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Old 11-24-2012, 02:42 PM   #21
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[ThanksQUOTE=Hoo Dad;277595]BTW Ralph...Nice Truck.[/QUOTE]

Thanks. Its a new addition. Just completed the break-in towing the rv. Like the truck too, a real upgrade from the 2001 Silverado 1500.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:44 PM   #22
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Thanks for the input. The first warm day, its history.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:00 PM   #23
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&$%$#$%( water filter

We purchased our Mini Lite in April 2012. Last travel trailer did not have a on board H2O filter, so.......when the new trailer got home, I went to exploring our new toy. Found the water filter, in a semi awkward spot, and it was full of water. Genius that ran us around the trailer, when we had our run around inspection, did not mention the filter, except that it was in there. He pointed to the locked pass thru door. Well, since we do not boondock, I decided to remove the filter container, and get rid of the water. The filter was rolling around in the pass thru. I put a bucket under the filter canister, and followed the instructions in the book. Seems the "kunckle dragger"' that prepped our trailer, put his muscle into putting the canister on. I found the wrench on the other side of the pass thru, along with some other stuff. Finally got the canister off, and cleaned up the water that missed the bucket. Also found some extra screws that some one left behind. I put the filter in the canister and put the canister back on. We use an external filter, from Wally World. Removal of the filter and clean up of the mess took about 1.5 hours.

All the children in the neighborhood learned new words during the whole process.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:25 PM   #24
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Alternate to removing filter housing is to place kit consisting of two circular plates (one metal the other plastic) at top of filter housing. The kit blocks AF from entering housing. Trying this solution this winter. Anyone else use this solution?? If so any comments
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:33 PM   #25
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"rschoono289"....Where do you find this kit?
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #26
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Here's one;
Flow Pur RV Motorhome Water Filter Home Purifier Winterizing Device By-Pass Plate Kit - Automotive - RV & Camping Accessories - Specialty RV Accessories
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:58 PM   #27
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Or spend just a few bucks more and get a filter with a built in bypass valve.
ALL RVs that come with a filter should come with THIS one or one like it!

Whole House Filter with Bypass Valve - Sam's Club

Keep in mind even with a bypass valve you still need to remove the
canister and drain it for winterization.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #28
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If I totally bypass the filter and use my outside filter setup, can I trust the sharkbite or Gator connections as a permanent solution or do I need to get the pex crimper and go that route?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:24 PM   #29
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Flow Pur RV Motorhome Water Filter Home Purifier Winterizing Device By-Pass Plate Kit - Automotive - RV & Camping Accessories - Specialty RV Accessories

Thanks for that link Twisty! Although we winterized our rig today, I just ordered one so I am ready for next year. Not sure how the same device works for a 5" or 10" system but for $20 and some change I'll give it a shot.
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No, but I will put one together.

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