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Old 06-02-2016, 02:32 PM   #11
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You can get the individual canisters off amazon for $15

http://www.amazon.com/DuPont-WFPF130...ilpage_o06_s00

Coarse filter for $5

http://www.amazon.com/DuPont-WFPFC40...ilpage_o06_s00

1 micron filters for $13

Amazon.com: Purenex 1M-4PK 1-Micron Sediment Water Filter Cartridge, 4-Pack: Home Improvement

and finally carbon filters for $9

http://www.amazon.com/DuPont-WFPFC80...ilpage_o06_s00

I put three of the canisters together with brass pipe fittings for around $20. For a total of about $100, I had a three stage filter system that would cost close to $500 (or more) if you bought everything together in one system. The coarse filter gets the big particles. The 1 micron filters the small stuff and the carbon filter takes out the bad taste.


Seriously...I'd like to see your setup - sounds awesome (Only thing I would add is a water softener)
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:51 PM   #12
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Drink Proper Filtered Water Only

We have had a Big Berkey for years and use it at home. That unit was too big to lug around unless you have a big bus . . . When we downsized, the boss found a quart size Big Berkey that came with a travel pack. Now we can carry the smaller unit and dip out of the cold stream we are hiking next to and enjoy safe water. The quart size stays in the RV and we fill up jugs to keep a good supply. I will shower in water anywhere . . . but I don't trust it to drink or cook with. If you buy tea to go from one of the fast food restaurants, we use those gallon "jugs" for the water. We like the ones are at like heavy duty baggies and fold up when not being used. If I remember right, both Berkey bottles and travel bag were around $100.
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:04 PM   #13
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Thought I had one on my cell. Will take one of the set up and post it.
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:22 PM   #14
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I also use a outside water filter.
I also don't drink the water from my fresh water tank
even with a filter. I can just think what the tank is made of
or what is in it. I don't think that made in China are the best quality tanks.
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:36 PM   #15
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I also use a outside water filter.
I also don't drink the water from my fresh water tank
even with a filter. I can just think what the tank is made of
or what is in it. I don't think that made in China are the best quality tanks.
Once sanitized properly, why not? Of course, filling the FWT via the filtration system would be a must.
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I prefer an external filter. In addition to simplicity, upon return home, I put the filter in the fridge at home until next trip. I am not convinced that a partially filled filter sitting in an RV basement in 90 heat for a few weeks is something I want my water running thru. To see what I mean, fill a glass half full from your tank leave it sit covered on the counter in the RV between trips. While loading for the next trip, decide if you are OK using that water. I do the same with my water pitcher filter.
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Our Zero Water pitcher works well and fits in fridge.
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Our Zero Water pitcher works well and fits in fridge.
X2 - For camping longer than a weekend, I'll hook up a "whole house" filter (available at home centers). You can choose what type of filter you want to use (sediment / charcoal / etc). The Zero Water works great. Even removes any funny taste from the fresh water holding tank.
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:51 PM   #19
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Here's a few pics of my setup.NPT Pipe fittings in the middle. NPT to female hose fitting/ NPT to male hose fitting on the ends. I pulled the flexible hose ends from a couple self contained water filters I had used previously.
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My new surveyor 245BHS did not come with a water filter (WaterPur Water Treatment System). Is it really necessary? What other options do I have instead of going through the work of installing one?
20 years rving. Our 2016 mini lite has that system. Bottom line my wife loves it out the tap.....we carried bottled water tell this trailer. A great simple system for sure.
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