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Old 09-28-2016, 08:23 AM   #21
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I've seen a fair amount of floaties in the water at the SP we frequent and some degree of discoloration. Therefore, any water going into the tank goes through a filter first. I did remove the FR system and use a whole house filter with a 10 micron carbon, taste odor and sediment filter and have done so for the last 10 yrs. Works for me. We do make coffee with it, etc.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:51 AM   #22
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I use these filters to save my plumbing. often sediments and such get into the water. These sediments can get trapped by your faucets ruining the seats and or modules. I once spent the better part of a day trying to remove the cartridge from a moen faucet. Basically the filters help to keep other plumbing from getting ruined.
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:55 PM   #23
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Even in Canada , i use bottled water . ...never drink campsite stuff....but its run through the system for dishes and cleaning. No filter no issues.... cause there is no filter cartridges .
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:11 PM   #24
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We have a external 2 stage filter (Sediment & .5 Micron Carbon) between the water pedestal and our coach which then passes through a water softener and then through the whole house filter on the coach (which we happily let Forest River change every year at Goshen )

The Sed filter gets changed every 3-ish months and often it is full of gunk (depending on where we have camped) The carbon filter can last up to 6 months - again depending on where we have camped.
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i took my filter out after i noticed it was not tight could have leaked.

Not long after I discovered issues with sediment clogging the intake to the toliet.

I use a filter all the time now. Nothing like meeting new people while you pull the toilet out of your rig.
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i took my filter out after i noticed it was not tight could have leaked.

Not long after I discovered issues with sediment clogging the intake to the toliet.

I use a filter all the time now. Nothing like meeting new people while you pull the toilet out of your rig.
On a lot of campers, you must use the supplied filter wrench to correctly tighten the whole house filter. The filter wrench will allow you to tighten the filter (it actually goes over a anti-reverse notch) that prevents the filter from unscrewing due to road vibration.
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