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Old 03-19-2018, 05:11 PM   #1
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Loose Water Filter

I have a 2013 8289. I purchased it used and believe the water filter had never been changed. I stepped up and bought a new $47 filter with freight from a Forest River dealer who had to order one for me. Ever since I installed the new filter it comes loose and completely pops apart about every 3 or 4 days. I have tightened it as tight as I dare without breaking it. I can loosen it by hand with little effort. My guess is the new filter is too long, not allowing the housing to seat at the top. Anyone else had this problem. The new filter had the exact same numbers as the old one.
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:28 PM   #2
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Many of us remove the filter, especially if it's a FR/KW-1.

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They are known for cracking and leaking and flooding your trailer. Replace it with a 1/2" coupler from Home Depot

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and use an external filter.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:12 PM   #3
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That's what I will do as soon as I get home.
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I have a spare FR and several filters for sale if you are interested.
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