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Old 05-07-2016, 11:33 AM   #11
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Big box stores sell these things. Go buy a complete replacement unit and install it. No big deal, lesson learned.
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Old 05-07-2016, 04:19 PM   #12
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Winterize with an air compressor. Just use
The pink stuff in the drains.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:09 AM   #13
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You know, I have had -0- issues with my factory water filter, (2015 23SS) But the more I think about this, And the more I read, even with no issues (Yet) I think the external filter is the way to go. If nothing else because the filter is such I pain in the #$% to even get to. I find myself twisted, contorted and I have yet to not make a mess with it. I'm thinking I will remove mine as well, then I don't have to worry about winterizing, Making sure its not full but has enough pink, yada,yada. And BTW, the filters for the factory water filter are not cheap either.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:22 AM   #14
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If I was to consider removing my factory filter, what would I need to buy in order make the new connections?

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Old 05-11-2016, 07:24 AM   #15
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A very valid point.

But, it's easy enough to fill the fresh water tank through the external filter. Instead of hooking the outlet side of filter to the city water inlet you put on a fill nozzle and stick into the fresh water fill. (Or whatever way you normally get water into the tank.)

It will take a little longer - depending on the flow rate of the filter you use but the water in the take will be filtered.

This assumes that you always filter water before it goes into the tank or you perform some kind of sanitizing between trips.
We have had no issues with our filter I did add one of the home filters though so maybe that makes the difference.

I used to use the hose filters but also wanted the water filtered in the tank. I have nor camped in a state Park but when I dry camp I need to fill jugs to fill my tank. So I can't use a disposable filter without rigging up a pump to pressurize it all and force the jug water though a filter. Hence the house filter.

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Old 05-11-2016, 07:25 AM   #16
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If I was to consider removing my factory filter, what would I need to buy in order make the new connections?

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My original filter was replaced on warranty for failure to stay connected. they replaced it with a much simpler after market fixture. I would say that you can remove the entire filter assembly and substitute a PEX union that you can get a Home Depot or Lowes.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:30 AM   #17
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My original filter was replaced on warranty for failure to stay connected. they replaced it with a much simpler after market fixture. I would say that you can remove the entire filter assembly and substitute a PEX union that you can get a Home Depot or Lowes.
Thank you ScottB. I don't know what a PEX union is but I assume the nice people at HD will know. That is exactly how useful I am in the DIY world

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Old 05-11-2016, 11:05 AM   #18
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Mine burst as well a few years ago. Went out early in the season and didn't pay attention to the temps dropping below freezing when we got back. I can remember where I got it, either Home Depot or lowes, but I took my filter bowl in and got one there that was exactly the same, bought the whole unit and just used the bowl housing. I believe it was made by GE and ran about $28.
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:26 AM   #19
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We have had no issues with our filter I did add one of the home filters though so maybe that makes the difference.

I used to use the hose filters but also wanted the water filtered in the tank. I have nor camped in a state Park but when I dry camp I need to fill jugs to fill my tank. So I can't use a disposable filter without rigging up a pump to pressurize it all and force the jug water though a filter. Hence the house filter.

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Screw the disposable filter onto the hose bib where you fill your jugs. (State Park, home or wherever)
The water will be filtered as it enters the jugs with no need to filter it again when pouring into your tank.
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:33 AM   #20
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To the OP,if you want to stay with what you have,next fall use your same method but place a "Empty soda bottle/with cap on" inside your housing! Youroo!!
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