Originally Posted by SpletKay06
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.