Originally Posted by tolley31
We take our first offical trip to a campground tomorrow (only 4 miles away from home) to test it out. We did sleep in the first night we got it home and it rained with no issues at all. They are calling for storms tomorrow into Saturday morning so it will get another test. We did find an issue when we de-winterized the camper this week. We have a leak on the backside of our water filter so we take the camper into the dealer next weekend for repair. Looks like we will be showering at home. Good thing we won't be far from town. LOL. We are bring water to use for hand washing, dishes and the toilet. Redneck camping at it's finest! We already had the spot booked and paid for when we discovered the leak so instead of letting it ruin our weekend we are working around the problem. Just glad we found the problem when we did and not while out camping.
Good morning Beth
First time I changed the water filter on my Roo 23SS, encountered a similar problem. Further investigation uncovered a improperly seated O-Ring on the filter housing. The O-Ring fits in a groove in the top of the filter housing and can move around when not properly placed in the groove. A little plumber's grease or petroleum jelly can be used to hold the O-Ring in place while attaching the filter housing. Do not over tighten the filter housing. Just need to be hand tight, then turn about half a turn with the wrench.
Improperly seated O-Ring is the most likely cause of the leak. Forest River could locate the filter in an easier location.
Welcome to the forum and many, many happy miles of RVing.