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Old 06-12-2016, 11:22 AM   #1
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We don't currently use a water filter. Do you suggest it? We are going to a camp ground in July that we know has well water and has a strong odor. Any suggestions? We don't want our tanks to carry any of that smell after we leave. Thanks
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:41 AM   #2
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First off, if you hook up to city water, you shouldn't have any of their water in your tank.
If you plan to fill your tank when you get there, that is a different story.

I have a stand I made that holds a whole house water filter. I use it when ever I hook to a city water spigot. If the water has any smell, I use the charcoal filter which eliminates a lot if not all of it. Other wise I use just a sediment filter.

https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-WFPF38...e+water+filter

https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-WFPFC8...e+water+filter
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We don't drink the water at campgrounds. We use it for washing, showers and flushing. I did use to use the filters from Walmart that you hook between the hose and the camper. It seemed to do pretty good. We would replace it every spring.
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Thanks

Thanks. We are new to everything so all your suggestions are great.
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Old 06-12-2016, 03:30 PM   #5
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The filter Lloyd shows above is a very common sized filter. You can get the charcoal paper filters or the more expensive activated charcoal filters.
Either way, the charcoal type will help to remove the smell, not just sediment filters.
I'd spend the extra cash and get the activated filters. You can shake them and heard the particles of charcoal in them when new.
The paper units won't last long or being nearly as effective.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:54 PM   #6
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First off, if you hook up to city water, you shouldn't have any of their water in your tank.
If you plan to fill your tank when you get there, that is a different story.

I have a stand I made that holds a whole house water filter. I use it when ever I hook to a city water spigot. If the water has any smell, I use the charcoal filter which eliminates a lot if not all of it. Other wise I use just a sediment filter.

https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-WFPF38...e+water+filter

https://www.amazon.com/DuPont-WFPFC8...e+water+filter
I have 2 of these on mine, 1st water goes thru a sediment filter, then thru the water softener & finally thru a charcoal filter, water taste good & ice is crystal clear.
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Old 06-14-2016, 07:52 PM   #7
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Check out RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV and drop Rick a line. Very helpful and knowledgable. You can get anything from a simple inline filter to a reverse osmosis system.
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We use an in line filter when filling the tank and I installed another filter and faucet at the kitchen sink for drinking water, coffee and tea. Works great and DW is very picky about the water for her tea.
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I see you are new to the forum, so welcome...I would also buy a water pressure regulator if you don't already have one, to go alone with the water filter...It will keep your water system safe if you camp at a campground that has high water pressure...
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X2 on the regulator & not the cheapo thing that restricts flow, spend a few bucks & buy a real regulator.
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