Residing in the state of Michigan exposes us to a lot of news about drinking water problems lately. In fact, people outside of the state of Michigan, in the past would associate this location with popular places like Detroit, Grand Rapids or possibly even Traverse City. Now everyone just says “ are you by Flint?”
Flint has gotten a lot of exposure due to the water problems the city has been having. Not to take anything away from Flint’s issues but there are quite a few other places in this country that have water problems as well.
When you are setting up camping in a new location you never know what the water quality in the area is like. That is why we always use a quality made Water Filter. The filter improves the taste and clarity of water coming into your rig. It will also help protect your RV plumbing from the buildup of contaminants. We not only install it when we have water at our site, we use it to filter the water when we fill our fresh water tanks. I try to install the water filter as close to the water source as I can. That way I can keep as much of my water system clean as possible.
In the past, we have used the small RV type inline filters. These worked OK. We did, however, find that if the water was bad enough, these filters wouldn’t last the entire length of our stay.
Lately, we have been using the larger Universal Whole House type filter. They last longer between changes and you can replace the filters inside with different types if you like. You just need to purchase a couple of hose adapters to attach your water hose.