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Old 08-10-2016, 12:12 PM   #1
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Does a Casita come with a water filter? Is it possible to install a reverse osmosis water filter in a Casita?
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:14 PM   #2
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No, it does not. But you don't need it. Get a few 1 gallon jugs of drinking water in a supermarket instead.

Personally I use trailer's fresh water tank or city water connection for dish washing, toilet flush and shower only.
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An RO system would not only take up most (if not all) of your kitchen cabinet space, but requires a constant drain to operate. Most public parts and campgrounds do not allow discharge to ground. Much cheaper/simpler to use a screw-on filter at the campground hydrant.

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Old 08-12-2016, 07:51 PM   #4
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We run on a KISS plan. For us a Brita pitcher is sufficient


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Old 08-12-2016, 08:27 PM   #5
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We use one of those blue inline filters, mainly to keep any sediment or debris out of the trailer water system. We also use a pressure regulator.
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Most campgrounds supply water with a lot of chlorine. Neither blue inline filter, nor Brita filter chlorine out.

But there is a positive side - you don't need to sanitize water system if you use campground (or city) water from time to time
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Most campgrounds supply water with a lot of chlorine. Neither blue inline filter, nor Brita filter chlorine out.

The blue inline filters contain carbon and carbon is used in home RO systems to filter out chlorine in order to protect the membrane. While the blue inlines may not totally remove chlorine, they do remove a great deal of it. They do need to be changed regularly.
Don't know about Brita; I have no experience with it.

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Before spending any money on any sort of water filter, read this first:

http://www.manmrk.net/tutorials/RV/phred/water.html

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Before spending any money on any sort of water filter, read this first:

http://www.manmrk.net/tutorials/RV/phred/water.html

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This article is interesting and it contains good advice. But having worked in the water industry with public supply systems, I personally believe any public supply system in the US or Canada provides safe drinking water. This includes campgrounds using wells because government regulations come into play. I have personally seen people purchase bottles/cases of a well known water bottling company located in Florida. The bottling company's source for this water is a city water main. Many people have the notion that filtration somehow improves water quality. I have seen sand, rust particles, etc. come out of fire hydrants when they were flushed. It doesn't mean the water is unsafe. Take the aerators off your home faucets snd sometimes you will find the screens covered with sediments. The real reason to put a filter on your RV supply is not to improve quality, it is to keep any sedimentation out of your RV plumbing.


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...But having worked in the water industry with public supply systems, I personally believe any public supply system in the US or Canada provides safe drinking water. This includes campgrounds using wells because government regulations come into play. .
Is Flint, Michigan in either the US or Canada?

Gov't regulations were enforced by gov't people who are now in jail.

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Is Flint, Michigan in either the US or Canada?



Gov't regulations were enforced by gov't people who are now in jail.

Yes it is. Always exceptions. Is smoking good for your health? I know people who have smoked all their lives and are still cancer free. Do you drive a vehicle with airbags? Or a GM with faulty ignition switch. Guess the NHTSA dropped the ball there. Flint was all about money and sleazy politicians. When managed by people with scruples, public water supplies are safe. And you are wrong. Government regulations WERE NOT enforced. They knew exactly what they were doing and they knew it was wrong.


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