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Old 04-08-2015, 03:23 PM   #11
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Oh boy...here I go again. I'm not confident that the previous owner winterized or dewinterized correctly. My last investigation yeilded a bucket of liquid poo before I shut off the gate in a big hurry...ewwwwww. He said he dewinterized it for us, but how could there be a 3/4 reading in the blank tank? I assumed it was winterizer and water. So....long story short, I don't trust that anything was done correctly, or if he even knew a water filter existed. I think we will have to empty ALL of our tanks/water, then sanitize and start anew. PITA...
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:56 PM   #12
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Oh boy...here I go again. I'm not confident that the previous owner winterized or dewinterized correctly. My last investigation yeilded a bucket of liquid poo before I shut off the gate in a big hurry...ewwwwww. He said he dewinterized it for us, but how could there be a 3/4 reading in the blank tank? I assumed it was winterizer and water. So....long story short, I don't trust that anything was done correctly, or if he even knew a water filter existed. I think we will have to empty ALL of our tanks/water, then sanitize and start anew. PITA...
you don't need to winterize a holding tank, if it's empty. some add a gallon of antifreeze but an empty tank doesn't need it. and that goes for the FW tank too.
so, he could have just added some antifreeze and there was still some poo left in it.
and NEVER believe the holding tank idiot lights. they are notorious for their inaccuracies. that's why many drill the sensors out and install aftermarket sensors.

winterizing is more for the water lines, not the holding tanks. that's why you should never put antifreeze in the WH or the FW tank. it's unnecessary and you'll have to use a lot of water to flush the taste out.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:22 PM   #13
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So as others have said, the filter on the 23IKSS is behind a panel in the rear compartment by the spare tire. I'd suggest getting a new filter if the old one was left in and had antifreeze run through it. I removed the filter altogether after reading about the issues with some unscrewing themselves. It was a pretty easy procedure. Now we just use a Camco external filter connected to the water hose at the side of the trailer.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:07 PM   #14
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I may put a Splice inline to replace the filter and continue to use my Camco external filter I do not want problems with my new Roo for sure
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:17 PM   #15
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There are few threads on this topic. Since we have only used the camper once since we bought it before winterizing, I didn't install the filter. I figured after de-winterizing (this weekend) I would put it in. My thoughts, use it one season, and swap it out next for a whole house filter (cheaper cartridges and better filtration). There are threads on doing a bypass also if you want to not use it and use a Camco (usually about $10 for the Camco). I've used the Camco for years on my previous trailers.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:18 AM   #16
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Figures FR finds one of the most expensive and hard to find water filters to get replacement cartridges for....lol


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Old 04-15-2015, 09:34 AM   #17
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I just fit into that tight space. No wonder why people either relocate it or bypass it completely. Don't really see a location inside that would be easier to get to. I thought behind that dummy panel from the inside. Not sure that would be safe as it would be close to the furnace and near the power center.
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Do I really need a water filter? How do I get rid of the one in my Roo? Could one go under the sink? We never drink or cook with the water in the tank.
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I use the Camco Blue inline filters they help and we always bring filtered water from home to drink. The GF has an illness where she can't touch copper so I have an online filter and the canister in the Roo, need to keep all the copper out of the water as possible


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Old 04-15-2015, 08:27 PM   #20
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I know I'll be taking mine out
Just put the kw1 filter in. Was fine at home. After we got here and setup the dw, 2dd, the dog and I took a walk around the cg. About 30 minutes. Came back to water pouring out from under the door. Filter cartridge fell out.
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