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wa8yxm wrote:

craig7h wrote:

Your talking the blue in line filter? For the cost I replace at the start of the season. The six months is the same as the filters for home frigs. with water.


I use a home made activated charcoal filter for "Whole House" use. and like Craig I change the charcoal every six months.

For drinking I use a PUR pitcher filter as well.. and I drink a LOT of water.

Used to use a Britta till it failed to bounce once. (Broke)


I second the Brita pitcher. Why filter your shower water, unless it's REALLY bad water....then I would just find a different place to stay.

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jdc1 wrote:

wa8yxm wrote:

craig7h wrote:

Your talking the blue in line filter? For the cost I replace at the start of the season. The six months is the same as the filters for home frigs. with water.


I use a home made activated charcoal filter for "Whole House" use. and like Craig I change the charcoal every six months.

For drinking I use a PUR pitcher filter as well.. and I drink a LOT of water.

Used to use a Britta till it failed to bounce once. (Broke)


I second the Brita pitcher. Why filter your shower water, unless it's REALLY bad water....then I would just find a different place to stay.


I pulled into a CG on a trip one time and found a plastic cup of water sitting on the picnic table. It was brown and disgusting looking. Some kind soul left that for us to see how bad the water was. Even if we didn't consume the on-board water (we do), I would not have wanted that nasty stuff contaminating our water system and depositing a bunch of dirt in our tank. So yes, it can be good idea to filter everything.

* This post was edited 03/16/20 12:16pm by ScottG *


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If you do not already have a water pitcher for drinking, pass on the Britta and get a Zero Water.
The difference is amazing. The Brita usually leaves about 100 ppm and zero water leaves actual zero. If you already have a Brita, check into ordering a replacement filter for it from Zero. We cannot tell the difference between this pitcher water and pure bottled water.

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Depends on water source for filter requirements.Fla, South Ga, La,Michigan needs lots filter capacity. The worse the water the more filter capacity required.
Th better the filter, the more they cost and the more frequent you have to replace them.
N way to cheat the situation.
A large whole house 10 inch filter housign with remote sensor to let you know it is full cost about 70,00 at Home Depot for GE or Lowes for Culligan. The less expensive 25 micron KDF filter of them will get just about all sediments and many bugs. Buy the filters on.25 micron kdf filter when if f lien and save.ng
Higher spec filters for those housings are available on line, and the variety confusing. Replace the large filter when led shows. A somewhat to a lot more expensive .5 micron or whatever,spected to get all the bugs won't have to be replaced so often.
In Michigan the well water at numerous campgrounds especially when the campgrounds are full will load up a filter in no time, like one day, if you wash clothes.
South Georgia, Louisiana, had .9 micron ceramic filter with a pre filter stop up in two days with stinky black and yellow sulfur and iron.
Those inline Camco filters load up fast and then everytime you turn on the tap flush sediment right past it and into your glass or shower, in Michigan per example.
Right now here in the desert we have just a half micron, high spec cartridge in small 10" housing. Cost was about 47.00. Don't remember the number right at the moment. But...nothing much gets through the filter, and the source has lots of calcium and magnesium, I think, but virtually no sediments.
All the KDF filters get the chlorine out of the water, I think, so I put some drinking water chlorine in the fresh water tank, and no taste if not too much is used.
No need or desire to buy bottled water with a shot of ozone in it to aggravate the palate.
On edit: I remember several years ago at a favorite campground in Michigan, a camper next to us, in conversation I showed him the sediment, mud, in clear filter housing. He said they didn't drink it but just showered and washed clothes in it. They drank bottled water.
His white t shirt and socks were a decidedly unlovely hue of yellow/brown. And his "tan" too.
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Thanks all. Never even thought about a Britta or Zero water. We'll give that some consideration. Appreciate the comments.

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Bought a Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container that I fill with water from our house that is used for coffee, drinking and ice. Our trips are usually 4 nights so we don't ever use this much water. Once we dump at the dump station what is left of this water is poured into the toilet so it can slosh around in the black tank on the way home.

We use to just use campground water until we stayed at a place in SW VA. I expected good water from the mountains. Nastiest water we had ever had ANYWHERE. The ice ruined sodas. Worse than water near the ocean.


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down home wrote:

Depends on water source for filter requirements.Fla, South Ga, La,Michigan needs lots filter capacity. The worse the water the more filter capacity required.
Th better the filter, the more they cost and the more frequent you have to replace them.
N way to cheat the situation.
A large whole house 10 inch filter housign with remote sensor to let you know it is full cost about 70,00 at Home Depot for GE or Lowes for Culligan. The less expensive 25 micron KDF filter of them will get just about all sediments and many bugs. Buy the filters on.25 micron kdf filter when if f lien and save.ng
Higher spec filters for those housings are available on line, and the variety confusing. Replace the large filter when led shows. A somewhat to a lot more expensive .5 micron or whatever,spected to get all the bugs won't have to be replaced so often.
In Michigan the well water at numerous campgrounds especially when the campgrounds are full will load up a filter in no time, like one day, if you wash clothes.
South Georgia, Louisiana, had .9 micron ceramic filter with a pre filter stop up in two days with stinky black and yellow sulfur and iron.
Those inline Camco filters load up fast and then everytime you turn on the tap flush sediment right past it and into your glass or shower, in Michigan per example.
Right now here in the desert we have just a half micron, high spec cartridge in small 10" housing. Cost was about 47.00. Don't remember the number right at the moment. But...nothing much gets through the filter, and the source has lots of calcium and magnesium, I think, but virtually no sediments.
All the KDF filters get the chlorine out of the water, I think, so I put some drinking water chlorine in the fresh water tank, and no taste if not too much is used.
No need or desire to buy bottled water with a shot of ozone in it to aggravate the palate.
On edit: I remember several years ago at a favorite campground in Michigan, a camper next to us, in conversation I showed him the sediment, mud, in clear filter housing. He said they didn't drink it but just showered and washed clothes in it. They drank bottled water.
His white t shirt and socks were a decidedly unlovely hue of yellow/brown. And his "tan" too.
yellow


i’m confused about where you are putting these filters. I’d like a decent filter of everything going into my tanks, even from my own house, even though our water is fine. But especially for campgrounds. The camco inline sounds simplest, but not best.

Can you link to a few items or describe more?

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rvshrinker wrote:

Can you link to a few items or describe more?


Here's our water filtration system.


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I am a fulltimer. I also use the blue camco filter but I do not leave it connected. I fill my tank and then put it away. I always pump water from the tank and never remain connected to water. The filter gets replaced every 6 months. I do move frequently. I do drink and cook with bottled water but I brush my teeth with tank water. I would have no problem drinking my tank water but I reserve it for showers.


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How long a filter will last depends on how much dirt etc it hs to handle not time ...except the media takes up those pollutants and even in charcoal begins to row.
Charcoal filters with silver in the media kill bacteria and last as long or longer.
GE and Culligan whole house bit 10 in filters at Lowes and Home Depot etc come with a remote that lets you know it is time to change the filter....pores stopped up from use.
You might have to make your own stand for them and buy and hose connectors. They are a bit large but....
And still you do not want to leave the filter sitting there with pollutants in it forever....to start growing.
Certainly do not use a filter from last year or six months ago and if you hve been using questionable water sources or all water sources prior to using a filter sanitize the and lines.Those small in line blue filters ahve very little capacity and whn the fill up wit dirt etc, the next tine you open a tap it flushes past the filter. Such is the case dramatically seen at Midwest and other campgrounds on holiday weekends with lots of campers, ....that use well water.

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