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Old 09-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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Bypassing the Water Filter

I want to completely remove or bypass the water filter on my 23IKSS and just use a portable water filter that hangs from the city water supply. I have no desire to remove the panel inside the rear cargo hatch to change out my water filter or take a chance that the filter will leak (and I wont know until I have a small flood). I could have sworn that I seen someone explain how they did this in a post, but I can't seem to find it now. I actually considered just moving the water filter location to just inside the access panel under the rear bunk, but I'm not sure that changes the problem a lot. I also want to know if I have to use compression fittings on the new hoses to do this or can I just use regular hose clamps?
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:43 PM   #2
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I want to completely remove or bypass the water filter on my 23IKSS and just use a portable water filter that hangs from the city water supply. I have no desire to remove the panel inside the rear cargo hatch to change out my water filter or take a chance that the filter will leak (and I wont know until I have a small flood). I could have sworn that I seen someone explain how they did this in a post, but I can't seem to find it now. I actually considered just moving the water filter location to just inside the access panel under the rear bunk, but I'm not sure that changes the problem a lot. I also want to know if I have to use compression fittings on the new hoses to do this or can I just use regular hose clamps?
That was me after mine exploded and started gushing water into our 233S. We replaced it with a whole house canister in the same location but you can easily move it to the outside.

Cut out the lines that are in there on either side of the current filter. I personally used shark bite connectors with a piece of pvc. Very simple to do.

a friend of our loves the filter that he bought one as well and connected it to the exterior of his and setup the filter with gardena quick connects.

Any questions let me know.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:44 PM   #3
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Here is the link to my post regarding it

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Old 09-03-2014, 02:01 PM   #4
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I should have done that on my old pop up. Will definitely consider it on the new unit.
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:41 PM   #5
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Thanks Shado, that should work! I think I'll just cut out the cannister, as you suggested, and use an outside filter. I'm not familiar with Shark Bite fittings but they look simple enough. Will they work on reinforced 1/2" hose or do I need to use PVC or PEX pipe?
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Not sure if reinforced hose would work. I would stick with a piece of PEX. HD sold it here in Canada for something like $5 for 10 ft.

The connector would be something like this:

SharkBite 1/2 in. Brass Push-Fit Check Valve-U2008-0000LFA at The Home Depot

They are designed to be a push together fitting instead of getting the crimper required for PEX pipe. Have used these connectors in the camper and in the house with no issues
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That's great and that's what I'll do!! Thank you so much for the feedback.
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One more question. Do I really need the check valve fitting or would a straight coupling work just as well? I'm not sure I would have a back flow issue at the filter.
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