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Old 05-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #11
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I actually think Waterpur has some sort of ties to Forester River...or did at one time.

The website says...
"At an RV show, we met an executive from the fastest growing, innovative, top quality RV manufacturer in the country. He took a keen interest in our quality products" I'm guessing that exec could have been the president of the company.

"Why not choose from the companies whose replacement filters are easily available at competitive prices from rv parts or home supply stores?" Maybe because as the website states, those filters weren't as good.

Either way, if you find a filter that works for you, then great. But why be mad at Forest River because they are confident in a product that they feel works better than others? They're going to steer you to a genuine replacement not a potentially cheaper, less effective knock off.

Again, I doubt Ford puts every possible air filter for their cars in their manuals. They want you to buy Ford replacement parts. Are there cheaper versions made by Fram, etc that work? Of course...but it's Fram publishing the compatibility charts, not Ford. If anything be mad at the replacement filter companies for not listing their units as a direct replacement.

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by davegood

I may be mistaken, but Forest River is NOT filtration company. As an RV manufacturer it should incorporate standard, easily replacable parts which are available at the major rv part stores like Camping World.
I sort of understand the frustration on the filter replacement but I also see the factory point. We bought a new home fridge, it's a Samsung. The instruction book references a Samsung filter for the water and ice. They only list one single option as a replacement, the Samsung filter. No substitutes. The kicker is they are $30.00. The manual indicates we should replace it twice a year.
With my home fridge I'm afraid I'm locked in as far as choices, the filter appears to have a unique connection, at least a 10" filters seem to be consistent in their sizing thus more universal.

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #13
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You could always reassemble the filter housing minus the filter, or bypass the housing all together, and use any external filter system/filter you want. Then YOU would control its availability and price choices.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:06 PM   #14
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You mentioned a o ring replacement for the water pur filter CC1-10-C, today i sanitized my Forest River 5th Wheel water system. I removed the filter as instructed, I did not see a o ring except the one on the end of the filter. Now I can't stop the filter housing from leaking, can't seem to get the filter to line up right at the top. Any suggestions on this?

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:54 PM   #15
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Filter housing O ring

You might want to take a mirror and look up at the bottom of the filter housing and make sure the old O ring is not rolled up and crumpled in the slot. If it is still there and you install a new one you'll still leak.
You can take your housing to Home Depot or Lowe's and hit the plumbing department and locate a suitable O ring. Get some Danco silicone valve grease while you are there to put on the O ring and prevent it from sticking in the slot and tearing in the future.
A neat trick to catch water (or antifreeze when you de-winterize) is to slide a cool-whip tub or sherbet tub under the filter housing. Slide you filter wrench up first then finagle the tub underneath. Use a towel to catch excess.

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #16
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Thanks for the information, I went back to the trailer and looked again at the filter housing, no o ring in sight. Then I remembered that I dumped the filter housing after I sanitized, and the o ring was stuck to the top and I dumped it on the ground, I found it where I dumped the water out, thanks again>>>>>
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:34 PM   #17
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9-7-2012, yea!, filter back in a no leaks. This is my first rodeo with a water filter system in a RV, but i am learning. If i had my wishes the water filter would be under the kitchen sink and only filter water used for cooking and drinking.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #18
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WaterPur failure

After hearing the water pump running without any water pressure I looked under the bed in our 23' Wildwood and found the entire filter and housing (CCI-10CLW12) sitting on the floor. The front half of the trailer was soaked.

The housing had broken off just above the O ring and dropped to the floor and just sat there under the connection.

When I contacted WaterPur I hadn't finished my sentence when the customer service dude said, "Broke at the O ring."

They know it is a weak point because acrylic can't take the pressure, but refused to replace it since they can make so much more money selling replacements. The temperature under the bed never reaches temperatures which would cause a freeze bursting and we've had much worse winters. It's just a case of buyer beware. WaterPur sucks and will not stand behind their products.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:31 AM   #19
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I bought a 2 pack of filters @ WalMart for $9.00....made by Filtrete. Works just fine.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:06 AM   #20
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cpaulsen - Thanks for the advice. Hopefully the wallyworld in Martell (Sierras) has them.

When asked why they don't make a suitable housing from a more suitable material that would better tolerate expansion/contraction the "customer service" dude, which I assume is also the sales dude, said it was because of the weight. I know for fact, having researched plastics for manufacturing years ago, that he was attempting to blow smoke up my kilt. It's solely bottom line profit margins. The acrylic they use is the CHEAPE$T process. It is as it always is, just about MONEY.

p.s., we're talking about 1800 ft elevation here. Not Donner Party cold. If it was, I'd be inclined to toss the WaterPur guy on the barbie first!

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