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Old 06-23-2005, 05:15 AM   #1
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Need a Water filter under sink

2001 Safari's did not come with a water filter so I have been using a filter attached to the faucet for cooking and I filter when I fill my tank. We have been drinking bottled water but want to start drinking from the tap. The little Coligan attachment works well except on the 550 mile gravel road to Inuvik on the Dempster Highway north of Dawson City Yukon. It kept falling off untill I put the lock tite on.
Anyway I should of bought something this winter at the water store Quartzite Az. but did not think of it till we moved on. The International Rally has a water store, prabably the same guy. But we are spending the summer at home this summer for a change. I believe he sells a set up with hoses that fit the under sink fittings without modification and trips to the hardware store.
Anyone have the web site or recomendations.


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Old 06-23-2005, 05:56 AM   #2
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I would check out the Camping World website, they have several different types available. And I don't see why a compact under counter unit from a local plumbing supply/home improvement center wouldn't work too. We use both an exterior filter as well as the under counter that came with the unit. Given the condition of some campground water I have seen....


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Old 06-27-2005, 09:13 PM   #3
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I have original, (???) filter system in my 65 wind, but I would like to know if any of you more experienced types could tell me where to find new filters for the system. also don't you have to have some minimum water pressure for lots of those new under-counter systems to work, my pressure is not that great with the original pump.
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:00 AM   #4
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RV PARTS OUTLET has the Everpure filter system on closeout for $69 for the complete kit. I just put one in our trailer. I think THIS LINK will work. If not do a search on thier web site.

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Old 06-29-2005, 03:25 AM   #5
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Everpure Water Filter

Thanks for the link, Buttercup. I searched for Everpure on the web and they seem to be big in the comercial installation business. What is your experience with this filter? Says something about chlorinator - any chlorine taste in the water?

Couldn't find a length dimension anywhere. Am I going to have to cut a hole in my undersink shelves to make this thing fit. I certainly would prefer to have the filter inside rather than dangling off the end of the faucet outside but I don't know if I can distort my 6'4" body to reach under and finagle the filter into that cramped undersink space on the '04 Safari!!!

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We solved the water filtration issue by using the General Ecology Nature-Pure under sink system. It has its own faucet. We've used a General Ecology portable backpacker system for over 20 years so we were very confident. After a full season's trial, it served us very well and I recommend it.

I posted pics of ours some time ago (click here for 22' CCD install).

The cost is $234 direct from General Ecology. I'm sure there are other sources (Camping World?) that might sell it cheaper.

Hope this helps as you investigate options.

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Old 06-29-2005, 06:12 AM   #7
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Clean water?

Several weeks ago we stayed at a campground near my dad's place. We noticed almost immediately that the water, while tested and approved for drinking, had a very strong odor and taste. So we ran out and got an outside Taste Pure in line filter (ceramic cartidge filter which can be cleaned and reused).

Once we hooked the filter up we noticed a difference very quickly. More importantly we noticed the extremely white ceramic filter turning brown very quickly (within the first day). After having it hooked up for almost 3 weeks the cartridge needed some serious cleaning.

Since we've seen first hand what "approved water" can contain in it (tons of sediment) I'd never hook up to an external water supply without an inline filter. Just imagine what that much sediment could do to your water heater.

We're also thinking about an under the sink filter too. Anything to get the water as clean as possible!
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Yes, I forgot to mention that we always pre-treat anything going into our water holding tank with one of those inline filters. Ours comes from Camping World and ran about $35.

Thanks Rich.

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