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Old 09-04-2014, 10:16 PM   #11
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All you have to do is unscrew from both sides of the filter housing - if there is any slack in the lines all you need is a 1/2 pipe nipple. The fittings you removed from the housing will thread right into the nipple.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:50 PM   #12
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That reply was helpful. If I understand correctly, if I unscrew the female ends of the inlet and outlet at the filter cannister, I can get a standard, galvanized, 1/2" nipple and they will screw onto the nipple, thus bypassing the filter altogether? That certainly sounds like a simple fix to get rid of the filter and make winterizing easy. Then use an exterior filter with the water hose. I'll look at it tomorrow. Thanks. Also 1/2" cpvc with 2 male fittings on the end.
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:32 PM   #13
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That reply was helpful. If I understand correctly, if I unscrew the female ends of the inlet and outlet at the filter cannister, I can get a standard, galvanized, 1/2" nipple and they will screw onto the nipple, thus bypassing the filter altogether? That certainly sounds like a simple fix to get rid of the filter and make winterizing easy. Then use an exterior filter with the water hose. I'll look at it tomorrow. Thanks. Also 1/2" cpvc with 2 male fittings on the end.
As I said if your lines have enough slack in them they will pull together enough to use a 1/2 standard, galvanized nipple. That is all I needed to do to ours. Like you say an external filter works for us.
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Old 09-06-2014, 03:04 PM   #14
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Boy do I owe everyone an apology - when talking about joining the two female thread fittings together I said use a nipple instead of coupling. The only excuse I have is my almost 80 year old mind was playing with my memory!
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Old 09-06-2014, 03:45 PM   #15
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As I said if your lines have enough slack in them they will pull together enough to use a 1/2 standard, galvanized nipple. That is all I needed to do to ours. Like you say an external filter works for us.
This is similar to what I did when I wanted to winterize without filing the filter full of antifreeze. On each side of my filter was a short piece that already had a male thread and a female thread so I removed the filter as well as one of the short pieces which left me with a male and female end to assemble back together. Worked great for winterizing but for the permanent fix that came later I used 2 sharkbites connectors as well as a 6" piece of pipe.
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:14 PM   #16
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I took also took mine out, for 1 the cost of the filter that it uses, 2 the filter if not screwed on right will vibrate loose all on it's own. That is when most of the flooding comes from. But to me why pay I think not a quote but 29.00 for a filter when you can just buy the Camco outside one ever year. Also I never thought of the summer with the heat growing bacteria in the unit, that's a very good point when not in use. They have a market there filter is the only one that will fit. Hence rip us off on the price. Or just replace the whole thing with a standard filter from Lowes or HD.
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:52 PM   #17
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Do not use galvanized pipe or fittings in a water system. Plastic, copper brass or bronze only. You don't want rust in your water system.
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:03 AM   #18
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Attn Emptypockets. No need for an apology. Now for the embarrassing part of my story. Today I had some time to remove about a ton of the "vital" equipment that was loaded in the front compartment so necessary for camping that I never seem to actually use. This allowed me to wedge my 67 year old body into my 2109S front compartment to get up close and personal with the water filter with a flashlight. As Gomer Pyle always said,"Surprise, Surprise"! I saw that there wasn't even a filter in the cannister. And then realized that the cannister was dry as a dinosaur bone even though I had used the water about 15 minutes before I got into the storage compartment. It appears that the previous owner has installed one of those famous diverter plates above the cannister and didn't use the filter at all. I'm not going to use the filter either and will leave it as is. Winterizing should be real easy with the red RV antifreeze. I even found 2 filters still wrapped and unused, along with a filter wrench in the compartment. Going to buy a exterior hose filter this week before we leave on Friday for our next camping trip. Oh well, nevermind. Thanks
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