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Old 07-16-2020, 05:56 PM   #1
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GT5 Onboard Water Filter Discoloration

This is a brand new filter just changed a few days ago and i have never seen this type of discoloration before..Has anyone experience this and know what the cause is? thanks!
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Old 07-16-2020, 08:06 PM   #2
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This is a brand new filter just changed a few days ago and i have never seen this type of discoloration before..Has anyone experience this and know what the cause is? thanks!
Tank water or city water.

Looks like a lot of rust as well as some heavy aeration.

If city water it could be that some work was done on the system.

Where i used to live we'd get warnings from our water utility after a big fire where the fire department had drawn a LOT of water. Tended to stir sedement up as water flowed from different directions. Crews would come out and open neighborhood hydrants to flush.


Strange, just as i was writing this last paragraph the evening news just flashed a short video of a fire that just broke out a few miles from me. A huge building, about one city block in area, fully engulfed in flames.

Bet they're going to need a lot of water on that one.
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Old 07-16-2020, 08:26 PM   #3
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If your GT5 is plumbed like ours, that filter does not filter water going into the fresh water tank, just the water coming out of the tank or from the city water connection. That's why I always use a Camco hose inline filter when not at home.

The Camco is only 20 microns versus the 5 microns of the KW1 but it kept our KW1 filter a whole lot cleaner than a friend's who does not use one. His KW1 filter looked like a muddy brown at the end of the season while ours looked only slightly gray after about 7,000 gallons.

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Old 07-16-2020, 09:35 PM   #4
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Mine usually turns that color when hooked up to campground system which has a high iron content, or old pipes. The filter is doing it's job.
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we are almost always on campground water supply but was just concerned as i had not really seen this before after many years of camping....thanks for the feedback!
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