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Old 01-21-2016, 10:27 PM   #1
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water filter canister busted!!! help!!

Hello everyone,

This is my first post on the forum. I have read a lot on here and have learned quite a bit. I'm a newbie and recently started full timing in my cross country.

I've experienced some cold weather recently and my camco water filter canister froze up and busted. I'm trying to find a replacement.

I jumped on amazon and ordered a new camco water filter system and had it delivered in two days. However, when I tried to put the canister on, it didn't fit. Now I'm back to zero!

Does anyone have any ideas where I can get a replacement canister?

Thanks for your time!!!
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:37 PM   #2
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Did you just purchase the canister or the whole unit? If you purchased the whole water filter just replace the old with the new.
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:08 PM   #3
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well I ordered what I thought was a replacement. however, I received a full housing with fittings and hose for a filter that sits out in the yard outside of the rv. the casing/or canister is the same, but for some reason the threads are a little bit larger than the threads on my rv system. I even tried to supplement the size by wrapping pipe tape around the threads of the male end of the system...which is mounted on my rv.

Well, I'm still looking for a suitable replacement.

I couldn't even find a kit to replace the one I have.

I suppose this will be something I have to rely on Camping world to fix.

Meanwhile, I'm sitting in an rv park without water.....well I have gallon jugs of water sitting around all over the place but not running water....


Thanks for you help and your time.

Take Care!!!!
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:49 PM   #4
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Chief...do yourself a favor and scrap the water filter system. Put in a bypass with a piece of Pex and some sharkbite fittings, easy and quick...many of us have done it. Get an external filter and have that thing outside attached to the water tap and if it leaks, at least its outside. A great many of us have pulled those filters out because they are notorious for leaking. Pulled mine out before ever going out the first time. First thing I changed when we got the rig home from the dealer.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:02 AM   #5
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As WFD said bypass your on board filter and just use the external filter you have purchased. I did the bypass on our trailer that only cost $1 for the water fitting. I wish I could take a picture but the trailer is 3000 mile away.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:18 AM   #6
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Those are great ideas but where do I get the pieces to do this with? And what is Pex and what are shark bite fittings???


See I told you I was a newbie!!!


Thanks guys!!!
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:24 AM   #7
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Do a Search rite here at the top! Type Bypass water filter,tons of Info and Pic's will come up! Youroo!!
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:29 AM   #8
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You guys are awesome!!!!
is there anything else I should watch for when doing this job?


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Old 01-22-2016, 12:18 PM   #9
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Just bought my new rv and told them to remove the water filter no problem.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:59 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=retiredchief;1083218]Hello everyone,

"I've experienced some cold weather recently and my camco water filter canister froze up and busted."

If you don't have a water filter I assume you haven't turned on your water yet? I don't want to be the negative guy here but if your filter froze and busted it is possible you have broken water lines. if you haven't tested yet I recommend that when you do turn on the water, turn on very slowly and look everywhere for leaks.

oh, and Go Navy

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