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Old 07-24-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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Do you use the under sink water filter

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?
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:47 AM   #2
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We use ours. On our pop up it was pretty to change. On the skylark it is harder to get to. They do have filters that connect to the water line outside that I am thinking on getting next season.
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We never did hook ours up. I looked under the kitchen sink and decided it would be more hassle than it was worth. We do use a blue torpedo inline filter (Walmart) and replace it every year. Ours is connected like this: water spigot -> pressure regulator -> blue water filter -> water hose -> trailer input.
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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?
We do the same as wiscampsin has said. Cheaper water filter (Wally World) and replace it every year or sooner if you RV a lot. It does a good job and much easier to change, etc.:hihi:
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:18 AM   #5
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My TT came with one, have yet to hook it up (don't plan to). I do use an outside sediment filter, same style as the one I have tied into my home water system. For drinking water I always have a 2 1/2 gallon plastic container of spring water on hand.

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We never did hook ours up. I looked under the kitchen sink and decided it would be more hassle than it was worth. We do use a blue torpedo inline filter (Walmart) and replace it every year. Ours is connected like this: water spigot -> pressure regulator -> blue water filter -> water hose -> trailer input.
We do the same as wiscampsin, hooked up in the same order.
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I used it the first year, took it off to winterize, put on the straight tube and never bothered with the filter again. Seems like a waste of time to keep putting it on.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:56 AM   #8
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Thanks for the replys. Sounds like the the dealership guy was right. Other options are available that are both cheaper and probably just as effective. I wonder if Jayco came up with a better design that made it easier and cheaper to chage the cartridge, more people would use them?
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Don attaches the $15 WM filter at the water spiggot. Have gone through two in the six-seven months we've used a water hook-up in a cg over the past (almost) two years. Just have to store it in a cold fridge when not in use.
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I also use the Walmart blue filter, at the spigot just after the pressure regulator. In addition, I have a Brita filter attached to the kitchen tap for my drinking water.

Sometimes the blue filter doesn't seem to make the water drinkable, but when I switch on the Brita filter, it always tastes good. The Brita filter cost me about $20, and is supposed to be good for 100 gallons. It even has an LED indicator light to let you know when it's time for a filter changeout.

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