Decent filter bring spare O rings
By EGReviews on January 8, 2017
After using these for years I have a tip I can pass along. When you’re about ready to throw your filter out don’t forget to take the o ring out of it.
On a recent trip I needed to take out the screened o-ring on our water regulator and damaged it removing it so I needed a replacement but didn’t have one.
When you’re going to throw this filter away flip it on its side and remove the screened washer with a small flat head screw driver. Your city water inlet uses one and so does your water pressure regulator (if you use one) so having a spare (especially a cheap one like this) is a good idea!
Leave a comment if you have any questions and I can either take some photos or give more details.
I used this for one camping season in my RV and can report no issues. I suggest keeping a few extra Hose O rings packed just in case you loose one. I lost one on the first trip of the season and ended up needing to use a spare to be able to fully hook up at the site.
Do follow the instructions and allow water to run through it for a couple minutes to get all the carbon dust out. The water will initially run very black until it's cleared the dust out.
For storage I use a 15 quart hefty latching lid tote. It allows me to store this and my 25' clean water hose separate and protected from anything during storage and transit. I keep my Y adapter and PSI regultor in this same tote.
When I get home I open the tote, prop up the filter in the tote to help with draining and then just pour the water into the yard when it's done draining.
My camp setup is;
RV > right angle adapter > water hose > filter > PSI regulator adapter > hose Y adapter > and then site spigot.
My photo isn't the best shot of the setup I could have gotten but I also chose it because of the family of deer in the background.
I have not used the spring adapter but have it packed in my "Travel RV tool kit" in case I need it.
My only concern would be durability if dropped. I think the chance of it cracking would be more during removal then attaching as it would be heavier with water still inside it.
I do plan on buying this product again when I need another.