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SHRED

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Posted: 04/11/21 08:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They are all over the map!

I am tried of hauling around bottled water and I am looking for a solution.
My first idea was a two stage filter like these but the price discrepancies are confusing.

$149.99

$59.99

I am also considering the cheap exterior blue Camco inline filter and something like this:

BRITA

Or better yet:

TRAVEL BERKEY

Thanks for any suggestions.

* This post was edited 04/11/21 08:54am by SHRED *


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midnightsadie

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$25. inline filter with a charcoal filter works.

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midnightsadie wrote:

$25. inline filter with a charcoal filter works.


We have an R/O unit at home so we are used to a more robust filtering than those.
I might get the Travel Berkey for drinking water and the $25 filter for the tank.

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#1. using amazon for purchase is contributing to anti-American businesses. Choose your loyality...
ebay has the same products.

#2. Hands down - Berkey filter. It is the best.

There are "jerry can" filters that use the Berky filter and the jerry can is more robust than the "travel" can of the Berkey. The Berky travel can is not meant for travel, it is just smaller so easier to carry around, but in no way set up for travel, you have to secure it for travel somehow.

If I had a do-over I would use a jerry can with Berky filters.

The store water is always contaminated and sometimes just carbon filtered (for taste) tap water.

Those other filters will not filter as good as a Berky.

Lots of toxins in American tap water.

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Posted: 04/11/21 10:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last time I checked the Berkey (my choice) could not be shipped to California. Government hard at work to protect us from ourselves.
Hopefully that has changed and Berkey paid the money to certify what they already know.


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Camco has one called the EVO1 or something like that. It uses one large house style filter. The inline ones are fine. But with the Evo, you can clean it out and use the filter cartridge you want. About $35 or so. Plus plastic or wire stand as desired. I place it near my water inlet and use a 10’ hose for connecting.


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I will give you my solutions A and B
All water into the RV went through a cheap home activated charcoal filter

I took some PVC pipe.. (I'd recommend 2" I used 3 and as a result did not have a pipe wrench that fit) and some reducers. The outlet end I cut a stainless steel drain cover to fit inside the largest reducer and glued it together (reduce down to male hose fitting) the other end a threaded adapter and then reducers to a female hose end. Cut down drain cover optional

Fill with Fliter floss.. (Fish isle at any store that has one) then regular not anti-algi) activated charcoal. then some more floss and assemble the female end.

Drinking water A: went through a BRITA pitcher B: When the Brita broke I replaced it with a PUR (the pitcher did not bounce well and PUR was what the Thrift I was voulenteering had in stock)

I still have the PUR and a PUR faucet filter as well


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Current rig has 2 filters...use a sediment filter in the first and charcoal in 2nd. EBay has good prices on the filters. Been drinking the water out of RV tanks for 50 years, many without any filter, and we are still here and in good health. Might spend $20/year on bottled water, mainly for guests with more refined tastes.


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Wow, what an issue. We threw the filter inserts out the day we took delivery of the last 3 new Class A RV's. I take a cup of water out of a hose bib whenever we hook up or fill the tank up. Tastes OK, we use it, tastes bad we don't. ??????


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I have six WaterBricks that I carry home RO water with us when we camp.

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