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Old 03-29-2016, 10:35 AM   #11
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Here's a thought. If you are going to replace it anyway why not install one similar as shown instead of one like original. The one shown here does not have the issues associated with the one like yours and the filters are standard 10 inch and easy to get from HD/Lowes/Walmart etc. for around $8 for 2, not the $30 each for the KW1 you will need. Just a thought.
The issue with any internal filter is that if it breaks or cracks for any reason, you'll end up with water all over the inside of your trailer. By bypassing it completely and putting it outside, you no longer have to worry about cleaning up a mess if it breaks.

It also makes it nearly impossible to forget to remove and drain during winterization.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:41 PM   #12
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I had a blow out with the same filter assembly. I removed it, cut the Pex fittings off, and spliced in a short piece of pipe using shark bite fittings. I bought a dual canister exterior system. Check out RV Water Filter Store on line for some good information. Good luck.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:25 PM   #13
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The FR1 housing seems to have a reputation for loosening on its own, either that or the design is not well understood and people don't put the canister on properly.

My previous Roo and my current TT have the WaterPur CCI-10-CLW housing and that one seems to be fine.

The RV Water Filter Store website has good info on the types of filters you can install. What you use depends on how much you trust the water source. You usually get what you pay for.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:13 PM   #14
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I cut it out and put a sharkbite connector from Home Depot in between. The expensive part is the Pex Crimping Tool. But I have added to my list of must have tools in the trailer and I have a couple lengths of red and blue pex tubing plus clamps in my storage area. Came in handy when pex connectors under bathroom sink leaked.


I use the external filter for filling up fresh water and connecting to city water. Very inexpensive at Walmart.
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:28 PM   #15
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My Dynamax DX3 had a PROPRIETARY whole house filter. Standard, readily available filter cartridges would NOT fit. I had my local RV guy replace the whole mess with an industry standard set up. Now, I can buy filters anywhere and, at prices that are MUCH lower than what I'd have to pay Dynamax. That encourages me to change the filter more often.
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Old 03-29-2016, 06:39 PM   #16
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I replaced my OEM filter in the convenience center with one from Lowes as like stated, it uses standard over the counter filters. I've most always had the filter mounted near the convenience center on my previous fivers with no issues of failure I read about here on the FR website. I think it's pretty hard to forget to winterize it when it stares you right in the face every time you open the storage door.
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Old 04-01-2016, 07:52 PM   #17
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I had a blow out with the same filter assembly. I removed it, cut the Pex fittings off, and spliced in a short piece of pipe using shark bite fittings. I bought a dual canister exterior system. Check out RV Water Filter Store on line for some good information. Good luck.
I did this exact same repair/change today. ...taking it out tomorrow to hook it up and check for leaks.

*fingers crossed*

Thanks to all who contributed to the discussion. I appreciate the help.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:07 PM   #18
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HD/Lowes,whole house filters mounted Outside Only way to go! You select the Filtration Element of Your choice to put inside! Mounted for Easy removal on the Frame rails! Youroo!!
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Is there any special mount you had to get to mount it under the rv?
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I'm thinking about removing mine and filtering prior to going in the tank with hose mounted filter.
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