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Old 05-11-2019, 04:58 PM   #1
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What are the best water filters to filter water from the water source to the AS? At home we have filters that we use to drink from. But they are low pressure, and are installed under the sink. I want that water filtered before it gets to the other fixtures as well. Sediment destroys fixtures. The one we use now I just bought from Walmart and is a standard filter. But I would be interested in any recommendations.
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Water Filters

We use a ClearSource (exterior) two stage filter for the city water hookup and to fill the fresh water tank. We then filter our drinking water with a Berkey Filter - Travel Berkey.

https://www.clearsourcerv.com/
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:18 AM   #3
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we have two high flow filters
1st a cloth filter
2nd a carbon filter
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:25 AM   #4
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here is what our filters look
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What are the best water filters to filter water from the water source to the AS? At home we have filters that we use to drink from. But they are low pressure, and are installed under the sink. I want that water filtered before it gets to the other fixtures as well. Sediment destroys fixtures. The one we use now I just bought from Walmart and is a standard filter. But I would be interested in any recommendations.
We use this one from Clearsource for connecting to city water and/or filling the freshwater tank. They are full flow, solid block carbon filters.

The water is technically good enough to drink from at that point, but I'm installing this RO water filter under the sink this week. We like using RO water for drinking and cooking.
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What are the best water filters to filter water from the water source to the AS? At home we have filters that we use to drink from. But they are low pressure, and are installed under the sink. I want that water filtered before it gets to the other fixtures as well. Sediment destroys fixtures. The one we use now I just bought from Walmart and is a standard filter. But I would be interested in any recommendations.
FWIW, I worked in the water treatment field for 10 years before leaving to travel full time a couple of years ago, so I have some fairly strong opinions about what I do with my own water. But not everyone will have the same needs as me. How you are using your trailer and what your concerns are might lead you to make different choices.

I soften all the water I put in my tanks with an RV water softener, and I add chlorine to the fresh tank at every fill up. I remove the chlorine and any cysts with a high flow carbon block directly after my water pump. I also use a zerowater pitcher for drinking.
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I installed an internal version of ClearSource after the city water intake under our rear twin. As others indicated, itís full flow.
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this is my main AS filter set

plus the triple one just for drinking water
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I installed an internal version of ClearSource after the city water intake under our rear twin. As others indicated, itís full flow.
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That thing is looking like $275 from Amazon, is that right, or is it cheaper elsewhere?

If you're interested in this system but up for very slightly more DIY:

https://www.amazon.com/Pentek-10-Sta.../dp/B003VT7ERY

2 Housings @ $26.22/ea

https://www.amazon.com/Pentek-150578.../dp/B004VNCFWI

2 Brackets @ $7.74/ea

https://www.amazon.com/Pentek-SW-2-S.../dp/B003VT5GCE

1 Wrench @ $5.06

https://www.amazon.com/Pentek-String.../dp/B0014BY2GM

1 sediment cartridge 5 micron $6.79

https://www.amazon.com/Pentek-FloPlu.../dp/B003ZVZ79U

1 high flow carbon block 0.5 micron $15.72

$95.49 all in
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We camp mostly at State Parks and isolated areas in Florida, places where water is typically good, but I am afraid that campground pipe networks aren’t. We use the popular Camco filter more as way to protect the RV, but we drink bottle water. The Clear Source option seems really interesting, does it really take away funny flavors?
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We camp mostly at State Parks and isolated areas in Florida, places where water is typically good, but I am afraid that campground pipe networks arenít. We use the popular Camco filter more as way to protect the RV, but we drink bottle water. The Clear Source option seems really interesting, does it really take away funny flavors?
Any carbon filter will reduce most off-flavors and odors. The most common exception would be hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg/sewage type odor found in some wells), which carbon filters don't do much for, but a little bleach in your tank will correct entirely.
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We always connect to city water, we have never used the tank
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We use a Camco filter at the water source and when filling the tank.

You most likely have another filter under the sink that filters the cold water there.

When boonbocking where there is a water source (like a hand pump) we fill a Brita filter pitcher to use for cooking and drinking, thus saving tank water for showers.
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...please let me know what bleach to water ratio that you use.
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