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Old 06-16-2015, 08:22 PM   #1
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Question Is the water filter good enough?

Do you feel that the Forest River water filters do a good enough job purifying the water or do you use a secondary filter for drinking water? If so, what kind and where is it installed?

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Old 06-16-2015, 08:30 PM   #2
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I thought it would have been good enough for me if it didn't break and flood the camper. Back to the Camco blue on the outside. (I also added a Pur Advanced to the kitchen faucet).

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Old 06-16-2015, 08:32 PM   #3
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We never drink the water from anything except the water jugs that we bring with us. (Our local store has big 3-gallon jugs of mountain spring water that has a spigot and we keep it on the kitchen counter.)
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:35 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:54 AM   #5
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We use the factory filter installed in-line under the bathroom sink, and we also added an in-line from WalMart at the hose outside,,,,,to keep the expensive one inside cleaner. It's kind of like installing a pre filter on your ac at your home,,,,to protect the more expensive pleated filter downline. We do it primarily for taste. Last summer when we were up in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado for the summer, it was a must to do it because of all the irom in the water.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:17 PM   #6
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We use a camco sediment filter at the spigot and use a britta filter for drinking, coffee, etc.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:18 PM   #7
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Good water filter

This water filter fits the FR built it and provides good shower flow and protection. Check for best price

Model: F1Pb (CFB-PB10)
Class: I
Microns: .5
Flow: 3-4 gallons/minute
Life: 6-12 months
Material: fiber block carbon
Notes: Removes cysts, lead and heavy metals, and is naturally resistant to stagnation due to fiber material

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Old 06-17-2015, 12:43 PM   #8
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We use what's OEM. For drinking water, we stick to filling up the gallon size filter jug with PUR water filter. The rest, we don't really care about as we're not ingesting it.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:58 PM   #9
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The water filter canisters that are causing the unscrewing issue is the one that uses the KW1 filter (very expensive filter). have not seen any issues for those units that have the CCl-10-CLW filter housing. The CCl-10-CLW filter is the standard 10 inch variety and therefore any 10 inch filter can be installed and is available at HD/L/WM etc.. They are the identical ones used in a whole house filter system. The filters can be as cheap as you want to the more expensive types. All the water going into my coach from shore hookup and from holding tank is filtered through this type filter and I use the filtered water for all water related requirements including drinking (just like home). The filters work just fine for me. Have been using this type set up for over 12 years and have camped from shore to shore with no issues. Just another input.
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:02 PM   #10
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Smile Reverse Osmosis

I am thinking about getting the best reverse osmosis filter from and installing it under my kitchen sink for drinking/cooking. I dread constantly hauling 5 gallon jugs from stores. Anyone have a better idea?

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