Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2014, 09:35 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Shelbyville, TN
Posts: 12
I removed ours this week after having the camper 2 days after reading here.
__________________

__________________
emt676 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2014, 09:39 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 236
Now I just need to relocate my water pump that is next to where it was and I'll free up a lot of storage space.
__________________

__________________
2016 Flagstaff 27VRL with overloaded tires from factory
2015 Chevy Silverado
Paul GA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 02:05 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 34
Hey Guys, I have a dumb question.
I have the same filter in my Flagstaff and have not had a problem during my first season. (I know, itís just a matter of time.) Why not just run a strip of duct tape around the joint between the clear container and housing? There canít be that much force trying to unscrew the container. Or if you really want to secure it, attach the filter wrench and zip tie that to something so it canít turn.
I agree that changing it is probably best, but I have a couple of expensive extra filters that I plan on using next season.
__________________
2017 Sunseeker MBS 2400R
llberge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 02:10 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 236
You could take it out, screw in a couple pipe thread/hose thread adapters to it and use it outside with the stand Ford showed. Just not worth the risk of water damage, at least that's my opinion... But I'm hardly ever right lol..
__________________
2016 Flagstaff 27VRL with overloaded tires from factory
2015 Chevy Silverado
Paul GA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 02:15 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Saint Louis
Posts: 1,119
Quote:
Originally Posted by WFD View Post
Or just use Shark Bites...work very slick...the way the plumbing is on alot of these RV's, you will be very challenged to get a crimper into alot of those tight places, let alone having room to work.
I think i have read on here that Using Shark Bites is a NO NO. The constant vibration of road travel can cause them to loosen/ leak. It passes the common sense test to me
__________________
2015 Ram 2500 4x4 6.4l with 2015 Sandpiper 25RLS
Wife, myself and 2 furry kids
Mountndream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 02:22 PM   #16
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mountndream View Post
I think i have read on here that Using Shark Bites is a NO NO. The constant vibration of road travel can cause them to loosen/ leak. It passes the common sense test to me
I've had shark bite fittings on my trailer since 2011.
No leaks here!

Turbs
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 02:28 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Saint Louis
Posts: 1,119
Not saying I am in anyway an expert on this, just something I recall reading and why I went with Cinch clamps. It was so easy even i can do it.

If you have been using it for over 3 years, sounds like it works well enough.
__________________
2015 Ram 2500 4x4 6.4l with 2015 Sandpiper 25RLS
Wife, myself and 2 furry kids
Mountndream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 02:35 PM   #18
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mountndream View Post
Not saying I am in anyway an expert on this, just something I recall reading and why I went with Cinch clamps. It was so easy even i can do it.

If you have been using it for over 3 years, sounds like it works well enough.
I was giving you a hard time nonetheless!

They hold up superior to vibration!

User installation error is more common.

Ends cut crooked.
Jagged cut ends.
Smashed hose.

Etc etc etc

Turbs
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 05:03 PM   #19
Moderator Emeritus
 
ColoradoRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 953
Okay now I'm scared...taking off that water filter ASAP...
__________________
Rick & Karen
(Retired USAF, MSgt)
Monument, Colorado
6-year Travel Trailer RVers
2013 Forest River Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2904SS
2014 Toyota Tundra Maxcrew SR-5 TRD 4x4 (with Firestone airbags in the rear)
ColoradoRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 05:21 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 258
Not sure if this will help... But had a similar issue with my whole house filter..I would tighten and a few weeks later would be leaking... Called plumber that installed it.. Figure it should still be under warranty...He explained that I should lube the o ring... Otherwise I would be over torque the filter distorting the O ring.. And the o ring itself would loosen the filter when the pressure dropped... ...didn't believe him so tightened and marked the canister with when fully tightened..and within a few hrs noticed the lines no longer matched up.( filter was unscrewing)So I removed and lubed oring and hand tightened... Sure enough it never moved again...So know every time I change the filter I lube the o ring..

Same thing happened with MH.. It would just leak for a second anytime pressure changed....So removed and lubed O ring... No leaks...hope this helps

Good luck
__________________

__________________
2010 Georgetown 300FWSSouth Florida
speedjester is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water, water filter

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:42 PM.