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Old 10-02-2015, 10:15 AM   #31
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Just buy a 1/2" or 3/4" pvc union and replace the complete filter canister with the union. No new tubing/hoses, etc needed. Might take 10 minutes.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:19 AM   #32
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The way FR plumbed my filter at least one threaded elbow that's attached to the filter will have to be cut off. .

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Old 10-02-2015, 10:49 AM   #33
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I have been told there is a plug you can use to bypass the filter canister,,,
Not sure that is true,,, could never find one !!! Our house fridge came with one !!!
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:55 AM   #34
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Just buy a 1/2" or 3/4" pvc union and replace the complete filter canister with the union. No new tubing/hoses, etc needed. Might take 10 minutes.
Guess that may depend on where your filter is installed !!!
Took me a couple of hours to replace our unit in our Sunseeker,,,
It is installed tight under a tank !!! Looks as if the tank was installed after filter plumbing was done ???
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:24 PM   #35
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We use both an outside mounted filter and the stock inside one. The inside one is a little cumbersome but not real bad. Try Amazon for replacement.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:53 AM   #36
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YA really ought to change these cartridges & filters.The plastic is too thin. We got flooded after I forgot to put on the pressure reducer for 65#s and the side of the housing cracked after a few days.
It just takes 10 mins to by pass the cartridge if you have a pex crimper.
The canister in our Sunseeker seams to be much heaver plastic than that ??? Even so it froze and broke last winter,,, along with the head !!!
Some how I left water in it ??? Blew out all the lines,,, added 2 or 3 gallons of anti freeze,,, but did not make sure canister was empty !!!
THAT IS NOT HAPPENING AGAIN !!!
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I think soon the filter will go away in mine too. I didn't notice any kind of check valve between the fresh water city inlet and the tank. Is there one? How is FR preventing the potable tank from filling when you are connected to city water, not by the soley by the check valve in the pump?
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I answered this thread earlier on a place to buy a replacement cartridge. Last night while sitting at dinner, I heard a bang from outside that I thought might be from the campground workshop, until my wife said we didn't have any water. I went outside and the water was pouring from the bottom of the coach! Half of the bottom of the water filter canister was blown out. I removed the entire assembly by cutting the pipes, went to Lowes, bought a piece of tubing and a couple of snap together Pex fittings (no tools required) for about $12, and fixed the problem. I'll get a different filter system soon. If you read this and related threads, I'm not the first one this has happened to. That housing is junk! 😡



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I answered this thread earlier on a place to buy a replacement cartridge. Last night while sitting at dinner, I heard a bang from outside that I thought might be from the campground workshop, until my wife said we didn't have any water. I went outside and the water was pouring from the bottom of the coach! Half of the bottom of the water filter canister was blown out. I removed the entire assembly by cutting the pipes, went to Lowes, bought a piece of tubing and a couple of snap together Pex fittings (no tools required) for about $12, and fixed the problem. I'll get a different filter system soon. If you read this and related threads, I'm not the first one this has happened to. That housing is junk! ��



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Were you hooked to city water ???
Wonder how much pressure you had on that line ???
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City water. Not sure what the pressure was, but there are seasonal campers around me without any pressure regulators. As others have said, I think it's substandard plastic in the housing.


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