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Old 01-05-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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Water filter.

Does anyone know how often the inline water filter is suppose to be replaced? We removed ours for winterization still looks new. Tks
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:25 AM   #2
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I would do it once a year or when it starts looking dirty
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:29 AM   #3
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I remove it in the fall for winter and put a new one in the spring, for what they cost it's just not worth the risk.
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I remove it in the fall for winter and put a new one in the spring, for what they cost it's just not worth the risk.
This!

Ya got the old used one out why would you want to but it back?
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This!

Ya got the old used one out why would you want to but it back?
Because I'm thrifty and if the other one still looks new why not use it again?
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:46 AM   #6
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We use an external water filter, and when we will be parked at home for a couple weeks or more between trips and no water will be used or flow through it, the instructions say to store it in the fridge. I assume that is to prevent bacterial growth in the filter while it sits in the heat with no fresh water flow. What do you do with your inline ones? Some are a real pain to access, not so bad to do once or twice a year, but between trips?

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Because I'm thrifty and if the other one still looks new why not use it again?
Because of the material the filter has trapped.
Under the right conditions mold may start to form in the folds.
Being "thrifty" is fine playing with potential health issues for a couple of bucks is not.

It is your water supply treat it like YOU would drink it.

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I believe the original filter that comes with the trailer is good for 10,000 gallons. However, I replace mine annually or anytime it becomes discolored.

I'm no expert but it seems to me that with the moisture in the filter it would become a growing medium for mold or other nasty things as it dried out. I wouldn't reuse one.
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Alrigjty then didn't think it through about the bacteria and mold you all have convinced me! It will be replaced See how good this forum
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i remove it in the fall for winter and put a new one in the spring, for what they cost it's just not worth the risk.
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