Blu Tech R3 Elite Water Filter System with Off-Grid Filter
About five years ago, I reviewed a dual cylinder water filtration system from Clearsource. Then two years ago, I checked out the three-cylinder system with the extra virus guard filter. I've been using that one ever since with great success.
Recently though, I got an email from a company called Blu Technology asking if I'd like to test out their water filtration system. I was immediately intrigued by the compact size and the quality-looking stainless steel components. I learned they are based in Michigan and tell me that most parts that make up the systems are made in the USA. So I decided to give them a whirl.
Knowing that I liked to camp off the grid and already had my portable water pump setup, they recommended the Blu Tech R3 Elite. Also included is the upgraded off-grid filter. The off-grid filter allows you to safely filter and drink water from any stream, river, or lake. Other Blu Tech models include built-in 12V pumps, some with an onboard battery pack.
In this video, I give you a close look at all the components that make up the Blu Tech R3 system. Then test its GPM flow rate filling my RV fresh tank and check how our various RV faucets perform. Finally, I perform a head-to-head comparison against my Clearsource system using similar filter types. I was curious to compare the gallons per minute flow rate between the much larger, heavier Clearsource with 10" filters and the compact lightweight Blu Tech with 5" filters.
Lightweight: 13 lbs
Compact Size: 8.25"x9.5"x14"
Stainless Steel Canisters
Heavy Duty Steel Hose Quick Connects
Rugged Plastic and Aluminium Construction
Designed and Built in the USA
GPM flow quite a bit less than larger Clearsource
Smaller 5" filters may need to be replaced more often
Fairly pricey at around $500
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Blu Tech R3 Amazon Link -
LYRV Clearsource Reviews -
In this video, I take the Blu Tech R3 compact off-grid water filter system to a local lake. I demo how I pump lake water and filter it into clean, fresh water for safe use in our RV tank. To transport the water, I use a collapsible water bladder.
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