RV Inline Water Filter System: 3 Good Options

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Ah, the RV life! If that’s your style of travel, you’ve probably found that the water you drink and use isn’t the greatest wherever you park for the night…or the week…or the month. So if you’re looking for the best RV water filter for your situation, you might find it amongst the three that we’ll look at here.

An inline RV water filter seems the best way to go. In this article, we’ll evaluate a Camco RV water filter, one filter from Culligan, and one more “premium” filter from Clearsource.

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Kitchen Faucet Water Filter Reviews: 4 to Consider

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As with most products for your home or elsewhere, finding the “best” one overall is virtually impossible. It’s a situational thing. You want the best one for you. So you may find the best faucet water filter amongst the four (actually five) I’ll review here.

Or you may not.

You get to be the judge! Yay!

If you’re a judge in a hurry and just want to check the pricing and availability of these filters at Amazon, you can click (or tap) the links in the list below.

I’ll mention the fifth one briefly below.

Culligan FM-25 Faucet Mount Filter

Culligan FM-25 water filter
Culligan FM-25 water filter

For some strange reason, Culligan makes it really difficult to find out any pertinent information about the Culligan FM-25 Faucet Mount Water Filter.

I’m not the only one who’s had trouble finding information. The Amazon listing itself looks pretty bare bones.

In any case, here’s what I can tell you. The Culligan FM-25 Faucet Mount Filter with “Advanced Water Filtration” has a chrome finish, as you can see in the picture. (Most, but not all, of these filters have a chrome finish so they’ll (most likely) match the finish of your faucet.

This filter is designed to combat atrazine (an herbicide), chlorine, lead, lindane (an insecticide and fumigant), and items in Nominal Particulate Class I – itty-bitty pieces ½ to 1 micron in size.

It also fights against bad taste and odor, clears out sediments and turbidity – the cloudiness that water can sometimes have.

That’s it. That’s all I can tell you. If you have more info on the Culligan FM-25, please share below.

PUR 3-Stage Advanced Faucet Water Filter

PUR advanced water filter
PUR Advanced water filter

If you see references to the PUR “Advanced Faucet Water Filter” and the PUR “3-Stage Advanced Faucet Water Filter”, realize that they are one and the same. If “Plus” is mentioned in the conversation, as in “PUR Plus #FM-3700B Water Filtration System”, this is also the same filter.

Happily, PUR is not so stingy with information about their products.

PUR brands their filtration process as “MAXION” filter technology. I assume this is simply a combination of “maximum” and “ion”, as in…We use ionization (electrification) to remove the maximum number of particles possible from your water.

PUR says their water filter is “certified to reduce over 70 contaminants including 99% of Lead, 96% of Mercury, 92% of certain pesticides. More than any other brand.”

They footnote this claim, saying, “As of 10/3/2018, NSF certification comparison [is] valid for faucet mount and pour-through filters.”

This filter handles other nasties thusly: Chlorine – 96% (for better taste), industrial pollutants – 99%, pharmaceuticals – 96%, and cysts – 99%.

You use the “CleanSensor” monitor on the filter to keep track of its status. You can attach it to most non-movable faucets to filter 100 gallons of water before you need to change the filter.

PUR gives you a 2-year limited warranty on this 3-stage filter – not as long as some, but a decent length nonetheless.

Kabter Healthy Faucet Water Filter System

Kabter water filter in use
Kabter water filter in use

The Kabter Healthy Faucet Mount Water Filter System also fits most stationary faucets, but you may need an adapter in a few cases.

A single filter should last almost twice as long – 200 gallons worth – as the PUR above.

The Kabter KDF55 water filter uses activated carbon to remove many of the same contaminants as those mentioned above, plus a few others. Bad guys removed include mercury, lead, chlorine, cysts, benzene (a solvent), and asbestos.

Kabter says it also controls “bacteria and inhibits the growth of scale, lime, mold, and fungi.”

Kabter filter dimensions
Kabter filter dimensions

This filter is made from ABS plastic, not metal. If that’s a problem for you, check out one of the other filters instead. That said, manufacturers don’t always tell you (online) what the filter is made of.

DuPont WFFM100XCH Premier Faucet Water Filter

DuPont water filter in white
DuPont water filter in white

The DuPont Faucet Water Filter removes over 99% of the cysts, cryptosporidium (a disease-causing parasite), and giardia (another parasite) in your water.

It’s also certified to reduce chlorine, Class I particulates, asbestos, lead, mercury, turbidity, and VOCs (volatile organic chemicals).

DuPont goes so far as to state the standards to which this filter complies: NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53, and 372. These cover all the items mentioned just above.

You can get this model in chrome (metal?) or white (likely plastic). Either version comes with a 3-year warranty.

DuPont Electric Metered 200-Gallon Deluxe Faucet Mount

This DuPont 200-gallon filter is the fifth one I hinted at earlier. The other DuPont model seems to handle 100 gallons of water. If that’s not enough for your household, consider this larger capacity filter instead.

The DuPont Deluxe filter complies to the same standards as the one above. It has a whopping 4-year warranty – the longest I’ve seen.

It’s available in chrome, brushed nickel (metal? probably), and white.

Conclusions about Faucet Water Filters

As I mentioned earlier, which one of these you purchase depends on your particular (no pun intended) set of circumstances.

They’re all good at what they do – removing gunk from your water. Some do it longer or faster than others. Some are made of sturdier bits than others. Some cost more than others.

Check out each of them and compare them to your needs. Then get the one that makes the most sense for you.

Brita Everyday 10-Cup Pitcher: The Best Pitcher Water Filter You Can Get

Brita Everyday
Brita Everyday

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I was going to compare several water pitcher filtration systems here, but then I came across the Brita Everyday (in combination with the Brita Longlast filter) and decided there was little to no reason to continue the search.

So let’s make this relatively short and sweet.

There’s really only one pitcher water filter I think you should consider. It’s the Brita Everyday.

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5 Popular Countertop Water Filters: Can You Get By with One of These?

Travel Berkey water filter
Travel Berkey water filter

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A countertop water filter is generally a small affair, at least, compared to the multi-component undercounter systems that are also available. If you don’t mind – or even prefer – a tower-like gadget sitting on or near your sink, then a countertop model may be what you’ve been looking for.

How do you know which model is the best countertop water filter for you? That’s what this article may help you figure out. There are many from which to choose. This article reviews 5 of the more popular models so you can get some idea of what they are like and, even if you don’t like any of these, you’ll at least have an idea of what to look for elsewhere.

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3 Budget Water Filtration Systems Review: Cleaner Water from a Small Package

PUR PFM400 water filter
PUR PFM400 water filter

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There are so many water filtration systems available today that it’s almost impossible to know which one is the best. So where do you start? With the title of this review, I’m suggesting you’ve already started by looking at your money. Budget water filtration systems, by default, don’t cost a lot of money.

In a way, you may have also already decided that you don’t need a large number of contaminants removed from your water. Most of these budget systems simply don’t remove as much as some of the larger and more expensive setups. If you actually haven’t decided that this is what you want, don’t worry. I’ll have a few suggestions below to help you figure out which type of water filtration system you need. Continue reading “3 Budget Water Filtration Systems Review: Cleaner Water from a Small Package”

High End Water Filtration Systems Review: How Dirty Is Your Water?

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Does “dirty” tap water come out of your faucets? Do you know if “dirty” water is coming out of your faucets? Maybe you should find out and then check out these water filtration devices, if you find that there are too many undesirables lurking in your drinking water, whether you have “city” water or well water.

High end, whole house water filtration systems come in many different styles. In this review, I’ll take a look at several of the more popular models of water filters to see what they have to offer, so you can get some idea of which one might the best water filter for your situation and current water quality.

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