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Old 09-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #21
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #22
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Remove the canister,remove the filter element,place a plastic soda(pop) bottle with cap on inside where the element was,this does (2) things, displaces anti-freeze that will be pumped into the cannister,and allows for expansion from freezing. Cost-O$ Youroo!!
I like this idea. I need to check my notes, but I think I remember the dealer telling me something about replacing the canister with a cap or something to keep from wasting antifreeze.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:03 PM   #23
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Just curious, is it ok for the factory installed on board canister filter to remain full of water when the trailer is in storage for a month or two between trips during the warm season? We always bring drinking water but it just seems like the water in there would get kinda stagnant. I can see where the portable inline filter would prob get drained after disconnecting from each trip. I've just always figured the water in my canister was kinda yucky till it gets flushed out.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:41 PM   #24
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It's just me, but for the 2 minutes it takes, I pull the filter and empty the canister. I let the filter dry out and re-use it for the season.
I think that Water that's acceptable to drink can still have organisms in it that could grow in the canister in warm conditions.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #25
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Man, I guess I'm lucky that I haven't poisoned myself over all these years of RVing. I have left water in the holding tank for a couple of weeks while the RV was in storage and still drank it. I never drain the filter canister except when winterizing or actually changing the filter, and I only drain the hot water tank when I winterize. I've never had a problem yet and we're on our third fifth wheel. Not trying to insult but I think too many people suffer from germaphobia.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #26
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Man, I guess I'm lucky that I haven't poisoned myself over all these years of RVing. I have left water in the holding tank for a couple of weeks while the RV was in storage and still drank it. I never drain the filter canister except when winterizing or actually changing the filter, and I only drain the hot water tank when I winterize. I've never had a problem yet and we're on our third fifth wheel. Not trying to insult but I think too many people suffer from germaphobia.
I always drain water tank and only the canister during winterization .
But I also drain Hw tank after every trip.
Unless it's two weekends in a row.

It's a matter of preference I guess.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:56 PM   #27
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Man, I guess I'm lucky that I haven't poisoned myself over all these years of RVing. I have left water in the holding tank for a couple of weeks while the RV was in storage and still drank it. I never drain the filter canister except when winterizing or actually changing the filter, and I only drain the hot water tank when I winterize. I've never had a problem yet and we're on our third fifth wheel. Not trying to insult but I think too many people suffer from germaphobia.
It only took one time to have green slimy stuff plug the faucet after 3 weeks to convince me it was worthwhile doing. The filter looked like an aquatic experiment.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:01 PM   #28
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Perhaps I'm just too lazy.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #29
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Man, I guess I'm lucky that I haven't poisoned myself over all these years of RVing. I have left water in the holding tank for a couple of weeks while the RV was in storage and still drank it. I never drain the filter canister except when winterizing or actually changing the filter, and I only drain the hot water tank when I winterize. I've never had a problem yet and we're on our third fifth wheel. Not trying to insult but I think too many people suffer from germaphobia.
You must have never had to drink downstream from the herd.
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