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Old 10-22-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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MiniLite water filter

My 2013 unit came with a water filtration system. I'm having trouble locating a replacement cartridge, cause you have to call The WaterPur Co. which is connected to Forest River. Called and had to leave a message....waiting for them to call back.

Does anyone know if I can buy them elsewhere, or do I have to jump through Forest Rivers hoops.

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Old 10-22-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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I did a quick search and it appears you do have to jump through FR's hoops but you can order them on-line as opposed to calling

https://forestriver.wildmanstorefron...px?zpid=439616

Of course this make me think maybe I should start looking for a external water filter with easier to find filters......hmmm. I know I have seen some people that use them on this site instead of the stock filters.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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I did a quick search and it appears you do have to jump through FR's hoops but you can order them on-line as opposed to calling

https://forestriver.wildmanstorefron...px?zpid=439616

Of course this make me think maybe I should start looking for a external water filter with easier to find filters......hmmm. I know I have seen some people that use them on this site instead of the stock filters.
Thanks for your searching, for me....called the phone number that was listed on the canister for WaterPur Co.---- 3 hours ago....they STILL haven't returned my call ....what a way to run a business. Guess I'll have to order online....thanks
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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I have found out about the water filtration system that came in my MiniLite 2109S....you can ONLY get replacement filters by ordering them from the WaterPur company. Shame on Forest River for creating a monoply. If I were a man, I would say that they have me by the ......!

My question is, if I get an inline [water hose] water filter that I have used before, could I just leave the onboard canister empty [no filter], and use the water system that way.

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Sure you can, just take the filter out and use a external type filter that hooks to your hose. They also have a plate that go's into the top so the container will not fill up but you really do not need that. You will probably get better water pressure to boot. If you are handy you could just take it out and by-pass it with some fitting. You can get them at any hardware store. You might even have enough hose already as sloppy as they run them that you would only need an insert between the 2 with a couple of hose clamps.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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I have found out about the water filtration system that came in my MiniLite 2109S....you can ONLY get replacement filters by ordering them from the WaterPur company. Shame on Forest River for creating a monoply. If I were a man, I would say that they have me by the ......!

My question is, if I get an inline [water hose] water filter that I have used before, could I just leave the onboard canister empty [no filter], and use the water system that way.
We have a different model but can only buy replacement filter from FR or WaterPur. I plan on using an external filter and just leave the inboard canister empty. Maybe we will remove it if not to hard a job for the unmechanically inclined.
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I bought two of the filters. Replaced the dirty one, saved the other for a spare and then when I use the spare I can order at my leisure before that one is dirty.
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I bought two of the filters. Replaced the dirty one, saved the other for a spare and then when I use the spare I can order at my leisure before that one is dirty.
What is was trying to avoid, was having to pay $29.95 + $9.10 shipping.....when I can get an inline filter that goes on my hose, for $20 from Camping World.

I always bring my drinking water from home, so I don't feel I need a high end water filter, for the water that I use...to just go down the drain!!! But thanks for you suggestion.
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I would just remove the factory filter and replace it with one from Home Depot or Lowes.

Forgot....
Get one with a high flow rate.
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What is was trying to avoid, was having to pay $29.95 + $9.10 shipping.....when I can get an inline filter that goes on my hose, for $20 from Camping World.

I always bring my drinking water from home, so I don't feel I need a high end water filter, for the water that I use...to just go down the drain!!! But thanks for you suggestion.
In my opinion which means nothing (just ask my wife) I would not call that I upper end water filter. You are right it is a ripp off. Just do as you plan that is the best idea.......
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