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Old 06-29-2014, 09:01 AM   #31
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I am very sorry to hear about all this water damage you experienced...I will be very surprised if they cover your damage under warranty. They will say its operator error and cant be held liable for it. Please report back to us as to how it plays out.
This is a perfect example of why a person should just remove that blasted filter and have one on the outside of the RV.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:16 AM   #32
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I would open everything up and then use a wet/dry vac to suckup as much water as possible, then I would place fans pointed down at a slight angle and let them run for as long as it takes to dry it out.
Then I would remove and bypass the filter and toss it in the garbage because that is what it is.
An above post has a filter mod to go with or buy the blue one from Walmart.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:13 PM   #33
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Ours is going back to factory for floor replacement in oct...had it professionally tested for wetness in floor . Wrote letter to dealer cc forest river about mold concerns and severe allergies. .they know there's a problem so press your dealer. Should be warranteed
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:51 PM   #34
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That just sounds bizarre at best. The filter assembly in our trailer actually locks under pressure and you cannot get it loose unless you open a faucet to let the water pressure off and I only ever tighten mine finger tight almost like putting an oil filter on an engine. We have basically the same unit in the house and it works the same. It sounds like there is an issue with how the new housings are threaded or lack of threading.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:11 PM   #35
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Has anybody tried plumbers tape? Has this helped. Reading this I'm getting nervous about the whole system water filtration unit in the sabre we are picking up in a couple of weeks. Thanks.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:30 PM   #36
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We have temporarily rigged it with the wrench on it and placed the wrench on the canister and put the handle up against the wall in such a way that it prevents the canister from unscrewing and then we duct taped it for extra measure. Have to get the trailer in sometime between our trips to get it evaluated. Dried it out as much as we could at the campsite and will ventilate while at storage lot. When we pulled it out if the campsite water came pouring out. I take it water is sitting in the enclosed underbelly. Hoping the three hour trip back home in 90+ degree, no humidity will dry it out some more.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:33 PM   #37
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Anaro...either make them put on a different model (by the posts it sounds like FR has changed the system which is causing the problem) or have them by pass it totally and use an external system (we are going to do that for peace of mind).
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:21 PM   #38
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This is what i did to help support the weight of the filter housing and to keep it from unscrewing. plywood is a snug fit. Notches are cut in plywood. This should prevent filter from moving or unscrewing
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:28 PM   #39
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The one on my popup doesn't look like that............still should I be concerned?
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Trevor...it seems to be this specific filter, the FR1, that is giving people issues.
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