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Old 09-29-2013, 03:02 PM   #11
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Here's a link to a thread where I discuss water filter bypass on a 8289WS, but it's applicable to most RVs.

8289WS Water Filter Relocation

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If/when you get it off, when you go to re-assemble it, get some Danco silicone paste (Lowes/HD) and lube the O ring and the upper housing you screw the canister into. They don't have to be tightened with the wrench, just hand tighten to where they don't leak.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:11 PM   #13
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If/when you get it off, when you go to re-assemble it, get some Danco silicone paste (Lowes/HD) and lube the O ring and the upper housing you screw the canister into. They don't have to be tightened with the wrench, just hand tighten to where they don't leak.
I can guarantee you that' if i get it off I won't be putting another filter in it I will be going to the external type filter.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:22 PM   #14
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Never put mine in. Never will now...lol. We always use an external anyways. Obviously much easier.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:54 PM   #15
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How did you remove it and what did you use to bypass it?
Actually, I had my dealer's service shop do it when the trailer was in the shop for another task, mainly because of my physical limitations. However, looks like they simply disconnected the input and output sides of the filter and installed a short 6 " or so piece of plastic water line in place of the filter unit. You could also use an external in-line filter. Now my external filter canister sits in a slightly cut-down orange traffic cone and connects to the campground water supply and through a short water hose to the trailer water "in" connector. I also have a water pressure regulator c/w indicator dial mounted on the output side of the external filter so that I always know that the pressure from the supply is within range.

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Old 09-29-2013, 05:00 PM   #16
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Could you just ignore it if you use an external filter? ? ?
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Could you just ignore it if you use an external filter? ? ?
But if I don't remove the old filter I assume my water pressure will be lower than it already is. Plus I assume it wouldn't be to healthy to leave the old filter in there.
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Good thinking. Didn't consider water restriction caused by the filter.
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But if the filter is hanging down like my 8282ws rockwood, then the wrench handle will be sticking out to the right when applied. Pulling it to you will be unscrewing it counter clockwise.
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But if the filter is hanging down like my 8282ws rockwood, then the wrench handle will be sticking out to the right when applied. Pulling it to you will be unscrewing it counter clockwise.
I will give it a try again tomorrow thanks for the tip I may have been turning it the wrong direction and probably tightening it more, oh crap!
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