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Old 12-13-2016, 07:47 PM   #1
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Water filter canister leak in 29ksws???

Has anyone experience a water filter leak at the canister for the filter of their flagstaff travel trailers? I'm new at having a travel trailer. I am a travel nurse and stay in my trailer for a few months at a time while on assignment. This is a 2017 flagstaff 29ksws. I didn't notice a leak until I changed out my water hose for a heated hose for winter. I do have a pressure regulator on my hose and it's set to 27. It doesn't matter what the pressure is set to, the canister leaks. It doesn't look like the o-ring on the canister is broken or cracked (I did order new o-rings but they haven't come in yet). There is no by-pass for the water filter either. The weird thing is, if I drip a faucet in the trailer (very slow drip), then the canister does not leak. This makes me think there is too much pressure from somewhere. Any help or suggestions would be great!!!

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Old 12-13-2016, 08:22 PM   #2
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No you really have a leak, not to much pressure! Have filter assembly checked or changed by a Warranty shop! If you are using a heated hose that tells me No outside filter for your use! Youroo! !
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:23 PM   #3
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I would not trust the inside water filter canister. There are a lot of posts on this forum about leaky canister and bypassing the canister. Bypass the canister and place a filter on the outside. I did that on mine and use the Camco blue filters from Walmart. The only issue might be in the cold wintertime climate.
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No you really have a leak, not to much pressure! Have filter assembly checked or changed by a Warranty shop! If you are using a heated hose that tells me No outside filter for your use! Youroo! !
I suppose you could MacGyver a solution with some heat tape to keep both the filter and small hose connecting to the trailer warm. Connect the heat tape to the same power source as the heated hose. That would also keep the pressure regulator from freezing. I'd put the filter in a small tote, as shown in another recent thread on this issue.
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:21 PM   #5
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We had a leak on our canister on our Berkshire. It will only get worse. Best to try to locate one now. Ended up we had to go back to FR for replacement. Good luck!
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Thanks everyone. What I did was call FR and they said more than likely a micro crack in the canister. They are shipping me a brand new canister. Once I receive it and place it on, I'll update you all on the fix. Cross your fingers for me! Any prayers are welcomed!
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Hoping the canister fixes it.
Best of luck and enjoy your new camper.
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Old 12-15-2016, 03:11 PM   #8
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Hope the new one does not leak or develop a leak like the original. Every TT and 5er I've owned with an inside filter was bypassed to eliminate the possibility/probability of a leak. Outside is much easier to change and less expensive as well.
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Old 12-15-2016, 03:24 PM   #9
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Filter leak

Mine leaked and I found out it was my fault for not tightening the filter to the "click". I thought it was just like my whole house filter and realized that it had to spin on and then click to line up the arrows. Yours might be different, but take a look before pulling your hair out.
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I did not like the location of our filter in our Rockwood 2703WS, in a small compartment that housed the water pump. Difficult to change the filter and invariably water was spilled in the compartment. I choose to permanently remove the filter. I cut the line on either side of the filter and replaced with pex tubing.If I use a filter in the future it will be an inline filter.
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The WaterPur FR1 filter canister like this one is problematic.

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The WaterPur CCI-10-CLW filter canister like this one had fewer problems.

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Water Filter Issues

After seeing a Class A with water flowing out the main door because the water filter cracked, we decided to remove the filter on our TT and use an outside filter system.
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Thanks everyone. What I did was call FR and they said more than likely a micro crack in the canister. They are shipping me a brand new canister. Once I receive it and place it on, I'll update you all on the fix. Cross your fingers for me! Any prayers are welcomed!

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Thanks everyone. What I did was call FR and they said more than likely a micro crack in the canister. They are shipping me a brand new canister. Once I receive it and place it on, I'll update you all on the fix. Cross your fingers for me! Any prayers are welcomed!
hope the new unit fixes your problem, but now you've experienced why many folks do remove those factory filters and go to the outside inline blue filter, .... leaks, lines bursting, ect., can happen at any time, ... when we're present we can respond quickly and accordingly, its when we're away from the rv that major damage can result, .... we use an inline shutoff valve to shut off the water pressure when leaving our tt for any reason, shopping, eating, sightseeing, visiting, ect, .... using it is much easier than cranking on the cg water valve which may be down in the ground, or having to wrestle with one of those long blue handles that are sometimes too stiff for my wife to close, ... just something to consider for someone who is away from their rv every work day for a full work shift, ....
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I guess several people have missed the part where she is using a "Heated Hose "on the supply 'thus not a wise choice to use a "outside filter this time of year! Youroo! !
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I guess several people have missed the part where she is using a "Heated Hose "on the supply 'thus not a wise choice to use a "outside filter this time of year! Youroo! !
Wrap it in 2-4 baby diapers, good insulation right there, holes are precut Gorilla tape or plan ol'duct tape to seal it up.
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New or used diapers ? Youroo! !
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I guess several people have missed the part where she is using a "Heated Hose "on the supply 'thus not a wise choice to use a "outside filter this time of year! Youroo! !
no youroo, I didn't miss that, .... but I'm also sure no one who has removed their factory filter, puts it back in when the weather gets cold?? ... so there must be a way off dealing with it, ... we've been in 20deg. weather for two days straight and by trickling an inside faucet the whole time had no problem with our outside inline blue filter, even w/out a heated hose or any insulation on the hose or filter ...

but my main point was to offer the value of the shutoff valve to safeguard against a major disaster, ..... did you miss that?
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Thanks everyone. What I did was call FR and they said more than likely a micro crack in the canister. They are shipping me a brand new canister. Once I receive it and place it on, I'll update you all on the fix. Cross your fingers for me! Any prayers are welcomed!
Not sure which filter you have,,, we have the CCI filter,,, I always coat the 0ring with Super Lube,,, it comes in a small tube,,, and is much like Vaseline !!!

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If you do a search of the posts with regards to those filters you will have enough reading material to make you nauseous...many of us have removed those filters to avoid the problem...I have had 2 new trailers with those filters and it was the first thing to be done when we got the trailer home...bypass it!
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