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Old 10-31-2014, 01:39 AM   #21
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The Water Pur filters are pricey - a good carbon filter runs about $10.



How so? Our bowl has been off/on numerous times and we're not detecting any issues that would be prompting us to remove the assy.
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Please forgive me if this sounds like a stupid question, a newbie here. Does the water that comes through the water hose into the trailer go through the filter or is the filter for the water in the holding tank? I personally like the idea of the water filter because of the chemicals and "bugs" that are in our water. What causes the filter to leak water all over the floor? Also we just got our Roo a day ago and we are still exploring. I haven't found the filter yet. Where is it? We have a 23IKSS. Thank you all for your help.

There have been many reports on these forums of the FR1 whole house water filter unscrewing itself or backing off its threads under pressure. As a result It allows running water to continuously run into a trailer or basement depending on location. Appears to be a pretty common occurrence. Many bypass this to prevent water damage and give themselves peace of minds, others change it out after the fact. Many different fixes out there. Doing a forum search will net you lots of threads on the topic. Here is one such thread. Water filter blowout. And another Water filter nightmare

Kellieh- it is possible you don't have one, the water filter is an option on the trailers.
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:43 AM   #22
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I"ve read several ways but this has got to be the easiest and cheapest way. A 1/2 inch threaded pvc coupler. That's all u need and it costs less than a $1.

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I have been contemplating doing the "water filter delete" but haven't wanted to do a complicated fix. I knew there had to be something easier out there. I am also of the school of thought that these are extraneous as we use our water for washing dishes, bathing and cooking. Bottled water for drinking based on taste. Besides I survived drinking hose water from the green, grey, orange and black hoses growing up. No issues. Thanks for the easy delete suggestion.
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Old 10-31-2014, 06:25 AM   #23
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The filter I buy from Camping World is about $50 a shot for the replacement filter, so what I do to keep the filtration quality high, and to keep from going through a lot of filters. I only filter my drinking water. Outside the RV I install a Y connector on the water line, one water hose hooking up to the RV, and a second water hose connected up to the CW water filter, I fill gallon jugs of filtered water to put into the RV refrigerator. I prefer drinking cold water, and I didn't see a need to be filtering the shower and toilet water.
I was so impressed with the filter from CW I installed the same filter from CW on the water line to my LG refrigerator at home, it's located behind the refrigerator in the master bedroom closet. Doing away with the low filtration quality little one inside the refrigerator.
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:13 PM   #24
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I don't know how we survived by drinking out of the old water hose when we were kids.
All those years of tent camping and backpacking we never had a filter. I will say though that the DW makes us take bottled water for "human" consumption though.
Best water I ever drank was from a running stream while backpacking.
I drank from the same water hose and stream and somehow survived, but our environment HAS changed since then, as has our knowledge about the stuff around us.

With respect to water filters on camping trailers, I have to assume the potable water source that I use to fill the tank really is potable, and I take reasonable precautions to keep the tank clean. The filter is window-dressing. Maybe it makes the water taste better, maybe not.

I've read horror stories about the filter bowls somehow working themselves off the water filter. (I have no idea why but don't assume user failure.) Being housed behind a cabinet that's screwed shut, it's hard to stop the flood quickly. And even that assumes you're there, and aware of it.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:44 AM   #26
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Removing Filter there is a flared union available at RV dealer that eliminated need for tape
If you remove filter and pump connections and fresh water connections you can unscrew filter and place union to connect the 2 threaded pipes. This is a lot of trouble but if your filter is located where mine is it is worth it.
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Remove the on board water filter and replace it with a Shurflo accumulator tank. Two birds with one stone.
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Remove the on board water filter and replace it with a Shurflo accumulator tank. Two birds with one stone.
Great idea! Does the accumulator fit in the space where the filter was originally located?
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I"ve read several ways but this has got to be the easiest and cheapest way. A 1/2 inch threaded pvc coupler. That's all u need and it costs less than a $1.

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Sorry for digging up an old thread, but I want to bypass mine. I have read too many horror stories to chance it. My question, will the pex fittings turn inside the pex? I am assuming they will, otherwise you would have to cut them to remove from the filter housing.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:12 PM   #30
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Real easy remove water connecton forma trailer ,disconnect water pump
Remove water filter unscrew all fittings
Don't turn Pixar fittings in pipe if you are careful Evelyn thing will screw back together
Only part you will nerd is a unión to put The 2 males plus back together There is a coppling i got at RV store with a flair uter wise use regular O'Neal with teflon tape
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