Water Filters

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 10:32
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We’re picking up our new camper trailer next month and I’m curious to find out what types of filtering systems you use (if any) when filling your water tank. I’m familiar with using food grade hose, but got to thinking about water quality in some of the more remote regions we plan to travel in.

Any and all input would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance ….. GeoffM
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Reply By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 11:02

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 11:02
We alway used a single cartridge water filter when filling the tanks or when on mains pressure in Caravan Parks.

We use a carbon block innner at .5 micron to minimise giardia and the like, carbon to remove bad taste.

Cost about $100 at Caravan Accessory Stores, cartridges need to be replace every 12months at $40-$50 each.

Living in Adelaide we even have a Pura-Tap fitted in our kitchen.



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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 12:19

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 12:19
G'day Russell,
How often do you change the filter/s in your Pura-tap?
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Follow Up By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 13:36

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 13:36
We get Puratap in every 12months and they extend the guarantee, cleva buggers aern't they.

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Follow Up By: Noosa Bushtrackers - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 13:38

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 13:38
Because we have 2 separate water systems in our van, we have a single carbon filter in the line to the drinking tap, and when we are somewhere that has mains water we put another single carbon filter with click on fittings each side into the mains pressure line. We bought ours from a local plumbing supplies. We don't bother filtering tank water that is used for other than drinking.

I think the trick is to fit an additional tank if possible and only put good quality water into them, that way you won't have to put sub-quality water in at all.
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Reply By: David Au - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 12:54

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 12:54
Geoff here is a link for water hose

For filtering I use a Karcher in-line filter in the hose which removes all the particles prior to getting to the tank. This is a cleanable clear see through particle filter and available from Bunnings etc for $25.95. For the water filter I use a Jabsco AquaFilta from Bias Boating Cat No. 4910 for $88.90 and the replacement cartridge for $59.95 we change each 1st Jan. The important thing with this filter over most others is that it is impregnated with silver to prevent bacterial growth. This is important as camper filters are not used daily like home water filters. If you decide on a filter other than the Jabsco AquaFilta make sure it is impregnated with silver.
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Reply By: GeoffMc - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 20:58

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 20:58
Thanks guys .....you've all been a real help, especially you David.

I found an in-line carbon filter with the silver coated crystals for $85.00 here locally (Southport, QLD).

Once again ..... thanks,

Geoff M
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