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Grey9712 07-12-2014 10:29 AM

Water filter leak
 
I picked up the new Rockwood TT yesterday. Seeing all of these stories about these new water filter incidents, the first thing I did when I got home was look at it and see what I could do to test if it would move and/or stop it from moving. While it didn't prove to be an issue I did find a small problem. At one of the outlets at the very top of the filter casing, there is a very small crack and there were a few drops of water on the hose down towards the floor. This is what allowed me to trace back to this and nevertheless it was the location of the leak. So would someone describe to be how and what I need to take this filter out completely. Instead of replacing it with a different kind of filter I just want to insert tubing to continue the lines. I read about someone else doing this. This leak isn't enough to be extremely concerned about, but I'm glad I caught it and I want to eliminate the problem. Since we leave on our trip tomorrow, I got some water weld putty to put around the crack, however it may not be a permanent fix and there is still the worry of the filter canister spinning off and flooding my new TT. Thank you for your help.


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youroo 07-12-2014 10:37 AM

Two (Sharkbite) connectors and a piece of (1/2 Pex)! This is if your in a (Hurry) to go camping. No to the Putty!:signhavefun: Youroo!!:us-flag-waving:

Grey9712 07-12-2014 11:26 AM

Thank you!!


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Ford Idaho 07-12-2014 11:45 AM

Given the problems with water filters inside of the trailer I would remove it completely and then set it up outside of the trailer.

Something like this perhaps.

Water Filter Stand - Camco 40772 - Water Filtration - Camping World

youroo 07-12-2014 04:42 PM

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Since it is cracked (Broken) already,get a (Whole House Filter) like this and put it (Outside) removable!:thumbsup: Youroo!!:us-flag-waving:

firecapt61 07-21-2014 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Grey9712 (Post 656769)
I picked up the new Rockwood TT yesterday. Seeing all of these stories about these new water filter incidents, the first thing I did when I got home was look at it and see what I could do to test if it would move and/or stop it from moving. While it didn't prove to be an issue I did find a small problem. At one of the outlets at the very top of the filter casing, there is a very small crack and there were a few drops of water on the hose down towards the floor. This is what allowed me to trace back to this and nevertheless it was the location of the leak. So would someone describe to be how and what I need to take this filter out completely. Instead of replacing it with a different kind of filter I just want to insert tubing to continue the lines. I read about someone else doing this. This leak isn't enough to be extremely concerned about, but I'm glad I caught it and I want to eliminate the problem. Since we leave on our trip tomorrow, I got some water weld putty to put around the crack, however it may not be a permanent fix and there is still the worry of the filter canister spinning off and flooding my new TT. Thank you for your help.


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The first thing I did to my Rockwood when I got back from my 700 mile trip to get it was, remove the water filter. I had heard of the problems on here and after looking at how it holds all the water wieght and crappy location/mounting, its gone. I cut the pex pipe at the outlet as close to the the filter as possible. Removed the pex line from an elbow right before it went into the filter on the supply side. Had to work on it a bit to get the crimp ring off (pry with a screwdriver), and then just stretched the outlet line to that supply elbow bypassing the filter and connecting it back to the original fittings. Lucky there was enough water line to reach the elbow. Worse case is just putting a coupler in line if you don't have enough water line. I had the crimp rings and tools to do it being a contractor.


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