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Old 05-18-2017, 07:11 PM   #1
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Need to find replacement filter housing

Hoping someone can direct me to spot to buy replacement "filter housing" for 2017 Rockwood Minilite 2504S. Also tell me actual name and part for it.

It's the white plastic piece that the filter canister screws into. It's where the water comes into the camper. I must not have drained it and over winter it cracked and broke off. The dealership is over an hour a way and has been tough to deal with over the phone. I've attached a picture of the piece. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:19 PM   #2
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Just take it out and save yourself the headache
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:39 PM   #3
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Just take it out and save yourself the headache
X2. I did.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:53 PM   #4
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That's the back up plan if I can't find the part but I'd really like to just find replacement for it.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:05 PM   #5
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I primarily boondock so I like having an onboard filter between my fresh water tank and my faucets. I went to www.filtersfast.com and ordered a replacement housing so I can use standard 10" whole-house filters. I lost confidence in the supplied Forest River housing due to several unexpected housing separations, plus the housing they supplied locked me in to using only their k1 filters. My problem with that is I never could determine exactly what their filter's micron standard is; there are several standards given on line and non are definitive.
Anyway, now my filter housing screws together instead of cams, and I can use any 10" filter I want, from any retailer. The replacement was straight forward, it took a few minutes.
They have choices for housings & filters for you to ponder. For me, I went with a Pentek 158622 clear housing ($17) and DuPont 5 micron charcoal filters (wfpfc8002) 2 each for $12.00. Happy trails.
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I should have mentioned I put the above replacement parts in a Mini Lite, like you have.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:29 PM   #7
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For me, I went with a Pentek 158622 clear housing ($17) and DuPont 5 micron charcoal filters (wfpfc8002) 2 each for $12.00. Happy trails.
Do you notice a difference in water pressure with a 5-micron filter?
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No noticeable difference from the FR filter for my use. The faucets & shower seem to run the same way as before.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:01 PM   #9
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I primarily boondock so I like having an onboard filter between my fresh water tank and my faucets. I went to www.filtersfast.com and ordered a replacement housing so I can use standard 10" whole-house filters. I lost confidence in the supplied Forest River housing due to several unexpected housing separations, plus the housing they supplied locked me in to using only their k1 filters. My problem with that is I never could determine exactly what their filter's micron standard is; there are several standards given on line and non are definitive.
Anyway, now my filter housing screws together instead of cams, and I can use any 10" filter I want, from any retailer. The replacement was straight forward, it took a few minutes.
They have choices for housings & filters for you to ponder. For me, I went with a Pentek 158622 clear housing ($17) and DuPont 5 micron charcoal filters (wfpfc8002) 2 each for $12.00. Happy trails.
If you keep your FW tank clean and filter the water going into it, you shouldn't need a filter between the tank and the faucets.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:42 PM   #10
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I primarily boondock so I like having an onboard filter between my fresh water tank and my faucets. I went to www.filtersfast.com and ordered a replacement housing so I can use standard 10" whole-house filters. I lost confidence in the supplied Forest River housing due to several unexpected housing separations, plus the housing they supplied locked me in to using only their k1 filters. My problem with that is I never could determine exactly what their filter's micron standard is; there are several standards given on line and non are definitive.
Anyway, now my filter housing screws together instead of cams, and I can use any 10" filter I want, from any retailer. The replacement was straight forward, it took a few minutes.
They have choices for housings & filters for you to ponder. For me, I went with a Pentek 158622 clear housing ($17) and DuPont 5 micron charcoal filters (wfpfc8002) 2 each for $12.00. Happy trails.

This is exactly what I did in my MicroLite. I still have the complete FR unit if anyone really wants it. Shipping might be prohibitive, though. I'll have it with me at the FROG rally in Hemet, CA in June.
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:09 AM   #11
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why not just buy a standard household filter and replace it with that??? Search on Amazon. If you get the right one it should fit the water lines you already have.
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:50 PM   #12
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Just finished taking mine out as part of another mod. Debating on whether to make a mount and use it hanging on my bumper or get one that has an opaque canister. All water going into the camper will go thru a filter...
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