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Old 05-04-2016, 01:26 PM   #21
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Water Filter Cannister

Scott, it's hard to believe some of the things that happen in the manufacturing process. My A213HW was delivered to me with a regular water hose draped across the underside to provide toilet flush, -no zip ties to the frame or anything. After a lot of trouble with leakage, the dealer replaced it with PEX on warranty. Haven't tried it yet, keeping fingers crossed.

We had a Palomino Gazelle some time back that blew pieces of styrofoam insulation all over the place when we turned on the AC. I talked to a guy in a 5th wheel camped across from me in Florida. He said he has the same problem and it's been going on for two years.


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Old 05-06-2016, 10:17 AM   #22
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After reading about the pressure reducing effects of the filter, I pulled the dealer installed filter from the housing. Then I had much better flow. Teh downside of the empty canister is air accumulation at the top of the housing that then get drawn into the water flow. So I replace the housing with a "Handbuilder filter" and reclaimed the space in my cabinet.


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Old 05-06-2016, 01:25 PM   #23
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I'll only put a filter in there if I know I'll be using my freshwater tank frequently. This year I won't use one as all our stops are FHU. Next year we'll be going to Yellowstone, and I expect a bunch of no hookup stops so I'll be using the fresh water tank. When o don't use he tank I use an in line filter.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:45 PM   #24
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Replaced KW1 Canister

I couldn't bring myself to buying a $30 filter that only fits the KW1 housing so I installed a housing that takes standard everyday filters.
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Having said that, I have the original KW1 housing for sale. Removed from my 2014 camper in like new shape. Can provide photos to anyone interested.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:47 PM   #25
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My dealer sells them for $23.00

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Old 05-12-2016, 01:21 PM   #26
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I found this filter at FreshWaterSystems. com

Works great and a lot less KX Matrikx CTO 5" Carbon Block Filter 5 Mic $8.95

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