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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-07-2020, 18:33 Thread Starter
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Options on filtering drinking water

Currently we add Aqua sol to our fresh water tank to keep it germ free but carry separate drinking water in 5L containers.

Looking at adding a separate drinking faucet with filters off the main water tank.

This sort of thing:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Luxury-3-...8AAOSwbD9ZuDAX

It suggests new filters every 6 months But I suspect that would be ok for a MH season of April till Nov and its around £15 for a filter set.

What do people think?

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looking at advert min working pressure is 2.8 bar which is much higher than your motorhome water pump supplies
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For the last 33 years I have relied on the water companies to filter my water put in the tank both on the boat and in MH, so have drunk it straight from there.


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Well spotted re water pressure. They do simpler filters with no minimum pressure.
I'd prefer not to drink the tank water as it is as its often in there for months on end.
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I don’t like tap water

At home or in the motorhome

I only drink carbonated spring water

So for me it’s not a problem

I only drink it boiled in tea or coffee

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We have a built in filter and separate tap NaturePure by General Ecology system but I don't think the same system is available now.

The current one from them is like this;

https://www.grasshopperleisure.co.uk...em-27799-p.asp

This seems the closest from the current range;

https://www.grasshopperleisure.co.uk...et-27798-p.asp

That one includes the separate tap, in our opinion it was worth the price. It used to be demo'd at all MH shows, but as have not been to one for years, I do not know if that source is still open. The price at the show was less than the one featured and it was demo'd using really dirty water being filtered to give a great flow if clear, drinkable water.

We have two spare cartridge filters but the present one has been in use for three years, we remove and dry it each winter. It is just beginning to need replacement as the flow has reduced - the characteristic that the manufacturers say is time to change. We have been conservative with it as each filter WAS £72.00 but they have now stopped making them. Fortunately we have two spares at present.

It works superbly for us and removes any flavours very efficiently, yes, the water in the tank is safe to drink but......

It is a matter of personal taste (no pun intended 🤣 )

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There was a Nature Pure water filter in ours when we bought it. Expensive I know but worth it. I have only changed the filter once in 10 years. Blurb says it only needs changing when the flow falls off. It is the "third" tap at the kitchen sink. We only use it to fill the kettle, glasses. And washing salads.
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When we lived in Israel on mount Zion

Our water came from a underground rainwater system

It was sprayed against mosquitoes and smelled of boiled eggs

We drank it and lived to tell the tale

Well beggars can’t be choosers

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Spending six or more months at a time in RVs with 500L fresh water tanks we just drank the tank water as it was constantly being replenished.
But using our Euro Hobby infrequently we chose to keep drinking water separately in an 8L plastic container that could be cleaned/changed as and when.

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We do have a water filter fitted in the fifth wheel but rarely use it. As long as the fresh water is drained off when the van is not in use I think it is fine. We full timed in the old Hymer for 3 years without a water filter and were fine even with untreated water from natural springs etc.
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