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Old 08-01-2016, 04:05 PM   #1
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Are 2 H2O filters better than 1?

We presently use "City Water" when hocked up and are using a 3M Aqua-Pure 110T w AP110 Filter (Dirt, Rust and Sediment - 5 micron - Flow Rate 8 GPM max) at the water bib along with a brass pressure regulator set at 45pis. The TT has a WaterPur system but no filter (KW1) in it. City Water appears to travel through the WaterPur canister and was wondering would it be wise to add another filter to help eliminate other possible contaminants or would the additional filter bring water flow down to a trickle?
What's your thinking on this?

Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 08-01-2016, 04:35 PM   #2
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We presently use "City Water" when hocked up and are using a 3M Aqua-Pure 110T w AP110 Filter (Dirt, Rust and Sediment - 5 micron - Flow Rate 8 GPM max) at the water bib along with a brass pressure regulator set at 45pis. The TT has a WaterPur system but no filter (KW1) in it. City Water appears to travel through the WaterPur canister and was wondering would it be wise to add another filter to help eliminate other possible contaminants or would the additional filter bring water flow down to a trickle?
What's your thinking on this?

Thanks for the feedback.

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Your main filter is capable of 8 gal/min. Unless you have pulled out the water limiters in the faucets, showers, toilets, washing machine, dishwasher, and then they are all running at the same time, you won't use 8 gal/min.

I run a charcoal filter cartridge in the in house filter so that any water being used from the fresh water tank is filtered but I still filter the water when I put it in the tank.

I also use an inline charcoal filter at the hose bib when hooked to city water to protect the plumbing system.

Maybe, I leave the in house one in because I'm lazy, or maybe I leave it in because I can live with the water flow I get out of the faucets with it in.

I am camping and thus minimize water usage regardless of whether it is "free" or I have to fill my fresh water tank.

You will never know if you can live with the water pressure unless you add a filter. You will also never realize how much better the water tastes once it goes through a charcoal filter until you have tasted it that way.

Now if you never use anything but bottled water for drinking, coffee, tea, or cooking, all bets are off.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:38 PM   #3
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Short Answer: you want 2. A sediment filter and a Carbon filter.


Check out Rick & Lynn's site - they have reasonable filtration systems that will keep your water safe:


RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV


We use a Dual White canister system like on this page:


RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV


Dual Canisters, Both White,
w/ Mounting Bracket
plus 2 RV-SED1 and
1 CBC-KDF filter cartridges


Under $100 for the hardware and filters.


The whole house filter on your camper is most likely specific to Forest River and you have to buy their filters in order for them to fit properly (at least on our Coach)


Edit:


Ditch your constant flow Water Pressure Regulator and get this:


https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A01-...=valtara+water


you can run your water pressure up to 60PSI - and have a residential-like shower
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input....will be ordering soon

Dual Canisters, Both White,
w/ Mounting Bracket
plus 2 RV-SED1 and
1 CBC-KDF filter cartridges

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