The Best RV Accessories For Clean and Crisp Drinking Water

RV accessories for water

When we first started RVing, we knew there was a slew of RV accessories we would need. What we didn’t realize that there were so many helpful RV water accessories related to freshwater! I have to admit, I thought we just needed a drinking hose and would be good to go… I was wrong.

RV Water Accessories

Something I didn’t think about was that water changes from campground to campground. Not just the taste, but the pressure as well. You can seriously damage your RV water lines if the water pressure is high!

Because there are so many helpful items on the market today, we’ve compiled a list of RV water accessories you definitely need. These items will not only provide clean drinking water but keep your RV safe from high pressure as well.

Let’s get into it!

RV Fresh Water Hose

First, you will need a freshwater hose that is safe to drink from. We like this Zero-G option because it’s super flexible and durable. We actually have two, one for our freshwater and one for our black tank flush.

Teknor Apex-4006-50 Zero-G 1/2" x 50', Blue
  • Lead-free, complies with Consumer product safety improvement act of 2008 for lead content
  • Manufactured with F.D.A. Sanctioned materials

Heated Fresh Water Hose

If you will be camping in cold weather, you’ll want to be sure to have a heated freshwater hose in your arsenal. While this isn’t the cheapest RV water accessory, we think they are worth it. If your hose freezes, you can cause damage to your RV pipes or the campground spigot. Most campgrounds will charge you a substantial fee if you break their water spigot, which is why we believe the heated hose a good choice.

Camco 25ft Cold Weather Heated Drinking Water Hose Can Withstand Temperatures Down to -40°F/C- Lead and BPA Free, Reinforced for Maximum Kink Resistance, 5/8" Inner Diameter (22922)
  • Self-regulating heating cable ideal for water line freeze protection down to -40° F/C
  • Made with NSF-61 certified drinking water safe hose

RV Water Filter

Best

If you are particular about your drinking water, we recommend this dual canister option from Clear2O. We like that it has the pressure gauges at the top so you can easily see what’s happening with your canisters and when it’s time to replace them. This RV water accessory is definitely meant for our picky water drinkers.

Clear2o CDC200 Dual Canister Water Filtration System - Superior Filtration - Mountable & Built in Stand - Water Purification System - Built to Last Quality
  • Heavy duty RV dual canister premium with Dual stage filtration with gauges protects against sediment, sand, silt, rush...
  • Durable over-sized heavy-duty canisters are leak-proof buttress-style threading allowing for maximum water flow will...

Budget

If you need a more budget-friendly water filter option, then we suggest going for the Clear2O inline water filter. This option has a 1-micron filtration, which is better than the Camco blue canister you will see online. For around the same price as those, it’s a much better choice!

Clear2O CRV2006 RV and Marine Inline Water Filter - Reduces Bad Taste, Odors, Chlorine and Sendiment in Drinking, Cleaning, and Showering Water (Green)
  • 1 MICRON filtration solid block carbon filter reduces contaminants.
  • Durable wide body design with UV coating.

DirtGuard Pre-Filter

This is a new RV water accessory we were pretty excited about! This would be a fantastic add on for any water filtration system you decide to go with. It’s a pre-filter so it actually helps your other filters last longer, which in the end will save you some money.

Clear2o DIRTGUARD Sediment PRE-Filter CPF1000 - RV Water Filter - 20 Micron
  • Eliminates Silt, Sand, Sediment, Rust & other Particulates.
  • Prefilter enhances the effectiveness of inline RV Filter.

DirtGuard Replacement Filter

This is the replacement filter for the DirtGuart above.

Clear2o DIRTGUARD Replacement Sediment PRE-Filter - RDG101 - RV Water Filter
  • 20 Micron Polyethylene filter provides a higher dirt holding capacity.
  • Eliminates silt, sand, sediment, rust & other particulates.
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Water Softener

If you are picky about how your water feels and hate hard water, you’ll want to invest in a good water softener. It recharges with table salt, is only 17 pounds, and has 8,000 grains. Rated at almost 5 stars on Amazon, this option is a great choice.

On The Go OTG3NTP3M Portable Water Softener
  • Removes Dirt, Paint, Rust, And Scale
  • Package length: 7.0"

Water Pressure Regulator

This is such an important product! If you’re only going to buy one thing from this RV water accessories list, make it this one. A water pressure regulator can save your RV from severe damage if the water pressure is too high. Campgrounds are regulated like homes are, so the pressure is going to be all over the board when you travel.

Renator M11-0660R Water Pressure Regulator Valve. Brass Lead-free Adjustable Water Pressure Reducer with Gauge for RV Camper, and Inlet Screened Filter
  • 2016 Improved Version. We have upgraded our brass regulator after examining other reviews; Our new lead-free regulator...
  • Lead Free. This regulator was modified to contain lowest amount of lead of any regulator on the market. Each batch of...

Water Elbow

You might not think much when you look at this RV accessory, but we love it. We use elbows in between the connection from our hose to our RV. They help the intake connection not bend and get worn down from constantly screwing and unscrewing our freshwater hose.

Camco (22505) 90 Degree Hose Elbow- Eliminates Stress and Strain On RV Water Intake Hose Fittings, Solid Brass
  • Prevent hose crimping and strain
  • Eliminate unnecessary stress and strain on all RV water intake hose fittings

Water Wye Valve

This is just a handy RV water accessory! We love our wye valve because it allows us to use one campground spigot for two hoses. We hated having to disconnect the freshwater hose anytime we wanted to use it for something else like washing the rig or flushing the black tank.

Camco Stainless Steel Solid Brass Water Wye Valve- Easy Grip Valve Handles and Simple Water Hose Connection CSA Low Lead Certified - (20123)
  • Stainless steel quarter-turn pressure seated shut-off valves
  • Features easy-grip valve handles and hose connection

Heavy Duty Shut Off Valve

This simple little RV water accessory is nice to have around. It’s basically the lazy version of turning off your water, so you don’t have to twist and untwist the water spigot each time. You can simply turn the knob on this shut off valve!

Twinkle Star Heavy Duty Brass Shut Off Valve Garden Hose Connector, Set of 2, TWIS3001
  • Heavy duty brass one way valve
  • Leak-free plated brass ball valve

Hose Caddy

Of course, you’re going to need to store your hoses when they aren’t in use. We used to store them in a container with a lid, but if they were wet the water would collect in there. We like the hose caddy option because they’re small and open-air, so no funky smells over time (or collection of water at the bottom).

Stromberg Carlson HC-75 Hose and Cord Caddy
  • 17" Wide, 6-1/2" Tall
  • Holds up to 75 feet of hose

Hose Protector Extension

This is a great RV accessory to add in between your inline water filter and your hose. It helps prevent crimping and is super easy to screw on and off.

Garden Hose Nozzle

We like having a garden hose nozzle around for washing the dog, RV, or truck. We like this one because it has nine spray settings depending on what we need it for.

VIVIK Garden Hose Nozzle,Hose Spray Nozzle,Water Hose Nozzle with 9 Adjustable Watering Patterns,Heavy Duty Hose Nozzle for Watering Plants,Cleaning,Car Wash and Showering Pets (6.3 in)
  • 【9 SPRAY SETTINGS FOR ALL PURPOSE USES】Choose from jet,soaker,angle,mist center,full,flat,shower and cone spay...
  • 【ERGONOMIC HANDLE WITH NON-SLIP GRIP,COMFORTABLE】Labor-saving and non-slip design make this garden hose nozzle feels...

Twist Hose Nozzle

Now, if you’re looking for some more power in your hose nozzle, this is your best bet. You will get maximum pressure with this RV water accessory, which is perfect for spraying down your cement pad or driveway.

Twinkle Star Heavy-Duty Brass Adjustable Twist Hose Nozzle, 2 Pack, TWIS3432
  • Heavy-duty solid brass construction.
  • With 4 holes at the tip for maximum pressure & water flow, adjustable jet rotates from a light stream to powerful...

Water Bandit

The last of our RV water accessories is the Water Bandit. We love having this tool around because it doesn’t take up much space. When we do need it, it’s extremely useful! It attaches to any sized faucet. This accessory has helped us many times while boondocking and refilling water from unusual freshwater connections.

Camco (22484) Water Bandit -Connects Your Standard Water Hose to Various Water Sources - Lead Free
  • Connects a hose to unthreaded faucets or those with stripped threads
  • 3 1/4 inch long and attaches to any standard size faucet

Final Thoughts

Now you know all of the useful RV water accessories for freshwater! In our opinion, each one serves an important purpose to make your RV lifestyle easier. Let us know in the comments if we missed any RV water accessories you love!

Ready for even more fun and useful RV accessories? Check out The Ultimate List of RV Accessories (Over 150 Items!)!

Last update on 2021-06-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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  1. Wow! A lot of filters. Looks like you have water treatment covered. We have an Acuva filter for our drinking water. (We, Larry, got tired of wagging water bottles, 🤪). It has a pre-filter then a uv-led water purifier that kills 99.999% pathogens, with a smart faucet. Easy to install and zero maintenance. The water tastes great, too! RV Geeks & Drivin & Vibin use it too. It’s a little expensive $499 but we have a $100 off coupon. If you’re interested. Janice

  2. Great article. Thank you for the information. We have been using Clear2o for years and recently started using their RV products. Love the water, taste so good.

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