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Access to clean drinking water is important whether you live in a traditional home or in an RV. Kait and I have been using the Berkey water filtration system for over nine years. I hope you find this Berkey water filter review helpful in your search for the best water filter system.
If Berkey’s website is out of stock, check out TechnoRV’s website for available of Berkey Water Filters.
Berkey Water Filter Review
Why Use a Berkey Water Filter System?
When we purchased the Travel Berkey water filter, we were living in a traditional home in the suburbs of Los Angeles. As with most major metropolitan cities, the water is treated with a variety of chemicals, including fluoride. In order to remove the fluoride and other unwanted chemicals from the water, we needed a water filtration system.
After months of research, we found many options to choose from – built-in water filtration systems with reverse osmosis to water pitchers with a carbon filter and everything in between. We ended up going with the Berkey water purification system because it fit all our water filter requirements.
In 2015, we started traveling in an RV and realized that access to clean water is not always possible. We’ve been to areas with boil alerts due to contamination in the water supply and have camped in places where the only water supply is a nearby stream or lake. The benefit of having the Berkey purification water system is that we can fill it with water from any source and have safe drinking water.
During a natural disaster or amid concerns of supply shortages where the shelves are wiped clean of bottled water, as long as we have a water source, we can fill our Berkey water filter and have clean drinking water whenever we need it. Having a good water filter for the RV is also part of being prepared on the road.
Berkey Water Filter Sizes
As of writing this post, Berkey water filter comes in five sizes.
- Big Berkey is the most popular size, with a storage capacity of 2.1 gallons
- Travel Berkey is the one we have, with a storage capacity of 1.5 gallons
We find the 1.5 gallon storage capacity of the Travel Berkey works well for two adults. Kait and I have developed a system of how often we need to fill the top chamber to ensure we have enough drinking water when we need it.
My mom purchased the Big Berkey for her and my aunt to use on a daily basis. While the Travel Berkey would have been big enough for the two of them, when they have company and entertain, having the larger capacity is important. Otherwise they would need to constantly fill the top chamber as people are draining drinking water from the bottom chamber.
Berkey water filters range from 19″ to 31″ tall. Depending on the size of your kitchen, finding room for the Berkey could present a challenge. The average space between the countertop and cabinet is 18″. So make sure to find an open space with enough height to fill the top portion with unfiltered water.
It does take some time for the purified water to filter through. According to the website, the Travel Berkey can produce “up to 2.75 gallons of purified drinking water per hour.”
How Does the Berkey Filter Water?
Berkey is a gravity fed countertop water purification system that consists of two main chambers/cylinders. The top chamber is where you pour in the water for filtering. Inside the chamber are the Black Berkey filters, the heart of the Berkey water purification system. The water flows through these filters into the lower chamber, the reservoir for the filtered water. Depending on the size of the Berkey, there can be up to 4 filters inside this chamber.
Another thing to note is that there is a difference between a water purifier (what the Berkey is) and simply a water filter. More Information: Water Filter vs. Water Purifier
Black Berkey Filters remove chemicals, bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, fertilizers and a long list of additional contaminants from tap water – while keeping the good minerals in. We found other systems that removed all of the minerals in the water (which could be detrimental), but didn’t remove the harmful bacteria and viruses. Bacteria and viruses may not be an issue with tap water, but in a situation where the water is compromised, the Berkey will purify the water.
Fluoride Water Filter
If you have fluoridated water, you can add fluoride water filters to your Berkey. The fluoride filters sit in the lower chamber. Once the water flows through the top chamber, it flows through the fluoride filters before making its way to the lower chamber.
More Information: Benefits of Berkey Filters
Note: We found when using the fluoride filters, the water filtered much slower than not using them.
Berkey Water Filter Set Up
It took me an half hour to setup the Travel Berkey. In the box the Berkey doesn’t look like much – two stainless steel cylinders, some filters and fittings. The system arrived well packaged with a variety of detailed instructions that make setup easy but time consuming.
First step is to clean everything thoroughly. Next step is to put together pieces like the water spout and lid. The time consuming step is priming all the filters. I highly recommend buying the priming tool if it doesn’t come with your Berkey purchase. It made my life much easier and avoid any issues with not properly priming the filters.
The primed filters fit in the top chamber via nuts and rubber washers. To ensure everything is tight and filtering properly, put some red food coloring into the water (one tsp for every gallon). Check the filtered water to make sure it’s clear. Note: When screwing the fittings for the filters onto the top chamber, they will be saturated with water from priming and will start to drip. This is fine. Just don’t let the filters sit for too long or they will need to be re-primed.
Once the Berkey is assembled, add water to the top chamber and run a few gallons through. We noticed that the first couple gallons had a bit of a taste to it, most likely from the filters. We added the fluoride filters when we first started using the Berkey. Today, our Travel Berkey is setup with the black Berkey filters.
Note: Fluoride filters aren’t needed if your water isn’t treated with fluoride.
Berkey Water Tastes Great!
It’s difficult to describe the change in taste of the water, but it tastes better. We use the water for everything and have noticed a difference in the taste of coffee and tea. Before heading out for the day, we always fill our water bottles with Berkey water. We also gave Berkey water to our dog and use it for brushing our teeth.
How Long Will Berkey Filters Last?
Berkey’s website states that you can determine the approximate life of your filter(s). Take the number of filters in your specific unit (we have two) and multiple that by 3000 and that will give you the total life in gallons that your filters have. With a total of 6000 total life gallons at a consumption of 2 gallons per day, our filters should last about 8 years.
Berkey Water Filter Maintenance
While a Berkey is supposed to last a long time, it’s important to maintain it regularly. Berkeyfilter.com recommends “cleaning your Berkey stainless steel chambers monthly, and the Black Berkey Purification elements every six months or as filtration speed slows.”
Berkey sells a maintenance kit makes it easy to clean and to keep your Berkey in good working order. I especially like using the Prime Rite for priming the black filters after cleaning them. How to Clean Black Berkey Filter.
Is Berkey Worth the Money?
Despite some short comings, we recommend the Berkey water filtration system. The initial cost is high, but it’s worth the money considering how long the filters will last. At about $130 per set for replacement Black Berkey Filters, it’s a good investment.
Having a Berkey water filtration system also provides peace of mind during an emergency. If we need to use pool or stream water, we know the Berkey will filter that water so it’s safe for us to drink.
What We Don’t Like About Our Berkey
Water level indicator is not included. The only way to figure out how much water is left in the bottom chamber is to guess based on the flow rate through the standard spigot. We noticed the flow rate is fairly slow when the bottom reservoir is close to empty.
You can buy a Water View Spigot accessory which has a sight glass that allows you to see how much water is left.
It can be easy to overfill the Berkey. When this happens, a slow drip of water starts at the point where the top and bottom chambers connect.
Best Berkey for Travelers/RVers
Travel Berkey is the size we recommend to fellow travelers and RVers. It’s compact and fits well in a tiny space. It’s also the size we’ve used for over nine years. This size has worked well in our Class A RV, various Class B RVs and in our pop-up truck camper.
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142 thoughts on “Berkey Water Filter Review – Drinking Water for RVs and Homes”
I love these water filters and they are very helpful in solving my problem of drinking impure water
I am disappointed in my Big Berkey. My brand new unit came with a stripped out wingnut for the water filter. I hadn’t noticed it until after I had activated the filters. It will be a week before I get a replacement. I also noticed water is always left in the upper tank and the lower tank below the spigot.
There are comments on line about Berkleys lacking proper testing and certification implying that
Berkleys are not really safe. Comments?
I’d suggest calling and asking them.
Really? Thanks for sharing that.
Okay Joe Russo. I got it. Thanks so much for your answer!
Thanks for sharing a great article! I’ve been using Berkey filter for over one year and it still works great but I have a question: Are the Berkey Filters recyclable? Thanks in advance.
Hi David – according to Berkey, the filters are not recyclable.
Just found your answer.
We had it bungee corded to a post in the van. In our current set up, we installed l-tracks and strap it to the mounts on those.
Sounds like you travel with water in the Berkey. Seems to me that the water would splash out as you travel off road.
Thanks for the information.
When we’re off-road, we try to make sure the top and bottom of the Berkey is less than half full to minimize splashing. Since some water will spill, it’s strapped over our inside shower so the water can drain.
Thank you for the review of the Berkey. I saw how you strapped the Berkey in the van. How do you store the Berkey now that you have your current rig? Thanks for your reply.
A Berkey would be so wonderful! So often we remain in parks where the water is not exactly alluring. It would be incredible true serenity to realize I have clean water any place we are. Let’s be honest, terrible water is awful… . Nobody needs the terrible water?
We just got the Berkey, where do you store it daily while you are driving? We have a 23 foot sprinter, ideas? Can you put it back in the box during day then take it out in evening and use it it will you get it grow germs?
Hi Rane, we’ve always found a spot for it where we can strap it to something. For example, around the 2:40 mark in this video, I grab the Berkey https://youtu.be/pAR7oDgyRp8 We had it bungee corded to a post in the van. In our current set up, we installed l-tracks https://amzn.to/3eOB4XT and strap it to the mounts on those.
A suggestion is that while you can store it with water in the bottom, don’t drive with the top more than half full.
We purchased a Travel Berkey a few weeks ago and so far we love it. We are using it at home and take it with us in our class b RV when we travel/camp. I was wondering if you are still using your Berkey and do you still like it.
Hi Sandra. We are still using the Travel Berkey and love it!
We purchased a big Berkey 3 1/2 years ago. My research always took me back to Berkey. Best purchase ever. The water in our area tastes like chlorine. The Berkey removed the chlorine and any other chemicals that might be in the water. I drink more water these days because I feel confident I have clean good tasting water.
I am reading that a filter such as a Camco should be on the hose outside the van so that imperfect water won’t harm the pipes.. Do you do this in addition to the Berkey? Why or why not? Also, I am reading about a need for a water regulator. Recommendations would be appreciated. I bought a 1999 Pleasureway and I want to proactively prevent as many repairs as possible.
Hi Jan. A water pressure regulator is a must if one isn’t built into your van (if it is, using another one won’t hurt anything). You can find them for a few bucks on Amazon, RV stores and Walmart.
We don’t use a filter like the Camco and have never had any problems. For us, our only concern is the water we consume, hence why we use a Berkey https://weretherussos.com/berkey-water-filter-review/
Hi, we just purchased the Berkey for our Hymer Aktiv….how do you secure it in the van ?
Love your videos…keep on truckin’.
Hey Renee. If you watch the video embedded in the Red Rock Canyon post, at the 30 second mark you’ll see how Joe figured out a way to strap down our Berkey.
Thanks Kait ! I will try securing the Berkey that way…..very helpful. Getting ready for our first road trip to Maine with two dogs !!
You’re welcome! Have a wonderful trip with the pups ??
Can these be shipped up California now? I tried to buy one once and was told they couldn’t ship directly to Los Angeles.
Hey Mark. Shouldn’t have any issues shipping to CA, Joe’s mom had one delivered to her house.
I couldnt get it shipped to NCal. Had to have it delivered to NV and my friend shipped to us.
I have the Royal, Big, Travel, & Go Berkey Kit. I’ve been using these products for over five years. Love them!!
Yes please, I would love one of these!!! Leaving to RV full time in the next week. Must get a water filtration system. Thanks for the popular opportunity. Happy trails!!?
Love your videos!
Looking forward to reading more books and getting Kate’s cookbook.
I love your videos and that is where I first ever heard of the Berky. That would be a wonderful tool for us on the road and at home. We have run across some pretty nasty water in our travels and always have to remember to stock up with fresh bottled water. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
We’ve often wondered how safe the tap water is in some places because we’ve smelled chlorine, sulpher and petroleum. We heard about the Berkey from your videos. Thanks for sharing great tips!
Great idea and really appreciate the opportunity
We would love a Berkey for our fifth wheel! They make such a great product and so nice to know we would be drinking clean water!
What great info! Thanks Joe.
I would love to have a travel size Berkey because Ken and I will be full time RV’ers when our home sells. We wil be splitting our time between a B+ MH and a small 5th wheel. Space only for the most important things…and what is more imortant that clean, healthy water?! Ken is on immunosupressants for life, due to a liver transplant, so it is a very important issue. We are also very concerned about the amount of plastic that ends up harming wildlife.
We are going full time at the end of this year. Campgrounds can have terrible water, but this would be perfect for us since we love to boondock a lot. This is also very environmentally friendly. No more plastic to recycle. Thanks for the great review!
Have been looking to get a Berkey for our RV. We drink lots of water during the day and having one will allow us to drink water from our personal water bottles instead of carrying all those plastic water bottles and then having to get rid of them. Having a Berkey will make us more green towards the environment.
Really enjoy watching your travels, can’t wait to join you. Counting the months, 16 to be exact.
Nice review now the wife wants one
I have the model that’s smaller than this one and I love it. When I start fulltiming in 4 months and 7 days (not that I’m counting!) it will be too small for me and my lab. It would be wonderful to have your size so I don’t have to worry if I will run out over the course of a day.
I would love to have a travel Berkey for camping and motel trips to the beach.
We love to have a Berkey at our new Hymer! We don’t like to use that much bottle water because of the plastic waste!
Just bought a hymer camper van and could use this for the wife and kids while we travel around canada and the USA.
Love our Big Berkey for the house – need a small one for the trailer!
I would love to have a Berkey water filter for my motorhome. I retire next month from almost 40 years of government service (20 Army & 20 DOD), and we’re planning on hitting the road for REAL. We both love really good coffee in the morning, and we’ve already been to a number of campgrounds where the water tastes like I sucked it through a straw from someone’s basement. Plus we both have compromised immune systems, and a giardia bug could be life-threatening. With a Berkey, we could put those fears to rest.
This is the first I’ve ever heard of a Berkey filtration system..We have terrible water in the city we live in. We’d love to be entered into your drawing. Maybe we could have safe drinking water.
I have had a Berkey in my kitchen for nearly 4 years now and would love to have one for my fifth wheel trailer. I always fill lots of containers with water from the Berkey to take with us so we can have quality water. To be able to use any water anywhere we are would be wonderful. Imagine fresh, spring water enjoyed by the campfire after running it through the Berkey. I sure hope I win this!
Thank u 4 sharing your travels & lessons learned along the way. We’re 1st time RVers & we’re learning from y’all! Safe travels 2U!
Heard you talk so much about it . Actually the first time I seen or heard about it was from you two . Thanks we’d love to have one for our journeys then my husband could rest him aching back from lugging all those heavy jugs of water in and out . Thanks – enjoy your helpful videos and blogs .
My sprinter van, Evelyn Ann, would love to have a Berkey to make delicious water for her occupants-Rhonda, Natalie, Wuwu, Baptiste, and Zoey.
Joe, we love your YouTube videos and Social Media Posts. You and Kate are awesome cheerleaders for RV living. You guys convinced us to buy a Class B RV. We are avid hikers and we each consume 6 to 8 bottles of water a day to remain hydrated. The Berkey will provide us with safe drinking water and reduce our solid waste. We hope that you select our name.
It would be the perfect size for us.
My wife goes through a gallon herself.
Water safety and Purity is always a concern when traveling… out of desperation at times I would pack bottled water and even at that no guarantees…
As I preach to the children to be sure to drink their water I would truly like to be doubt free when it comes to healthy water.
We have really enjoyed following your journey. Our hearts broke about Leo when we heard the news. We hike and camp a lot and are out in the middle of no where so a water filtration system like the Travel Berkey is something very important to us. We are close to getting a van to mod out to Live in but for now, it’s a truck and tent.
As someone who follow the Russo’s travels I learned about the Berkey thru them .. hubs and I are both big water drinkers and I have been saving up to buy one since retirement income doesn’t go as far as it did even 10 years ago .. winning would be super!
We need the Berkey because we will be living on the road for several years in Mexico and South America and water quality is the most important daily concern.
Great review of the Berkey! We hit the road in 75 days and the travel Berk is on our “want” list!
Drinking out of plastic water bottles is unhealthy and makes me crazy. We’d love a Berkey.
We would love to have a Berkey. It’s on our wish list. Loved your book. It’s truly inspiring and we hope to one day follow in your footsteps. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge.
I’ve been checking into this. It will save the environment. No more water bottles.
I would love one while
Boondocking with my kids!
Love to have a berkey. Joe and kait inspire me to work harder to get out of debt and live my dreams. Love your sayng about Leo. A berkey is on my list to start living my dreams. Thank you guys for the great videos each week.
Would love to one. We frequently dry camp in the mountains.
A Berkey would be so awesome! So many times we stay in parks where the water is less than desirable. It would be great peace of mind to know I have clean water wherever we are. Let’s face it, bad water is bad…. No one wants the bad water poops. ?
I would love a Berkey so I can have nice clean water when I embark on my dream trip on the Pan-American Highway once I retire.
Thanks so much for a thorough review! I’ve been wanting one for a while now and you answered the lingering questions I had!
I need a Berkeley!
I would love to have a Berkey! We would enjoy having one when we travel in our Class A as well as at home. Have been so impressed for years about the reviews on it. What an awesome giveaway!
Would love to win the Berkey. Would work great in our class B.
filtered water is better for you and tastes great. would love to win one been putting it off because of the high cost!
We were staying at Terlingua at a local resort. We had been there 6 days using the local water. We went to the grocery store and saw a boil water notice. The park did not inform the campers. It put a dampener on our camping time having to worry about the water we had consumed. A Berkey would of eliminated any worry.
I’ve wanted a Berkey for a long while now. We live by a phosphorus mine. I’m sure it’s in our water. I boil my water for drinking, so the Berkey sounds like a winner. I also am researching RVs for full time living . It seems like a fit.
Great review! We have been in our new-to-us Airstream a grand total of 3 nights and are already concerned about all the plastic trash being generated by using bottled water. And as nice as the rv park is where we are staying, there is no recycling disposal facility! This product would sure solve the problem. Thanks for both the review and the giveaway.
Sorry to hear about Leo. We lost our corgi almost 3 years ago and I still feel the loss. We’re blessed to have these animals in our lives.
We travel in a 25 ft Chinook Destiny with two dogs. Fridge is filled with bottled water plus flats on shower seat. Having diabetes as well as one dog makes pure water effective in reducing our A1C. We could use some luck after two hurricanes ripped through Jacksonville. I hope we win.
If not, please know you have been in our prayers when you lost our beloved Leo. He did enjoy your journeys. Cancer is a horror we too experienced. Blessings lie ahead.
I would love to win this Berkeley because I am a breast cancer survivor and have been filtering my water for sixteen years. I do a lot of traveling in an Aliner camper and stay in a motorhome a lot also. I now am retired and stay in those places more and I buy bottled purified water when I am in either place. With pitcher filters that work well, the cost of the filters and the amount of time when you need to replace the filter is not cost effective. The Berkeley filter would be a perfect fit for me given the length of time that the filters last and it would make my life so much more convenient since it is portable to multiple places. Thank you for writing the review and giving such a detailed description of the way the filter works.
Been looking at getting one for home and then use on the road when we retire in a couple of years since I seen your Van Videos about this (In-fact I have it saved in my wish list on Amazon in-case it shows up on Lightning deals they notify you since in wish list)
So I would be interested in being added to the give away pool
Great review! Thanks! We would really like to win the filter. We became F/T RVers teo years ago and have been buying drinking/cooking water ever since. The Berkey sounds like it is exactly what we need!
Bry & Bee
Need a Berkey as we are now on city water and need to get rid of all the chemicals they use. I drink a lot of water and it needs to taste good.
I would love a travel berkey for my travel trailer as I get ready to retire and hit the road.
Just bought a 2018 5th wheel Montana in December and will be new at rving and we drink only bottled water as our town water is terrible! This looks like a great system to have for our rv…..would buy it! My husband was in Arizona not far from where you were, he was near Tonopah! Told him to go over and visit, but he didn’t get the time! Happy RVing….
We’re getting ready to full time in our rv and want clean water no matter where we travel. We first saw the unit on your channel and that’s what made us decide to get one.
I am almost retired and with my husband already retired we are almost on our way to tc full time living. I work for a school district and get the summers off this will be the first summer we will have the summer to try it out. With this water system it would make water so great for all are drinking needs, coffee, tea and just plain old water.
I’ve heard you and other RVers rave about the Berkey. I keep going back and forth because of space. But I have more room than you guys and you make it work! I’ve only been RVing for 3 months and don’t have any filtration system yet–been buying water.
PS Can’t wait to hear your talk and to meet you at the RV Entrepreneur Summit!
Great review, thank you. A Berkeley would be a great addition for our 21 ft trailer. We have been on the road for a year now. We don’t use bottled water but we have been using our 5 gallon refillable water jugs, refilling our water at Walmart. The jugs are cumbersome and take up tons of space.
I live in an area EXTREMELY close to a rock quarry and our water has EXTREME lime deposits. I need a Berk!!!
Ps. I love you guys!!!
I’ve been wanting one of these for forever <3
In trying to improve my health and newly retired and planning on lots more camping, I want to add this to my tools to healthy!
We would love to win the Berkey and our fur babies would be so happy too. Plan to use it in our Sprinter during our RV trips. Have been so inspired by your journey that we’ve started cleaning out and downsizing. My hope is to be ready by the end of 2018. We’re so sorry to hear about your loss of Leo, but at least he’s not in any pain anymore. Will miss him in the future videos for sure. When is your second book coming out? Just can’t wait to read volume 2, and also need Kait’s Recipe Book as well.
After seeing your videos, I am interested in adopting the same lifestyle. The Berkey would help me now in LA and later after I buy a class B.
My heart breaks for Leo but his spirit carries on. I am about to go through the same thing with my elderly cat. We are so lucky to have spent time in their lives.
Joe and Kait,
My heart breaks for the loss of Leo. He was a beautiful addition to your family.
Thank you so much for your review of the Berkey. Had seen it in your videos and heard you talk about it, but this review is making me check into it in depth. My husband, our fur baby and I are going full time in the next month. Definitely want the Berkey as an addition to our RV. Thank you and many blessings.
You’re very welcome Cindy and thank you for the kind words about Leo.
An excellent post, Joe and Kait, really makes sense to have a Berkey! Soe Joe if I win the drawing please draw again! Mine is already shipped and will be here soon!! Yay!
Yes please ! I would so love one of these. We live on a well with no filter . I drink bottled water daily and just discovered that the plastic is bad for my health . If I don’t win this, I’ll have to find an alternative.
Yes, great review! We NEED a Berkey! We would love to win this. I have been looking at them since I discovered them on your channel. They get great reviews too!
Great review on a good piece of gear for the road!! Thanks!
We would love to win the Berkey! What an opportunity!
We love coffee and travel with an espresso machine and a regular drip pot. So the water filtration system would really benefit us.
I drink too much water to count. I’m constantly filling my water bottle throughout the day. We use the fridge filter but it’s not as good. The other reason is I just began the process of planning and building out a Promaster and think it would be an awesome addition. I’ll build it a special home in the van 🙂
I certainly don’t want to miss this opportunity. We have been watching your Berkey videos explaining its purification benefits and decided it fit perfectly into our pure water requirements. Whether we are boondocking or surviiving a natural disaster, the Berkey provide the pure water we will need.
I would love to have a Berkey for my home. Sounds like a great system!
I want to drink tasty clean water! But I don’t want to buy tons of plastic water bottles!
Yes, I’m yelling…I’m excited! ?
This sounds like the perfect solution (no pun intended) since these days you can’t trust tap water and even store bought bottled water comes under scrutiny from time to time. Clean water and better taste, Perfect.
I am anxiously awaiting the Audio Book
The Berkey is definitely on my acquisition list as I plan my transition to Digital Nomadic Life. I double filter my home water now–but, I had never heard of a Berkey until I found you on FB and then Patreon. My dog even turns her nose up at unfiltered city water (although she has been known to drink from the toilet bowl on occasion, lol!). When I hit the road for good–safe, chemical-free water will continue to be a priority! Great, informative review.
I received a Berkey as a gift and love it, but I would love a travel Berkey to give to my parents who do not have a lot of counter space.
The Berkey is easily the best addition to our RV last year. We had consistent tasting water everywhere we went which tastes great. Many times the tap water was barely drinkable. At home, it has a home in our kitchen and is used for all drinking water. I would agree with your negative points as we’ve overfilled it several times and the level gauge price seems a bit high.
my husband and I started our new chapter of our lives January 1st and moved into our 1993 roadtrek. We are loving it so far but space is golden in our van. However we do have a place for a shiny new travel berkey ?.
Oh my I’ve wanted a Berkey forever! Why? I’m not on well water anymore and I dont like fluoride in my drinking water. 2. I dislike the taste of our city water and I trust Berkey to filter it better. 3. I’d love the smaller one for our camper trailer for taste and safety wherever I go! ooh ooh… pick me! pick me! randomly of course. 🙂
This has been on my wishlist for a while now! We live fulltime in our travel trailer and are now park hosting… We’d love to add a Berkey to our home!
We’ve traveled all over the US and Canada and we’ve seen lots of hard water. We buy a lot of bottled water. This could be a great alternative. Thanks!
I have done a good deal of research on the Berkey and would love to have my name drawn to be the winner. I work in AZ for the majority of the year and the city water is just terrible….lol…..so I buy filtered water at a price of 30 cents a gallon. I will buy a Berkey at some point in the future if I don’t win….after I buy my Sprinter….because I will use it every day to make the water, coffee, tea, and all other cooking taste better. So. even though I will end up with a Berkey…. It would be so special to say I won the travel Berkey from you guys….I would hope that it would come with one of your stickers to let everyone who sees it where I got it….lol.
I would love a Berkey as it is so wasteful to keep buying bottled water and I am never very sure of the filtered water I use – so this would be great for piece of mind!
I bought a Berkey for my house about three months ago after the Russo’s caught my eye while watching their videos. It has changed my whole attitude about eating and living with clean food and water. I now give my dogs Berkey water and cook their food myself. I would love to have a filter for my van so we can continue this healthy lifestyle while traveling.
Going to the RV and Camping Show this weekend to start our research-would love to add this to our current kitchen setup as we figure out which camper van works for our future plans. Nice review!
Berkey is the Cadillac of water filters! Nothing I could have says “I Love You” more this Valentine’s Day than the best water filter in the world. I would be thrilled to win! – Sue M.
I have wanted a Berkey ever since watching your first video I saw telling about it. I looked them up, did the research, but out of my budget for now, I live in Florida and the water is terrible here. Love following you guys on YouTube and Facebook.
We would like a Berkey for our motorhome for good, clean water from whatever source we use while living on the road full time!
Thanks for the great info, this sounds like something we could use.
Would LOVE to win! Trying to eat and drink as clean as possible and this would fit in perfectly. I drink tons of water, but my water must taste good. Thanks for the opportunity!
I’m reading your book thought now. I’m loving it. I’d love to win a water filter to use both at home and on the road. We’ve been foster parents for over 20 years, our oldest bio child is 30. After 30 years raising over 50 children, we are excited to be able to travel, in two years, when our youngest graduates. In the mean time, we can live vicariously through you! Thank you. ?
Collecting for the day we get to break free and take to the road! This would be a great essential to add to our list of must haves! It would be great to get it ahead of time to test on our short trips. Thank you for the opportunity and information!
Thanks for the opportunity.
Would love to win this Berkey so we could ensure our family is drinking quality h20 no matter where we are.
We would love to have one of these for our camper van too!
Water is all I drink and having one of these will keep me from buying bottled water ?. Have been following your post and love learning so much about RV travel.
I’ve been eyeballing the Berkey for awhile now. We’re trying to figure out how to downsize the rv to a diesel van with 2 kids so we can travel farther. Thanks for all your hints and videos !
I would like one so I can use it in my rv when I plan to take off next year. Love watching your YouTube and Joe your book was excellent have read it twice and getting
Ready to read again.
I’m very finicky about the water I drink and I trust your endorsement. This would be a wonderful addition to the van kitchen and would make having dependable potable water so much easier & more sustainable than carrying water bottles! Thanks for the useful review.
We have well water so if I had this system I would be more confident in the safety of my water .
Currently in market for a new rv and even if not , I know the value of clean drinking water. 23 years ago I back packed a good portion of the Appalachian Trail. Toward the end of my trip I got lazy and quit filtering my water. Yup, giardia. A truly unpleasant experience. So , yes I would greatly appreciate a Berkey Water Filter in my new Class B RV. Thanks!
We have been watching the three of you since you first hit the road, and we are anticipating purchasing our first travel trailer next year. We are currently using Britta filter’s, but realize we’re going to need something more affective while we are on the road, especially as we will be traveling with our three pets. We currently filter water because of the fluoride and the chemicals, plus there was an airbase close by many years ago. If we were to win this item, it would be a fan fantastic addition for the five of us. Love your show, love your book, keep up the great adventures!
would love to have one; have made a list of your must haves and this is 1 of the items !
Love watching you guys!
I had never heard of a Berkey before your video’s and not it is a must have item as go transition to full time. At the moment is on my have-to-have wish list (hint, hint pick me 🙂 )
Thanks for your great video’s and scratch Leo’s ears for me – Steph
We’re about to head to the Keys in our new Hymer and would LOVE to have the fantastic Berkey?
Reasons…clean fresh water and easy to store!
Would love to have one for our van! To save space,
and to have access to clean water when may not be accessible otherwise.
I’d love to have a Berkey! So much better for our environment than buying all those plastic bottles of water!
Would love one of these to help reduce waste from bottled water in the van. Great giveaway guys!
Finding a good solution for ensuring pure drinking water while on the road has been a challenge. Using a Britta now but a Berkey would provide a better solution—more water, more purity.
Love to have one! Looking to purchase our new camper soon!
We are full time RVers. Fresh, clean water is very important for our dog and ourselves for various health reasons. We have been using a Brita and bottled water. We don’t want to keep using plastic. We have looked for alternative methods. We have been intrigued by the Berkey from watching your videos but cost is a major factor for us so it is still on our wishlist.
Living in an area with hard water (not to mention the added items from the city) we refuse to drink our tap water. every week I go and refill four 5 gallon bottles to provide better drinking water for my family. We live in the desert so drinking water is a must! I have been thinking about the Berkey system for a while now to save on money and time!
I have been using water filters since the mid 80’s and love the taste of the pure water. About 4 years ago I moved from WA to OK and the water is so different here, very hard and contains Chloramines which you cannot remove with a filter attached to your facet. The Travel Berkey is on my list of wanted items, not just for my apartment but for my travel adventures when I get my RV. Thanks so much for the giveaway offer, your videos are a great source of info for all things RV. Safe Travels.
I have been trying to talk my husband into getting one of these for when we go full time, but he still wants to buy bottled and gallons of water. So tired of seeing empty bottles laying around the RV! How can I convince him???
I’ve been following your videos from your old “class A” days, and your use of the travel Berkey was the first I’d seen. It intrigued enough that I started researching similar products, and the Berkey always seemed the optimal choice. I’m still looking for my perfect RV, but know a travel Berkey will be great to keep the best water available for our household and our pets. Fingers crossed I’m the “random” entry chosen!
We have really hard water, a Berkey would allow me to drink better tasting water.
We use a berkey, small size, in our RV. Love the water!
I’ve been eyeing them forever, and now after downsizing to a smaller trailer I can’t find the room for storing all the water we are buying. So I could really use one 😉