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Old 08-27-2015, 04:09 PM   #21
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Oh, so sorry. Glad it didn't turn out worse than what it did.

....and thanks for the "heads up".
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:57 PM   #22
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Our Lexi 283ts also had a filter under the bed, and I remember just after getting her, reading all the posts about defective/bad water filter housings. Didn't have the rig a week before I cut the filter out and bridged the gap with a length of pex and two sharkbite fittings. No more worries at all.
Since we bring bottled water for drinking/cooking, never bothered to get another remote mount filter.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:04 PM   #23
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Sorry for your troubles! Good news is you recovered from flood and now know to turn off city water when leaving your rig.

Had similar flood mess last year while we slept. The "new and improved" model FR1 water filter housing exploded in our new Rockwood 8289ws 5er. Replaced the new model FR1 filter system with well proven older model CC10 water filter system. I always use a pressure regulator on city water line, so the FR1 system failed with normal pressure (40 psi).

Interesting that 3 weeks earlier in same RV park, another owner of same year, same model Rockwood 5er had same catastrophic failure of FR1 water filter system. Those folks bypassed internal filter and began using the external water filter.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:51 PM   #24
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With all these filters attached does this effect the water pressure inside your unit or does it lower the pressure for showers, cleaning and etc.Ted Hall
Depending on the filters you choose if you do there may be a slight increase in flow rate.

Check the flow rate on the one you have now and then look online for the filter you might be interested in, flow rate should be in the description.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:44 PM   #25
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Sorry to hear of your major water . FWIW, the first time we went to Fort Wilderness with our older MH we had a water line leak while gone but thankfully not as bad as yours. We had NOT used a pressure regulator and found out that the Wilderness campground had VERY high water pressure. Like over 80psi. After that I never hook up without using a whole house regulator.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:18 PM   #26
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Depending on the filters you choose if you do there may be a slight increase in flow rate.

Check the flow rate on the one you have now and then look online for the filter you might be interested in, flow rate should be in the description.
Thanks for the guidance. Which filters do you use and is each filter built for a specific item to remove. Is your water pressure regulator placed after the filters and to the camper or before the filters?
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:36 PM   #27
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So sorry for you. Also sorry you missed all of the info on this forum about this happening to hundreds of people. This should have been a recall. But noooooo.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:36 PM   #28
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Thanks for the guidance. Which filters do you use and is each filter built for a specific item to remove. Is your water pressure regulator placed after the filters and to the camper or before the filters?
Sediment, charcoal, regulator.

Filters keep everything clean, how you wish to set a system up is your call.
I saw a system set up with the regulator first because the owner was worried about the pressure blowing the filter canister.

If you decide to go with the outside system get a adjustable regulator with a gauge.
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What a bummer.


Good stuff Ford, on the outside filter.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:53 AM   #30
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Not that it would make a difference now,,, but I wonder what the psi was @ that campgrounds ???
We never leave home for more than a day that we do not turn our well pump off,,,
same type of thing can happen @ your home !!!
I could tell you some real sad stories about water damage !!!
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