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Old 06-02-2016, 02:18 AM   #15
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While it may never pay for it self, it never hurts to have clean water. But on a side note doing all that and having corroded or questionable pluming after the filter setup well make it all for nothing.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:31 AM   #16
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While it may never pay for it self, it never hurts to have clean water. But on a side note doing all that and having corroded or questionable pluming after the filter setup well make it all for nothing.
I don't follow how filtering water leads to corroded plumbing. Please clarify.

As mentioned earlier I'm also installing a whole RV filter. It will be plumbed such that the water from the street, and water from the tank, is run through the filter. The filter is 4" round by about 14" long. Its advertised specs are like the regular Camco filter, but much better.

My reason is due to two things: (1) Forgetfulness, I sometimes forget to used the Camco filter when filling the tank, and sometimes when hooking to the city supply, and: (2) I just have a personal aversion to buying and carrying bottled water. Studies have shown that bottled water is often less clean than regular tap water and the plastic waste created by the empties is not environmentally friendly.

The filter I'm installing is about $200, replacement cartridges somewhat less. It has a rating of 7,500 gallons to replacement (obviously variable). I estimate we use about 10 gallons/day camping including showering for two adults. So in theory the filter could last up to 750 days of camping. That's a lot of plastic bottles.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:23 PM   #17
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Having filtered water doesnt lead to corroded plumbing but it wont fix plumbing either. Im just saying I would check out all the plunbing post filter setup really good before installing the filter setup.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:55 PM   #18
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I agree. Unless you're boondocking and getting your drinking water from surface water (lake, river, etc.) you won't need that level of treatment. Or unless you're traveling to Mexico where water quality standards are much lower than they are in the US and Canada.
We are fulltimers and plan to be for the next couple years at least. Though we're currently locked into our current area to year end, the future is likely to include plenty of boondocking and hopefully an occasional foray into Mexico. I'm designing all our systems for off grid living. Aside from road issues and range to cell towers, our boondocking limitations will be water and food storage.

Whether that particular system is overkill for our needs is a good question [edit: that I don't have the expertise to answer]. While most of the time I expect we'll have perfectly fine water from reasonable sources, having some peace of mind in our water supply is important, and we dont want to rely on bottled water. My goal is regardless how the water gets into the trailer, what comes out the tap is reliably safe.
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Rather than a full system filter system, I use a Seagull IV filter for drinking water. It has a small stainless filter pressure vessel and a dedicated spout. The literature indicate it "...meets EPA guide standard protocol for microbiological purifiers against bacteria, cysts and viruses. Plus, Seagull IV systems excel at removing chemical and aesthetic contaminants including herbicides, pesticides, chlorine and foul tastes, odors and colors, for great tasting water on demand,"

I can drink the water from the tank or from the city water system as it installed in the galley near the sink.

After reading about the problems with lead in the city water in Flint MI, I wouldn't want to trust any water supply to be 100% safe. Why not add some peace of mind.

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I completed the installation. Here's a photo. I placed it in the small utility area below the closet next to the water pump. My trailer is a 27FB. The utility area is pretty cramped. I cut the pex pipe from the street and re-plumbed that and the output from the 12 volt pump to the inlet of the filter. The job took about 2 hours once I had the right parts. The filter is a 3M WV-B2 Water Filtration System. I got mine here, operating specs also linked at the vendor site. There is no noticeable decrease in water pressure or throughput volume. I just came back from a five day camp out so the filter was well tested.

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