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Old 02-23-2015, 04:09 PM   #1
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Question about Water Filters in the Classic

There is a water filter located under the sink in our Classic. Is this water filter used to filter the drinking water only? I assume it doesn't filter all the water - just the drinking water. But I just want it confirmed.

Also, I'm curious, how many of you add another filter outside to the potable water hose? I would think that wouldn't be necessary, but again - just want to confirm.

And how often do you replace them?

Thank you for your help!
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:12 PM   #2
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Yes to both. In mine, the undersink filter only filters the small drinking water fountain to the right of the main sink faucet. I also have a GE whole house filter from big box to filter the incoming water. I don't always use it thought. Depends on local water quality.
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Thanks Rich, I appreciate the information!

I think we'll probably go ahead and put a filter outside too.

Thank you.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:35 PM   #4
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We also have an under sink filter which only filters the cold water coming from the the kitchen sink faucet. We also filter the water coming into Lucy from the city water outlet with one of the big blue in-line filters from Camping World or Wal-Mart.

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Our under sink unit is crapping out so we will replace it with something this spring. We always use an outdoor filter as well. The TastePure filter has been our choice for the last four or five years. BTW what undersink filter is installed in you unit?
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Moosetags - confused by picture

I am a newbie - just getting ready for my 1st trip in my 25FB. The picture Moosetags shows has me a little confused. It looks like the filtered waterline is going into the Waste flush input and not the city water inlet; and there is a second line going into the waste disposal pipe which I didn't know you could do (and assume it is for helping flush waste out?). Haven't yet set my AS up yet, but just want to make sure I am not missing something.
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I am a newbie - just getting ready for my 1st trip in my 25FB. The picture Moosetags shows has me a little confused. It looks like the filtered waterline is going into the Waste flush input and not the city water inlet; and there is a second line going into the waste disposal pipe which I didn't know you could do (and assume it is for helping flush waste out?). Haven't yet set my AS up yet, but just want to make sure I am not missing something.

You are correct. When the particular photo was taken, I was in the process of flushing the black tank. That's why the blue hose is connected to the flush inlet. The other hose is connected to the Sewer Solution head. This is required for the Sewer Solution to operate. There is a back flow stop valve at the Sewer Solution connection.

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There is a water filter located under the sink in our Classic. Is this water filter used to filter the drinking water only? I assume it doesn't filter all the water - just the drinking water. But I just want it confirmed.
You are correct, drinking water only.

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Also, I'm curious, how many of you add another filter outside to the potable water hose? I would think that wouldn't be necessary, but again - just want to confirm.
I don't, some do. This is one of these things where I don't think the juice is worth the squeeze. Outboard filters are one more thing to set up and tear down, and are hard to dry completely and keep sanitary, one more source of leaks, one more thing to wipe off after a night of rain and mud.

Some campgrounds have water that would benefit from filtration or softening. I bring a tank of fresh water from home when I expect to encounter that and make minimal use of campground water.

For longer stays or for people who are unusually picky about their water it's worth the hassle. I see workcampers with filter and water softener setups reasonably often.
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We Use Indoor & Outdoor Fileter

The filter by the sink is just for the drinking water spigot. A red light comes on when it needs to be replaced. We also use a marine filter for the external water supply and swap out filters every six months. This approach works well for us. Cannot recall having had any water issues in our first 15 months of full-timing.
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Thanks everyone for all your responses. This has been very helpful.

demijac, I didn't know about the red light warning. We don't use the filtered water very often, we usually stick with bottled water. But it's nice to know it's there.
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Everyone has answered the questions. Just be sure to replace the filter on the outside once in a while. I know some say every three months, but it depends on your usage. Have fun!
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