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Old 05-14-2017, 06:45 AM   #1
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Drinking water filter

When we travel we use bottled water for drinking. Typical for us is to carry gallon jugs for in camp use and bottles for portable situations, like in the truck, out hiking, etc. At any given time we have a case of bottles and 2-6 gallon jugs, replenishing once a week or so. It amounts to a lot of plastic over a 3 month trip.

Looking into the possibility of in trailer filtering and using stainless steel water bottles for on the go.

To make it effective it'd have to do a couple gallons a day, not take up much room, and be easy and convenient to use.

If you do similar I'd be interested in knowing what type of filter you have and if you're happy with it.
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:01 AM   #2
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Interesting topic Bob and timely. I dislike the plastic containers both from a health issue and environmental. I carry a 1/2 full fresh tank from home as well as 5 gal for the dogs. I recently installed on of these at home and I'm really impressed with the taste of the municipal water after filtering, it tastes great. Researching a smaller one for the camper is on going...
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I've got the one in the fridge that filters the "through the door" water, it's fine for at home use.

Would not the one you use at home work as on on the counter filter when traveling? Do you get much water flow from it?
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I've got the one in the fridge that filters the "through the door" water, it's fine for at home use.

Would not the one you use at home work as on on the counter filter when traveling?
Since the room under the sink in the 17B is limited, I started out with one of the small filters that used canisters with o-rings. Tried a couple of different brands and they all had the same problem - leaks. Seems the lower water pressure & intermittent water pressure (I turn of my pump when not in use) caused them to leak around the o-rings.

I gave up & added a refrigerator filter under the driver's side seat & ran a line to a separate faucet for filtered drinking & cooking water:
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I've got the one in the fridge that filters the "through the door" water, it's fine for at home use.

Would not the one you use at home work as on on the counter filter when traveling? Do you get much water flow from it?
It works fine at home, I may purchase another one and try it on the faucet in the camper.
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water filters

At home we drink the fridge filtered water or we have a bar sink close to the kitchen that has a stainless container with a replaceable filter that claims 2000 gallons for taste and particles. It works for me, I need to start the day with a glass or two of water without taste or smell and then it's onto our coffee. In the trailer we take home water with us that has also been run through a cheap hose filter. On the road I taste the water before hooking up then use the same cheap hose filter. Also under the kitchen sink I cut the cold water line and added another filter. Too many years I put up with airplane water and coffee, not any more.
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We have opted for a low tech solution. A Brita water filter. Works great with the rusty water of the Gogebic Iron Range and the skunky and sulphur water of Florida.

A bit more work in that you have to fill the Brita pitcher but it really helps the taste of coffee.
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Hi Jack,
Reminded me of the old western song recorded by many, Cool Clear Water. We go out with about 28 half liter bottles and when we run out we buy more. I don't take any chances with water if I don't have to. Working in Idaho in 69 and 70 we drank out of creeks all summer and got away with it. I figure I used up all my luck then. See you in Osoyoos.
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This is very timely for me... am looking for a water filtration for the kitchen. Jim what made you go for that CleanWaterForLess one on Amazon? Also on Amazon close to getting a ShelterLogic 12x20' canopy to replace my gone with the wind one.

Jon, need some additional info: what is a refrigerator filter and how exactly did you make it work in the camper? You added a water line to it under the front seat? Then another line to the countertop faucet? Got any pix of this?
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Hi Jack,
Reminded me of the old western song recorded by many, Cool Clear Water. We go out with about 28 half liter bottles and when we run out we buy more. I don't take any chances with water if I don't have to. Working in Idaho in 69 and 70 we drank out of creeks all summer and got away with it. I figure I used up all my luck then. See you in Osoyoos.
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Hi: Iowa Dave... http://www.fortycreekwhisky.com in Ontario and http://www.crdistillery.com in Iowa use the best water... After them what's left is well... water plain and simple!!! Alf
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