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Old 10-25-2015, 01:33 PM   #1
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City water thru filter?

I never carry water in my TT. The type of camping we are doing presently puts us in camps that always have a water connection so I don't see the sense in carrying around all that extra weight. For those rare times we might need to spend one night pulled over in a parking lot just to sleep, we plan ahead and carry 4-5 gallon jugs of water for morning coffee and other needs.

My question ... does a city water connection go thru the water filter? Or does it by-pass it with the assumption that a city connection is already filtered? Just wondering if I need to continue to change the filter every year or not.

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Old 10-25-2015, 01:47 PM   #2
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IF your unit has a built in water filter city water SHOULD go thru it.

I use a inline filter that gets replaced at the start of the camping season regardless of how much it was used the season before.
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:06 PM   #3
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If you have a built in water filter typically it is a whole house filter and all non heated water passes thru it, regardless of where it comes from (shore/holding tank).
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I have an onboard filter that all water EXCEPT to the toilet flows through it. Why filter toilet water other than to keep trash out? The pump and T to the toilet are prefilter.
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Old 10-27-2015, 02:58 PM   #5
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I filter all the water that enters the trailer, through an inline filter attached that the city water inlet. I do not have a separate inline for toilet water.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:09 PM   #6
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I filter all the water that enters the trailer, through an inline filter attached that the city water inlet. I do not have a separate inline for toilet water.
Nor do I, betting that separating the toilet from the rest of the unit was a plumbing nightmare......
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Old 10-28-2015, 02:01 PM   #7
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Filter for City Water

We are similar in that we camp with full hookups most of the time and the trailer has a system filter for all incoming water. That said we added city water to the fresh holding tank in Wichita KS this past June and finished our trip about a week later without emptying it out or having to use it. The water in the fresh tank developed a very bad odor which the main filter would not remove. We ended up dumping the tank, adding a chemical just for this purpose ( I forget which one) to the new fresh water and letting it sit for a week or so. It did get rid of the odor and we are good, but now we use an additional filter at the shore connection all the time. I have not noticed any drop in water pressure with both filters connected and now if we want to carry fresh water in the tank we can fill up knowing it is filtered. The blue filters that fit on the supply hose end are not expensive and are easy to use; I just dump the water out of mine and store it on top of the hose in the bay.
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:06 PM   #8
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I filter all the water that enters the trailer, through an inline filter attached that the city water inlet. I do not have a separate inline for toilet water.
I'm not sure that is a good idea David. We just bought a filter because our toilet was stopped up. Apparently trash in the water had accumulated over time to the point where the toilet would barely flush.
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:17 PM   #9
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We filter all water. On board filter when using city water and when filling at state parks, use a filter on the fill hose.
Have read that some campers run into sand or grit in water supply. Don't want to have that mess!
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:37 PM   #10
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We have the whole house filter that came in our 5er . In the spring I will remove it and use a inline filter .
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