To each his own of course, However the everpure filter mounted under the sink with the above faucet I have takes care of my drinking water needs, a glass of water rinsing my mouth after brushing my teeth, cooking, coffee etc. and also the ice maker in my fridge.
I have never felt the need to filter the water to flush the toilet with or to take a shower with by having an additional filter on the outside of the coach.
What goes inside me is filtered or bottled, the rest just goes down the drain.
2002 34HD Winnebago Journey DL, Cat. 330/freightliner
2004 Honda CRV - Garmin 1490t
Great wife & Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Disagree on the "blue inline hose filter IF you are filling your potable water tank.
Most of the sealed inline filters contain charcoal. Charcoal will remove chlorine. That is fine if you are going to immediately use the water, but NOT a good idea if you are going to store the water.
Better is to use a fine-micron (I use a 5 micron) sediment only filter going into the coach and then a charcoal-based filter on a drinking water spigot.
The other issue with the sealed inline filters is that many are not bacteriastatic. They have nothing to inhibit the growth of "gremlins" that you are then filtering your water through. The whole house type filters with replaceable elements allow you to safely store the filters between uses. If in a dry climate, just let the filter dry out. If in a humid area, put the filter in a Ziploc and throw it in the freezer.
Wolf10, Thank You. I learn something new everyday. I see that C.W. has a culligan hose filter for Odor/Sediment/Taste.. then I need a drinking water filter at the sink, thats been on my list i just have not gotten around to it.
Question. on storing the hose filter, I have always just put it in a zip bag in the bay, should I let it air out to prevent "gremlins"
How about the sink filter setting with water, several weeks between trips?
Most under-sink filters (ours is ADC) are bacteriastatic. That is one reason the filter elements are much more expensive than the sediment only filters.
The sediment only filters are not (at least the majority of them). I don't think storing a wet filter in a warm bay in or out of an air tight bag would be nearly as safe as allowing it to dry out OR throwing it in the freezer.
So, on the sediment filter, a better practice would be to store it in the dish drainer so it could drain and dry out between uses. We only use the RV about twice a month for long weekends so the freezer is turned off..
I live full-time in my 5th wheeler. I've tried several in line water filters but with-in 2 or 3 days the water pressure dropped below 20PSI and a few times have found green algae blocking the strainer at the inlet and coming out of the white drinking water hose. Also when first turning on the fresh water, it smelled like an unflushed urinal. Late last year I started using a water softener but still get the urinal smell. Even got to the point where I used rubber pipe insulation rods over the whole length of a new water hose, ran it under my RV and have the softener boxed in and covered by a 2 in. thick sheet of reflective roofing insulation to help keep the sun off it, yet still get that stink. I have an EverPur drinking water system factory installed but do not get any stink from that. I've talked to neighbors about this but no one else has this problem.
I city water hookup. Any suggestions?