Not worth worrying about as there isn't already one in place. I don't have one in my campervan but it's never been a problem. My water supply is simply a plastic container which holds enough water for two or three days, and a pump.Greetings,
We don't have a water filter fitted in our camper van. What does anyone think, should we have one? If so, any advice on which one?
Not sure I agree with the "don't bother" replies it all depends where you go. We have a nature pure filter and NEVER buy bottled water and we travel alot. The filter has been tried and tested and never failed on trips around North Africa and The Middle East and this year to Beijing and back!
I've had a General Ecology water filter and tap fitted to my 'vans for the past 8 years. Brilliant bit of kit that gives genuinely pure water from almost any source. Not cheap, but saves all the cost and hassle of buying and carrying bottled water.
To give an idea of costs, the £40 filter last in excess of 200 nights supplying all drinking and cooking water. Oh, and you get a fantastic brew without any of the odd tastes, scum or other nasties.
Hope this helps
Thats because you were in the UK Jim.......you don't buy bottled water here unless you have money to burn!We need to get a good filter in the motorhome. I bought 1 litre of water at a service station on the M4 last weekend, it only cost £1.99
The thread poster doesn't have a fancy filter fitted in his van, and he was asking if he ought to fit one or not. My view is not to bother as the costs will outweigh the benefits.Not sure I agree with the "don't bother" replies it all depends where you go. We have a nature pure filter and NEVER buy bottled water and we travel alot. The filter has been tried and tested and never failed on trips around North Africa and The Middle East and this year to Beijing and back!
If touring in the UK the likelihood of drinking contaminated water is pretty much unheard of....!
trouble is not just contaminated water, chlorinated water make my coffee unpalatable, on top of that I drink 2 litres of water a day, so for me a filter would be most usefull. I actually have a filter jug, just used tor dinking water and coffee.The thread poster doesn't have a fancy filter fitted in his van, and he was asking if he ought to fit one or not. My view is not to bother as the costs will outweigh the benefits.
If touring in the UK the likelihood of drinking contaminated water is pretty much unheard of.....hence the reason bottled water here is hellishly expensive to buy.
If making regular tours into countries such as you mention then personally i still wouldn't risk pumping the local supply into my van for drinking purposes, filter or no filter! I'd buy bottled every time.
When i spent time touring up on the Ukraine border recently, i bought bottled there simply because i was out in a very remote area miles from 'civilisation'. It cost just a few pence for 2 litre bottles. Certainly cheaper than installing any filter which might only get used once a year!
I have fitted a water filter and tap kit from screwfix( about £30.00)to many m/h's- easy to fit and do a good job for not a lot of money ,replacement filters readily available also cheap recommended you change every 2000 ltrs or6 mths have also fotted them at home and just use them for drinking/cooking water. Very good for the money
Agreed Jim, boy was I glad of our Nature Pure in Morocco.:thumb:A lot cheaper than Nature Pure But does it purify or just filter out solids ?
Nature pure is much more than a filter...
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I think it only filters ,but the water don't half taste good! We bought our last caravan earlier this year and it had an on-board tank. The water tasted very chlorinted so we took it back to the dealer.They flushed the system through and then put some ORANGE SQUASH in flushed that through and, apart from the first few cups of tea tasting like one of these infusion drinks it certainly got rid of the chlorine taste! all was well after that. It must be the acid in the orange that did it.
Nature pure is much more than a filter...
Nature Pure Water Purifier offers "all around protection" and bottle water quality
Can anyone tell me why bottled spring water that has flowed through mountains for 1000s of years has a sell by date