“I have an exterior Camco filter and drink bottled water. We are going to install a Acuva system soon so we can drink from our fresh tank.” – Dave Barker, 2014 Ram 3500, 2017 Northstar Laredo
“One of the first things I did when we bought our camper three years ago was to install an under sink water filter with a dedicated drinking water faucet on the sink’s edge.
We use a good carbon filter that takes out any bacteria, metals, and chlorine taste. It works great. We drink the filtered water and use it for cooking, so we don’t have to buy water.
A good filter lasts a whole camping season. We do add a couple of tablespoons of bleach with every water tank fill up. We also use a faucet filter when we are hooked up in campgrounds, but that is rare.” – Michael Dvorak, Ram 3500, 2007 Okanagan
“I use a Pur water filter that connects right to the kitchen faucet. I’m very picky with the taste of water. My husband thinks I’m nuts. I think he has no taste buds. He rarely, if ever, uses the filter when making his coffee.
I’m a hot tea drinker and my adult beverage of choice is mixed with Crystal Light (Banana-Orange-Strawberry flavor). All water that is used to cook food with or in goes through the filter.
The filter works great! There is no yucky water taste, it’s small, and we don’t have to haul around bottled water. And yes, I can tell the difference when someone lovingly makes me a cup of tea in the morning and doesn’t use the filter. Lastly, we always remove the filter from the faucet while traveling.” – Sandy Lancaster, 2015 Ram 2500, 2016 Lance 865
“We have used a Camco inline filter since the first fill. We drink bottled water, but use filtered water to cook, shower, and for the toilet. We use the Camco because they are available everywhere and the water quality is great. We replace it every six months or so, depending on use.” – Kim and Lori Oliver, 2015 GMC 3500 HD, Adventure 86 SBS
“We travel all over the country and do a lot of hiking and other activities that require lots of water drinking. On the road you are never sure of the purity of the local drinking water. We are also environmentally conscious so only use bottled water on rare occasions. Therefore, we drink a lot of water from our fresh water tank, but it is filtered twice.
We use one of those Camco TastePURE blue filters (purchased at Walmart) at the faucet leading into our holding tank, and then have a second charcoal filter under our kitchen sink that sends the drinking water through a special faucet just for drinking. In this way we can be assured that the water in our tank is clean, and our drinking water is double clean!” – Charles Coushaine, 2001 Ford F350, 2012 Chalet DS116RB
“We currently use the blue Camco filter while traveling here in Canada, partly because there is very little room under the kitchen sink to put a permanent filter. We use replaceable cartridge style filters (3) in our home because we pull water from a lake and don’t want to risk getting anything nasty. They are super easy to put together and to change out the filters. They are also much cheaper.
All you need is a carbon filter in the first filter. This takes out the smell, odors, and taste of chlorine, etc. The second filter needs to be ceramic, which will make pretty much any slough water safe to drink. One ceramic filter easily lasts a year or more, and they run about $30 each.
Most cartridge filters use a 3/4-inch pipe thread and are very easy to convert to garden hose thread. You could set up the two filters in such a way that, if you only need the carbon filter, then you could use that one. If you need both, just connect them together and you are good to go.
The ceramic filters have a much slower flow rate, so you don’t want to have a bunch of people waiting behind you while you fill up. When you are done using the filter(s), they are easy to disassemble. Drain out the water and store them in a plastic tub of some sort so they are ready for next time. That’s my winter project.” – Kevin Mooney, 2014 Ford F350, 2006 Okanagan
“Our camper came with a built-in water filter with its own spigot beside the kitchen sink.” – Ken Dawson, 2017 F350, 2017 Eagle Cap 1165
“I use an exterior blue water filter. I don’t know that I have the room for an internal water filtration system. The exterior blue filters seem easy to use and work well. I want to be able to drink the water out of my holding tank, make coffee, etc. I also use a pressure regulator at the faucet.” – Tom Torrice, 2012 Ford F250, 2018 Wolf Creek 850
“We use the Camco inline filter. It’s easy to use, seems to last a good long time, is relatively cheap, and seems to do a good job. Campground water is always a little suspect and the filter is pretty cheap insurance against getting particulates as well as other nasties in your system.
I even use a Camco inline filter when I am filling up the water tank on my camper from my hard water line at home. I’ve used the filter at home when washing vehicles as well. When I did this, I did not get water spots. I was sold then and there.
We also noticed that the campground water (which we tend to drink) generally has an improved taste when running through the filter. For less than $20 a year, the Camco filter seems like a no brainer.” – Arn Chamberlain, 2000 Ford F-250, 2004 Palomino Maverick 8801
“I use an external filter. We are on a well at home with excellent water quality, but it’s prone to sediments. I use an external filter before we leave on a trip. I also use it anywhere we hook up to water both to filter out any sediments and to help improve the taste of the local water.” – Mike Borrego, 2005 Ram 3500, 2008 Host Yellowstone