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Old 06-14-2018, 05:54 PM   #1
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WaterPur Trailer Filter System

I have a 2011 8265ws 5th wheel, just bought it a few months ago & still trying to figure things out in this 5ver. I stepped up from a 29 foot Springdale TT & that trailer did not have this type of water filtration system in it. What is the best way of draining the filter holder without making a mess of water all over the underside of the trailer? I tried pumping it out with the pump, that didn't work. There's red & blue PEX lines underneath with caps on them, but nothing came out of them. I checked the manual & looked online & couldn't find nothing, anyone have any suggestions? I sure would appreciate it, Thanks.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:26 AM   #2
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The red and blue lines are your low point drains, they will normally not drain the water from the filter holder. I believe you are stuck with getting some water on the floor while removing the holder. Many folks myself included have moved the filter system to an area that is easier to deal with.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:04 AM   #3
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I was kind of afraid of that, I appreciate your response. I was already looking at finding another place to put that filter holder. I swear engineer 101 must be, lets see how we can put the stuff that people need to get to the most, into the tightest, most weirdest places possible, LOL
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Your complaint is a common one on this forum. The filter often develops leaks and the proprietary cartridge it uses is expensive. A lot of folks remove the filter entirely (lots of how-tos if you do a search) and instead use a filter that connects to your intake hose.
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I removed my filter and replaced it with a pressure tank. the filter now attaches to the bumper (When camped) and filters all water coming into the rig either city or to the tank.
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Your complaint is a common one on this forum. The filter often develops leaks and the proprietary cartridge it uses is expensive. A lot of folks remove the filter entirely (lots of how-tos if you do a search) and instead use a filter that connects to your intake hose.
Thanks for the heads up, I've done my research on that part of the expense & came up with some filters off of Amazon that are identical for about 1/4 of the price. Plus I've already made up my mind to use the Camco blue inline hose filters just to be on the safe side. If that restricts the water pressure too much, I'll remove the Amazon filter & leave the Camco filter. I've used them for the last umpteen years & had no issues & they haven't killed anybody from our camp yet. I don't use the hose water except for cooking (boiled 1st) & cleaning, I always carry a sanitary water jug for drinking. I can't stand the taste of hose water & I use the good hoses & can still taste it in my coffee even with filters.
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I removed my filter and replaced it with a pressure tank. the filter now attaches to the bumper (When camped) and filters all water coming into the rig either city or to the tank.
I like that, I'm going to have to blow that picture up a little bit & take a closer look at that. That looks like some well thought out design work there.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:38 AM   #8
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Back to your original question, I use my air compressor and blow out my lines. That takes the water down from being right at the top to less than 1/2. Easy-peasy to remove then without spilling water everywhere as long as you don't drop the canister.
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I removed my filter and replaced it with a pressure tank. the filter now attaches to the bumper (When camped) and filters all water coming into the rig either city or to the tank.
What's the purpose of the pressure tank? I've never had an issue with water pressure.
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What's the purpose of the pressure tank? I've never had an issue with water pressure.
It has nothing to do with pressure and everything to do with how often the pump runs. At night I can get 3 to 4 flushes of the toilet before the pump comes on, If you only need a little water the pump doesn't start and there is no pulsing when the water is on. This is just like a house hold well system in a stick house.
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