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Old 02-19-2015, 07:34 AM   #1
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Cedar Creek Water Filter removal

As soon as the weather gets better I plan on removing the water filter/housing from my CC 34 RLSA. I have read where many people have had these housing break. Since the only place you can get the filters is from Forest River and they are over priced, it is time for the filter to go.
You that have eliminated the filter, what is the best way? Any pictures? My guess is to just cut the PEX fittings off on either side of the filter and run a cross over PEX line using Shark Bite fittings.

I have noticed looking at pictures of the new CC 5th. wheels there is NO filter unless they installed it somewhere else.

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Old 02-19-2015, 07:43 AM   #2
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We use a "whole house" filter with standard size cartridges. I just added
male and female hose adapters and we put it right on the side of
the RV when connecting to city water supply. You can get them at most
any home supply store or well stocked hardware store or even Wallyworld.
You can also get single use and toss hose filters in the RV isle of most big
box stores but I like the idea of cheaper replaceable cartridges.

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Old 02-19-2015, 12:07 PM   #3
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I just removed the filter element but left the empty housing. Unless it freezes (unlikely) or just spontaneously breaks, it's no longer a threat. That was easier than patching with sharkbite, etc.
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Old 02-19-2015, 12:27 PM   #4
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*shrug* we go to the FROG Rally at Goshen every year - they replace our water filter for free. So if you are going this year...just say'n
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Old 02-19-2015, 12:39 PM   #5
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Filter is a run through device. In winter, pump rv anti freeze through it and system. When finished, unscrew and pour anti freeze into sink traps. In Spring, Summer or Fall simply use a filter of your choice, outside on hose to outside water source or inside. Lot's of choices for the NON HANDY folks 😄.
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:27 PM   #6
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I replaced it with a unit from Lowes which use standard filter types. Mounting is still the same
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:53 PM   #7
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I plan on adding one if the 33IK doesn't come with it. I thought this would be an easier way of sanitizing the holding tank. Make a batch of bleach/water, put it in the filter housing (no filter), run some water. Repeat as required. Otherwise, I don't see any easy way of getting bleach/water into the tank via gravity feed.
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:30 PM   #8
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Water filter replacement

Camco makes to filter cartridges that fit perfect the 40621 or 40624 you can get them from Amazon for about $12 each. One thing I was told by dealer when you winterize the filter you can leave the canister off or make sure the threads on the canister are completely dry, no water on the threads that's thats where then tend to crack. I use the compressed air method, no antifreeze except in the P traps and toilet bowl to keep the toilet seal from drying out.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:38 PM   #9
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I installed a water heater by pass on the filter to help with winterizing and in case it breaks
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I bought 3 filters for 25 bucks at Goshen. Pretty good deal! The guy that owns the company sell water softness as well. Bought one for half price, just like home now when I shower.
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I just picked up my 36CKTS last week ordered last of November built last week of January. No water filter.


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Completely removed mine as it was a total P.I.T.A. when it came time to change filters.... just built a bypass with PEX line and two 90deg brass fittings in case I wanted to install a different filtration unit later. In the meantime, our in-line hose end filter seems to be doing a pretty good job
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Picked up our 38rd and had no water filter. The brochure showed that but guess they decided to remove. Sounds like a wise move.


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Completely removed mine as it was a total P.I.T.A. when it came time to change filters.... just built a bypass with PEX line and two 90deg brass fittings in case I wanted to install a different filtration unit later. In the meantime, our in-line hose end filter seems to be doing a pretty good job
What size PEX line is in the Cedar Creek? Did you use Sharkbite 90's?
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I bought 3 filters for 25 bucks at Goshen. Pretty good deal! The guy that owns the company sell water softness as well. Bought one for half price, just like home now when I shower.
DO tell?! What company was that Brian?
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I just picked up my 36CKTS last week ordered last of November built last week of January. No water filter.
Yep. 2015 38CK delivered yesterday. No water filter.
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As soon as the weather gets better I plan on removing the water filter/housing from my CC 34 RLSA. I have read where many people have had these housing break. Since the only place you can get the filters is from Forest River and they are over priced, it is time for the filter to go.
You that have eliminated the filter, what is the best way? Any pictures? My guess is to just cut the PEX fittings off on either side of the filter and run a cross over PEX line using Shark Bite fittings.

I have noticed looking at pictures of the new CC 5th. wheels there is NO filter unless they installed it somewhere else.


Your filter is in a better location than mine. I would remove the filter and let her ride. It looks as if your canister fails it will just flood out? My filter is located inside under the steps. I to removed the filter (we use the blue torpedo inline).
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What size PEX line is in the Cedar Creek? Did you use Sharkbite 90's?
Half inch PEX and shark bite 90's....
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Thanks Dan. When I De-winterize my Creek the water filter WILL be gone.
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DO tell?! What company was that Brian?

You can also pick up good filters @ Lowes, 2/$9 that work great.
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