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Old 06-17-2015, 02:02 PM   #11
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The filters do not purify water, they simply filter out sediment.

I have also noted that they do a bang up job of washing out parts of a trailer in a some what messy manor.

Do you plan on drinking it?

If so get one of the PUR quick click filters for the kitchen faucet, you can remove the filter and put it in the sink when on the road so it does not stress test the faucet.
Purified water is water that has been mechanically filtered or processed to remove impurities and make it suitable for use.

Thatís what the FR filters do. They also contain carbon which absorbs some impurities.
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:23 PM   #13
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Britta, reusable, & relatively inexpensive.
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:30 PM   #14
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Water Filters

As posted above, the majority of filters are only for filtering particulate matter. They do NOT sanitize or sterilize water. double filtering is a good idea, and I use the blue one in most situations.
There are some pretty fancy double rigger large filters, using pleated filters and carbon, but that is a matter of size, not sterility.
A RO system sounds nice, however, it is a constant drain on power (while filtering) and dumps at least half of all water run through it, to obtain RO water in the reservoir. some dump up to 3/4 of the water (3/4 of a gallon for every quart stored). so dry camping would rule the usefulness of that out right away.
I carry 5 gallons per week for cooking, and use a sanitized tank (processed myself with bleach, etc) full for washing bodies, teeth, and dishes.
We refill using 5 gallon jugs that we haul when dry camping. When plugged in we don't use city water, private systems, (some parks draw from the lake! like the Military Camps at Canyon Lake, near San Antonio) for drinking, ever. We still use bottled RO water for drinking, no matter what.
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I removed mine from under the sink, and installed a bracket on the outside of the trailer. The bracket it hung on under the sink slips into the bracket on the trailer. I've worked in a couple of the "water purifying" plants, and they just take city water and filter it, and bottle it. If you are careful with sanitizing everything, and use the right filter cartridges, your water is just as good, if not better, than bottled water you're paying a premium for.
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In general we use no filters....... but I drink from the creek on the farm as well .......... Don't even remember filters being available in the 70s .......

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In general we use no filters....... but I drink from the creek on the farm as well .......... Don't even remember filters being available in the 70s .......

That's 1870's right?
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Ya..... In over 30 years of camping we have never owned a camper with a built in filter tried an in line filter part of a season ..... Trashed it and back to using none.........

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Old 06-17-2015, 04:42 PM   #19
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The water in our CG has A LOT of sulfur in it. We have to bleach our lines 2-3 times a year or else the whole thing smells like rotten eggs whenever we run water.

I don't even like washing my hands with it much less even thinking about drinking it.
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Here is what we do for potable water! In the evening before bedtime my wife takes a 10 liter (approx) stock pot and fills it with the campground water places it on the stove and boils it for 10 minutes. Turn the stove off, place a lid on the pot and leave it till morning. In the morning you will notice (maybe) a sediment at the bottom of the pot. Carefully decant the water without disturbing the sediment through a brita water filter. You will probably have very clear clean water. Boiling should kill any bacteria and precipitate any turbidity. It works for us! The drawback is a lot of extra heat when you might not want it and propane consumption! Now having said all that we also carry RO water in an 18 liter container however when you run out and too far away from a refillable source the boil brita is the next best option!
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