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We camp in a lot of remote places and even in popular locations you can always be sure about the water quality. Have used a high quality Seagull filter for years, but decided to take it a step further with a permanent UV purification system. Intall the system to he main line prior to the split to the hot water. I wired the unit come on when the pump switch is in the on position. Might add a separate manual switch later for when we are connected to a water supply, which we rarely do.


The UV filter is the silver cylinder to the right of the water pump. Had to add a pre-filter as recommended by the manufacturer.


The small black tank north of the pump is a pressurized tank that keeps a constant pressure on the system.


All this did require the giving up of the storage compartment in this section, which I don't use much since we replaced the factory cushions with a real mattress.



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Very cool, DCKiefer.

Does the uv come on only when you use the water? Have you found it heats up the water much? What brand did you use?

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The UV unit stays on continuously as long as the pump switch is on. I didn't notice any heating of the water. I'll have to see what this does for our battery life, but with the three batteries and solar panel I don't expect that to be an issue. Plus we are pretty good about shutting off the pump switch when not using water. The brand is Sterilight.

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