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Old 07-04-2015, 09:17 AM   #21
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My in-line water filter canister is behind a false wall and you have to be an elf to get in the area to work. I unscrewed the canister, took the filter out, screwed the canister back on. Haven't had any problems yet and that has been 3 years ago. Just use the in-line filter connected to the water hose now.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:56 AM   #22
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ANOTHER THOUGHT...

I do know of many people who just bypass the on-board filter housing and use the outside charcoal filter system for clean water in addition to the water regulator. WHY? Because of those hairline leaks in that housing or surrounding water lines leading to the housing.

CONSIDER THIS:

Many RV's and TT's are overly "sprung" and tend to have truck-like rides. SINCE our
infrastructure is lacking & behind the power curve due to the current POTUS and accompanying administration...the roads all over the CONUS are degrading and absolutely suck! Therefore, you are noticing a lot of unsmooth roads, highways and byways and which have become the new norm, sadly.

WHAT I'M SAYING IS THIS...if you have a 10-12" water housing,
on board and probably SUSPENDED (no less) over the pump, to boot, full of water and engorged filter...all of which probably weighs in around 10-15 lbs...do you not think the current roads are not taking a toll on the integrity of that housing? Think about it. Plus consider the cabinets and all the other structural appointments within. ALL hard on keeping things from falling apart and intact, eh? Need I say more?

No wonder we have those infernal cracks & leaks, sooner or later!?
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Old 07-04-2015, 01:22 PM   #23
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I think "10-15 lbs" is a little bit generous.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:32 PM   #24
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Oh my goodness, I need to go take the water filter out before it falls off and ruins everything!

I didn't know it weighed 15 lbs!

I bet the weight police will be after me!

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Old 07-04-2015, 08:56 PM   #25
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Oh my goodness, I need to go take the water filter out before it falls off and ruins everything!

I didn't know it weighed 15 lbs!

I bet the weight police will be after me!



Could be....
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Pixelbum, I must respectfully disagree. Silicon plumbers grease is commonly used to lubricate faucet seals and other areas in potable water systems without ill effect. It is a non-toxic product with no petroleum content. I have no idea how effective KY JELLY might be in this application as it was not formulated for use in drinking water systems.
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Hi,

I removed mine after reading about this last year when I got my new Silverback. External filtering does somehow feel safer.

But the canister I removed probably didn't hold a half gallon of water. Let's see -- at eight pounds per gallon of water, that would be about four pounds of reciprocating weight to stress the mounts.

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Old 07-05-2015, 05:06 PM   #28
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2012.... And I haven't had an issue. However, I keep a look out for it to happen. This year, I used a camco outside, and purchased a Home Depot filter (2 for $8) to replace the expensive one inside....and had great tasting water this last trip. Again, no filter issues on our 2012 yet.
I always use a filter that is no larger than 2 microns, preferably 1 micron. I recently read that E. Coli is around 2.5 microns. I want to trap that.

My wife got Giardia once, and we were not even camping. She got in within the city limits of San Jose. Volunteer at a co-op nursery school. Kids still in diapers.

I believe that Giardia is pretty common in the Sierras. I have never camped anywhere outside of California, yet.
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:11 PM   #29
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Roocrew1 what is the item number or part number for those filters? Thanks

Make sure when you winterize to remove the plastic filter housing even if a small amount of water is left on the threads it may cause a hairline crack. My dealer pointed that out during the PDI. I also use a Camco filter that attaches to the campground hookup.
I have used an external filter that I bought at Wal-Mart. The blue cylinder that is pretty common.

That is what I did from 2005 until now. I recently read the spec for the one I have and it said 10 microns. That will get out the sediment but not the nasty stuff that will send you to the doctor. I now require 2 micron or smaller for us. At home I am using 0.5 micron for the fridge.
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:15 PM   #30
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You should NEVER use city water hookups without a water regulator.
I agree. I have always used the small inexpensive inline regulators. We moved recently. The good news is that I have full hookups for the MH. The bad news is that I have 125 psi water. The small regulators can not handle that.

Very soon now I will be buying a larger regulator. It looks like the one on the house except that both ends are hose threads and not pipe threads. It also has a meter.
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