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Old 05-20-2018, 09:41 PM   #1
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Is there any difference in the RV water filters vs a home water filter replacement? Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:48 PM   #2
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I think it depends on the unit. Neighbor has a 3 stage on his house and a 2 stage on his RV. Both use the same filter cartridge types.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:56 PM   #3
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If you are referring to size, no. The newer FR filter housing takes a standard 10” filter. I buy mine where they are on sale. Many different types to choose from.
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If your rig has the WaterPur filter housing. It will only accept a WaterPur KW1 filter. These are available on the web and some larger RV dealerships, Camping World, etc. The filters are substantially more expensive than the filters available from big box stores. Many folks have replaced the WaterPur filters. Many have decided to not install the new filter inside their trailer and replace the filter housing with a connector.

Do a search, LOTS of threads discuss this.
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The most important thing to keep in ind is that the filters that come in the RV's for the most part have a horrible reputation for coming apart and flooding your trailer...just do a search in the forum, there are countless posts on the topic. Many have pulled the onboard filter out and opted for an outside filter. How complex you want to get with that is totally up to you. Some go simple and just use the blue Camco filter available from many locations, like Walmart and Amazon. Some use a whole house system purchased from the big box stores. Our last 2 trailers the removal of the onboard filter was the very first modification I did, didn't want the headache of any leaks. Some report the entire housing dropping in the middle of the night and waking to a gush of water...no thanks!
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:04 AM   #6
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I think it depends on the unit. Neighbor has a 3 stage on his house and a 2 stage on his RV. Both use the same filter cartridge types.


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If you are referring to size, no. The newer FR filter housing takes a standard 10 filter. I buy mine where they are on sale. Many different types to choose from.


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Old 05-21-2018, 06:07 AM   #8
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The most important thing to keep in ind is that the filters that come in the RV's for the most part have a horrible reputation for coming apart and flooding your trailer...just do a search in the forum, there are countless posts on the topic. Many have pulled the onboard filter out and opted for an outside filter. How complex you want to get with that is totally up to you. Some go simple and just use the blue Camco filter available from many locations, like Walmart and Amazon. Some use a whole house system purchased from the big box stores. Our last 2 trailers the removal of the onboard filter was the very first modification I did, didn't want the headache of any leaks. Some report the entire housing dropping in the middle of the night and waking to a gush of water...no thanks!


Interesting, I will check into that!
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If your rig has the WaterPur filter housing. It will only accept a WaterPur KW1 filter. These are available on the web and some larger RV dealerships, Camping World, etc. The filters are substantially more expensive than the filters available from big box stores. Many folks have replaced the WaterPur filters. Many have decided to not install the new filter inside their trailer and replace the filter housing with a connector.



Do a search, LOTS of threads discuss this.


Thanks! Will check out!
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Interesting, I will check into that!


The RV dealer sold us one for the outside as well as one on the inside. Do you think that is necessary to have both?
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