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Old 02-18-2011, 08:48 AM   #1
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Water Filter Apparatus

The Georgetown has this container in the service area designed to hold a water filter refill. We do not plan to use the water filter as we do not ever ever drink water from our water tanks. I would like to bypass this filter container simply to make it easier to winterize etc.. has anyone bypassed this filter bowl.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:43 AM   #2
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I just removed the filter and allowed the antifreeze to fill it up. It really doesn't hold that much as opposed to buying 2 two way valves,fittings and tubing to reconfigure the plumbing in the small amount of space you'd have to work. Then you have more potential places where a leak could occur.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:00 AM   #3
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Remember this filter also keep sediments and sand out of the water lines wich can cause problems with your faucets etc.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:09 AM   #4
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Good points gents...thanks.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:04 PM   #5
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I just removed the filter and allowed the antifreeze to fill it up. It really doesn't hold that much as opposed to buying 2 two way valves,fittings and tubing to reconfigure the plumbing in the small amount of space you'd have to work. Then you have more potential places where a leak could occur.
When winterizing, you can also replace the filter element with an empty plastic soda bottle of the appropriate size, which will occupy most of the space and reduce amount of anti-freeze required.

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Old 02-18-2011, 07:49 PM   #6
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Awesome idea..thanks a bunch
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:43 PM   #7
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If you rinse your mouth with the park water is it the same as I smoked but I did not inhale? The filters aren't that much especially compared to the price you paid for your rv.
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A friend of mine has a round plastic disc that goes in the top of the filter container and completely plugs it off. We sanitize our tank each spring and drink from the tank every trip. We do have good water around here though.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:28 PM   #9
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My concern is not the cost of the filter. It is the probablility that bacteria can grow in the filter and the filter may also cut down on the flow of water to the coach. Does anyone know if the flow is cut down because of the filter?
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