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Old 10-07-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Winterize n filter mod

Installed a winterizing kit and bypassed/removed onboard water filter. (Use inline water hose filter)
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:55 PM   #2
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Just "embalmed" ours yesterday....so sad....another season gone away! Installed the bypass kit (on sale for $10 from Fleet Farm this week) and thought about taking the water filter out as we use the portable one on the hose as well. I was surprised at how heavy an thick the cup is. At first I thought it was glass! Don't understand how this thing just cracks or shatters on so many coaches. It seems to be quite heavy duty and is mounted very solid on my 2514G.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:00 PM   #3
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Yeah it does, I even dropped it from waist height on cement and it just scaffed it. No crack or break not even a chip. My dealer sold me a bypass plate but I've been reading about how they leak so I didn't want that.
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:31 PM   #4
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If I take out the water filter, I thought they made a kit that replaced it that screwed back to where the filter was
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:16 PM   #5
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Flagst228 not that I know of. The dealer did sell me a stainless steel plate that goes in place of the filter but there are alot of people that say they don't work or that it makes that housing leak.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:45 PM   #6
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Why do they break?

They break because people let them freeze. It starts with a small crack, and it grows for months or even years. That is why they sometime "break" in the middle of the summer. The fact that they last so long after the freeze is a testament to their quality. However, the uninformed misinterprets what he sees and says, "it just broke--must be poor quality."
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:31 PM   #7
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I need to get rid of my filter cause I just don't trust it. One fitting started leaking today and I snugged it up and it stopped but it pissed me off so out this camper it will go. Guess il have to match up fittings and hose to put together to replace it.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:52 PM   #8
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Agree with twice the ice I didn't trust mine so I removed it. It didn't start leaking or anything I just didn't use it. It just filled with water or antifreeze and that's it so I took it out. For me it just made sense. I don't know how it would just start leaking cause I dropped it on the cement floor and no crack just a scuff.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:50 AM   #9
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After I was finished filling antifreeze in the system, I unscrewed the cup and dumped the stuff out. Then I dried the threads on both the cup and the mount and put it back on. It now sits empty so hopefully it will be fine.
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:47 PM   #10
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I hear from a lot of people here that they got rid of them cause it is a dumb design, I agree with that and I all ready have a filter I can put on the inlet on the outside to solve that and that will be 1 more poss leak I don't need specially at night while sleeping and waking up to a puddle on the floor. I always turn the water off when leaving but nite time it stays on
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