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Old 07-24-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Pitcher water filter

We seem to use tons of bottled water while camping, would like to cut this expense and save on landfills. What are the costs of the pitcher water filters, what brands seem to work the best? Are the refills expensive, how long does a refill cartridge last?
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We use the britta system at home and it works just fine. DW does the shopping so I don't know the cost numbers but I don't think they're too high and the filters don't need changing that often.
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We have the large Brita pitcher on the RV and at home. The filters are about $20 for 3 and good for about 40 gal. each. I have since stopped using the one on the RV as I installed a sediment pre filter at the hose bib right after the water pressure reducer and an under sink filter for drinking water. That said, I still think the best tasting water is from the Brita Pitcher but I just didn't want to mess with it on the road.
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Brita by a country mile. If you're a Costco member, you can get them on sale there for about $20 for a 5 pack every now and then. Brita also has a small single serve unit now for water bottles. I just fill a 5 or 10 gallon container, takes time but sure saves buying water by the bottle.
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I installed a GE Smart Water whole house filter that I bought at Home Depot for about $25. The hose connection fittings added a few dollars more to the cost.

The cartridge prices are two for $13 for the charcoal ones and somewhat less for the particulate ones.
For us full timers, cartridges last for two to four months depending on water quality .
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Brita! DW says filter lasts about 3 months and are around $26 a 5 pack if you order on-line.
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