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Old 11-01-2015, 04:03 PM   #1
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3170DS water filter full after winterizing

Winterizing first time by blowing out lines with air. Everything went great. A few days later I found the water filter canister, from which I had removed filter and drained, was full of water. I removed it and drained again. Why did it fill with water? I had drained water heater and opened drains under coach. Did I do something wrong?

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Old 11-01-2015, 08:04 PM   #2
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Probably drained back from outside shower. It is forgotten most of the time.


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Leave the canister off for the winter. Freezing temps could freeze residual moister in the threads and crack the canister. Oh. You have a drain plug in the compartment, remove and set it aside.


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3170DS water filter full water after winterizing

I had not checked outside shower as it had not been used in over a year, could it still have water in hose? Thank you all for the help
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:04 PM   #5
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That can occur if you run the water pump after you blow out the lines. Best to run the pump first to make sure the lines leading from the FW tank to the pump are clear then blow out the lines. Remove the filter bowl after blowing out the lines then leave it off during the winter.
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Sounds like just residual water in the filter canister that entered as you blew out the lines. The exit for the filter is at the top and the water did not reach there. All water coming into the rv passes thru the filter (except of course black tank clean out) and that includes pumped water from holding tank to all the faucets (ice maker/water heater) and commode. It's a whole house filter.
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I think this was the cause. Thought I would ask others just in case. Thanks for the help
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Old 11-02-2015, 02:43 PM   #8
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Water filter cannister?

I winterized my fiver last week, I emptied the water from the canister but left the filter installed to take up space and not use so much antifreeze. Was this a bad idea?

The outside shower was the last faucet to be winterized and is located adjacent to the filter canister. I was confident that I filled the canister with antifreeze but now you have me second guessing. Should I go back and remove the canister housing and leave it off?
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Old 11-02-2015, 02:50 PM   #9
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I winterized my fiver last week, I emptied the water from the canister but left the filter installed to take up space and not use so much antifreeze. Was this a bad idea?

The outside shower was the last faucet to be winterized and is located adjacent to the filter canister. I was confident that I filled the canister with antifreeze but now you have me second guessing. Should I go back and remove the canister housing and leave it off?
I've read that some people pull the filter and drop in a Snapple, or something similar to take up room in the canister. Of course this is predicated upon not having a temp bypass assembly.
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First I removed the OEM water filter in our 3029W Windjammer. After I removed it I just reclamped the hose back on to the nylon fitting.

I use a large canister water filter like this from Home Depot
GE 3/4 in. Inlet Whole House Water Filtration System-GXWH04F - The Home Depot

with a filter holder like this from Camping World
Water Filter Stand - Camco 40772 - Water Filtration - Camping World

That way I don't have to worry about water left in it when I winterize plus I can easily replace the carbon insert filters.
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