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Old 02-18-2011, 08:35 AM   #11
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Filters like these can be bought at Home Depot or Lowes and most any hardware store. I suspect Willis had to find a stud because if that bugger gets stuck, it takes alot of torque to undue.

I can see if you are able to travel with the trailer for 6 months or more a year that the issue of changing the filter would be a PITA. However, I have these sediment filters on most of my vacation rentals and those things only need to be changed every couple of months in the high occupancy periods and this for an entire house.

I will be lucky to actually use our Roo 30 days a year, so for me I will change the filter when we winterize it. I suspect FR does not anticipate the need to change the darn thing but once year at most, so they stick it out of the way...
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:46 AM   #12
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Mine wouldn't come off and I soon figured out to open a faucet with no water connected. When all faucets are closed it creates a vacumm, open one up and let all the water drain out and it should come right off, at least it did in my case.
Trust Jujububbajr on this one! I was struggling the same as you. Someone gave me this tip, and once I released the pressure (I removed a hose at the filter area), I could twist the cannister with my hand. I couldn't believe it. It felt like it was glued on before, but after the pressure release if felt like it should have been tightened a lot more. Save yourself a lot of aggravation and depressurize the lines. I bet it'll slip right off.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:40 PM   #13
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Just out of curiosty Willis, where did you get that filter and how did you get up enough never to screw something into the outside of the trailer skin. Is it located in any special place or just screwed to the body where convient? I was wondering what is there for the screws to catch beside the skin?
I bought this at Camping World, but any big box store would have the filter. The bracket on the other hand is more RV specific. The filter AND bracket do not "travel" so there is very little stress. The filter and bracket lifts off easily and is removed before traveling and stowed. The bracket kit comes with two sets so I mounted another bracket in a storage area where the filter can hang safely during travel. If I remember correctly, the bracket was maybe $10 or so.

The bracket has fours screws and I did try to catch the two screws on one side into a stud. But like I said, even when full of water, the filter isn't really that heavy and there's no stress on it from traveling so I feel comfortable with the arrangement. I did used silicone caulk on all of the contact points and the screw holes in particular.

Edit: found this link on CampingWorld.com...$15.

Hydro Life Inc - Water Filter Holder - Water Filtration - Camping World
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:02 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info. I think that is the way to go for sure.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:43 AM   #15
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Oh I get it Willis...so when you go to change the filter, you are not doing it while it is on the RV. Duh, that makes sense, you are just hanging it there....that is pretty much a static load on that bracket. Good idea. I know who to go to now if we do this to our Roo.
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