Water Filter for pumping from any water source???

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Hi,

would anyone know where I can purchase an inline water filter for pumping water from any water source?
I’ve got a pumping system already installed in the Jeep.

I wish the Thirsty Nomad was sold here in the States!!
Thanks!!!
 
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I have this one by MSR. Supposed to be good up to 1.5million gallons before a filter change is needed.
 

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In Europe we have numerous of such inline or built-in filters, e.g. Yachticon or WM Aquatec are well-known companies here. Well, that doesn't help you much. Often these filters are offered here not only in the camping area, but in the boat / yacht area. Maybe look there?
 

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Depending on your actual water source, you have a few options.

I use a short version of the home filter (Housing). Now that you have the housing, you can choose your filter. I normally go for a .5 micron solid carbon. That will take out most things. If your pumping pond scum near a hazardous waste plant, now your looking toward the ceramic filters. The down side here is, the smaller the micron, the more critical it is to prefilter it for debris. I cant seem to find the link where I got my ceramic filter from.

You can also get inline garden hose filters. The cheaper ones are activated charcoal but if you read the descriptions, you can find Catalytic carbon. I think I pay $35 for my inline.
Remember, the better the filtering the lower the flow.

On my trailer I have the short filter with solid carbon that everything goes through. If I know I'm going somewhere where the water is suspect, I will pump it into my tank with my inline filter, run it from tank through house filter. That's good enough for the shower. If I want to drink it, I found a counter top filter that takes the standard house filter. This is equipped with a .01 micron ceramic.
To be honest, I haven't felt the need to use it yet. Most of my trips I have access to city water. On a couple of trips, I pumped lake water through my inline to my tank but didn't feel the need for the 3rd filter.

Edited to add in links. The counter top filter I got was discontinued. The one I posted is similar.
 
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