RV Water Filtration System: The Basics On How It Works


Whether you’re a full-time RVer or you only RV for a couple of weeks or months a year, maintaining your water filtration system is important. 

This blog post from Kirkland RV will introduce you to all the RV water filter basics — how they work, common questions, and which specific filters you should consider. 

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How RV Water Filtration Systems Work

RV water filtration systems are needed to eliminate harmful bacteria, contaminants, and sediment from water. They are necessary both for health purposes as well as to improve the flavor of your drinking water. Because while some water may be potable, that doesn’t mean it’s palatable. 

RV filtration systems fix this issue by making water safe to drink and delicious at the same time. 

Depending on the filtration system that you have, it will rely on different functions for water purification. For example, many RV filtration systems use a filter or an ultraviolet system to make the water safe to drink. The important thing is simply that you have a reliable water filtration system to make your water potable and refreshing. 

Common Questions About RV Water Filtration Systems

Here are some of the most common questions individuals have about water filtration systems. Whether you’re upgrading your water filtration system or just want to know a bit more about the one that you already have, here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

Why is an RV Water Filtration System Important?

Water filtration systems are important because they ensure that you are drinking safe water without the risk of nasty contaminants. Without a good water filtration system, you could become very sick and have a difficult few days or weeks.

Do I Need to Filter All My Water?

Any water that you are drinking, using in cooking, or rinsing your mouth with should be filtered. Most campgrounds have their own water filtration systems so if you are at a campground you may not need to filter the water (always ask rather than assume water is safe though).

Which RV Water Filtration System Should I Choose?

The RV water filtration system you choose matters. Not all are made with the same care and quality, so it’s important to choose one that has lots of good reviews and is reliable. 

Some of the most popular RV water filtration systems are the following:

  • Reverse osmosis
  • Clearsource Premium RV Water Filter System
  • Culligan RV-800
  • Camco 40045 TastePURE

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Looking For Your Dream RV?

Are you still looking for an RV to pair with your water filtration system? Give Kirkland RV a call today. Our team of well-traveled RV experts can answer your water filter questions and help you find the optimal RV for your individual needs. 

We have a wide variety of RVs on our lot and would be happy to give you a tour and help you find the best one to accommodate your needs. Contact us today for more information on our RVs.