Originally Posted by Tunce the traveler
I just installed a HydroLife water filter today and do you need one? We'll I think so and have not been happy with the smell,taste or color at several camp grounds or RV parks.
It was actually your post that got me to thinking about this again. Your pic gave me an idea; I have the perfect place to mount the holder for a HydroLife. I was just afraid of leaving the filters wet for long periods of time between use.
I go back and forth between sticking with the blue one and drinking bottled water, and installing something better. We had decided to use one or two of the 5-gallon water cooler bottles for drinking water and still use the cheap blue filter on the city water hose to cut down some of the big stuff getting into the rig. The blue hose filters don't do much for taste, and I'm pretty sure the water just goes around the charcoal inside the canister. This doesn't result in very effective filtration...
Do we need
a filter? I would say "yes". But perhaps that's because I'm spoiled; we have Reverse Osmosis water at work and a really good filter on our fridge at home, so I drink very good tasting water all day every day. Out of 5 trips in the trailer, only one CG had water that I could drink with a straight face. So I have to do something, whether it's bottled or install a better filter, the jury's still out...
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