Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Camco 40043 TastePure RV/Marine Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector | Protects Against Bacteria | Reduces Bad Taste, Odors, Chlorine and Sediment in Drinking Water
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I have run these for years in my RV and they work killer! Here's some more in-depth thoughts:
Pros: - These work better than I had expected. Just hook them up to the water source, hook your hose to it, run it to your trailer and viola` clean and good tasting water. Some of the places we have visited have had water that I wouldn't feed to my worst enemy. With this thing attached, it's very good tasting. - I like the hose attachment that comes with this to aide in adding flexibility to the system and not put too much strain on the system. I have bought so many of these, I now use one attaching the filter to the nozzle, one out of the filter to my hose, and one attaching my hose to the trailer.
Notes: - I will note that the manufacturer suggesting using these for only 1 camping season, and this makes sense. That's what I do, and it seems to work out great. It's not too much $ to replace every season. - Another note, when first putting this filter into service (just the first time of the season, subsequent hook-ups wont do this) there will be a bunch of carbon (black in the water) that comes out of the faucet in your trailer. This is perfectly fine, safe, and of no issue. This is the filter breaking in and getting the extra carbon out of the system. There is no health concern with this happening. I just run the faucet until it clears up, and then we're good to go for the rest of the season. - Last note, when we unhook from our camping spot, I swing the filter in my hand with my arm extended (using centrifugal force, not centrifical, look it up) to get the residual water out of the filter so it doesn't sit in there and spoil. I do this until I get most of the water drops to stop, leave it out on the counter to dry, and boom, it's perfect the next time.
Cons: - None to report
Overall this filter does a great job taking care of some seriously nasty campground water that we've encountered all over the Southwest US. I cannot recommend it any higher.
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Tested my water out the tap with a ppm meter. It is around 340 ppm. I tested water out of this filter which tested 310 ppm. In my opinion after using a quality ppm . I find this filter is doing nothing at all except making money lol! Don’t trust reviews people test and write results. These Results are from a brand new high quality ppm meter. I tested the RO system in my house and that water read .019 ppm!!! I am returning the item.
I originally bought this to soften the water for the garden hose line I use in my garage. For 2 reasons, first to provide my flower beds and lawns with less harsh chemicals and second to wash my cars and end up with less water spots.
Make sure you run water for a minute or two as this is carbon/charcoal filled so a bunch of charcoal dust will come out first. After that all is good. I've tasted the water and it gets rid of the chlorine taste and smell. Perfect to water my plants and lawns. I even fill up my water jugs with city water before heading to the cottage or camping now with this hose line.
However, someone here reviewed that it softens the water and gets rid of the hard water spots. Unfortunately this doesn't do that. Still leaves water spots on the car if I don't wipe down properly. I can tell you that it softens it a tad bit but not entirely. I didn't knock any stars off because of this since it doesn't explicitly say will soften your water.
Early to tell as I haven't tried the filter yet. You must use a pressure reducer of no more than 60lb Sq In on this model. The short hose that comes with it is very stiff and quite short at about 5-6 inches. It bends little and in my opinion is not suitable to use between the trailer and the filter, and not lay somewhat horizontal, even with the spring support. It folded. it does make for a good hose for filling the tank if hand held. Also to note is the volume of water must be kept low in order to filter correctly according to the instructions. Will update this after I use the filter, but I'm sure it will be fine.
the water at the camp site was shocked (town water supply) so it was very bleachy smelling and tasting. Bought this because of the reviews..Good thing because now the water in the 5th wheel is now drinkable, clean, and Im not scared to cook or make coffee or even shower in it. Arrived early, and I also ordered to 2 pack refills for the next years season. I recommend highly.
As I don't have any way to actually gauge the filtering. We use it to refill our 5 gallons at home since the city water is potable but always has an algae taste especially during the hot summer month but it does NOT remove all taste. I'd say 80% which is still ok but that's why I gave-it 4 star and not 5. We're still using-it so I guess it's not that Bad :-)