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Old 07-02-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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New to RV- Water Filter and Sanitize questions

Hello! First time owner of a RV, we have a 2009 Rockwood Roo. I am trying to sanitize the fresh water and have filled it and ran the water through the faucets. After it sits a little longer, how will I drain the bleach water out so I can put fresh water in?

Second question, I need to turn my water filter on and can't budge it. It is in the "bypass" position and will not move. Any suggestions?

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Old 07-02-2015, 12:51 PM   #2
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You can simply open the FW tank drain, then fill with fresh water,
Run the new water thru faucets until you're satisfied they've been flushed,

Water filter has no on switch and bypass valve is for water heater.
Unless you or preview owner installed an aftermarket bypass.
I have a 2007 Roo 23SS.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:14 PM   #3
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Be sure to open all low point drains and the outside shower if you have one.

If you are trying to open the filter canister there might be a plastic wrench someplace.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:17 PM   #4
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RE. the water filter, if you are saying it won't turn, open your kitchen faucets. This should relieve the pressure it so it will turn.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:53 AM   #5
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Which way do you turn it? Clockwise or counter clockwise? I feel too much resistance, so maybe am going the wrong way?


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Old 07-17-2015, 10:21 AM   #6
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Well I got it! The book says counter-clockwise, but I am pushing the wrench from right to left to un-screw. I think the book is wrong on my Roo. I made notes so I remember in a year from now.


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Old 07-17-2015, 10:22 AM   #7
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My water filter canister cover spins off counter-clockwise. I have a plastic wrench that slides on from the bottom and gives me added torque.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:25 AM   #8
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-and the sucker is really snug. I don't see how they could jiggle back out. I have a 2016, maybe they did something new to fix the problem of filters coming off and spilling water all over???


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Make sure when you use the wrench to put it up as high as you can on the canister and hold top with other hand to avoid breaking the water lines. Later RJD
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:08 PM   #10
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Day 2 of my water filter change. So glad I am trying everything out at home in my driveway! Can home from the grocery store this morning, and decided to put a few things in the trailer. To my surprise there was water all over the place. I checked the grey water tank, and it was full, and the shower was full and beginning to overflow. I quick turned off the hose and dumped the grey tank. We aren't even using the water, so how did the grey tank fill since yesterday putting in the filter for the first time? If nobody has any ideas, I guess I will take the filter off and try again.


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Unless the city water was hooked up wrong it should not have happen. Hope the pluming is not reversed. Later RJD
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Before going any further, I would try to find out how the water got into the gray-water tank. My hope would be that an open faucet overfilled the gray-water tank. Also, if the shower faucet cracked from freezing, defect or over tightening it could allow water to flow down the shower wall and fill the tank through the shower drain even with the faucet turned off.

To fill the gray water tank, water has to be flowing down one of the drains leading to that gray-water tank. I would empty the tank and look for the problem before taking out the filter.
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Day 2 of my water filter change. So glad I am trying everything out at home in my driveway! Can home from the grocery store this morning, and decided to put a few things in the trailer. To my surprise there was water all over the place. I checked the grey water tank, and it was full, and the shower was full and beginning to overflow. I quick turned off the hose and dumped the grey tank. We aren't even using the water, so how did the grey tank fill since yesterday putting in the filter for the first time? If nobody has any ideas, I guess I will take the filter off and try again.


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The only way water can get to the grey tank is through a sink and shower drains. Do you have an outside kitchen? One of my friends has a Wildwood with the outside kitchen. Some how the faucet in the outside kitchen was turned on and he didn't know it. It unknowingly ran and filled the grey tank and flooding his trailer...
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:51 PM   #14
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I don't have an outside kitchen, just an outside shower. I may have left the outside shower on a bit, but the shower head was on the ground. I also had the inside shower head on the floor, maybe the head was off with the faucets on, and it filled the grey tank over a period of maybe 16 hours? I find that hard to believe. It's really strange that I fought with the filter for the first time yesterday.


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Has nothing to do with filter. Shower on out side does noting just the one inside would fill the tank. Later RJD
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:29 PM   #16
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Yeah that's what I thought, just doubting myself and totally lost for a reason. Maybe the "trickle" from the shower head did it.... hard to believe.


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Turned the water back on ......no water on anywhere...... Watching the grey water tank...... No leaks.... I'll know tommorrow for sure. Just gotta watch for the big black bear going for my garbage cans by the deck....and I'm an hour from NYC in NJ. I will check in the AM, if the grey water is full again I'll suspect something other than my shower.


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And no water in the grey tank this A M either. I will watch leaky faucets from now on!


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Well I got it! The book says counter-clockwise, but I am pushing the wrench from right to left to un-screw. I think the book is wrong on my Roo.
If you are turning the wrench from right to left, you are turning the filter housing counter-clockwise.

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Old 07-19-2015, 11:53 AM   #20
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But if I were viewing the canister above it would be clockwise........from the floor looking up it would be counter-clockwise. Very confusing on a filter that I have to squeeze through an outside storage door to get to. I can barely fit an arm and a head in the opening, let alone 2 arms. And I can't get close enough to see with my glasses. I get it now, and will remember for next time.


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