Systems IV Exterior Water Filter:
Camper's Choice Rating
(5 Based on 14 Reviews)
Reviewed by 14 customers
By Richard Costello from ROSEBURG , OR
73 out of 90 people found this review helpful.
April 04, 2003
Very easy to install, no noticable pressure drop. I use this filter with a Brita pitcher for drinking water, so cannot comment on the taste. But it sure is great not to have to haul the bottle drinking water, anymore!
Fittings on this filter were first class as opposed to the Camco filters in which the fittings (plastic) crack and leak almost immediately upon installation. Water tastes good, little if any pressure drop. This filter is not advertised to remove contaminants or other harmful impurities that would effect your health. We have never had any medical problems that could be attributed to the drinking water in any of the over 200 campgrounds that we have visited in the past few years. This filter is priced right and would highly recommended it over the Camco filter.
Like this one, especially due to the heavy duty metal hose end versus the one I tried before (blue cartridge - which cracked and leaked.) I also use the quick connects. Would be nice to have a little better flow rate, but if slower ensures good quality water entering my tanks and direct line system, I'm satisfied.
3232 out of 4238 people found this review helpful.
August 23, 2006
I have used this filter since my RV was new in 2002. I replace it every year or so and have never had a problem with it. I attached a pressure regulator and a 90 degree fitting with a water spigot on it after the filter and have my RV water hose attached to the inlet side. When I put this on my RV, it lets the hose hang straight down towards the ground. Very easy to use.
First used this at the beach where water is notoriously yuck, and wow. After the trailers system flushed out the RV parks water the water tasted great. Recommend this product if you can't stand the taste of typical domestic water system water.
AS A RETIRED PLUMBER I UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING
YOUR WATER SYSTEM, FILTERED WATER NOT ONLY TASTES AN LOOKS BETTER,
YOUR FIXTURES WILL LAST LONGER, FROM FAUCETS, TO TOILET VALVES, EVEN
THE WATER HEATER. THE LESS SEDIMENT YOU GET IN THE WATER HEATER THE
LONGER IT WILL LAST, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE AN ELECTRIC/GAS WATER
HEATER. THE FILTER WILL KEEP YOUR ANODE TUBE AND ELEMENT CLEANER
FAR LONGER THAN AN UNFILTERED SYSTEM. WITH THE MINERALS BEING
FILTERED, SEATS STEMS, AND O-RINGS OR WASHERS IN FAUCETS LAST MUCH
LONGER. I'M A RETIRED PLUMBER AN I APPROVE THIS PRODUCT
Grat water filter. Much better to place filter outside RV for ease of access and to save RV
pipes. Does not adversely impact water flow. Metal couplings stronger than plastic. Note:
do not leave in direct sunlight as product is rated for up to 100 degree temperature - I live in
a desert area and so I use long enough hoses so the filter can be placed under RV in the shade.
Use hoses rated for drinking water safe (I.e. hoses rated for boat/RV).
No, this filter is Granular Activated Carbon(GAC).
April 27, 2016
What is the micron removal number?
by willieSeptember 05, 2015
This water filter has 5 micron filtration.
September 08, 2015
What size are the connections 1/2" or 5/8"?
by IblitzJune 22, 2015
Garden Hose fitting of 3/4"
June 23, 2015
HOw may gallons can be run through this?
I live in Arizona's Sonoran Desert and the city water from a well is highly mineralized. HOw may gallons can be run through this in these conditions, and still be effective?
by WaltJanuary 20, 2014
The manufacturer guarantees a 1 year life on this filter.
January 21, 2014
Does this connect before or after the regulator?
by CeenaJune 24, 2013
Between the regulator and the water source (this will prolong the useful life of the regulator).
July 01, 2013
Can this be drained and reused up to its year life?
by DennisMay 23, 2013
Yes, this can be used on multiple hook-ups during the life of the filter.
May 24, 2013
How many are in a package?
How and where is this filter installed? It appears to only need a wrench or pliers, is that right?
by AnonymousMay 22, 2013
These are sold 1 per package. This filter would be installed in-line between the water source and water entry on the RV.
May 24, 2013
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