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Old 09-07-2011, 06:59 AM   #1
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Permanently removing water filter

Has anyone removed the water filter permanently? How did you do this? We have a Surveyor 264. The water filter is almost impossible to get to. We always use an external filter and also filter drinking water with a Pur pitcher filter. Our trailer sat for a good bit of the summer and now the water seems to be contaminated. Looking at the filter confirmed this in spades. I want to get this thing out of there for good!! Anyone have any experience? Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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Once you unscrew the lines from the water filter housing you should be able to use a coupler to join the two lines together. I would get a few different size couplers 1/2, 3/8 etc.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:39 AM   #3
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I also didn't want my "built in" filter. It was hard to reach and impossible
to drain without spilling in my crawl thru storage.

I simply unscrewed the pipe thread tubing fittings from both sides
and connected them together with a brass pipe coupling.
I tried a PVC threaded coupling but it would drip slowly no matter how much
teflon tape or pipe dope I put on the threads. It finally split due to over
tightening. Brass is the way to go.
Sorry, I can't remember if it's 1/2" NPT or 3/4 NPT.

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Old 09-08-2011, 07:16 AM   #4
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Mine was hard to do since they used permanent PEX connectors. They could not be unscrewed from the housing without removing them.

I had to use a plastic pipe cutter to cut off the fittings and then remove the housing. I replaced the PEX fittings with push type Gator fittings and installed a Shurflo air bladder in its place.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:39 AM   #5
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Mine was hard to do since they used permanent PEX connectors. They could not be unscrewed from the housing without removing them.

I had to use a plastic pipe cutter to cut off the fittings and then remove the housing. I replaced the PEX fittings with push type Gator fittings and installed a Shurflo air bladder in its place.
i used a fitting in a hard to get area called a shark bite. basically push it on and it seals. to remove, u insert a tool from the back to release it.
seems that i read in their literature that the "O" ring had a life expectancy or 5 or 10 yrs. is this the same thing?
the fittings weren't cheap (~$15) but worked well. no glue. also forgave minor imperfections in the pipe. the time savings was unbelievable.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:21 AM   #6
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Gatorbites work the same way.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:21 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the responses. A free-lance tech came to our campsite and replaced the filter with a coupler/connection in about 10 minutes. No leaking either!! We are HAPPY.
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