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Old 03-28-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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What are you using to replace the water filter that came in the Roo? I have a 2013 21SS and was wondering. Do you just go to Lowes and get something like this?

Shop Whirlpool 2-Pack 10-in Whole House Replacement Filter at Lowes.com=
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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You will find many threads on this site on this topic. FR had the filter canister designed just for them: This means you can only get a cartridge from them: This means paying twice as much as its worth. Do what many of us have done and replace the whole filter assembly with a standard canister so that you can use readily available filters.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:31 AM   #3
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You will find many threads on this site on this topic. FR had the filter canister designed just for them: This means you can only get a cardtridge from them: This means paying twice as much as its worth. Do what many of us have done and replace the whole filter assembly with a standard canister so that you can use readily available filters.
That's what I'm probably going to do this winter when I winterize it, I'll run on the factory filter this season. That or I'll take the filter out, screw the base back on and not worry about it. I've made it 41 years without a filter, odds are it won't kill me.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:37 AM   #4
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You will find many threads on this site on this topic. FR had the filter canister designed just for them: This means you can only get a cartridge from them: This means paying twice as much as its worth. Do what many of us have done and replace the whole filter assembly with a standard canister so that you can use readily available filters.
Thanks. I did not know that. I will probably look to change mine out too then. I'm camping this weekend so will take a look at it.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:58 AM   #5
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I use both internal and external filters (Camco) because the well water at home and at some of the parks we go to have a high iron content so the external one that I use (100micron) removes that for me while the better filter within the trailer (1 micron) does the rest of the job.

However, others just use an external filter. Make sure that it filters what you want, though.

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My trailer's OEM water filter is a Water Pur CCI-10-CLW Clear Water Filter Housing and uses a CCI-10-C filter. Everything in standard 10" length will work in that housing. What you want is a low micron cyst filter with as high a flow (in GPM) as you can get. I've bought the F1 model from this place before... RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:21 PM   #6
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Are the lines in the Roos the same as Pex pipe that is used in homes now?
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I'm not sure because my house was built in 1981. However, assuming PEX is PEX, than I'd imagine the difference is the diameter.
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FR had the filter canister designed just for them: This means you can only get a cartridge from them: This means paying twice as much as its worth.
unless something has changed since we got our Roo, the water filter from the factory, uses standard cartridges and i bought our replacement at Lowes.

this is the first time i've heard of it being a special filter built just for FR.
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Dan,
not sure if the Roo has the same filter as the class A's but FR changed the filter sometime after '08. My '08 had a filter cartridge that I could purchase at Lowes but my '14 has the special filter cartridge that it seems can only be bought from FR.
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unless something has changed since we got our Roo, the water filter from the factory, uses standard cartridges and i bought our replacement at Lowes.

this is the first time i've heard of it being a special filter built just for FR.
I agree, Dan. AFAIK most filters in standard 10" length will work in the OEM housing. It needs to have holes in the bottom and top to fit in the housing IIRC.
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