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Old 08-05-2015, 03:50 PM   #1
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So the original KW1 filter replacements are a ridiculous price. Has anybody found a substitute filter?


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Old 08-05-2015, 03:55 PM   #2
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You can go to a local Lowes or Home Depot and buy what you like.

Just set it up so you can screw a hose on each end with the filter body in some sort of stand outside of your unit.

Very easy to do and it will not leak inside of the unit.

Something like this.

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Old 08-05-2015, 04:13 PM   #3
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So the original KW1 filter replacements are a ridiculous price. Has anybody found a substitute filter?


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I have not seen a cheap price reference for the KW1 type filter on this site. My unit uses the standard C10 type filter and is readily available at local stores for as little as $7.00 for 2. I believe alot of people with the KW1 filter housing bypass it and use an external filter. There has been reported several times on this forum that the KW! filter housing unscrews by itself.
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I got a whole new filter assembly at Home Depot with two extra filters for less than one filter like what was in it
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:28 PM   #5
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I got a whole new filter assembly at Home Depot with two extra filters for less than one filter like what was in it

That's what I'm thinking!


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Use a Home Depot filter with hose adapters,regulator set to 50+ pounds(ran into 80# this weekend),gauge and Camco RV and Marine Water Filter Stand Camco Plumbing CAM40772 outside by spigot
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:07 AM   #7
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This thread will help you replace the housing to accept regular filters. I just purchased all the items and plan on installing this weekend.
The KW1 Water Filter Myth
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:37 AM   #8
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In the past I had replaced the standard filter with a multifunction filter from.HomeDepot. Using a standard brass rv pressure regulator, I found that the resulting output pressure was extremely low. Since that time I have removed pressure restrictions from some taps and more inportantly I have install a high volume Watt regulator.
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:30 AM   #9
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I took my house filter out of my RV and bought one from Walmart to put on my hise
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:47 AM   #10
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Here are the parts I ordered from filtersfast:

Housing: $16.78
https://www.filtersfast.com/Pentek-1...er-Housing.asp

Dupont Whole House Carbon Filter 2 Pack: $6.89
https://www.filtersfast.com/P-DuPont...bon-Filter.asp

Mounting Bracket: $5.99
https://www.filtersfast.com/P-Pentek...-244046-00.asp
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Ford Idaho great setup. Thanks for the pic.


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On my 5'er, the city water hook up is located on back by spare tire. I use a quick disconnect and set filter on bumper.then used a 90 degree hose coupler on the feed side...no strain on anything.
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We don't drink the water from the tap, don't use a filter, used to but to lazy to stop off at Walmart and get another,

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To All, I am in the process of verifying a drop in replacement for the KW1. I have used in the past with success a filter supplier called Filter Fast in Monroe, NC for other filter elements around our house (Spa and Whole House) and very pleased with them.

I reached out to them sending them a picture of the filter assembly and label they replied with the following link to try this as replacement.

https://www.filtersfast.com/Pentek-NCP-10-filter.asp

Has anyone looked into the manufacture Pentek? Obviously the price is a lot better then anything we have seen so far.

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My Kw1 filter broke and had to buy a new one so bought a #8 with a Culligan going into city water supply.
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To All, I am in the process of verifying a drop in replacement for the KW1. I have used in the past with success a filter supplier called Filter Fast in Monroe, NC for other filter elements around our house (Spa and Whole House) and very pleased with them.

I reached out to them sending them a picture of the filter assembly and label they replied with the following link to try this as replacement.

https://www.filtersfast.com/Pentek-NCP-10-filter.asp

Has anyone looked into the manufacture Pentek? Obviously the price is a lot better then anything we have seen so far.

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The parts I mentioned earlier in this thread are Pentek. I received them this week and will install this weekend. The quality is nice! I will post some pics once I complete the install.
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:42 PM   #17
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Discount price on KW1

Forest River is selling the KW1 at the rally for $20. You will not find this high of a quality for this price anywhere in the country. I believe it was Pauliboy who said that when it comes to Forest River, "...you wouldn't expect any less."

The Pentek filter that was referenced is rated for 255 gallons of chlorine reduction. The KW1 is rated for 10,000 (ten thousand) gallons.)

Using the old math, the KW1 gives you 40 times the filtration for three times the price. Forest River is treating us very good on this product.

I manufacture millions of pounds of ice in ten plants. We filter all our water to protect the machinery. We cannot afford cheap or inefficient filters. My knowledge in this particular subject comes from years of experience and is extensive I use the KW1 in my RV because it is the best, regardless of price.
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