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Macrosill

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Posted: 08/07/18 06:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use one of these:
RV Water Filter


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I have used several filters
Camco: (park hose in-line) caused to much restriction to flow
Britta Pitcher Worked very well till I dropped it one to many times

PUR Pitcher.. What I use now.. Note this is the 2nd filter.

I do a home made activated charcoal (Granual) filter for the whole hosue. no restriction... Can discribe if you wish but.. Nothing special

length of pipe (I used 3" recommend 2) reduced at each end down to garden hose. one end is "Screw in" between the pipe and first reducer is a stainless steel drain cover.

Pack as follows

Filter floss (Fish isle at Wal-Mart et-al)
Pint of Activated Charcoal. the basic stuff not the algicide stuff (Same isle)
More floss
Cap and run water though it till clear.

Hook i tup .


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I installed a Culligan under sink filter in my motorhome kitchen. Only the cold water gets filtered. It removes chlorine and other unpleasant taste in water. If we are not hooked up to city water, we use bottled water for drinking. Prefer not use holding tank water for drinking, filtered or not.

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When we owned our HTT, it had a how house filter system, similar to the one Macrosill linked to. When we went to winterize it the first winter. The normally clear filter was orange and there was a lot of sediment at the bottom of the filter. We've always used a filter ever since.

We currently camp seasonally. Our campground has well water, which is tested on a regular basis (the owners use the same well water in their house). We just use one of the Camco inline filters. If we weren't stationary, we'd stick with one like Macrosill linked to.

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Halmfamily wrote:

We use a Camco inline water filter as the primary filter, filtering all water coming into the FW and also a Brita pitcher for drinking water.


X2 on this. I get bottled Poland Springs for the pup. His system seems to be more sensitive to changes in water chemistry.


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we are lucky in that many nearby places we camp have decent tasting water. However, I carry with me a camco water filter to use when we come across water with sediment, and also a sinktop charcoal filter for drinking water from the tank.

https://www.amazon.com/Culligan-US-EZ-4-EZ-Change-Undersink-Filtration/dp/B000NNPVUS/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1533693940&sr=8-8&keywords=culligan+water+filter


And when we get to places with hard water out comes the "waterstick" portable water softener. Small but big enough to soften around 100 gallons of water with hardness near 10 grains. If we go through more than 100 gallons, 2 liters of saturated salt water will recharge it in about 15 minutes.

The combo has worked well for us over the years.

We almost NEVER drink bottled water, just water from the tank. The exception is if we are in an area with unpleasant tasting water, then we go for bottled water.

Since neither of us is on a low sodium diet, using a water softener for drinking water isn't an issue for us. For those that it is, you can use potasium chloride instead of sodium chloride.


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naturist wrote:


When I was working on my MSc in water and waste water treatment, one of my professors told of discovering a farm at which the outhouse was about 25 feet from the well. It was a shallow well to boot, and when he mentioned to the farmer that that was a bad idea, he was told to mind his own business, the family had had that set up forever and they were all healthy as a horse.

The professor happened to have a couple 25 lb bags of salt he'd bought to recharge his water softener at home lying in the trunk of his car, so he pulled one of them out and dumped it into the outhouse. Two days later he got an angry phone call from the farmer because his well had suddenly turned salty...


Is this a reasonable comparison to municipal or regional water supply systems? In 10+ years I have yet to set up in a park with operating outhouses.


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We use the same double filtration system as WA8YXM -- a Camco filter on the main city water feed, and a Brita filter pitcher for all drinking / cooking water.

Guess we hams stick together (WA3HDI)!

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GordonThree wrote:

What's wrong with tap water? Survived a long time on the stuff myself.


I will answer that. Though the answer does NOT apply to me.
Generally Tap water is ok however read on.

I'm what. about 10 miles from the city of Flint, MIchigan. where some years ago the Govermanure installed an emergency manager because the city was having financial problems (Still are only worse now).

THe manager decided the water they were getting from the Detroit board of Water Commissioners was costing too much so he "Broke" the contract and ask for Bids. Was the city of Detroit ripping them off? Well they offered a half price contract but he refused it and instead with with a contract at abut 70% that was from a small company formed just for the job by some friends of the Govermanure.. They drew water out of the very polluted Flint River It was acidic so instead of treating it (Baking soda) they just pumped it into the mains, which are lead pipe. it leached the lead and people. Including children Soon started dying.

The EPA warned the state several times the water in Flint was bad but did the state do anything about it (Remember the water authority is made up of friends of the Governor). NO.

So now everyone living in Flint and drinking the water has had their life shortened or ended by the water they drink.

So tap water is not always that good..

Now The wells where I am water is tested often and tests good.. Very often.

IN my travels I have been in several parks where I could not drink the water due to high mineral content the filters cleaned up like you'd not believe.

Finally.. Drinking tap water. or even bottled water. NOTE it is rare to get PURE water (less you buy distilled and I do not suggest drinking Distilled).

THe Mineral and also the bacterial content changes as you move about the country.. So last October on the 30th I tanked up (80 gallons) and headed SOUTH (like 800 miles south rounded) stopped in Tekonsha Mi just long enough to pop up to Marshall and grab a new refurb converter (progressive Dynamics factory direct) and on to Oconee Co SC.

That 80 gallons lasted till Thanksgiving Morning.

Tanked up and that 80 gallons lasted... 1 week
Where did all the water go... Well I had to flush the flusher a bit more often after changing water. OH. and that is after running it through two filters. One cheap one good.. (I'd not drank water from there in like 4 years so I'd lost my "Used to it").

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I'm not far from Flint either and the fault was not with the water, end of conversation.

The fault was lazy buggers not thinking and taking a different water supply and not treating it properly so that the protective layer built up on the dangerous pipes, (installed before they knew the danger), broke down and exposed the population to a heavy metal that doesn't promote well being in the human body...

Now we have that little fib out of the way let's proceed...

I lived a year or so in Belize - right next to the Belize River that flowed past the International Airport and on down through Belize City into the lagoon. Being military we were under fairly strict orders not to swim in the Belize river. If you've ever seen it you'd know why...

I can't recall how many times I'd find myself on the swing bridge in the center of Belize City throwing Belizean quarters into the river while the local urchins jumped the 15 plus feet from the bridge into the murky filth below only to come up with the quarter less than half a minute later. I saw the same urchins day after day after day... and they were always healthy and well fed... I knew some by name and by their speed of recovery of the coin.

We inherited a boat from the film crew of a movie that was filmed there and we often took it down the river and out into the lagoon. We'd snorkel, water ski and generally screw off for entire days only coming home in time for our evening meal.

We had one chap who was a bit of a star on the old water skis and, despite better advice, decided he would ski the three odd miles up the river from the lagoon to camp... Everything was going spiffingly until we rounded a pretty sharp bend just short of camp and barely avoided a huge log floating down stream... Pigpen, as was his nickname, didn't see it until a bit late. He tried desperately to avoid it but it was unsuccessful. He hit it with both skis and went face first into the genetic soup that is called the Belize River.

It seems that he got a lovely shot of the soup straight to his gut and, as was the orders for such a situation, (falling in the river ;-) ), went straight to the Medical Center.

Five days later and about 15 pounds lighter Pigpen was sent back to our room. He had puked and squirted a volume that he claimed exceeded the entire volume of the Belize River yet, funnily, those urchins were in there daily with no mal-effect.

We will all adapt to the water provided, period. Those who spend more on a gallon of water than they do an a gallon of gas are little more than fools that have been convinced by slimy, suit wearing, parasites that their product is parasite free...

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