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Old 10-02-2016, 02:07 PM   #11
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external water filter

After dealing with a neighbors Camco filter plugging up and noticing the amount of sediment in the park water, after getting fed up with paying big bucks for the Camco, went to tractor supply and bought a whole house filter and two packs of 5 micro sediment filters, about $1.75 each and rigged it up on the a frame of my utility trailer. Attached is the filter after usual personal cleaning and two showers over night. since then I have been surprised how much sediment is on park water.

simple, easy, cheap, and not in my tank or plumbing. What do you think.......
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:17 PM   #12
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Purge before hook-up

Before I hook up my freshwater hose, I run the water supply full blast at the faucet in order to purge any settlement that may have accumulated at the source. This will get rid of the big stuff and hopefully other debris that's settled in the line prior to my arrival. Hopefully it makes my filter last longer!
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:26 PM   #13
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SatDAve36 - that looks like a good setup.
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:36 PM   #14
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I use a canister type with a sediment filter (caution, never use the clear plastic type canister) outside the trailer in conjunction with the built in filter. The sediment filter does not impede the flow while performing it's function.
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:58 PM   #15
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I like the idea of removing any sediment with a pre-filter but after a week using the blue Camco filter in various campgrounds we had no pressure for the shower. We had to turn on our water pump. I suppose the clogged filter indicates it was doing its job. Has anyone else had a problem with reduced pressure caused be the hose bib filters?
I have had the house filter clog and no water inside the rv, it kinda baffled me for awhile till I went outside and checked the water pressure coming from the post. It was good, then I checked the onboard filter and sure enough it was clogged.

Since then I have used the Camco filters, #1 they are cheaper than the $30 dollar filters that go into the on board container. I buy them at Walmart in a two pack and can change them out easier than the onboard can. I don't even run the one in the rv anymore and I have had zero problems with the Camco filters.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:37 PM   #16
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Thank you. I am using a pressure limiter fitted with a mesh wire screen at the moment. We are camping near Acadia NP and want to limit the amount of sediment so I think I will go find myself a new filter to use. Thanks to everyone. Another question - Is it a good idea to use a pressure limiter and a hose bib filter or will that reduce the pressure too much?
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:40 PM   #17
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After dealing with a neighbors Camco filter plugging up and noticing the amount of sediment in the park water, after getting fed up with paying big bucks for the Camco, went to tractor supply and bought a whole house filter and two packs of 5 micro sediment filters, about $1.75 each and rigged it up on the a frame of my utility trailer. Attached is the filter after usual personal cleaning and two showers over night. since then I have been surprised how much sediment is on park water.

simple, easy, cheap, and not in my tank or plumbing. What do you think.......
Can you post a picture from the other side? Basically how did you attach the filter to the u-bolt setup.
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:57 PM   #18
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I second Mewcasa...always run water before hooking up. Lots of "stuff" lurks in some water lines, especially early in the season. It also flushes out the spiders that hide in the end of the faucet.
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Old 10-02-2016, 11:01 PM   #19
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Most of the campgrounds we've been to have a screen cone affair in their faucet
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this is the setup I made with my factory water filter to ensure I don't get stuff in my water system.
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