron filters. It was cheaper than buying a pre-made unit, and in the long run buying the blue Camco filters. I took a 4” PVC pipe and a piece of wood and made a stand because I couldn’t find a place to permanently mount it.
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Just another piece of information. If you are using the blue line filters be aware that one type filters down to 20 microns and another type only filters down to 100 microns.
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As always thanks for all the good advice
Safe travels Bob,Linda & missy
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