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Old 03-21-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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Jayco Water Purification or After-Market Filter Outside?

My new2me MH (2010 31FK) is suppose to be equipped with a water purification system (at least the is what the original Jayco specs say). Prior to getting it a week and a half ago, I was getting antsy and started buying things for it. One of which was a filter system to use at the fresh water inlet. With some reading on here and the time I have been exploring the coach, I think I found where it is suppose to be. I found a section of hose under the sink that looks like it was put in to replace the purification system (i.e. filter)...I assume it was removed to winterize.

The question is, what are your guys opinions on the two systems/setups? The Jayco one looks like it probably only filters the sink and hot-water heater, where the outside one will filter prior to water getting into the fresh tank. Of course the Jayco one is nice and hidden. And does any one know if there is any advantage to the purification system, or as far functionality goes it is equivalent to the external filter.

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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We filter with a sediment filter and a charcoal filter before going into the trailer. I threw the one that goes under the sink away. If the water is really bad I have an RO system and use it to keep the water tank full.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:08 AM   #3
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I too have a particulate filter, 1 micron, and a charcoal filter external for all water coming into my 5'er. My home base requires changing the sediment filter every 7-8 months. Where I host in the summer in Florida this same filter media needs changing every 2-3 weeks. I sure don't want all of that crud in my fresh water tank.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:13 AM   #4
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It makes good sense to install some sort of filter on the outside. I use an inexpensive blue filter to keep out the sediment. I installed a far better water filter under the kitchen sink and used it to filter the cold water directly into the faucet. This year it is getting changed a little bit and the cold water faucet will go back to the way it was and a filtered water faucet is getting installed so we'll have a far higher level of filtration for cooking and drinking.
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I use a sediment filter on the outside and currently am using a charcoal taste filter inside. I am considering adding a separate drinking water spigot and filter at the kitchen sink as I did in my last camper and converting the inside filter to an accumulator tank.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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Filter on the outside, this was the bathroom sink, shower and hot water tank are all covered.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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I also say filter on the outside is the way to go. All water gets filtered and its alot easier putting that filter on the hose than it is to reach up under the sink and into the cabinet to install filter.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:34 PM   #8
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I priced that under counter filter and it is way to expensive. I removed it. I was already using a whole house filter which is much less $$$ for the replacement elements.

I am in the process of installing the filter permanently inside the water docking compartment.
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Here is my filter setup. It is just sitting in the basement right by the water control area. I have been meaning to screw it to the panel, but it just sits right there and has never moved so I just haven't done it - yet. It is sort of an outside filter, but it is inside. The first stage is a 1 micron particulate filter and the second stage is a charcoal filter. It works great and the filter cartridges are not expensive.

The second picture is why I always use a pressure reducer (Watts 263A). This pressure was at a state park in Florida.
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I picked up a filter holder at CW today. Mine did not come with a bracket. I am going to mount it on the wall and drill a few holes thru the panel to hard pipe it into the water input compartment.
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