Inline water filters for my camper trailer

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 15:37
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I am after an inline water filter for my Cub Brumby camper after getting fed up with the plasticky taste constantly coming from my two water tanks. I am therefore looking for a system that meets the following requirements and would appreciate any comments or recommendations.
1. It is mostly the foul plastic chemical taste that concerns me though filtering dirty water would be also good.
2. I want something that I can mount under the camper, between the water pump and the kitchen sink. Therefore it needs to not hang too low, be robust to handle extreme off road conditions (eg. Think Cape York) and to be easily replaceable when the filter needs flushing or replacing?
3. I see a number of systems like the BEST filters that are attached inline using simple gardening hose fittings. This looks easy but from my experience with garden hose fittings they don't last too long before they start perishing or leaking. Would really like a more robust yet removeable fitting system?
4. Are there any filter systems where they remain permanently attached to the water line with screw removeable filter cartridges? I have seen some systems like this but they look quite big and bulky and would not satisfy 2 requirement above.
If anybody has any real life experience of Susheela a system I would be very interested to hear.
TIA
Bryan
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Reply By: Keith B2 - Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 16:06

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 16:06
You can get BEST filters with brass fittings.
BEST Brass Fittings
Whitworths sell a powder that you can put in the tank to take the off taste away.
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Follow Up By: bbbl - Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 17:22

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 17:22
Ah, didn't know that, thx Keith.
And Whitworths is just around the corner from me!
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Reply By: Tony F8 - Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 16:15

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 16:15
Firstly get yourself some tank clean, available everywhere, follow the instructions, then get yourself a a 1 micron charcoal filter, that should solve your problems
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Follow Up By: bbbl - Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 17:25

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 17:25
Yeah, I've tried putting numerous washes of bicarb soda through it to no avail so will see whats in the Whitworths product and give that a go.
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Reply By: Keith B2 - Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 17:36

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 17:36
There are two Whitworths products. This one looks the more aggressive.
Stabrite
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Reply By: RMD - Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 18:05

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 18:05
Are the hoses food safe, the hoses may be the problem and not the tank.
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Follow Up By: bbbl - Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 18:44

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 18:44
Yep, all hoses are food safe, including the one I fill the tank with. Have bought some of that Starbrite stuff from Whitworths so will give that a shot....
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Reply By: Malcom M - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 06:37

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 06:37
The BEST fittings all screw out of the housing so can easily be changed if you want a permanent installation.
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Reply By: Member - MARIC - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 22:53

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 22:53
Go B.E.S.T you have silver and carbon and 1 micron
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 17:55

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 17:55
think you got the water delivery hose sussed out -use drinkign water hose over garden variety.

I tried some tank kleen from a caravan supply mob to get rid of the taste from my tank and well honestly made it worse to point of non palatable.

Brother suggested this method -get 2l cheapest lemon flavored cordial you can get anchor black n gold -one that doesn't have barley in it pour whole contents into water container then fill with water let stand for a week then triple flush tank out - problem solved

In your case if possible remove tanks fro chassis bung up any breather holes and then add cordial and water trying to rinse and flush cordial through whole system might be tad labour intensive
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 08:07

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 08:07
Hi Bryan,
How about a portable inline filter?
I use this one, available at Bunnings:-
Stefani Water Filter
I connect it with a swivel hose connector, also available at bunnings:-
Swivel Hose Connector
I also employ it when filling up the van tank from "potable water taps", but of unsure quality, by inserting a short section of 12mm food grade hose into the end of the swivel fitting.

If you don't have room for it to hang, you can connect it at the tap end of the hose run.
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