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Old 08-20-2016, 11:43 AM   #1
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Time to change inhouse water filter

My Forester came with a whole house filter system located in a basement compartment behind a flip down panel door. It's along side the water pump and valves. I read back when I was ordering my MH that many have had issues with the housing breaking from using the the filter removal tool.
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1. Suggestions for replacing the filter cartridge, removing the housing cover and where did you buy it.
2. Any of you replaced the entire cartridge housing with a cheaper, easier and more reliable product?
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:52 PM   #2
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Change mine every year not a problem with the tool provided. I make sure that I slide the tool to the top of the housing and then listen. I by the filters from Home Depot. Remove your old one and take it with all you need is the measurements. I buy the 2 pack not expensive at all.
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:56 PM   #3
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Yes a lot of members do this, including me.....

WOW - Easy way to remove water filter
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:59 PM   #4
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Change mine every year not a problem with the tool provided. I make sure that I slide the tool to the top of the housing and then listen. I by the filters from Home Depot. Remove your old one and take it with all you need is the measurements. I buy the 2 pack not expensive at all.
So I can use the same housing and a cheaper filter element? Mine is a Water pur.
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:54 PM   #5
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We still use the original housing and it has not given use any problem. I may change to an in line hose filter like those at Walmart as the housing creates an extra step and extra anti freeze when winterizing.
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Old 08-20-2016, 05:55 PM   #6
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Stagecoach: heck yes, use the less expensive filter. I have a 2014 3010dsf not a problem. I also use the inline filter from Walmart to fill my tank cause my well water at home is high in iron etc. So go for it. In winter i pull the in house filter, and anode rod from the water heater then winterize.
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When removing the filter, make sure you have the water off, and release any presure in the line before using the tool to tkae it off, just hand tighten when putting it back on.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:10 PM   #8
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When removing the filter, make sure you have the water off, and release any presure in the line before using the tool to tkae it off, just hand tighten when putting it back on.
Thanks, that's what I was looking for.

Guess the housing bursts if you don't winterize and drain it. No problem here in SoCal, we very seldom get below freezing at night and only for a few hours.
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:49 PM   #9
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Like NO3putt said,,,hand tighten it.....hold the base with one hand while using the wrench so it won't stress the base.
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:19 PM   #10
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The housing that came with my Cardinal 5th wheel looks just like the one I have at home. The only problem I've had during 6 years of travel is that it's mounted so close to the compartment wall that the tool that came with it doesn't fit on it. I use a strap wrench to remove it. Also, check the filter a few times when you're traveling just in case you're staying at a CG with a lot of sediment in the water. Happened to me once and I didn't know about it until another camper asked me if our water seemed dirty. I checked the filter and it was almost black, but the water coming out of the faucet was crystal clear. The other camper went to town to buy a filter setup.
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