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Old 01-15-2017, 07:52 PM   #1
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Water filter....

New to water filters in campers. Thinking that after water sits in it for a couple of weeks between outings the the filter could get nasty with old water in canister. What is the best thing to do. Bypass, drain water remove filter and let air dry then reinstall on next outing.
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:10 PM   #2
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Get some 1/2" couplings. Remove fittings from filter casing. Put couplings on piping and connect. You've now bypassed the filter.

Now go buy yourself a filter that you can put right on the pedestal, and you can rinse/dry out between uses.

This is what I've done.
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:20 PM   #3
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Best is subjective.

I vote for removing it, sometimes they come apart and that is bad.

Some like the F1 are kind of spendy which may or not be an issue.

I have been using the blue torpedo from Camco from day one, no problems with sediment in the water system.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:40 PM   #4
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I pull mine and let it air dry after each trip, as well as drain water heater tank. Only takes a couple of minutes


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Old 01-17-2017, 06:43 PM   #5
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Get some 1/2" couplings. Remove fittings from filter casing. Put couplings on piping and connect. You've now bypassed the filter.

Now go buy yourself a filter that you can put right on the pedestal, and you can rinse/dry out between uses.

This is what I've done.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:47 PM   #6
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If installed I would be more concerned with the suction strainer on the inlet to the freshwater pump.
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I plan to bypass mine and MacGyver it so it can be used on the outside of the trailer. Will remove the cartridge from the housing and let it dry between uses. I REALLY like the fact that doing this lets me pick the type of filter I want to use.

Lots of thread on the forum of folks doing the same.
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:39 PM   #8
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I will likely remove ours this year and just get one inline at the pedestal as well.
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Best is subjective.

I vote for removing it, sometimes they come apart and that is bad.

Some like the F1 are kind of spendy which may or not be an issue.

I have been using the blue torpedo from Camco from day one, no problems with sediment in the water system.
Same here...and you can take that blue filter and store in the fridge between trips!
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Here's a pic of what I did.

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