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Whale Aquasmart - Elddis Crusader 2 weeks 6 days ago #440094

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I can't understand why anyone has an inline filter at all. I do not want to DRINK water that has stood in my aquaroll, or been through my plumbing pipes (which will inevitably have had some water sitting in them since the last outing). One 5l container filled directly from the tap (any hose removed) is all that is needed. If you don't like the taste, a basic filter jug .
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Whale Aquasmart - Elddis Crusader 2 weeks 6 days ago #440098

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Vic. I appreciate your view.
For the last 39 years the day before departure I have cleaned the water system with Milton, flushed and rinsed through and I am still here :cheer:
When did any of us clean the house pipes?
I grew up in London where we had lead pipes for the mains water :woohoo:
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Whale Aquasmart - Elddis Crusader 2 weeks 6 days ago #440099

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Vic, how many miles of Piped "Fresh" water do you think it takes, to get to your tap. Lots of traveĺing water, We get through a 40 litre aqua roll every day , through our showers and washing up, our carbon in line filter takes out most of the chlorine smells, and at times we have to buy bottled water for the dogs, not us, as they have a greater sense of smell , so need extra care.
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Whale Aquasmart - Elddis Crusader 2 weeks 6 days ago #440105

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I fully understand Vic's comment. However for many caravanners during the 80s adn 90s, there was no choice as most UK caravan manufacturers fitted filter systems.

For most supplies in the UK there is no need for a filter, but for those who rough caravanned in the UK or in many cases water supplies abroad were not so clean, a filter was a benefit. As far as I know non of the filter manufacturers claimed their filters would make unclean water potable, but they did remove particulates, and bad smells.

Some included a trace of silver nitrate which acted as an anti bacterial agent principally to prevent the filter it self from becoming a breeding ground.
Unless I use quotes, All advice and opinions given are my own and are given in good faith. Never act on anything you read on a forum unless you can validate and verify its source and content.
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Whale Aquasmart - Elddis Crusader 2 weeks 6 days ago #440108

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Whale recommend their aquasmart filters are changed every 30 days!!
In practice we change ours every four months or so. As the Prof rightly points out the UK water supplies are pretty reliable and contain little debris or bugs.
Also the pipe work is fully compliant with drinking water regs and bug resistant.
Everyone to their own.
As an aside I travelled the UK and Europe extensively in my job and believe I built us some resistance to the different types of water available from the mains. The old adage that a change of water upset your stomach never seems to apply to me. Does a change of water affect anyone else :unsure: :unsure: :unsure: :sick: :silly:
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Whale Aquasmart - Elddis Crusader 2 weeks 5 days ago #440124

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Never really had a problem here in the UK or in France with the tap water, but when I was working in Nigeria and only drinking boiled and filtered water found that it would take "my body system" a few days to get sorted out to the UK tap water.
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Whale Aquasmart - Elddis Crusader 2 weeks 5 days ago #440193

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Dustydog wrote:
Whale recommend their aquasmart filters are changed every 30 days!!
In practice we change ours every four months or so. As the Prof rightly points out the UK water supplies are pretty reliable and contain little debris or bugs.
Also the pipe work is fully compliant with drinking water regs and bug resistant.
Everyone to their own.
As an aside I travelled the UK and Europe extensively in my job and believe I built us some resistance to the different types of water available from the mains. The old adage that a change of water upset your stomach never seems to apply to me. Does a change of water affect anyone else :unsure: :unsure: :unsure: :sick: :silly:

Bungs me up for about three days every time :oops:
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Whale Aquasmart - Elddis Crusader 2 weeks 5 days ago #440195

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Martin24 wrote:
Dustydog wrote:
Whale recommend their aquasmart filters are changed every 30 days!!
In practice we change ours every four months or so. As the Prof rightly points out the UK water supplies are pretty reliable and contain little debris or bugs.
Also the pipe work is fully compliant with drinking water regs and bug resistant.
Everyone to their own.
As an aside I travelled the UK and Europe extensively in my job and believe I built us some resistance to the different types of water available from the mains. The old adage that a change of water upset your stomach never seems to apply to me. Does a change of water affect anyone else :unsure: :unsure: :unsure: :sick: :silly:

Bungs me up for about three days every time :oops:
:sick: :sick:
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Whale Aquasmart - Elddis Crusader 2 weeks 4 days ago #440247

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Thankyou all for being so helpful and friendly - I have been away for the weekend - hooked up and give it my all from all the replies - might just trade in for a tent!!!........Got Happy Caravan coming to sort a window problem and have mentioned the water issue with him and he never lets me down - just would have liked to have cracked it myself - never mind will post the end result.....Thankyou all again.
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Whale Aquasmart - Elddis Crusader 2 weeks 4 days ago #440249

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PLease let the forum know the outcome - anyone with a similar problem can then be wiser from the outset!
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