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Old 10-20-2015, 05:28 PM   #1
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Water Filter in 23IKSS

Hello,

So my DW has been reading the threads and is concerned that the in-line water filter will leak in our camper. We haven't even used it yet other then to sleep for a few hours on the drive home, but she has seen post from others saying it leaked from the get go. So I want to take a look at it and put water into the lines here at home to check it out, but I can't find it. I thought it would be behind the service panel below the entertainment system in the early 2016 floor plan, but it's not. I also tried looking behind the panel underneath the bathroom sink to no avail. That actually lead me to another problem. It looks like the hose connected to the outside flush connector is too short and is kinked.

Can someone tell me where to look for this thing, and what your over experience and opinion of them is.

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Old 10-20-2015, 05:41 PM   #2
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Rear door next to the spare tire. There are 2 panels. Short one on the left covers the water tank valves. The long panel (looking straight ahead) covers the water filter. Detach each with a phillips head (2 screws to the floor for each panel). You will also see the water pump.


To remove the water filter requires a plastic wrench which should have come with your camper. Have the pump turned off and open a couple water faucets (this is to relieve the suction in the lines). I personally have not had a problem. I did attach electricians tape between the filter canister and the housing in case the canister decided to creep open, Other threads have suggested getting all moisture out of the canister/housing before winterizing to prevent freezing water from starting a crack. Many others have removed the filter all together.
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:47 PM   #3
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Just noticed your location. Guess winterizing isn't a big concern for you. Welcome to the forum. The 231KSS is a great camper that should give you many years of enjoyment.
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Rear door next to the spare tire. There are 2 panels. Short one on the left covers the water tank valves. The long panel (looking straight ahead) covers the water filter. Detach each with a phillips head (2 screws to the floor for each panel). You will also see the water pump.


To remove the water filter requires a plastic wrench which should have come with your camper. Have the pump turned off and open a couple water faucets (this is to relieve the suction in the lines). I personally have not had a problem. I did attach electricians tape between the filter canister and the housing in case the canister decided to creep open, Other threads have suggested getting all moisture out of the canister/housing before winterizing to prevent freezing water from starting a crack. Many others have removed the filter all together.
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Old 10-20-2015, 05:54 PM   #5
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I'm one who removed it. The plastic housing split on us while camping earlier this year. Water ran into the camper under the bathroom wall. What you do is obviously up to you, but I personally don't trust them. One sharkbite connector and the offending POS was history. I've been filling the tank at home because we normally don't travel more than a couple hours away, but I will be buying a hose end filter before next year.
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:49 PM   #6
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i have the 2015 23 ikss and mine didn't leak a drop all summer. 40 day,s camping sad to put it to bed for the winter. i did drain all the lines and made sure there was no water in the filter housing. our winters up here in Barrie (north of toronto) do get cold (Very cold). i trust it.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:05 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies. I'll have to get out there tomorrow in the day light and take a look at it and see if it leaks at all. I guess it's probably a good idea to just run a bunch of water through it all anyway. I don't know if the dealer did that or not. To be honest, we were so tired and concerned about getting back on the road to Florida that I didn't think to ask them.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:29 PM   #8
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For what it's worth, mine didn't leak the first year either. It was winterized by the selling dealer who also performed a couple minor repairs. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:33 PM   #9
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I have another question I never asked the dealer that maybe you folks can help with. The unit we purchased happen to come with heated tanks. So where we camp we mostly will never have to worry about using them, but we are thinking about taking it to Boone NC or Townsend TN for Christmas. Does anyone know how to use them? My control panel by the door doesn't have anything for the tanks. Just lights and slides.

Thanks again in advance....
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:03 PM   #10
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Hmmm, I live in Indiana and don't have heated tanks....you're in Florida and do. What's wrong with this picture?
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