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Old 01-06-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Well it's time for me to start getting my supplies for this summer. Last year I used a camco inline water filter, worked good. I'm looking for opinions o. Water filters, should I continue to use the in line at 20 bucks a season, or get a nicer cartridge style and replace the cartridge each year? I still don't drink the water typically, but I like it filtered, and one thing I hate is when a filter restricts the flow ( low pressure in the shower) so I high flow would be nice.
Should I look at Home Depot for a residential style?

Any one out there please share with me. Thanks
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
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Gonna try the cheaper 'house' type filters this year. The replacement OEM filter is almost $30, where you can get 2 for less than $15 at the big box home improvement store.

Flow rate is my only real concern about making the switch also... like you, we don't drink a lot of water from the taps so I'm OK with a larger 'micron' size filter if that gets me better pressure for showers.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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I think a lot depends upon where your filter is located. In my V-lite it is in a terrible location and demands bodily contortions and lots of towels to change. The towels are for the mess it makes. It is almost impossible to remove without spilling water all over the place. I opt for the in-line cartridge that I get at Walmat. So far I have not found a better price. I have not noticed any degradation of flow. I get a new one each year, more often if I go several months without using it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:18 PM   #4
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I still have to decide on the inline or the cartridge. Inline is easy but I think the cartridge is more efficient ? Have to research more
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I use the household cartridge type from home depot, inline. I just attach to hose from campground water supply, then a short house from filter to trailer inlet. Easy, cheaper than Camco to replace filter, and does not restrict water flow.
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I use a carbon\charcoal in-line filter cartridge purchased from a plumbing supply store for roughly $5.00 ea. Each one lasts a season.
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I'm gonna stop at home depot this weekend and checkout the house filters. They seem to have higher flow rates and the over all cost is cheaper.
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I tried a household style from Home Depot but I couldn't get decent pressure with it, i did have a drinking water type filter so it was pretty restrictive. I installed an RV style Shur-flo accumulator and that was the best thing I have added. I just use the inline filters as we dont drink the water anyhow. I was trying to run off the pump and never tried this with a water hook up, might just adjust your regulator up a little and be fine?
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Can you leave the household style water filters in all season long. I was under the impression that they should not be left in the camper when it was not being used.
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Can you leave the household style water filters in all season long. I was under the impression that they should not be left in the camper when it was not being used.
After I put a new one in in the spring I change it one more time middle season.
Then remove for winterization.


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