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Old 02-19-2016, 10:03 AM   #11
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First I drain the FW tank, then run the pump to empty filter housing. Relieve pressure and remove filter from housing and replace housing. Next blow air through the lines. I blow the lines out three times waiting about ten minutes in between letting any water settle out. When I'm done, no mist from spikets. Then drain housing and dry inside and out plus the threads. Pour pink in traps. Done. Gets pretty cold here in Jersey. Only had a problem once, I was in hospital and could not winterize. Only broke housing and sediment housing by the water pump.

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Old 02-19-2016, 10:48 AM   #12
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Well that makes me feel better Hopefully it's just that canister. I'm going to bypass the damned thing when I get home and just use one of those externals.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:35 AM   #13
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If the sediment filter leaks, you will find out when you fill FW tank. Easy to replace if necessary. Did it in the parking lot at CW. Took longer to find then fix!

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Old 02-19-2016, 12:10 PM   #14
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I haven't yet filled the FW tank...never been dry camping yet but I guess I should test it out to make sure. Never used the water pump either
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:14 PM   #15
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When we travel, I put about a third of a tank of fresh water in to use bathroom, wash hands/ dishes etc. rather than use public facility's.

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Old 02-19-2016, 12:31 PM   #16
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We had a lot of them crack last year in our campground. what people did was winterize and leave the pink stuff in the housing and it froze and cracked them. But it was a brutally cold winter last year here in Mi. The dealer said to always drain the pink stuff out of the housing.
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:41 PM   #17
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I blow all my lines, remove the canister and wipe dry, and replace. I then blow all lines again. I do this until I get nothing coming out of any line. I then remove the canister and take it in the house for the winter. I also put antifreeze in the sink, shower and toilet.
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A tip from the shop that services our motor home. Take out the filter and just engage enough thread to keep the canister on. It was likely some water in the threads that froze and cracked that holder. While RV antifreeze can actually freeze, the important thing is that it does not expand while doing so.
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Old 02-19-2016, 01:26 PM   #19
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As far as I can tell, that canister version of a water filter is more trouble than it's worth. I'm just going to bypass it and filter another way
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Old 02-19-2016, 02:44 PM   #20
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Filter By-Pass

Same setup as water heater bypass, no muss no fuss.
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