Premier 2 Canister External system: 15" W x 7.5" D x 15.25" H - 24lbs.
Ultra 3 Canister External system: 18.75" W x 7.5" D x 15.25" H - 28lbs.
2 Canister OnBoard: 13" W x 7.5" D x 13" H - 18lbs.
3 Canister OnBoard: 18.75" W x 7.5" D x 13" H - 24lbs.
Clearsource Nomad: 23" W x 9" D x 17.5" H - 32lbs.
Our filter cartridges are rated to process 2000 gallons of water. For the occasional camper, annual replacement is fine. For the frequent weekender, we recommend replacing the cartridges twice each year. For the full timer, every two to three months.
Yes! Our external systems are designed for use with standard size RV water connecting hoses.
The filter elements in all our systems are standard size 2.5 inch x 10 inch cartridges. In our original two canister system, the first stage is our 5 micron carbon block filter. The second stage is our 0.2 micron (absolute rating) filter. “Absolute rating” means each pore is the rated size or smaller. The filter twin pack is available here on our website, and on Amazon.
In our three canister Ultra ™ system, the first stage is our 5.0 micron sediment filter with scale and rust inhibiting technology. The second stage is our 0.5 micron carbon block filter. The third stage is our VirusGuard filter which protects against not just bacteria, but provides industry-exclusive protection against viruses and heavy metals! The filter 3 pack is available here on our website, and on Amazon.
That’s an important question. We use oversize, high flow filter canisters for maximum water flow. We lab tested our two canister system at a low 40 PSI of static pressure, and measured an outstanding 6 GPM – 6.5 gallons per minute of water flow. Under the same conditions, our Ultra system produces approximately 4.5 gallons of flow.
Yes! The Nomad is specifically designed for filtering raw water from lakes, rivers, streams, or rain barrels to create great tasting drinking water. Thanks!
Contaminants range in size. Silt and sediment range in size from 50 to 150 microns. Other contaminants are much smaller. Giardia and cryptosporidium can be as small as 0.5 micron. Bacteria range in size from 0.2 to 10 microns, with cholera, e. coli. and salmonella in the 0.2 – 0.5 micron range, and viruses are much smaller.
Filters are rated by the size of their pores. A filter with a rating of 100 microns might reduce the sediment in your water, but it will leave in harmful chemicals, bacteria and cysts. Many small in-line filters, typically blue and about the size of a cucumber, are rated at 100 microns – or not at all.
A 5.0 micron sediment filter will do a great job on silt and sediment. A 0.2 micron filter treats Giardia, cryptosporidium and many bacteria, but would be prone to clogging unless paired with a sediment filter in a two-canister setup.
In our two-canister system, in the first canister, we install a filter element specifically designed to reduce silt and sediment as well as chemicals, volatile organic compounds, and pesticides. It is a 5 micron activated coconut shell carbon filter, and is perfect for the task. Its activated coconut shell carbon technology makes your water taste terrific. The second element in our system is a 0.2 micron absolute filter. It’s made to the highest standards in the industry. It reduces or eliminates contaminants that other filters miss like giardia cysts, E.coli, salmonella, and more.
In our three-canister Ultra ™ system, we add our industry-exclusive VirusGuard filter in the third stage to block even viruses, which are much smaller than bacteria. The VirusGuard filter also provides protection against heavy metals such as lead and iron. We also install our 5.0 micron sediment filter with rust and scale inhibiting technologies in the first stage.
Great question. If you will be leaving again in a week or two, nothing. If you will not be using your system for a month or more, unscrew the canisters, empty the water and remove the elements to dry storage. Once they are dry, we recommend keeping them in zip lock bags. They are perfectly happy drying out and getting wet again!
The filter elements in systems are all standard size 2.5-inch x 10-inch cartridges. Our Clearsource replacement filter twin pack and Clearsource Ultra ™ system replacement filter pack have what you need. You may find them here on our website, and on Amazon.
Our Ultra and Nomad systems will remove over 95% of lead and other heavy metals. If lead is of concern, we strongly recommend either the Ultra or the Nomad. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with more questions!
It does not. Sulfur smell is not effectively treated with filtration.
Yes, we ship all over the world! Shipping costs will vary depending on your address, and will be added at checkout. To see the cost of shipping, go through the normal checkout process and our system will show you the calculated shipping cost to ship your order.
Please note that you will also be responsible for any customs/duty fees incurred at the border.
It depends on where you are. Orders in the US will take up to 5-7 business days to arrive.
If you need it quicker than that, just contact us and we can do it!
We use UPS primarily, but can use Fedex or USPS upon request. Any orders to PO boxes will be shipped via USPS.
For US orders, we offer free standard ground shipping for any order over $250. For orders for less than $250, we charge $4.95 for shipping.
If you need expedited shipping or will be shipping internationally, those rates will be listed at checkout.
Setting up your system
Yes! Your RV is a home on wheels. Everything in it is designed with weight in mind, including the plumbing. That means the plumbing system is less robust than the plumbing system in your home.
Most RV manufacturers recommend you limit the water pressure with a pressure regulator to between 40 and 60 psi. Restricting the pressure makes maximizing water flow that much more important. The best way to do that is to buy a high-quality pressure regulator, set it at a safe setting, and make sure everything else in the system gives maximum flow.
Yes, and after every filter change. While setting up, just leave your outlet hose disconnected from your rig, turn on the water, and let it run for 60 seconds. That will flush the filters.
Yes! Our systems come fully assembled, and ready to go out of the box. Just run water through the system for 45-60 seconds before using it for the first time, and every time you change the filters.
Attach a hose from the hose bib at your campsite to the inlet side of the filter (on the left as you face the system. The inlet fitting is female, and rotates.) Attach a second hose to the outlet fitting on the right side of the system and connect it to your RV's fresh water connection.
Yes. Any standard cable lock will work – just wrap it around the center post in the front of the system, or around the connecting pipe between the canisters. Attach the other end to something immovable, such as your RV wheel.
We offer a 1 year warranty on all of our filtration systems! If you have any trouble with your system at all contact us and we will walk you through the process quickly.
Yes! You can open a chat, email us at email@example.com, or give us a call at 949-860-1561.