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Old 06-29-2015, 04:06 PM   #1
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Regrets, or why didn't I listen to you guys?

Got set up last weekend. Everything good but faucet sputtered with no water pressure. Went around back to check the pump. Opened the door to find water spraying everywhere. Filter housing had split. Shut off pump, removed filter, cut lines, made short trip to nearest town. Ace Hardware had Sharkbite connector. Made connection and all was good. Should have listened to all the good advice on this forum and made the change at home, not in the field. By the way, why is FR still using these things?
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:21 PM   #2
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:22 PM   #3
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Your miserable situation will hopefully get the point through my thick skull to actually tackle this project. Sorry, but thank you.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:09 PM   #5
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Could you please post some pics?

My filter canister (in the same cabinet as my water pump and water heater) is of a heavy plastic (no, really, the thing weighs a couple pounds even empty) It is beyond me how this thing could split open. But my trailer is a 2008/9 and maybe something has changed.

What, if anything, happened to cause yours to fail? Or was it just poorly made?
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Sorry, no pics available. I pitched the offending piece at the campground. To clarify, the canister didn't shatter. Sorry if I gave that impression. It had a hairline crack running vertically. It was enough that when the system was pressurized by the pump , water sprayed all over the compartment. The fix wasn't difficult since the lines are flexible pex tubing and there was enough slack to make it work.
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Could you please post some pics?

My filter canister (in the same cabinet as my water pump and water heater) is of a heavy plastic (no, really, the thing weighs a couple pounds even empty) It is beyond me how this thing could split open. But my trailer is a 2008/9 and maybe something has changed.

What, if anything, happened to cause yours to fail? Or was it just poorly made?
Yours is old enough that it most likely doesn't have the crapper there putting in the new models that takes a filter that only fr has iirc.


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Yours is old enough that it most likely doesn't have the crapper there putting in the new models that takes a filter that only fr has iirc.


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Kinda what I figured.
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Glad you were able to get it fixed quickly.

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My new 16 has a smaller diameter plastic container and it is notched on the top where you screw it in. You really have to put the tool on it to get it to turn and bump over those notches, hopefully this was forest rivers way of fixing it...


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