Sponsored by Clear2O®
We, the collective conscience of RVers, all just thought we were filtering our water. We’ve all looked down a row of campground faucets, each of them spawning a familiar blue pod, realizing we were all duped into using the same filter, while sparking mild concern of a potential Smurf uprising.
What we didn’t realize is, those blue water filters don’t get the job done. Filled with loose carbon and up to a 100-micron filter, debris as large as a human hair has no trouble getting through. It’s a stretch to even use the word “filter” when describing some of the products we RVers have been using.
Fortunately, that’s all changed. Backed by years of experience, Clear2O® is out to set the RVing world on fire, and put that fire out with the cleanest water available.
The first thing you’ll notice is the UV-coated, bright green exterior. Inside, however, is where the magic happens.
Using a solid carbon core, the Clear2O® filter specs out at a minuscule 1-micron, small enough to filter out human red blood cells. While you aren’t likely to need to filter out blood cells (unless that uprising does occur), you will find that the Clear2O® filter reduces contaminants and eliminates the tastes and odors in your water. You’ll also see the reduction of chlorine, sediment, heavy metals, lead, mercury, volatile organic compounds, pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, and industrial wastes.
Many RVers rely on bottled water for their drinking water while on the road, but bottled water has its own problems. In addition to BPA concerns, bottles that are not recycled end up as land waste. In the U.S. alone, landfills are overflowing with 2-million tons of discarded water bottles.
Most campgrounds have no provision for recycling, which means if you want to recycle, you have to store the empties and bring them home. Even diligent recyclers take issue with the 35-pounds that a typical pack of water weighs, and can be difficult to tote around. RVers simply don’t trust the water coming from the camp faucet enough to drink it. If our brains thought the water might be good, our taste buds argued otherwise.
Clear2O® solves all of those issues by letting you drink the water from the campground. An inline filter such as the CRV2006 will hang off the faucet and filter down to 1-micron. Your RV’s onboard water filter system adds a second layer of filtration. Those with residential fridges get yet another filtration before super clean water and ice are delivered to the front of the refrigerator.
Don’t have a filter in the fridge? No worries, use a water filter pitcher such as the CWS100, or the CCT2000 countertop filter. Clear2O® also provides great universal replacement filters for your onboard all-coach filtration systems.
In addition to external, dual-canister filtration systems such as the CDC200, Clear2O® is going to put the RV world on notice with their up and coming DirtGUARD sediment pre-filter. Available in Spring 2020, this additional 20-micron filter is the first line of defense to keep out dirt, silt, sand, and debris before it enters your inline filter, thereby extending the life of that filter. The DirtGUARD filter can be cleaned and reused repeatedly throughout the camping season.
Small pop-ups and tent campers weren’t left out of the green revolution either. The CCF501 Camping Filter, also available in Spring 2020, has the same solid carbon 1-micron filter as the larger inline filter, but is small enough for backpackers and small camp setups. It also has the 20-micron dirt guard shield built-in!
The best part about Clear2O® products is that they have made such a buzz in the industry that some units are already in most Walmart stores, with the full line being available on Amazon, and of course, the Clear2O® website.
The time is coming to rise up and go green. It’s time to take back your storage and get rid of those giant packs of bottled water and to eliminate BPAs and plastic bottle waste. Time to buck the status quo and choose filtration products that make sense. The answer and the future of water for RVers is clear, Clear2O®.
All around RV industry enthusiast who has been RVing for 8 years and enjoys trips with his wife and dogs in their diesel pusher.
Wondering in term of gallons of water filtered, what the lifespan of the unit might be?
Our Clear2O RV & Marine Inline Water Filter is designed with a one micron solid carbon block filter delivering superior great tasting water and reduction of harmful contaminants. Our filter is tested up to 1000 gallons.
Water conditions vary depending on the location and filter capacity (+/-) varies upon these local conditions.
If we can be of further assistance, please contact our customer service department at firstname.lastname@example.org. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Dave W says
No gpm through put listed at specific pressures makes this answer useless as the 1000 gallon test number. On our RV that’s about 2 or 3 three day weekends with 2 showers/day, 2 dish washings/day and a good black tank flush. I buy one to five micron filters with a 2.5 gpm and 3000 to10,000gallons for both the home and RV and a fair amount less money for brands like GE, Pentek or DuPont
Can the blue filter be used as a pre-filter?
Your link to the cdc200 filter at amazon has the product unavailable
Russell English says
I tried one and it was a bummer, I connected it to water and flushed it out. Some time later I found carbon through out my system blocking all filters. Contacted the company and there reply was basically not there problem. I want to send them my unit but they were not interested.
“An inline filter such as the CRV2006 will hang off the faucet and filter down to 1-micron.” The link brings you to the Amazon page that says it is a 20 micron filter. So which is it, a 1 or 20 micron filter?
Ken Westfall says
I find that the water pressure in campgrounds, especially when using a water regulator, is very low. I should think that a water filter that filters out even minute particles would impact the pressure even further.
Jim Epler says
Question, does it filter out sulfur?
Yes, the Clear2O RV & Marine Inline Water Filter is designed with a one micron solid carbon block filter delivering superior great tasting water, reduction of harmful contaminants and sulfur odors.
If we can be of further assistance, please contact our customer service department. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Vincent Viellenave says
This is why I have an R.O. system in my 5ver, so I can use the campground water to fill up my ice maker, for drinking water and to fill the coffee pot.
It looks like I’ll have to get one of these filters so that the rest of the water system is just as clean as the water coming out of the R.O. system in the kitchen.
Terry Polistina says
Best filters for taste and eliminating smells in water.
I am looking forward to trying the DirtGuard Prefilter.
Great article. Happy to see the new Clear2O products is launching. I have been using Clear2O RV Inline Water Filter for over a year (usually by it at Walmart) and completely satisfied. Our campground water flow is good and it removes the sulfur smell. Excited to buy the Dirtguard.
AC Holt says
Will I still have to use a water regulator at the campground faucet to regulate water pressure or is this designed to replace the water regulator ? The water pressure in some campgrounds can be quite high and cause damage if not regulated.
george bragg says
where and when can i buy the clear2o dirt guard
Amanda Santanelo says
They said they are taking orders for May shipment, but sounded like demand is going to be greater than supply… Can only buy one.
Scott Morningstar says
How about salt
Brigitte Crim says
Is the dirtguard filter better than the RV/Marine filter?
steven strick says
I would only hook one up under my kitchen sink where the water I drink and cook with gets filtered and let a “normal” filter be on the RV park’s water source. That way, I’m not wasting my filter on toilet and shower water.
If you are mostly camping where you have a water hookup you can make your own system far cheaper than these! Get the standard canister for the 2″ x 10″ filters. Two if you want to put in a sediment pre filter, which really isn’t needed if you are always at an RV park on city water. Needed if on well water. Get the fitting to attach garden hoses, but will be using drinking water rated hose. With this setup you can now easily replace the filters at reasonable prices, plus less plastic in our landfills as not disposing the outer casing! You can now buy solid carbon block filters online for as cheap as $11. Or at least they were before Covid. Also, they are even finer filtration than these at 0.5 micron instead of 1 micron. If adding the sediment pre-filter those are even cheaper.
Before I retired my business was selling, installing and servicing water treatment systems; so yes, I know what I’m talking about.
Do they have independent lab results, using validated methods, to support their claims?
Their water pitchers have terrible reviews on Amazon.