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Old 03-21-2014, 09:44 PM   #15
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What is the best way to connect filter and pressure regulator? It seems to me that it's better to connect filter to campground's faucet and then regulator after the filter, to protect the regulator from sediments. Any thoughts?
I do regulator to the faucet, then filter. Regulator threads are metal, much harder to cross-thread than the ones on the filter - so I just leave the two connected.

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Old 03-21-2014, 09:54 PM   #16
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I have thought about this too. I would put the regulator at the end of the hose. It seems that a hot hose could bump up the pressure and defeat the purpose of a pressure regulator. I'd rather blow a hose than inside plumbing--I have blown a few hoses in the past, before putting those pressure release thingies on my faucets. They were required in my town when I lived in California--to prevent water waste as I recall.

Then again, I'd rather run off my own pump and tank.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:38 PM   #17
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Regulators are cheap enough, I wouldn't worry about them. A filter like that is fine if you only use city water, but does nothing to prevent contaminating your system from your fresh water tanks.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:50 PM   #18
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Why the filter does nothing? Fill up fresh the water tank through the filter. I expect you are not going to fill the tank with a river water using a bucket and a funnel...
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It is probably a good idea to always filter water going into a camper or boat. I just cleaned the tanks on my boat. There was some dirt and sand in there. It had to come from the city water. I won't put water into my boat again without a filter like Frank uses.

Jared is right about filtering as it comes out of the tank. Stuff could grow in there and filters not only remove sediment, but also heavy metals, growth, and organisms.

Some people might want to filter river water. Where I plan to go in northern Canada, I would like to be able to pump river or lake water through a filter system into my tanks. While not a high priority, it would allow me to be more free with my water use. Clean water is not a luxury but a necessity.
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Why the filter does nothing? Fill up fresh the water tank through the filter. I expect you are not going to fill the tank with a river water using a bucket and a funnel...

Most people on here drive with empty tanks. If they're filling their tanks where they're at, that means there isn't a hose there to use.

I have 40 gallons and fill them at home, so I don't worry.

As for cleaning the tanks, I have deck hatches on mine. I drain and dry my tanks with a towel every time I use them.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:09 AM   #21
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Conrad, You're aware that filtering river or lake water for consumption is a whole different matter then filtering potable water at a campground.
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We drink bottled water and only use the partially filled tank or campground water to shower and flush.
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Several of the campgrounds we have camped at use chlorine to insure that their water is biologically safe . We use a filter (Camco #40043) which is supposed to remove chlorine but the taste and smell is still there and the water makes terrible drinking water and coffee.
Does anyone know of a reasonably priced water filter that actually takes out the chlorine taste and smell ?
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You don't need a filter to remove the chlorine. Simply fill a jug with the water and leave it open overnight.
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Connect the pressure regulator at the camp ground supply. This will limit the pressure to the hose that can swell up in the summer heat should you encounter a high pressure situation. The filter would be after the regulator at either end.
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If you are using or considering a water filter for your camper, read this: Water Treatments

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Conrad, You're aware that filtering river or lake water for consumption is a whole different matter then filtering potable water at a campground.

Of course. I have filtered sea water which even more complicated. It is one reason I believe in overkill on solar panels. It is energy intensive. I would feel perfectly comfortable purifying lake water from the Georgian Bay for example.
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Connect the pressure regulator at the camp ground supply. This will limit the pressure to the hose that can swell up in the summer heat should you encounter a high pressure situation. The filter would be after the regulator at either end.

Aren't these regulators like one way valves? How would a pressure regulator help at the hose bib?
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