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Old 03-24-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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Water filter replacement.

Where are you buying the replacement filter cartridge for the water filter in the sabre's. I thought about just deleting it all together. What do you think.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:50 PM   #2
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Where are you buying the replacement filter cartridge for the water filter in the sabre's. I thought about just deleting it all together. What do you think.
Buy mine at the hardware store.
2.99 for a pack of two on sale.


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Old 03-24-2014, 04:48 PM   #3
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We bypassed it because installing the new filter was a pain. I use a blue torpedo type filter at the campground spigot and a pitcher filter in the fridge so in essence we are double filtering.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:27 PM   #4
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I think I am going to delete it to. It's more of a pain then it's worth. We always take drinking water with us. So all we use the campground water for is showers, washing dishes and flushing the toilet.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:13 PM   #5
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I never installed the filter. It's too restricting and as mentioned, use the blue torpedo shaped filter. It filters a lot of chemicals, too.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:16 PM   #6
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That's what I am going to do to.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:49 PM   #7
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I also use the blue torpedo type water filter but in conjunction with the stock water filter system. I am thinking of changing the stock water filter for a GE smart water systems filter...Cartridges are much cheaper and can be bought almost anywhere (Home Depot, Walmart and Lowes). Also, it has the added bonus of having a 3 position lever... Bypass, Off and through the filter modes. I put one on my prvious TT and it was a lot easier to winterize because the clear housing didn't have to be filled with "pink" fluid.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:01 PM   #8
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Just saw this on TV:

Products:Â*Basic Whole House Quick-Change System, Large Capacity

Not sure how you'd bypass it to winterize, though.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:56 PM   #9
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Additiona information

Below is a link that will provide insight as to why many eliminate the FR filtration system that have been installed since 2012. Pretty good money make for them, selling a $5.00 filter for $29.95 plus shipping = $39.95.


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Old 03-24-2014, 08:08 PM   #10
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Deleting the filter is going to be one of my first mods on my new sabre.
I have and will be using the blue inline (on the water hose ) water filter. Much easier to use and winterize.
We also use bottled water to drink.

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Deleting the filter is going to be one of my first mods on my new sabre.
I have and will be using the blue inline (on the water hose ) water filter. Much easier to use and winterize.
We also use bottled water to drink.

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Does anyone happen to know the GPM on the blue inline's? I will be replacing mine this spring and am debating the GE canister that can be made portable or just go with the blue inline...
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Does anyone happen to know the GPM on the blue inline's? I will be replacing mine this spring and am debating the GE canister that can be made portable or just go with the blue inline...
Just ran to garage to look.....no mention of gpm, just says "high flow".
It is a camco and says to use a regulator to keep pressure below 60 psi

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Oh and we just get them at walmart.

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Replacement is a bit awkward but only have to mess with it once in the fall and once in the spring, no big deal. You will find that the stock filter flows much better than the "blue torpedo".
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My reasoning behind removal of stock is because of off season use. I would be removing the filter ever couple weaks to every month to blow out lines or pink the lines.

I will test the blue filter with a spray nozel in the next day or two. So far never had any want for more water flow or pressure.

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Just so you all know ......
The "blue" inline camco is a 100 micron filter which is good only for sediments at best.
A good water filter starts at 5 micron.

Bacteria is 60 micron down to 0.3
Mold is 12 micron down to 3





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Gpm

I need to look next time at WM, but for some reason, I thought the blue inline’s did not provide a very high gallons per minute (GPM). For us that is a big deal in both fifth wheels we have owned. The hose pressure regulators are nothing more than restrictors and do not allow enought water through the line, giving at times the perception of poor water pressure. That is why I modified a whole house Watts regulator to fit a hose. This allows for pressure regulation of between 20 and 75 PSI…adjustable, and will allow up to 20 GPM, not that you will get that at most campgrounds. The canister and filter provided by FR, do not provide the best in class GPM and another reason we will be replacing it.
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Just so you all know ......
The "blue" inline camco is a 100 micron filter which is good only for sediments at best.
A good water filter starts at 5 micron.

Bacteria is 60 micron down to 0.3
Mold is 12 micron down to 3





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Keeping crap from getting in the plumbing is about all I want a filter for. I wouldn't use it much for anything more than brushing teeth, showers and the craper.

If I have to worry about other stuff in the water too much, I better find something else to do...I don't think the lakes we spend so much time in have any filters in them

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My original water filter cartridge is a Flow Pur #CCI-10-Ca which I could not find locally and I checked with several RV dealers/suppliers.

I replaced with Hydro Life cartridge #C2471 which I purchased at the local Camping World. The Camping World item is #26383. The Hydro Life is made in the USA and is good to 10,000 gallons.

I did find some other filters that would fit for cheaper at another RV supply and at Camping World; however, the engineering specifications were different from the original Flow Pur. It was not important for me to stay with the original brand, but was important to me to stay with the original specifications; hence, that is why I went with the Hydro Life #C2471.
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I got rid of the unit that came with the trailer, I'm not worried about how many microns it filters out. All I know is that it was a pain in the ass to change or empty. I use the cameo blue which has increased my water flow in the unit. I don't drink it I drink beer. I really do not care what is going down my toilet. What I do care about is that we have enough pressure to wash dishes and and take a shower. We now have that. If someone is worried take a water sample from the high dollar filter and a sample of the water coming out of the camaco blue and pay 10.00 to get it tested. Without that info this is mute.
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