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Old 03-07-2021, 01:29 PM   #1
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Campground neighbor knocked on the door this morning to point out water was flowing out of camper. Darn water filter housing had cracked.

So this must be the plumbing repair trip as I already replaced a water heater bypass valve that froze & split.

Always fun owning a camper! But life at the beach makes it all better!

Heading home tomorrow, will see if nearby CampingWorld has one but jug full of water works too.
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Love the beach pic. Search 'water filter replacement' in search window, you have many options as the 1,000,000 threads on this will indicate.
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get a wood burnig pen at hobby lobby . slowly press on crack back and forth . melt it back closed.
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Whole house water filters can be gotten everywhere.
WalMart
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you do not have to go to an RV place and pay premium.
Mine is a years old Culligan but filters are standard and usually cost around $10 for 2 or 3. Also from Amazon, Wallyworld etc...
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Old 03-07-2021, 04:03 PM   #5
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I think he needs to re-think his winterization strategy, having already cracked water heater bypass valves.
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We did the canister delete and went with the external blue filter. We roll a lot so we keep the blue in the freezer between trips... Hope you have a quick repair!
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I think he needs to re-think his winterization strategy, having already cracked water heater bypass valves.


I was wondering as well. 3 weeks of use since de-winterizing and it was mostly full of the pink when I de-winterized.
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Did the cracking damage happen after you de-winterized, or before?
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Did the cracking damage happen after you de-winterized, or before?


It cracked 3 weeks after de-winterizing. I wonder if I got it too tight but it is 7 yrs old too. Judging from a number of posts it sounds like a regular failure.
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Water Filter Crack

Ours cracked while in storage. We now remove completely for winter and place back on. It is in a hard to get to place on our 3051S. May just remove completely and replace with piping and use filter
at exterior faucet in future.
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We leave ours off too after winterizing. Sounds like Wandering may have had the older model which as he noted was prone to failure.
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Same Filter

Ours looked just like that but cracked around the thread part.
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Campground neighbor knocked on the door this morning to point out water was flowing out of camper. Darn water filter housing had cracked.

So this must be the plumbing repair trip as I already replaced a water heater bypass valve that froze & split.

Always fun owning a camper! But life at the beach makes it all better!

Heading home tomorrow, will see if nearby CampingWorld has one but jug full of water works too.
Same thing happened to us. Took the canister off and bypassed it. Now we use a filter on the outside. Did the same thing with black tank flush back flow preventer and have it on the outside.
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Campground neighbor knocked on the door this morning to point out water was flowing out of camper. Darn water filter housing had cracked.

So this must be the plumbing repair trip as I already replaced a water heater bypass valve that froze & split.

Always fun owning a camper! But life at the beach makes it all better!

Heading home tomorrow, will see if nearby CampingWorld has one but jug full of water works too.

when camping in the cold dont forget about the outside shower. It is not protected at all. We had out split and leak. Since we never use it I just caped the pipe that supplies and now it is forgot about.
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when camping in the cold dont forget about the outside shower. It is not protected at all. We had out split and leak. Since we never use it I just caped the pipe that supplies and now it is forgot about.
On my Sunseeker, the outside shower is in a compartment that is heated by the propane furnace. So when you say the outside shower is not protected at all, although it may be a good general warning, it is not true for all RVs.
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when camping in the cold dont forget about the outside shower. It is not protected at all. We had out split and leak. Since we never use it I just caped the pipe that supplies and now it is forgot about.
Never use it???? That's the outside dish washing station!
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get a wood burnig pen at hobby lobby . slowly press on crack back and forth . melt it back closed.
While this advice "might" get you through an emergency situation, it is not advice I'd give for a permanent solution. Besides, for the trip and money you'd spend going to the Hobby Lobby for a wood burning pen, you could stop at a plumbing store, buy a couple fittings, eliminate the filter, put the change back in your pocket and never have to worry about it again.

As mentioned, there are literally thousands of threads where folks have eliminated the proprietary factory water filter and use something more cost effective OUTSIDE of the R/V at the spigot/hydrant.
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Whole house water filters can be gotten everywhere.
WalMart
Lowes
Home Debit
Hardware store
you do not have to go to an RV place and pay premium.
Mine is a years old Culligan but filters are standard and usually cost around $10 for 2 or 3. Also from Amazon, Wallyworld etc...
As others have said-- better than me.
I should have said- I removed my inside filter and just fastened those lines together. Eliminating that filter completely.
I use a whole house filter with hose connections. In my case I hang mine on the side of the trailer but it could just as easily be at the hose spigot.
I use a whole house because replacement filters are cheap like 2 or 3 for around 10 bucks.
The blue camco hose filters are fine I guess but a little pricey.


Long story.... short answer- remove your inside filter completely and use one outside!
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Never use it???? That's the outside dish washing station!

We have a outside kitchen but you are certainly correct about a good use for it.
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when camping in the cold dont forget about the outside shower. It is not protected at all. We had out split and leak. Since we never use it I just caped the pipe that supplies and now it is forgot about.


Yep! Froze my outside shower valve a few years ago too. I followed a suggestion by Hoglou and installed shut off valves. I can use it when needed, grandkids at the beach, but leave it winterized until then.
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