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Old 08-26-2015, 12:30 PM   #1
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Water Filter Warning ***

We just came home from a VERY short trip. My Lexie 255 GTS has a large water filter under the bed. While camped at Fort Widerness Disney World we came back to our M.H. after an evening of fun about 10p to a nightmare! My motorhome was sitting in a lake of water with water pouring out of every orfice! We rushed to it and opened the door to a wave of water! I quickly shut off the incoming water supply and we started our ALL NIGHT drying process. And by daylight we through in the towel(s) and packed up to head home after less than 24hrs. That will go down as my worse trip EVER! Your hint is above... The canister part of the water filter broke at the bottom of the screw in treads which let the canister fall down, and the high water pressure to spray under my bed for God knows how long. But needless to say, we were flooded. My neighbor had a commercial water extractor and helped me get all the carpeting dried out. What a mess! If you have the filter under your bed, check it for fatigue. It will be WELL WORTH YOUR TIME!!!
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:44 PM   #2
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Very sorry to hear about this. We never leave our unit and leave the water on. Never wanted to come back to a watered down unit. Hopefully you can get it all dried out quickly and there will be no probelms with it.
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Even tho we do not have a MH will tuck this good info away as we have the filter system in our camper. Thanks for the heads up. Later RJD
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Sorry to hear about this. Hope everything dries up and is fine.
With that being said, the water filter seems to an issue in a lot of TT's. If I happen to have water hook ups (which is rare) I try to remember to cut the water off before I leave the camper.
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Very sorry to hear about this. We never leave our unit and leave the water on. Never wanted to come back to a watered down unit. Hopefully you can get it all dried out quickly and there will be no probelms with it.
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Old 08-26-2015, 03:50 PM   #6
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Water Filter Con't

Yes I got it all dried out and at the moment, you would never know it happened. And on the plus side, my carpet looks like new again! Besides removing and bypassing the filter, I too will try to remember to TURN OFF the incoming water B4 leaving the RV!!!
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We just came home from a VERY short trip. My Lexie 255 GTS has a large water filter under the bed. While camped at Fort Widerness Disney World we came back to our M.H. after an evening of fun about 10p to a nightmare! My motorhome was sitting in a lake of water with water pouring out of every orfice! We rushed to it and opened the door to a wave of water! I quickly shut off the incoming water supply and we started our ALL NIGHT drying process. And by daylight we through in the towel(s) and packed up to head home after less than 24hrs. That will go down as my worse trip EVER! Your hint is above... The canister part of the water filter broke at the bottom of the screw in treads which let the canister fall down, and the high water pressure to spray under my bed for God knows how long. But needless to say, we were flooded. My neighbor had a commercial water extractor and helped me get all the carpeting dried out. What a mess! If you have the filter under your bed, check it for fatigue. It will be WELL WORTH YOUR TIME!!!
Is your system the FR1 with the KW1 filter?
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That's awful! Your looking on the bright side which is a good thing!

I had mine let go on a month old RV. Lucky the canister is in the outside compartment and is in an area that is plastic and has a drain area to let water out! With mine under pressure it would twist right off!
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We just came home from a VERY short trip. My Lexie 255 GTS has a large water filter under the bed. While camped at Fort Widerness Disney World we came back to our M.H. after an evening of fun about 10p to a nightmare! My motorhome was sitting in a lake of water with water pouring out of every orfice! We rushed to it and opened the door to a wave of water! I quickly shut off the incoming water supply and we started our ALL NIGHT drying process. And by daylight we through in the towel(s) and packed up to head home after less than 24hrs. That will go down as my worse trip EVER! Your hint is above... The canister part of the water filter broke at the bottom of the screw in treads which let the canister fall down, and the high water pressure to spray under my bed for God knows how long. But needless to say, we were flooded. My neighbor had a commercial water extractor and helped me get all the carpeting dried out. What a mess! If you have the filter under your bed, check it for fatigue. It will be WELL WORTH YOUR TIME!!!
Time is better spent removing the filter completely and using one outside.
If I am going to be gone for more than a hour I turn the water off.

Something like so.

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Very sorry to hear about this. We never leave our unit and leave the water on. Never wanted to come back to a watered down unit. Hopefully you can get it all dried out quickly and there will be no probelms with it.
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