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Posted: 12/25/21 12:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Does anyone know of a system that can get rid of both taste and smell while allowing enough water flow for a shower?

I put a lot of filtration on my old Class A, and to ensure adequate water pressure I just made sure to turn on my water pump and shower on my water tank supply.

Don't you have the same option?


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FWC wrote:

You may want to check that Pentek filter - pretty sure they are made in China [emoticon].

Simplest option is one of the inline hose thread activated carbon water filters for city water and tank filling. That won't help if the issue is your hot water heater though.


Last ones bought were Made In USA, would not surprise me if they changed to China as it's hard for them to compete.


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Second Chance wrote:

A filter that will eliminate tastes and smell and permit enough flow for a shower doesn't exist in a size suitable for RVs. We installed one of these under the sink for drinking and cooking. It works really well. It's the ceramic shell and carbon block (not granules) that makes the difference:

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I found a charcoal with a flow rate of 4 gallons per minute. I think showers come in at about 2 to 3 gallons per minute.


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2oldman wrote:

What sort of taste and odor are we talking about? Must be kinda bad if a shower is a problem.


I have not been there yet--but apparently the water stinks badly.

It may be that they are not using a hose intended for potable water.

I'll know more after January 7th.

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pianotuna wrote:

Second Chance wrote:

A filter that will eliminate tastes and smell and permit enough flow for a shower doesn't exist in a size suitable for RVs. We installed one of these under the sink for drinking and cooking. It works really well. It's the ceramic shell and carbon block (not granules) that makes the difference:

Under-sink filter

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I found a charcoal with a flow rate of 4 gallons per minute. I think showers come in at about 2 to 3 gallons per minute.


Granulated charcoal and carbon block aren't the same.

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TechWriter wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

Does anyone know of a system that can get rid of both taste and smell while allowing enough water flow for a shower?

I put a lot of filtration on my old Class A, and to ensure adequate water pressure I just made sure to turn on my water pump and shower on my water tank supply.

Don't you have the same option?


I don't know if using the tank is an option. It is a fifth wheel that will not be moved anytime soon. It does solve any flow rate problems.

This is not an area where I'm knowledgeable.

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pianotuna wrote:

TechWriter wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

Does anyone know of a system that can get rid of both taste and smell while allowing enough water flow for a shower?

I put a lot of filtration on my old Class A, and to ensure adequate water pressure I just made sure to turn on my water pump and shower on my water tank supply.

Don't you have the same option?


I don't know if using the tank is an option. It is a fifth wheel that will not be moved anytime soon. It does solve any flow rate problems.

This is not an area where I'm knowledgeable.


I believe your 5th wheel will have a gray, a black, and a water tank.

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Techwriter, It also has a Galley tank.

For myself, the fresh water tank would be an easy fix with an RO slowly filling it. But the end user is not me.

It needs to be a set up that is user friendly and not require a lot of intervention.

The users have already managed to overflow the galley tank--as they did not know where the drain valve was located.

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