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Old 03-07-2023, 07:33 PM   #1
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Water filter storage

How do you all store your removable water filters? We usually store ours in a tote with the water hose in the front storage. Iím thinking thatís not good for either the hose or the filter as it canít dry out well. What do you guys recommend?
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How do you all store your removable water filters? We usually store ours in a tote with the water hose in the front storage. Iím thinking thatís not good for either the hose or the filter as it canít dry out well. What do you guys recommend?

I let the filter drain then cap the ends with a set of the caps that came with it when it was new. I always keep a few sets on hand for that reason & to also cap the hose ends so you don't find a tote or storage bay full of water the next time you go camping.
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My freshwater hoses are coiled up and hung up on the back wall of pass-through storage with veclro straps. The water filter and its "pigtail" get drained and stored on the floor just inside the pass-through storage door. I would imagine that is what most RV owners do that use the next to worthless blue hose filters.
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My freshwater hoses are coiled up and hung up on the back wall of pass-through storage with veclro straps. The water filter and its "pigtail" get drained and stored on the floor just inside the pass-through storage door. I would imagine that is what most RV owners do that use the next to worthless blue hose filters.
I'd love to hear your reasoning behind the "next to worthless blue hose filters" comment.
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Old 03-08-2023, 08:13 AM   #5
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I always start the season with a new filter. Just store it with the hose after trying to get all the water out of it.

Iíve watched many videos and campers hook up there filter before running the water. I found many times that the water is brown from sitting in the riser or iron from the well. Purging this water helps your filter last longer.
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Old 03-08-2023, 09:04 AM   #6
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The inline blue one at the faucet with the pressure guage I just set on top of my totes against the wall. There is a camp chair laying in front of it stored so it stays in place.

Never have worried about the ends. Clear the faucet of rust as stated in the previous post then just run a bit of water through to get rid of any air. Figure that cleans it out good enough.

Actually have a second blue filter before these filter and after a water softener with maybe a three foot hose. That one I just loop around end to end, connect them and store it that way. Reason for that filter is just in case the media in the softener escapes.

Everything is quick disconnects except the faucet end.

All the hoses are stored in my hitch cargo basket in a canvas tote. Just blow out my hoses with a small leaf blower.
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Old 03-08-2023, 10:35 AM   #7
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I'd love to hear your reasoning behind the "next to worthless blue hose filters" comment.
It's 20 micron. Most fine impurities are going to make it through. The charcoal will make the water taste and smell better but doesn't do anything for bacteria. (But you really need a UV light with a 0.5 micron pre-filter to kill bacteria anyway). Don't get me wrong, I use one, but I am also aware of what is getting past it. I have a 0.5 micron filter on my well at home.
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It's 20 micron. Most fine impurities are going to make it through. The charcoal will make the water taste and smell better but doesn't do anything for bacteria. (But you really need a UV light with a 0.5 micron pre-filter to kill bacteria anyway). Don't get me wrong, I use one, but I am also aware of what is getting past it. I have a 0.5 micron filter on my well at home.
I don't even know if they improve the taste but they will catch the larger stuff. Withing four days of having my camper set up I ordered the dual kit after using a blue one. Figured out with my first cup of coffee the blue filter alone was not going to cut it.

Actually use a similar set up at the house. Right after the meter is a 5 micron whole house filter and the water line feeding the kitchen sink cold water and refrigerator is a whole house carbon filter of less then 1 micron. That way my cooking and refrigerator water are clean tasting. Maybe change them out every nine months to a year.
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I'm a weekend get-away camper and only use the hose hook up provided for washing dishes (my water heater works great), taking a shower and the toilet. Any and all drinking or cooking water is bottled and I bring it with me. I have one of the blue filters and start with a brand new one each year.

If I was a full timer I might or might not do it differently. Just my 2 cents.
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Thanks for all the responses everyone. Guess what Iím doing isnít too bad then. Yeah I buy a new one every year.
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