ESSENTIAL STUFF FOR WATER . . .
because, you know, we neeeeed H2O and it’s nice when it’s clean . . .
Drinking water hose
This one is extra tough and great because it’s 20% thicker than most [more resilient, less likely to get holes] and it’s reinforced for maximum kink resistance [you have no idea how bad kinks are]. Of course, it’s BPA and phthalate free. This is the 25ft size, which I think is fine [they make longer ones].
Extra Collapsible hose [more of a nice-to-have than a must-have]
I carry an extra collapsible hose which I use additionally if my water source is too far away. I also use this one for washing the RV or the dog and I like that it’s flexible, and can squish it into a small tub for storage.
Water Pressure Regulator
Don’t even think about not using this – some will say it’s not necessary but I think it is and is it worth taking the chance of a massive amount of damage to the RV because the water pressure was too high . . . I think not !
90˙ hose elbow
This helps keep the hose at the proper angle when it’s connected to the RV, I think it means less stress on all the bit’s-n-pieces and . . . well . . . I’m all for less stress with anything
Water filter – this is the one that I use
I chose this exterior filter because I wanted the water to be clean before it enters my RV – this high volume filter eliminates chlorine and lead with a KDF and GAC process . . . umm, basically – it’s got multiple systems in place to control bacteria growth and filter contaminants – yes please !
Handy dandy tip – use it when you’re washing your RV or auto as it keeps the mineral deposits down
Another similar option
Water filter – this one is very popular
Larger capacity RV water filter lasts an entire season. Greatly reduces bad taste, odors, chlorine and sediment in drinking water. High-flow carbon filter with KDF to help prevent bacteria growth.
Water bandit – this will save your bacon one day
For those times when you have a problem water source, stripped, weird size etc. This gizmo will save the day, one end slides right over the problem and the other end attaches to your hose – easy peasy [ just remember to keep the water pressure down to ensure that it stays on ].
Berkey Water Filter [great if you spend a lot of time in your RV]
I am sooo happy to see that these Berkey filters have become popular. Mine is decades old and still going strong – I’ve used this very model in my home all that time and now when I’m spending more that a couple of days in the RV I take it with me. If I’m only going on a weekend jaunt I use it to fill up jugs that I take with me while leaving the Berkey at home. This unit includes the additional flouride filters.
Grayl ultralight filter/bottle [great for short trips, hiking etc]
I use this A LOT – it’s basically my go to water bottle that stays with me always, no matter where I am I know I can fill it up with whatever is available and be just fine. It comes in several colors [ mine is black which looks more like dark grey ] and there are 2 different filter types – I use the orange filter . . . because it makes pretty much any water source safe, but if you’re looking to take out odor and remove weird flavor from tap water the blue filter is fine.