Originally Posted by Phinias
I removed and bypassed the filter. They're a potential disaster on hold
I, too, removed and bypassed mine with a 6" length of brass pipe that I bought at Home Depot. I didn't like the fact that it is behind the water pump, forcing that pump to push water thru that filter media, etc and decreasing my water pressure when using the pump. I prefer a design where the filter is after the city water inlet, but before the water tank fill. So, in my MBS I use an external filter and some quick connect fittings with a water tank filler (along with a small battery powered water meter so I can measure how much water I'm putting into the tank) and fill my water tank with filtered water. Some of the water I've gotten at campgrounds I'd never want to go straight into my tank. I know some people hook up the city water and then use the outside (Forest River 'coiled') hose to fill the water tank using the factory filter as installed by FR, too. That factory filter was too hard to work with on my 2401R, and since we had room in the basement model, I carry the external one.