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Old 03-18-2014, 11:05 PM   #1
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I wasn't sure whether to list this topic here or in Full Timing, and searches on this topic don't seem to work well using the phone app.


I plan to add a water filter to my camper--several actually. The first will filter water going into my tanks. That is pretty straight forward. Next I want all my internal water to be filtered. In short I want to use my tanks like tap water and get tasty, healthy water.

I like Home Depot. They have a good selection of reasonably priced parts and materials. These parts are readily available. And I don't have to struggle to find replacement filters. I chose the GE brand based in the form factor and design but have not chosen the exact product yet.

Has anyone else added a water filter to their camper and if, do you have any recommendations or lessons learned?
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:28 PM   #2
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I use a filter at the water faucet in the campground. Yearly I sanitize the water tank.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:25 AM   #3
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I only use a Brita filter in a pitcher. It provides plenty of drinking water. I don't feel the need to filter water for dish-washing.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:27 AM   #4
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I use a Camco in-line hose filter that attaches to the city water inlet. It handles taste, sediment, odors, and bacteria. Wal-Mart sells it in the RV area of their stores for about $16 with a short extension , or about $26 for a two-pack. The filter is discarded after 3-4 months use. The water tank & lines are sanitized annually at the start of each season.

6 years with this approach have been quite satisfactory.

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Old 03-20-2014, 05:46 AM   #5
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Yep. Works great.

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I use a Camco in-line hose filter that attaches to the city water inlet. It handles taste, sediment, odors, and bacteria. Wal-Mart sells it in the RV area of their stores for about $16 with a short extension , or about $26 for a two-pack. The filter is discarded after 3-4 months use. The water tank & lines are sanitized annually at the start of each season.

6 years with this approach have been quite satisfactory.

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Frank,

You use this with pressurized city water? Or can you use it for filling your tanks?
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Yep. Works great.

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Jared, this looks like what I had in mind. Can you tell me what you have in there and what sort of filters you use?

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The part number for the housing is in the first post, the filter is a ge fxulc.
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Conrad......(in answer to your follow-up query).

Basically......

I use the "in line" filter when hooked to campsite (pressurized) water, and I can use it at the end of the hose to filter the water when I fill the fresh water tank.

At this point, Sharon and I have taken to using private campgrounds with full hookups (geezers that we are). Although I sanitize my fresh water tank and water lines at the start of each season, I then drain the fresh water tank for the season...... and don't haul around that extra weight. We keep a one-gallon plastic jug of water for "emergency" use of the facilities when on the road.

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I don't have it filtered going into my tanks, but I have 40 gallons and fill up before I leave with my own well water, so I know it's good.
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The part number for the housing is in the first post, the filter is a ge fxulc.

Is it just one big filter? There is so much going on in that photo. What is the rectangular
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This is the filter I use (picture copied from Wal-Mart online site)

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Yes, it's one big filter. The top rectangular piece is outdoor hot/cold water hookups, the bottom one is the city water hookup.
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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?
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