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Old 09-12-2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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Best water filter system for questionable supply???

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I'm looking to source a water filter system to install on my 2010 Wildwood. Currently, it does not have a filter system. The park that we stay quite frequently has a perpetual boil order in place and I guess this is probably a CYA notice since no one in the park has had any issues to my knowledge. We use bottled water for drinking but having a wife and 2 daughters that love showers & baths, I 'm starting to get concerned about the (possible) water quality
. I've read a lot of threads here on the forum about nightmares with on-board filtration systems leaking / rupturing so I would like a system I can install outside of the trailer. Maybe I'm being too cautious but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Has anyone here thought along the same lines? What would you recommend? I should state that will be my first mod for our next camping season!
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:24 AM   #2
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boiling is to kill bacteria, and I'm not sure there is a filter for that.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:50 AM   #3
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There are filers that can get down to bacteria sized contaminant removal but an RV sized one would flow so slowly that adding one would not be practical for bath/shower flow rates. The other option is reverse osmosis, but the tank used to supply the treated water would also not be large enough in an RV sized package to supply you with enough water for bathing.
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Old 09-12-2015, 02:39 PM   #4
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Thanks to you both for the replies.
I did find a Rainfresh system that filters down to 0.3 micron which will take of bacteria but it only flows at 1.0 gpm / 40 psi which would make for a slow shower to be sure! I've only started looking at this issue today so maybe I'll keep looking / searching to see if anything else is available. If I do find something, I'll post it online for comments.
By the way, how low of a flow can you reasonably use in a shower?
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Old 09-12-2015, 04:20 PM   #5
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This is arguably the best source of information you Wil find on RV water filtration.
https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/FAQ.htm
If you are looking to take sediment out of your water a filter will work however if your water is contaminated you really should have a reverse osmosis system.
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Old 09-12-2015, 04:57 PM   #6
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How about using the filter to fill the tank. Then use the tank and pump to shower. Low flow might not matter to much when filling the tank.

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I use the Purr 1 micron filter element in my unit and don't have a problem with water flow. Have been using a 5-micron filter and just decided to see if there was a flow difference. You will be surprised just what shows up in the filter bowl when you change out the element.
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:33 PM   #8
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I use the Purr 1 micron filter element in my unit and don't have a problem with water flow. Have been using a 5-micron filter and just decided to see if there was a flow difference. You will be surprised just what shows up in the filter bowl when you change out the element.
What kind of filtration unit are you using? Brand? Model?
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If you are looking to take sediment out of your water a filter will work however if your water is contaminated you really should have a reverse osmosis system.
RO units don't remove bacteria or other organisms. US ships with RO units have to treat the water if they make it within 4 miles of land because of this. Ships that still use a steam distilling system don't have to treat the water because the heat kills all the detrimental bacteria.
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Old 09-13-2015, 03:42 PM   #10
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Could you use a UV filter, if you are on shore power. Not sure what the flow rate is on them.
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