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Old 08-07-2016, 04:31 PM   #21
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Well, just to be contrary I'll add my 2 cents...We always drink from the FW tank or campground water when available and it all goes through the onboard OEM filter which didn't crack and leak despite not winterizing the unit over the Winter. What, Me Worry?
That being said, I do intend to buy the inline Camco from Walmart and bypass the OEM unit eventually. DW likes her Pur water filter at home so this should be okay for her. But I have no fears about drinking from my FW tank, my faucet at home or campground water.
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:40 PM   #22
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Many people assume a water filter will result in good water ( either internal or external). This is the case for most home filters that are in continuous use, but may not be the case for RV filters. If you use your RV once a month, you are leaving water in the filter in warm/hot temperatures with no circulation. This allows the bacteria in the water to grow in between uses. I prefer an external filter that I can disconnect and store in my fridge at home in between outings. Works well.
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Old 08-07-2016, 05:15 PM   #23
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Used replacements from Lowes for six years with no issues! Most drinking water was bottled, but did use sink water for the coffee pot, and brushing teeth !
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Old 08-07-2016, 05:22 PM   #24
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Many people assume a water filter will result in good water ( either internal or external). This is the case for most home filters that are in continuous use, but may not be the case for RV filters. If you use your RV once a month, you are leaving water in the filter in warm/hot temperatures with no circulation. This allows the bacteria in the water to grow in between uses. I prefer an external filter that I can disconnect and store in my fridge at home in between outings. Works well.
That's why I buy the F1Pb filter cartridge from rvwaterfilterstore.com. It resists stagnation. I remove it from the housing and let it dry out if we won't be using the TT for more than 2 weeks.
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Old 08-07-2016, 05:48 PM   #25
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We bypassed ours just because it was so inconvenient to get to. We don't drink the water but still want it filtered to keep the sediment out of the system. I've been using these filters with good flow for years.
https://www.filtersfast.com/P-Pentek...bon-Filter.asp
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:51 PM   #26
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I use the OEM filter. No problems.
Same here...FR 1, 3rd season...no problem !
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That's why I buy the F1Pb filter cartridge from rvwaterfilterstore.com. It resists stagnation. I remove it from the housing and let it dry out if we won't be using the TT for more than 2 weeks.
Is that the filter media that fits the filters Forest River puts on their travel trailers? I drain the filter when I unhook so as not to let water sit in it.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:58 PM   #28
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Thumbs up OEM Water Filter or not?

I have an 8329SS also. I didn't want to pay for a replacement filter for the OEM filter housing, so I replaced mine with a standard filter from Lowe's. I use their carbon filters which are inexpensive compared to OEM filters. I use the water for everything except drinking.No problems at all
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If you use your RV once a month, you are leaving water in the filter in warm/hot temperatures with no circulation
Flybob - Good point...
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Walmart also sells a 3M Filtrate filter that works,,, 3WH-STD-SO1,,, they sell for about $10 for a 2 pack,,, it is charcoal and is for taste & odor & Sediment, sand & rust!!!
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