Originally Posted by nylyon
I have an outside "blue" filter that I always have installed which will take some impurities and sediment out of the water. I don't have a lot of experience with whole house filtration which is probably why I went in this direction....
Throw the "blue" inline filter away. They are next to worthless, and decrease water flow dramatically.
Visit the RV Filter Store: http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/
They have ready to install systems like I use.
If you have any mechanical ability, you can build your own whole house filter from parts found at any hardware store. It will last for years and pay for itself in a couple of seasons.
My set up is 12 years old and going strong. All I do is change the filter cartridge annually. The cartridges can be bought for about $5 at hardware stores and Walmart.
I used a whole house filter before a whole house regulator. The first picture below is the initial prototype. The second picture is the current set-up with elbows that allow it to hand from a PVC rack I installed under the skirt of my trailer. The rack stays in place. The filter is removed and placed in storage while in transit.
See this thread for additional pictures: http://www.jaycoowners.com/showpost....86&postcount=6
I would highly recommend a whole house system.