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Old 08-17-2014, 09:17 PM   #11
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SKnight: is the Ge watersmart filter housing internal to replace the one that came with the trailer?
My new filter is visually very similar and mounted directly in the same location with just a couple of adapters for the lines. It uses 10X2" common filters and you can choose the quality from a basic sand filter to a filter that filters out half the water I think. I went with the 5 micron carbon filters, $11 for a two pack.

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What do you use for a filter if using the water tank?
This is the one issue with going to the external filter setup. But if you keep your fresh tank sanitized yearly and use the filter on the water you put into the tank that's nearly as good.

I tried pushing up on the housing as I tightened it and it still screwed off, almost as if once it happened the first time it was going to happen again. I tightened it up and repositioned the wrench so that it would hit the wall and not allow the housing to unscrew any more. Between that and the high price of the filter it made the choice to replace it easy.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:27 PM   #12
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X2 on push it up and wrench it tight. I bought filters 3 for $30 at Goshen. According to the distributer the push up part is important.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:47 PM   #13
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Here is the simple thing that has worked for me.

Dry off the housing and adapter threads real good before screwing the filter back on.
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:50 PM   #14
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Thanks snight. My hubby tried to hold it tight manually while I turned on the pump and he couldn't hold it back from unscrewing.
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Been there done that. REMOVE THE FILTER!!! PEX pipe and fittings and buy an outside filter. If you don't, plan on buying a shop vac to keep in the TT.


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Old 08-18-2014, 08:19 PM   #16
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Been there done that. REMOVE THE FILTER!!! PEX pipe and fittings and buy an outside filter. If you don't, plan on buying a shop vac to keep in the TT.


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Thanks slympicins and Idaho...LOL!! I figured such. We had a fan blowing on the floor when we got home yesterday. Taking it to dealer as under warranty but I dont know if what they do will fix it. I dont trust it. Had water go all over when we tried to initially install the cartridge into the container. I think I had a thread already on that fiasco..if you use state park water to fill the clean water tank over by the dump station, how do you filter it from their spiket?
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Dry off the housing and adapter threads real good before screwing the filter back on.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:21 PM   #19
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Here's what we did with our filter. It's gone. I had read a bunch about the filter housing spinning loose on here. Finally about a month or so ago, I replaced the filter cartridge, and watched the thing spin itself loose. I had removed the filter housing several times before when leaving it at the dealer during the winter, but had never had it come loose until a month ago. That was enough for me, as I've never had any filter do that. That problem, along with the fact you can't just buy that replacement filter anywhere was enough for me to ditch it. The filter was where those 2 stainless knock out plugs are now. I'll just use an external from now on.
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Here is what has worked really well for us....remove the filter.
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