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smdallas

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has anyone used the inline water filter from walmart? I know in most cases a water filter is not a nescessity but I do like to have clean water and for 24 bucks for 2 years worth of filter, I'm thinking of giving it a shot.

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I had one my first year camping and it worked OK, The next year I went to Menard's and bought a whole house filter for 10 bucks and 2 filters for about 2 bucks. I had to buy 2 spur fittings, 2 hose clamps and a white RV water hose. I think it was about 25 bucks total. I hook this up outside my camper between the water hookup on the camper to the faucet at the site. Each year now I buy a water filter package of 2 filters on sale for about 2 or 3 bucks, and I get one to compliment the water filter in the camper under the sink. So if you buy the Walmart one every 2 years for 24 bucks, my outlay is about 5 or 6 bucks. Just sounded like a better deal to me, plus it gave me the chance to make something which I love to do.

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2 years of use??

If you get 2 years of use out of those filters then you don't need a filter cause the water is pretty dang clean.

As above......whole house filter. Cheaper, easy set up, better choice of filter types and better flow rates.

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I hope they're good - just bought one tonight for our first RV.





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the 2 year estimate that I am going off of is from the package, says that each filter will last for about a year of camping.
@jrm: do you connect the regulator before or after the filter?
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We use the WalMart filter, works great and it is easy to use.


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We have been using the Wal Mart filter for the past several years. We still use a brita pitcher at some campgrounds if the water taste bad. I've been thinking of making the switch to the whole house filter...I think it would do a better job. We replace it every year. Sometimes twice a year if we go to the beach.

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I replace my Walmart filter every year. I don't think it's anything special, but it works. If you get one, flush the heck out of it before you use it, unless you like "carbonated" water.

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I purchase my filter cartridges that go in my whole house filter, from either Walmart or Lowes. Good for one year or 10,000 gallons of water but they have a lower flow rate than the more expensive filters from the manufacturer. At half the price they're good enough for me.


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On the recommendation of a campground host, I have a double whole house filter system. One cannister holds a particle filter while the second cannister holds a carbon filter. The carbon filter is for the taste of the water. I have them hooked together with a short piece of copper tubing with hose fittings on the input and output sides. I hang them in a 5 gallon bucket wrapped in that silver insulation, Reflectix. When the temps go below freezing, I put a trouble light in the bucket that is on a thermostat turning it on at 35 degrees. Keeps the filters from freezing. I also run a Culligan in-line filter attached to the inlet on the camper. May sould like overkill, but I have been living in two campgrounds since December and for some reason the water has been rusty at times when you first turn it on and the filters also fill up with an orange slime. Have to change the filters each month. Just trying to keep it out of my plumbing. So far, so good.


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