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Old 05-16-2018, 12:44 PM   #1
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Stock Water Filter System Questions

My Rockwood Geo Proís goodie bag included a WaterPur KW1 filter. I had no idea where the filterís FR1 housing was located and all but forgot about the filter. I went hunting for my water heater bypass today and found my water filter housing.

BTW on the 2018 Geo Pro G16BH, if you remove the left access panel in the rear storage compartment you will find the water heater bypass, water pump and water filter housing.

Before I insert the filter into the housing I was hoping to get some feedback on this filter system. Do you have and use this filter system? Likes / dislikes? How often are you swapping filters?

The housing is full of water, even after a drain of the water system. Does this have a factory bypass or is a bypass something that has to be retrofitted?

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Old 05-16-2018, 04:04 PM   #2
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No bypass. Only way to empty is to unscrew it.

You might want to bypass it entirely and use an external filter. Many posts here about the FR1 cracking and flooding trailers. Not good.

You can replace it with a 1/2" PVC coupler. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:56 PM   #3
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You can replace it with a 1/2" PVC coupler. Better safe than sorry.
Agreed. Thank you for the tip. Done deal.

BTW, I can’t open up that filter housing (I’ve got the tool). That thing seems to be on for good.

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After disconnecting the city water, open a faucet to release pressure in the water system and it should be fairly easy to unscrew.
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After disconnecting the city water, open a faucet to release pressure in the water system and it should be fairly easy to unscrew.
Iíve got it off the system now, empty. Still can budge it.
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The canister on the FR1 needs to be pushed up towards the filter head before it will turn loose. They turn off differently than a traditional filter that unscrews.

There are teeth that lock the canister to the head. It doesn't move up much... but it will. Once reinstalled (arrows aligned) it needs to be pulled down to lock. You will see them once the canister is off.

Many don't know about the locking teeth, break them off and that contributes to filter failure.
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I was able to get the canister off. It was threaded with a rubber seal. This model didnít have teeth.
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Also note that the replacement filters are expensive and probably only available at large RV stores and on-line. The standard whole house filters available at most big box stores won't work.
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Also note that the replacement filters are expensive and probably only available at large RV stores and on-line. The standard whole house filters available at most big box stores won't work.
Not true somewhat - May have missed my thread/posts today New Water Filter

If you mean the BBS filters won't fit, that is true, but instead replace the entire assembly with a BBS WHF - That does work! And simple. Replacement carbon filters 2 pak $15.
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The canister on the FR1 needs to be pushed up towards the filter head before it will turn loose. They turn off differently than a traditional filter that unscrews.

There are teeth that lock the canister to the head. It doesn't move up much... but it will. Once reinstalled (arrows aligned) it needs to be pulled down to lock. You will see them once the canister is off.

Many don't know about the locking teeth, break them off and that contributes to filter failure.
There is a problem with some as the upper and lower parts do not have arrows. Mine was that way. The label acts as the arrow on the bottom part and the top part has 2 round indented marks. The way it's lined up in the photo below it catches the first 2 teeth, if the circle is centered on the label then it catches the 2nd and 3rd teeth. But you don't know this unless you can get a close look without a cartridge installed. With it under the bathroom sink it's hard to see.
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