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Old 11-03-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Water filter

Is the kw1 filter actually a CCI-10-Ca filter?
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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I've been seeing this come up quite a bit recently. I just sent an email to Waterpur asking about the difference in the two. I'll see what they say.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:48 AM   #3
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The official word from Waterpur this morning:

"They are different filters. The FR1 housing can only use the KW1 which is available through Forest River only. Thanks, sales@waterpur.com"
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:18 PM   #4
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meh

Thanks for looking into this.
Sounds like it needs to go bye-bye...
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:36 PM   #5
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I too called Waterpur some time back and found out that the filters are manufactured by and owned by an offshoot of Waterpur. The two companies do not appear to be on friendly terms. I then asked sales people at a large RV show and was told any full service 10" filter will do. That is what I use. The Waterpur filter is very expensive and has a short life. Wall-mart sells 10" full service filters for less than $10. Been using the filters a couple years now and have not died or been sick.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #6
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I too called Waterpur some time back and found out that the filters are manufactured by and owned by an offshoot of Waterpur. The two companies do not appear to be on friendly terms. I then asked sales people at a large RV show and was told any full service 10" filter will do. That is what I use. The Waterpur filter is very expensive and has a short life. Wall-mart sells 10" full service filters for less than $10. Been using the filters a couple years now and have not died or been sick.
Do you have any specifics on the filter you are using?
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:58 PM   #7
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Any 10" Water filter will replace your CCI-10-Ca, but if you have an FR1 Housing, you can only replace it with the KW1 as it has a specific o-ring on top that seals it, where other water filters do not.
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Any 10" Water filter will replace your CCI-10-Ca, but if you have an FR1 Housing, you can only replace it with the KW1 as it has a specific o-ring on top that seals it, where other water filters do not.
FR,

Maybe people wouldn't be constantly trying to find an alternative if it wasn't $29.00 per filter (that FR is pretty insistent on us buying)

...while you can get filters all day long for other things for $10 a pop.


I guess my next question becomes what will directly replace the FR1 housing with no fitting changes, etc...
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #9
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That I unfortunately can't answer, you may want to direct that question to your individual division parts department as there may be differences model to model in how they are connected and its honestly just something I am not familiar with across all the platforms.
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I BELIEVE most of the fittings on the housings are a universal size. What I might do is pull the hose fitting off of mine this winter and take it down to Lowe's for comparison and just replace it with a whole house filter housing of the same size. Of course...the dealership replaced mine before I picked it up since it was defective and replaced it with something else. It's probably already been done.
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