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Old 11-07-2016, 12:59 AM   #1
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Inline water filter, why not a whole house canister?

Short of reverse osmosis, a canister with a filter to keep sediments and other stuff out of your water though activate carbon, etc. Why is that not the natural choice of water treatment between the spigot and our fresh water/city water inlet?

Something like https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I will replace my one inline cartridge (https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40045-T...e+water+filter) Camco, the 'standard issue' one, by a whole house one. Any reason why not?

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Old 11-07-2016, 03:10 AM   #2
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Inline water filter, why not a whole house canister?

Smaller means easier to pack. Small and dripping beats big and dripping, so to speak.

I realize that the sky is the limit for water treatment. But for GP use, the little hose filter is fine.

The larger filter may not add any benefit for our use. Having had one I switched back to the smaller.


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Old 11-08-2016, 12:38 AM   #3
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We drink the water out of the sink faucet rather than carry bottles or a separate pitcher. Currently have one inline filter on the hose and then the second under the sin. My thoughts are just to make the water 'better' with a full house larger canister type filter that includes particulae, activated carbon, etc. It restricts the flow, but lower pressure can be a good thing. The cartridge is not much larger than a good bottle of champagne... and since we don't carry any champagne we accept the trade off. Just curious why others don't do the same (I am not talking about the champagne!)
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:53 AM   #4
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I've been using whole house type filters on each of my trailers since the mid 1990's.
The filter cartridge needs to be changed at least once a year. When I change the filter I sanitize the interior of the canister with bleach each time, before the new filter goes back in.
I use the activated charcoal filters.

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DW still uses bottled water, but I mostly use water from the tap for drinking. We both consume faucet water for coffee, tea, and cooking.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:50 AM   #5
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I do not know what I take for a system. For drinking water, I mounted a small hand pump, including a canister which you can fill up everywhere.
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:33 AM   #6
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We use the inline Camco filter to save weight, simplify winterization, reduce things in trailer which can break/leak, and filter water going into water tank.

This last point is probably the most important. Advise using inline filter to fill tank, especially at CGs with impure well water which often has grit and sediment, which can mess up the back-flow check valve at the pump.

Inline filter also supports use of potable water jugs to fill fresh water tank from remote spigots while Boondocking.

Lots of good reasons IMO.

Keep it simple, Stu . . .



PS we also use inline water pressure regulator. Redundancy good. Belt and suspenders, etc..
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Old 11-08-2016, 06:20 AM   #7
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My system,

https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/i...ter%20Dual.jpg

From,

https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/index.htm
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Old 11-08-2016, 06:51 AM   #8
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:02 AM   #10
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WE have this: https://www.amazon.com/Hydro-Life-52...DF1Q6JJD4S675P

I have 2 brackets, one is mounted in the closet for storage and the other is mounted on the access door for the fresh water. The cartridge holder slides into these brackets.
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They most likely filter the same stuff out, but a whole house is designed for the much greater flow of a whole house(multiple bathrooms, kitchen, appliances). I think it's overkill.

Carry the smaller inline and you'll have room for that grey hose.
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I've used the small Camco filter, but prefer the whole-house filter because it doesn't restrict water flow nearly as much. This makes filling the water tank MUCH faster. Also, it provides much better water flow if the campground system isn't very high pressure, and especially in the event you have to use extension hoses to reach the camper.
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Why not just have a countertop brita for drinking?
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Why not just have a countertop brita for drinking?

No reason not to use one, if that is what you want to do.
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