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Water filter for drinking


We drink a lot of water. Last time we were living in the TT we bought 5 good gallon jugs and would fill them once a week at the water dispenser thingy. We used them for coffee and to just drink. We know we can do this again, but was wondering are there water filters you can buy for under the sink like in a house? If so, any recommendations?



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Sure lots of them at lowes, home depot or any hardware store.

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Check www.rvwaterfilterstore.com, they sell a wide variety of filters targeted specifically at RVers.



-- Edited by Lynn and Ed on Monday 4th of July 2016 05:12:58 PM

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Should we get an RV specific one?

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We use a dual-filter, whole RV system from the RV Water Filter Store (See Lynn and Ed's link above). It works well and protects the RV pipes from sediment buildup, overly chlorinated water, etc. We like it.

As for using only an under-the-counter filter, I don't see why one would need an RV-specific system.

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Rob and Cheryl O wrote:

Should we get an RV specific one?


 Actually you want to get one that does not use proprietary filter cartridges.  The ones the RV Water Filter Store sells use standard cartridges that you can get multiple places.



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If you have not historically cleaned your fresh water tank, you probably want to start doing that if you are going to be boondocking or otherwise using water from your fresh tank for drinking. We clean our fresh water tank every 6-12 months, depending upon various factors. We use a product that the RV Water Filter Store sells (Purogene), but I know many use bleach to clean their fresh tank.



-- Edited by Lynn and Ed on Tuesday 5th of July 2016 03:44:27 PM

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Lynn and Ed offer great advice ... Please do not use water from your fresh water tank unless you sanitize it first. This is MUEY importante. If you don't, you are very likely to get sick ... and fill up your black tank very fast. Maintenance of the fresh water tank is one of the most important and least attended to tasks an RV owner owner has. Most pay greater attention to the maintenance of their BLACK TANK than their WHITE TANK ... crazy isn't it?



-- Edited by RonC on Sunday 10th of July 2016 08:19:23 PM

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I use a water filter and I can't imagine my life now with it.. It is very practical, and we also use a dual-filter..

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We do use a water filter to fill our fresh water tank, but for drinking water, I installed a electric 4 gallon water cooler attached in one corner of the dining area.



-- Edited by legrandnormand on Sunday 11th of September 2016 06:59:24 AM

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Check out a Berkey water filter.  It's quick, easy and no bottles to deal with.

 



-- Edited by Jeff and Gwen on Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 01:12:47 AM



-- Edited by Jeff and Gwen on Saturday 1st of April 2017 10:48:21 PM

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Jeff and Gwen wrote:

Check out a Berky water filter.  It's quick, easy and no bottles to deal with.

 



-- Edited by Jeff and Gwen on Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 01:12:47 AM


 Spelled "Berkey".



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We filter the water coming in from the campground/city water supply - whether it's going straight to the tap(s) or into the fresh water tank. We then use it for everything except coffee. My wife is very particular about her coffee and we use distilled water for that.

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Is it correct to only use a sediment filter on the main inlet and a chlorine filter under the sink so that the rest of the coach receives the chlorinated water? If you manually fill your white tank, and there is a separate hook up for the coach inlet when hooked up from the campground, how do you filter water going into your white tank? OK now I'm confused. Probably because I never had an RV yet, at least till tomorrow.

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We used a GE Smart Water whole house filter housing with charcoal filters from Home Depot. A lot of other hardware stores have them also. The filters cost about $12 for two. I filled the fresh water tank with water from the filter but didn't leave it the tank for more than a couple of weeks. When we got to a place we were going to be staying for a while we used the tank water and then switched to the RV park water. I usually kept a few gallons in the tank in case the park water was interrupted. After a couple of weeks we would use that and then add more to the tank.
Worked fine for us for 11 years of full timing.



-- Edited by Clay L on Saturday 28th of January 2017 03:37:24 PM

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