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doxiemom11

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Posted: 06/28/19 01:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your fresh water tank must be smaller than the ones on previous rv's. Ours always runs out way before we could fill the gray and black tanks.

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Back to the subject of filters. The best to filter your drinking water would be the 0.5 micron filter. The drawback to using a filter that filters out particles that small is that they present a lot of restriction to the flow. You won't be able to use a filter like that to filter all your water for that reason. Any charcoal filter will remove smells and bad tastes from the water but they let the bugs (that the 0.5 micron filter prevents) come through. They work well as a prefilter to make your better filter last longer. Figure out what you want your filter to remove and then find a cartridge that meets those needs.


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Lowes and He Depot have large full house cannisters that will take the right fittings for a hose. The 10 inch long same length as the smaller canisters, can take those filters but also much larger diameter. the one at Lowe's Westinghouse has a clear lower housing . The GE at Home depot is not clear but has a remote that tells you when the filter needs to be changed. The 25 micron large filter at Lowes get most everything including nasties and will hod a lot of sediment. Then you smaller micron filter will not stop up as much. Better still is two of the large housings with a sediment filter an the secondary the .5 micron. Lowes did not have the smaller micron in stock. Looks like ordering on line is the answer.
Don't get distracted by the myrid of offerings on the Internet. Trouble is findign stand for the big/huge filter houings or maybe mounting in the RV.
Just one big housing and fien micron filter will probably last quite a while unless, like us you wash clothes shower twice a day, sometimes, and so on.
We have a couple of the .5 micron ceramic filters and in South Ga and La they both stopped up with sulfur and iron and other things and refused to be cleaned.
We spend good bit of time, in Michigan, and well water at many RV parks would stop up a filter in two days if the campground was full with dirt sediment and in farm country all the fertilizers and pesticides in the water. So a good filter system and spare cartridges are a great idea. The better/finer the filtration the faster they will stop up doing their job, apples to apples.
Those in line filters, well they are making them larger but still two weeks ago at the campground in southern Michigan, neighbor had one and it stopped up and every time he turned on the tap it flushed dirt out of the filter and into the rv.

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Gundog wrote:

Well surprise the tank was empty. That surprises me my RV's before this one would always have full black and grey water tanks before the fresh water was empty. Now I know the gauge for fresh water is not accurate as it read a 1/4 tank. I opened the fresh water drain and nothing came out so I closed it put some water in the tank and like magic the pump built up pressure and shut off. Feel kinda dumb now for even posting this. But I still need to get some filters.


Hey, that's the best kind of fix there is! Give yourself a dope slap, and party on.





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naturist wrote:

Gundog wrote:

Well surprise the tank was empty. That surprises me my RV's before this one would always have full black and grey water tanks before the fresh water was empty. Now I know the gauge for fresh water is not accurate as it read a 1/4 tank. I opened the fresh water drain and nothing came out so I closed it put some water in the tank and like magic the pump built up pressure and shut off. Feel kinda dumb now for even posting this. But I still need to get some filters.


Hey, that's the best kind of fix there is! Give yourself a dope slap, and party on.


At least you didn't leave the antenna up or the awnings out, or smack your head into the slide out

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Posted: 06/29/19 10:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would check the tank sizes for all of your tanks. We have a 03 Class 'A' and my wife and I can go about 12 days before we need to dump? Depending on the fresh water tank size you may be okay with a full tank.

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