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Old 03-14-2016, 10:49 AM   #1
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Water Filtering

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Does anyone use a water filter in their 5er, or TT? I used to have a sink filter in my old TT, which the pressure was a trickle. I am trying to prevent that from happening again, so I have been looking into inline filter but using a larger filter for better flow. There are so many options. Singles, Dual, Triples.

Does anyone do the whole rig or just drinking? Getting the camping bug, so need some projects to do.
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We use the regular blue RV water filter purchased at Walmart for around $20 and a water pressure regulator on the spicket. That combination works fine for us. We buy a new filter each spring.
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I'm in the minority here, but I have a large carbon block filter I run all our water through from the campground water connection to fill our fresh water tank (80+ gal.). Then ALL water (drinking, showering, etc.) uses the trailer's pump. That gives good flow for our shower.

The flow rate through the RV pressure regulator and our carbon block filter is too low for showering.
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Thats what I am afraid of. Lack of pressure. I have been reading the bigger the filter, the better the water flow due to less restrictions.
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Thats what I am afraid of. Lack of pressure. I have been reading the bigger the filter, the better the water flow due to less restrictions.
The filter media makes a BIG difference. I use a 'whole house' standard 10" cartridge. The specs say: "The carbon block reduces fine sediment, chlorine taste and odor, and protozoan cysts. The nominal filtration rating of 0.5 micron with a flow rate of 4 gpm." I haven't actually measured the flow through the filter at ~50psi input.

You can use filter media with less filtration (and less restriction) like the common 'blue' filter and that will provide enough flow for showering etc. We did that for a while, but wanted the higher filtration and the filtering of chlorine. Some CGs water REEKED of chlorine; it made terrible coffee, we didn't like showering in it or the thought of drinking it .
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This probably doesn't help, but I use a 5 micron or higher in the whole house filter to filter out sediment. Then the residential fridge has its own filter for drinking.
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Old 03-14-2016, 01:33 PM   #7
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I am ready to pull the trigger on this setup, but I need to make sure I can get standard brass hose fittings.

Pentek 150237 #10 Big Blue Filter Housing

Pentek CFB-PLUS10BB Fibredyne Modified Carbon Block 5 m Filter

Housing Bracket for Big blue 10" and 20" filter housings

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We use the regular blue RV water filter purchased at Walmart for around $20 and a water pressure regulator on the spicket. That combination works fine for us. We buy a new filter each spring.
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Here is what I have. First stage is a particulate filter and the second stage is a carbon filter. Both are 1 micron and I filter all water that enters my rig.
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Here is what I have. First stage is a particulate filter and the second stage is a carbon filter. Both are 1 micron and I filter all water that enters my rig.

How is your water pressure?
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