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Old 03-31-2017, 12:11 PM   #1
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another Water filter replacement question

I have a 2015 2304S Rockwood tow behind with a FR1 filter canister and want to replace my carbon filter (KW1 with a simple (ie cheaper) filter cartridge. We carry/ buy bottled water for drinking and cooking so only need to filter out sediment from city water. I have been on- line and there seems to be some question about the FR1 cannister being discontinued and therefore questions about proper cartridge replacement. Has anyone actually replaced their cartridge with a simpler sediment cartridge in the FR1 cannister? I would greatly appreciate the information on your filter source.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:13 PM   #2
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If that's the only thing you need it for, I would suggest just buying an external one and hooking it to your water hose.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:14 PM   #3
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Just bypass the other one.
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Old 03-31-2017, 05:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for replying. I have considered that and may well take that course if I can't find filter that fits.
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for replying. I have considered that and may well take that course if I can't find filter that fits.
Bypass it anyway before it cracks and floods your trailer. Use an external filter. Lots of folks here reporting cracked filters.

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Old 03-31-2017, 09:10 PM   #6
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Thanks, I have some experience with plumbing so it would not be a problem to make the change. I guess I should start looking for an in line filter.
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:39 PM   #7
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Do a search in here and you will see the onboard filters are notorious for leaking...many of us have removed them and gone to an outside filter to avoid any flooding problems inside.
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Old 04-01-2017, 12:19 AM   #8
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Thank you, I am convinced. I am going to see what is available for in line sedament filters and what I need to bypass the existing filter.
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Old 04-01-2017, 02:02 AM   #9
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Just go to Home Depot or such and get a whole house filter and fittings to connect to your hose. I have a 25 ft and 6 ft hose and sit the filter under the TT out of the sun. The filter cartridges are a lot cheaper. I get a pack of 2 10 micron filters for about $10.
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:47 AM   #10
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I went to Home Depot and bought a whole house filter with bypass and replaced the filter that came with the trailer. I do use the old filter out of the trailer for when I fill the water tank hooked up with a hose.
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Thanks LarryS and Scrapper. I am headed to Home Depot this Sunday for the parts to make the change.
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Old 04-01-2017, 03:55 PM   #13
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I ingnored the installed filter after winterizing and seeing the price. My canister is now empty. I just use inexpensive in line Camco filters from Wal Mart and change at a minimum of twice a season. Now winterization is easy and easier on my back
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Do a search in here and you will see the onboard filters are notorious for leaking...many of us have removed them and gone to an outside filter to avoid any flooding problems inside.
The FR1 canisters do have a lot of reported problems but the CC1 canister is OK, at least the 2 that we've had have been fine.

OP has the FR1 so it may be wise to remove it.

If you always hook up to a treated "city water" system then those blue bullet style filters will work fine but we camp at some private campgrounds where I don't trust the well water so I buy F1Pb carbon filters for my CC1 canister from the RV Water Filter Store
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We have a 2013 Rockwood 2608ws and have changed the filter with ones purchased from Lowes and still use the filter system that was installed by Forest River and have not had any problems with cracks or leaks. just been lucky I guess.
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Interesting that FR may be on the third version of the filter housings. Mine came with a Water Pur RCS 10 inch.
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Interesting that FR may be on the third version of the filter housings. Mine came with a Water Pur RCS 10 inch.


My 2509s has the Water Pur RCS 10 also. http://www.hannarv.com/P/TheWaterPur...estRiver/33482
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:49 AM   #18
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That same filter in our roo cracked spilling the water into the roo, only the amount that was in the filter since the system was shut down. When trying to replace I realized they had discontinued that canister model and had to be replaced with a whole new canister, mount, and filters
We opted to simply remove the whole filter system, since we bring our own bottled filtered water with us for drinking, and we always use an external filter before filling up the roo or using city water anyway.
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If you leave the filter installed in the TT when you winterize it will fill up with antifreeze. Then when you flush it out the pink stuff will stay in the lower part of the canister for quite a long time. My suggestion is to remove it.
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Old 04-02-2017, 09:43 PM   #20
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Thank you Bandit, ABLINDMULE, & sCRAPPER. This forum has been a great souce of information. I am convinced getting the water filter out of the trailer is a smart thing to do. I picked up the fittings for the bypass at Home Depot, but have not decided on an external filter yet. We are happy with bringing/ buying our drinking and cooking water so are going to choose a sediment filter for outside the trailer. This all started when our charcoal filter was left outside overnight and a bear chewed it up! We then traveled for a while with no filter which resulted in sediment clogging all of our faucets. Again, thank you everyone for your imput.
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