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Old 05-24-2015, 04:42 PM   #1
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Water Filter Bypass?

Hey guys traded my Jayflight yesterday and brought home a 831BHDS after looking at them for a year. I have been crawling all over it and trying to get the lay of the land and noticed the water filter has no bypass. Do you pull the filter and just let the housing fill with antifreeze, or should there be a bypass for it?

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Old 05-24-2015, 05:05 PM   #2
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Best advice is to pull the filter housing clear out and put it outside.

Home Depot or Lowes or even a local hardware store.

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Before I completely removed mine, I found an empty bottle of Snapps (sealed tight) was a good fit in it so it didn't take too much antifreeze.

I thought about installing a bypass but that would've been quite a bit more work and I didn't like the prices of replacement filters, anyway.
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do a search in the forums here and you will see all kinds of issues with those filters, most of them of the leaking variety. A great number of us have done what Ford Idaho suggested to you and removed it completely and went with an outside one instead.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:59 PM   #5
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Hey guys traded my Jayflight yesterday and brought home a 831BHDS after looking at them for a year. I have been crawling all over it and trying to get the lay of the land and noticed the water filter has no bypass. Do you pull the filter and just let the housing fill with antifreeze, or should there be a bypass for it?

Family loves the trailer and cannot wait to hit the road!!!!
Wow, we went from a Jayco to a 831BHDS as well. Well, we are picking it up Thursday.

We had 3 Jaycos, and loved them all. Our last was traded for a boat, what by a mistake...

Anyway we had a 232 HTT, a 32 BHDS (which is almost the same as a 831BHDS) and a 32TSBH. We were looking at another Jayco and swung by to see what the local dealer had to offer and really liked Flagstaff. Can't wait to pick it up!!
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