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Old 08-06-2016, 12:37 PM   #1
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OEM water filter or not?

We never, I repeat never, drink water from our on board tank, or when hooked up to any source of "city water". We wash, cook, shower only with the above mentioned sources. For drinking or when it's a key ingredient in cooking we use bottled water.

My OEM water filter unit in the water service bay is labeled as a Water Pur model CCI-10-CLW and says to replace the cartridge with a CCI-10-C model. As with most things RV, some things can be overly expensive, when other like products can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot.

Do we need a water filter at all?

If so, does anyone have the details of a water filter that could be used in place of the OEM model to just reduce/eliminate sediments without restricting water flow pressure? Where did you purchase it?

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We bring bottled water for drinking and cooking but use campground water from the FW tank for dishes, showers and brushing our teeth so it probably should be filtered if not purified. If you only camp at provincial parks you can probably trust the water and not use a filter.

I have the same filter housing and I buy the F1Pb filter cartridge from rvwaterfilterstore.com. For all the camping we do, one filter is good for an entire season. If we won't be using the water system for more than 2 weeks, I drain the entire system - filter housing, water heater and all the water lines. I leave the filter in the sink by the door to remind me to reinstall it before leaving for the campground.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:23 PM   #3
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I suggest you remove the OEM and bypass it with a threaded coupler.

Like this, Lowes or Home Depot or even a Ace hardware store.

1/2" Schedule 40 PVC Coupling 430-005

Then stop at Walmart and pick up one or two inline filters.

Camco Water Filter, 2 Pack - Walmart.com

This will keep sediment out of the water supply lines and tank and you need not worry about the filter canister coming apart and flooding your unit.

All so makes winterizing a touch easier.
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:18 PM   #4
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The filter housing that the OP has is not the one that has problems. That's the FR1.
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:33 PM   #5
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The filter housing that the OP has is not the one that has problems. That's the FR1.
I still would Remove it from Inside even if it was the "Best in the World"! The way the OP uses their system go with the "Blue Two" from Wal -Mart! Youroo!!
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:46 PM   #6
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I use the OEM filter. No problems.
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:56 PM   #7
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This will fit your filter housing. I removed my filter housing from inside trailer and use it outside. I'm not taking the chance of a flood inside trailer......

https://www.lowes.ca/water-filtratio..._g1362662.html
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Well, just to be contrary I'll add my 2 cents...We always drink from the FW tank or campground water when available and it all goes through the onboard OEM filter which didn't crack and leak despite not winterizing the unit over the Winter. What, Me Worry?
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We also use bottled water.

As for the filter, one benefit of the filter is to remove sediment and other solids that may be in the hose or supply system.

If you use a standard 10 inch filter, you can bye these at almost any big box store.

I use a string filter at home, mainly to remove sediment (sand), these cost about $2.00 each. I'm not sure how you use your MH, but I would recommend changing it at least once a year, Remove the old filter when you winterize, and install a new filter when you get ready for your first trip next spring.

We change the filter at home every few weeks, depending on water table, (low water table kicks up a lot of sediment)
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OEM Water Filter or Not

We also use the Camco 2 pack from Walmart. BTW remember to store the
used filter in your fridge when travelling. We find one filter is good for a
season.
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No inside filter

We also used the OEM filter in our Flagstaff without a problem for 2 1/2 years and 6000 + miles of travel. Everything was just fine right up to the point when the canister blew off and flooded the bathroom. I also ignored those who warned me.
I am in the process of getting a new Sunseeker MBS and just saw the filter under the bed. That will be the first project, get it out of there.
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We also used the OEM filter in our Flagstaff without a problem for 2 1/2 years and 6000 + miles of travel. Everything was just fine right up to the point when the canister blew off and flooded the bathroom. I also ignored those who warned me.
I am in the process of getting a new Sunseeker MBS and just saw the filter under the bed. That will be the first project, get it out of there.
Under the bed?



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....If so, does anyone have the details of a water filter that could be used in place of the OEM model to just reduce/eliminate sediments without restricting water flow pressure? Where did you purchase it?

Thanks
I just ordered these to finally replace my filter cartridge: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Check out Amazon.com
I bought a 4 pack of filters for around 27 bucks. Performance is great, Good water pressure and taste.
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I bypassed the filter and use the blue Camco filters like Ford Idaho said. With all the housing problems that are leaking, I just don't trust the filter housing. Just something else waiting to happen. This way no worries.
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Spent my youth drinking out of rain barrels, garden hoses, and outside spigots. Military days drinking from Lister bags, creeks,rivers what ever. It's possible to get sick from water but not as easy as people think. Having said that; I use the Camco filters and carry bottled water for drinking and cooking.
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so I did not know about the potential leak hazard on these filter housings. mine is under bathroom vanity. do I just taken that out all together? Than what -- hook in line to hose? thanks-I am not a plumber but may be able to do this
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so I did not know about the potential leak hazard on these filter housings. mine is under bathroom vanity. do I just taken that out all together? Than what -- hook in line to hose? thanks-I am not a plumber but may be able to do this
There have been several threads about built in filter housing letting go.

Just one of them.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f217/

Depending on how your filter is plumbed will determine how you need to bypass it.

A picture would help.
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I removed my OME filter and moved it to the outside so that I filter all water coming into the TT city and when filling FW tank. Keeps sediment out off the the tank and system and there is no worry about the filter leaking in the TT
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Never had a problem drinking water from our FW tank which goes through our OEM Pur filter. I change the element once each season and No, our filter housing has never broken. We do turn off the water when leaving the unit for any length of time. Even if it did leak, it wouldn't hurt our floor, just be a mess to clean up.
I buy the filter elements from HD for much less than CW or any other source. The micron level is variable depending on how "pure" you need the water to be. The 5-micron filters work for us and do not reduce water flow that much.
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