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Old 10-23-2011, 05:33 PM   #11
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Yes, when winterizing you want antifreeze in the filter housing. Don't put a new filter back into the canister until you dewinterize next spring after you have flushed the water lines out.
No issue w/ the antifreeze in the canister possibly expanding a hair when freezing and busting the canister? I think I've read some things along those lines but I wasn't exactly sure that is what they were saying.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:34 PM   #12
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When I was doing my winterisation of my trailer, I completely removed the filter assembly and used pex fittings and hose to bypass it. No more in house filter. I modified connections to filter housing so I can now use it externally in series with the city water inlet. Easy to do and convenient.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:34 PM   #13
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Before removing the filter housing turn off the water and then relieve the pressure in the lines by opening a faucet and letting water drain out. This will make unscrewing the filter much easier. As already mentioned, put towels under it because you probably will spill some water. Then remove the cartridge.

IMPORTANT: When you empty the remaining water from the filter housing, make sure the rubber gasket doesn't fall out. It's a thin "O" ring gasket that sits in the top of the housing.
Good tips on relieving pressure and the o-ring gasket -- thank you!
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:37 PM   #14
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A water heater bypass kit will fit on the water filter canister housing. I remove the canister and old filter, bypass it with a turn of the lever, then winterized as usual.
I used one from Camco. They make one with an 8" or a 12" hose. I used the 8", it was tight, should have used the longer one. Bypass Kit

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I'm glad to know this can be done. I'll have to think about doing that -- maybe eventually. On the other hand, it may good to not do it and be "force" one self to throw out the old filter and replace it with a new one.

For now, for me as a new RV'er, simple is good, especially this close to freezing temps.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:44 PM   #15
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When I was doing my winterisation of my trailer, I completely removed the filter assembly and used pex fittings and hose to bypass it. No more in house filter. I modified connections to filter housing so I can now use it externally in series with the city water inlet. Easy to do and convenient.
I'm glad you mentioned this. Not knowing enough about my trailer when I bought it, I ended up buying an inline water filter while I was there at the dealership shopping. I guess right now I am double filtering the water needlessly. Though I'm guessing the replacement filter for the in trailer filter are cheaper than the outside inline filters.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:33 PM   #16
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I'm glad you mentioned this. Not knowing enough about my trailer when I bought it, I ended up buying an inline water filter while I was there at the dealership shopping. I guess right now I am double filtering the water needlessly. Though I'm guessing the replacement filter for the in trailer filter are cheaper than the outside inline filters.
I just bought a replacement inline filter element on EBay for $15 with free shipping. Filter # CCI-10-C.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:09 PM   #17
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i completely took out the water filter and replaced it with a peice of waterline i then added water filter to hookup outside of camper to much of a pain with it were it was much better now
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What is the effect the water filter has on overall water pressure?

Has anyone (who doesn't drink the TT water) ever tried not using one, and had a chance to compare?
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What is the effect the water filter has on overall water pressure?

Has anyone (who doesn't drink the TT water) ever tried not using one, and had a chance to compare?

My present camper is the first I've had with a water filter. Mind you, I never drink the water from the tap and I'm not even sure the filter will eliminate all the bad stuff. We always boil any water used for consumption such as tea and coffee.

Not sure there is an effect on water pressure. Once the water lines are filled, pressure shouldn't be affected.
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What is the effect the water filter has on overall water pressure?

Has anyone (who doesn't drink the TT water) ever tried not using one, and had a chance to compare?
I read that the filter reduces the pressure by 2.5 PSI. They were stressing that this was for an original filter and that cheap replacements would drop it by 10 PSI.
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