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Old 02-15-2015, 12:34 PM   #1
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filtration

New to Airstream.

23D International on order. Question on the fresh water tank fill. The kitchen sink comes with an inline filter. Does anyone also filter the water as you fill your tank??? Recommendations?
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:47 PM   #2
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I do, I use an external filter. I figure it will take out most of the contamination and make the internal filter last longer.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:01 PM   #3
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Thank you Michael. Makes since to me.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:37 PM   #4
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I use a Culligan inline filter for filling the tank and on the inlet.

Its a charcoal filter and does a great job on minerals. When in transit I let it air dry then flush before connecting to the trailer . I replace it every season.
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We took our "under the sink" filter out. I think Airstream installed one as a low cost amenity and sales point. Mine was a nuisance to change and got in the way during winterization. (There was a couple pints of antifreeze in the filter bowl.)

I think filtering the incoming water to the trailer is the way to go. But I don't even do that. This is one of the few places in the world where clean drinking water is available at almost every source.

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We use the Tastepure water filter and the under sink filter as well. We just feel you can't be too careful on the road.
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I use an inline filter at hookups, but I do not use a charcoal filter when I fill the tank. Here's why:

A charcoal filter removes chlorine. A small chlorine residual in your fresh water tank will help to keep slime from growing over time. If you take out the chlorine, you'll eventually get bacterial growth and slime in the tank - which I do not care to drink.

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I use an inline filter at hookups, but I do not use a charcoal filter when I fill the tank. Here's why:

A charcoal filter removes chlorine. A small chlorine residual in your fresh water tank will help to keep slime from growing over time. If you take out the chlorine, you'll eventually get bacterial growth and slime in the tank - which I do not care to drink.

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This is why one would drain and sanitize the fresh water system .
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I think filtering the incoming water to the trailer is the way to go. But I don't even do that. This is one of the few places in the world where clean drinking water is available at almost every source.

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You'd be surprised at how much mineral content is in a lot of campgrounds and RV Parks.

By air drying the filer it will cause the iron to rust . When you purge the filter at the next stop it will be flushed out as rusty looking water.

Sure beats having it in your system and settling in the water heater , staining your sinks and leaving hard water spots.
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Thank you all for your input. This gives me the knowledge to test and eventually settle on a method that works for us. D&L
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