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Old 09-16-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Under sink water filter

Just got 2014 Eddie Bauer. They asked if I wanted to install the water filter under the sink. I told them no, because the tech was saying what a hassle it was to install/replace. He said alot of people get the outside in-line water filter. The more I think about it, it really don't want or need to filter all my water. I thought I would post to get some opinions about the under the sink filter. I am leaning toward having them install it, now. Thanks for any input!
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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Outside filter won't help if you are drinking water from fresh tank, but we tend to carry a gallon jug of drinking water for coffee, etc.. Really depends on how you imagine using trailer.. If you imagine majority of stays at campgrounds or RV parks with hookups, then outside filter is better process, along with pressure regulator. If you imagine a lot of boondocking and using water from fresh tank, then maybe inside filter makes sense. Another option is "Instant Hot" faucet with filter and heater for use to provide hot water for coffee (cone/French press) or tea bags next to sink...
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Outside filter won't help if you are drinking water from fresh tank
Will help for filling the fresh tank, though…
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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We don't use it, outside filter only. But we don't drink water from the tank or campground spigots, don't trust either, we drink bottled water.

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Old 09-16-2013, 06:41 PM   #5
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I use mine all the time. Also use an outside filter.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:38 PM   #6
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I use mine all the time. Also use an outside filter.
Philip,

Same here. We get a new outside filter every season.

The inside water filter is great. We use it all the time - drinking water, making coffee, brushing teeth etc.

We didn't have the under sink water filter in any of our previous coaches.

I would definitely recommend getting the filter.

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #7
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New outie and innie, yearly.... Or if I have plugged into questionable source.

Filters cheaper than the Vet.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #8
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Hi, although I don't have an under the sink water filter, I think the real concern is for when it's time to winterize your trailer [something that I never do] and you have to remove the filter and install a bypass tube in it's place. Then later, you have to re-install the filter. I have an in-line water filter, but I have never used it; We bring bottled water.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:29 PM   #9
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Hi, although I don't have an under the sink water filter, I think the real concern is for when it's time to winterize your trailer [something that I never do] and you have to remove the filter and install a bypass tube in it's place. Then later, you have to re-install the filter. I have an in-line water filter, but I have never used it; We bring bottled water.
I think they all have a shutoff valve. Just remove the filter housing, drain and no antifreeze goes to the filter when winterizing. At least that's how mine is.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:33 AM   #10
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My undersink filter has a bypass plug that goes in for when you're blowing out lines. It's not meant to hold pressure against liquids, so it's not clear to me what you're supposed to do if you use antifreeze...I guess just use a retired filter.

We replace the filter each spring...it's about $30 from Camping World. But we probably spent at least half that much in bottled water anyway before we started using the filter, and this is far more convenient. Since I usually winterize at least twice a year, we keep the filter in a gallon ziplock bag in the house when the camper is winterized.
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We use both inside and outside, replace annually in the Spring. Worth it.
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We have lived off the on-board water in various campers for years and never had a filter and never had a problem until we spent a month in one spot filling the tank from a well with no chlorine. The symptoms we picked up matched what I used to get in Mexico after a week so we suspected the water and started using a little bleach and have not had another problem.

The new trailer has a filter under the sink the feeds just the one drinking water spigot on the sink.

About that drinking water filter. It is mounted flat on the shelf under the sink taking up a bunch of space. There there a reason they didn't mount it vertically. There seems to be room.
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