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Old 07-27-2011, 01:37 PM   #11
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Same as Wiscampsin here, too. We'll cook and bathe with city water but use bottled when we run out of our own well water from home. Dogs drink same as we do. Silly, 'cause they eat pony poop here if it has grain in it and then wash it down with long drinks from puddles, ignoring their fresh water on the deck.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:39 AM   #12
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I like many don't use it either....to much trouble and too expensive too. Have used the walmart inline filter but it has a very short life span and could be dangerous if it filters out too much bad stuff and then concentrates it.
I went to Lowes and went to the water filter section and got a sales person to help me put together a conventional system using 2 GE filter houseings with one 15 micron filter (cheap, about 3 dollars) and one with a 5 micron filter. After each trip I drain both, replace the 15 micron filter and take the charcoal 5 micron out and let it dry for a few days in the cleaned sink. I've been doing this for about 10 years and it works well. Cost to do this is about 45 dollars to start with and a filter change when needed. (ps get the clear houseing for the 15 micron sediment filter if you stay for extended stays.)
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:48 PM   #13
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We use a sediment filter and then a charcoal filter. After the charcoal filter we have a 3 filter plus a membrane reverse osmosis system. I bought it all at Home Depot or Lowes. It makes about a gallon of clean water per hour so after our tank is full we turn the water off for a few days and then turn it back on again. It takes a while to get the tanks full (80 gal)

We only use this system for long term camping.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:12 PM   #14
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I use a two stage filter than lives in my basement. The first stage is a 1 micron particulate filter and the second stage is charcoal. When in Florida this summer hosting the state park I was in was on the county water system and the particulate filter would get "real nasty" every 3 weeks. At my home base I only change this filter every 7-8 months. You never know what is in water that you don't KNOW.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:43 PM   #15
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I did a quick search about this but wanted need more opinions. My under sink filter wasn't put on when I bought my trailer. It will be very difficult to get at the connections. I may even remove the drain pipes to make it easier to get at. The guy who gave me the tour of of the trailer told me that most people don't use them. I don't know if I believe him. I stay mainly in campgrounds with hook ups and never used one on my previous trailer. The dealer told me that they cost 50 dollars to replace every year and he didn't like the idea of water going through a potentially dirty filter. Is it worth the cost of putting in a RO system, a two stage filter, the no.3 filter that came with the trailer or no filter. The line is cross threaded where the filter goes and I had a small leak there today so I gotta deal with this. What say you?

When I bought my TT they installed it for me. First time out it leaked really badly all under the sink. It was flopping around. I took it back on my way home from the camp out and made them re-install it. It works great now!
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:41 AM   #16
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Right now I use 5 gal bottled water... but I plan to add a reverse osmosis system under the kitchen sink.. that is a winter camping project.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:34 PM   #17
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Ours did not come with an under-sink water filter but we as well us the inline hose filter and we recently purchased a brita water filter pitcher which has been great for our drinking water.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:25 PM   #18
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Our TT came with the filter installed and it leaked the first time out. It was a bear to get to the fittings with my big meaty hands so I opted to simply remove it and toss it out rather than have to maintain it. For me, the better bet is an in-line filter I can install right at the faucet. It's easier to maintain and replace and if there's a leak, it's outside the TT not inside.
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We are new at this but we carry 2 2gal jugs in the fridge. When empty we fill from the supply tap at the camp. No plumbing taste and 2 gal is good for now. We've no filter at present and no plans, but the future, always in motion it is.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:51 PM   #20
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We do not use our under the sink filter instead we use a water filter at the spigot.
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