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Old 11-19-2015, 09:00 PM   #1
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Inline water filter life?

I'm curious how long you can use one of those blue inline water filter. It says to replace every 3 months - but is this three months of continuous use or three months even if I only used it a week or two of camping. If I decide to keep using it and there's no water flow problems with it should I sanitize it with some bleach? Just curious what other campers do with theirs.

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Old 11-19-2015, 09:48 PM   #2
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I buy a twin pack for the first trip of the year, which is New Years for us. I then use it until our big Summer trip in the end of July, which is when I start using the other one. So basically I use it 4-5 night trip over New Years, 4-5 night trip at spring break, and maybe 1-2 weekend trips. Weekend trips don't always have hookups. The second filter runs 7-10 nights in July, 4-5 over Thanksgiving and then a couple weekends. Probably could use it longer, but they start looking gross.
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Let me start by saying we don't drink the water. We carry bottled water for drinking. We only shower and brush teeth with water from the campground spigot. I connect in this order: spigot-regulator-hose-filter-trailer city water connection. I put a little bleach in the hose before connecting it to the regulator every trip so the filter gets a little cleaning. With that use I use one per season. I keep the filter in the fridge when not camping also which helps.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:35 PM   #4
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I also keep the filter in the fridg when not in use and I use it for 2 seasons.
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Going to 4 yrs. As long as there is water coming out its a go.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:21 AM   #6
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Going to 4 yrs. As long as there is water coming out its a go.
Bad approach.

Eventually the filter will become counter-productive and will contaminate the water instead of improving it.

I change mine every season.

I use the water from the campground and my fresh water tank just as I would use water at home. I do keep the water system properly maintained.
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One per season. And put the old one on your hose at home to reduce water spotting when you wash the car.
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What is the purpose of keeping it in the fridg? We haven't used one yet but have but thinking about it.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:10 AM   #9
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One per season. I put the caps back on when not in use.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:33 AM   #10
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What is the purpose of keeping it in the fridg? We haven't used one yet but have but thinking about it.
It's my understanding that it's a way to inhibit mold growth.
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