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Old 10-22-2007, 01:58 PM   #1
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water filter

The wife and I just purchased a 08 3400rl in the past month and have a question about water filters. The dealer sold us a ceramic filter that is suppose to be the best on the market. Problem is no water pressure with it on. Took it off and had great pressure. Need something, but not sure what to get. Has anyone else had this problem or could someone please suggest what filter to try? Is loss of water pressure normal with a filter? Never had that problem with our last trailer.Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Happy camping from
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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Journeyon, I bought the dual jumbo canisters from www.waterfilterstore.com. I also put in an undercounter filter for drinking also. I also bought an adjustable water pressure valve and guage from same store. I do notice a little decrease in pressure in the house but not a lot.

Others may have other ideas but this has worked for me so far.

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Old 10-22-2007, 06:52 PM   #3
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My filter cuts the pressure in about half. Still enough to do the job, just slower
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:01 AM   #4
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Here is another site that handles filters.

http://www.omni-water-filters.org/RCundersink.htm

I use a single TO1 and it seems to do a fine job. Probably not a good idea to use it with a regulator though!



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Old 10-23-2007, 06:34 AM   #5
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quote:Originally posted by Journeyon

The wife and I just purchased a 08 3400rl in the past month and have a question about water filters. The dealer sold us a ceramic filter that is suppose to be the best on the market. Problem is no water pressure with it on.
Seems to me that if it doesn't let any water through, then it's filtering better then any other filter on the market! No water, no impurities. (snicker)
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:12 AM   #6
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I use the large whole house water filter with the see-thru bottom (clear plastic). I bought garden hose fittings to fit the filter connections. Then I bought an adjustable water pressure regulator, a pressure gauge, and a "Y" connector.I put the "Y" connector on the output side of the filter. Put the meter on one end of the and thw water hose to the camper on the other end. Got a water filter holder that sticks in the ground to hold the filter, everything works great and I can adjust the water pressure to what I want, sometimes changes from park to park. Kerry
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:51 PM   #7
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We have two filters and they cut the pressure a lot but the bright side is that the holding tanks don't fill up nearly as fast.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:21 PM   #8
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I ditto the Water Filter Store filters. I use two in tandem and DO NOT experience any decrease in pressure. Have been using this setup for over seven years, full time.

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Old 10-24-2007, 01:54 PM   #9
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Like others we use the tandem filter from the Water Filter Store. So far I haven't noticed any drop in pressure. If you have a pressure regulator with a gage you can try it before and then after the filter to see if you are losing pressure and how much the lose is.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:27 AM   #10
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I, like Kerry, use the see through Whole House with a 5 micron charcoal cartridge filter and all works just fine. Installed garden hose fittings, one male and one female, and hook it in using a short piece of hose made with a repair fitting kit. Only problem I have is capping the fittings after I disconnect to keep from draining water all over. I can dump out most of it, but I don't disassemble so some water remains in it and eventually leaks out.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:52 AM   #11
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I bought a Whirlpool whole house filter w/2 filters at Lowes for the line incoming had to make some fitting changes for the hose cant find the link think it was $39.00 and a reverse osmosis one under the sink so far great system http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...R25&lpage=none was a little cheeper it was on sale. only bad thing I didnt know till I installed is the reverse osmosis one runs water down the drain that it filters out, so I put a shut off on the line for when I'm not hooked up to not fill the tanks.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:03 PM   #12
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I know the '08 has the built in filter and you probably want to use it instead of purchasing additional equipment. Try an activated charcoal filter. The ceramic filter may be too fine to let anything through. I think the charcoal is a 5 micron, and will also improve taste. You may also want to do a search on ceramic filter cartridges on the internet to see if there is some help there. When I searched, it looked like ceramic are less than 1 micron pore size. That would probably require high pressure to get flow.
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:57 AM   #13
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I wouldn't use a ceramic filter as my only filter. In other words, I'd use a sediment filter ahead of it. The one drawback (if there is one) is that when used alone, impurities, dirt and such, in the water supply will clog the filter. I don't use a ceramic filter, but not for that reason. I use a sediment filter in front of a charcoal filter. Nothing wrong with a ceramic filter when used in the right situation.

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:38 AM   #14
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I had a charcoal-ceramic filter in an inline configuration. The flow rate at the tap is fine but don't expect to fill a bath with it. An alternative was a charcoal filter in the supply hose and a ceramic connected to the indoor plumbing below the sink. I chose the former as it was more efficient to change the charcoal element in the two stage filter than to buy a new inline hose filter every 6 months. My only problem was keeping the big "O" rings seated when moving. I turned the saddle valve off and this kept the leakage to the small amount that came out while they reseated once I turned the valve back on when I reached my destination.
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