Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Sunnyfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 168
Can't get water filter canister off - help!

Ready to winterize our new 2014 Sunseeker 3050, can't get the water filter canister off no matter what I have tried. I have the plastic wrench that was given and have also relieved pressure nothing works. I think maybe Arnold S. Must have put in on. Any suggestions ? Thanks
__________________

__________________
Sunnyfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Crew
 
awwall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Biloxi, Ms
Posts: 704
Sometimes it just takes brute force. You may want to hold the mounting bracket and just put the muscle to it. If you get it off, when you put it back, lube the o-ring and the threads with silicon grease. Next time will be much easier. Remember to do the Threads!!
__________________

__________________
Wayne & Susan Biloxi,Ms
2012 GeorgeTown 351DS...2015 Ford Focus/Brake Buddy
FROG Member
awwall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 07:04 PM   #3
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunnyfun View Post
Ready to winterize our new 2014 Sunseeker 3050, can't get the water filter canister off no matter what I have tried. I have the plastic wrench that was given and have also relieved pressure nothing works. I think maybe Arnold S. Must have put in on. Any suggestions ? Thanks
If you are facing the canister, put the wrench on the right side and pull toward you. Make sure you are holding the base(top) to keep from breaking the base. When you get it off, make sure you get some Danco Silicone grease (Lowes/HD) and lube the "O" ring and the base and the top of the canister and the threads on the base and canister. Next time will be much easier.

See awwall types faster than me.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 07:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Sunnyfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 168
Thanks to both of you, I guess all I can do is keep trying, stopped for now and will try again tomorrow. It's just a little frustrating when you thought your winterizing would be done on one day. Will be sure and get the lubricate on your advice, don't want to go through this again. Thanks again l
__________________
Sunnyfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 254
Once you get the filter housing off, mark the direction with a sharpe. Put an arrow on it so you know which way is OFF next time. Counter clockwise is OFF.
__________________
Tim

2013 Forester #3051SF
2009 Toyoda Tacoma (toad)
2010 Newmar Dutchstar (Sold)
2011 Fleetwood Bounder (Sold)
trwmodela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,727
Sorry for the thread rename. I'm a dunce.
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #7
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by trwmodela View Post
Once you get the filter housing off, mark the direction with a sharpe. Put an arrow on it so you know which way is OFF next time. Counter clockwise is OFF.
Mine is clockwise for off if viewed from the top, front or bottom it has rh threads.
Right-Tight; Left -Loose.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 09:04 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 956
For issues like this I have found heating the thread area with a heat gun sometimes works. Another option is a moderate smack on the wrench handle with a rubber hammer or piece of wood will break it free.
__________________
ATVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Sunnyfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 168
Thanks for all of the advice, we have tried every which way and nothing seems to work, hoping to have winterizing all behind me yesterday, but, didn't work out, everything was ready to go until this roadblock. I guess I will have to call FR since my dealer is 300 mi. away, even tho they are the ones that put it on to begin with. Just bought this motorhome in Aug. But, thanks again I will let you know how it turns out.
__________________
Sunnyfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 12:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: X
Posts: 2,781
I imagine you could find a Mobile RV Tech in your area to take care of it. It might be cheaper to just break it off and replace it however.
__________________

__________________
BarryD0706 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 PM.