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Old 01-30-2017, 11:11 PM   #1
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Quick Question on my 1905 Minilite

What sort of water filter cartridge should I use on the inline filter? The dealership never told me what sort of filter I'd need to replace it with when I bought it.

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Old 01-30-2017, 11:13 PM   #2
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Depends on water....
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Old 01-31-2017, 12:09 AM   #3
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Just get one of these. Less hassles. One less thing to winterize and deal with in general.

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Old 01-31-2017, 12:20 AM   #4
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X2

I actually bypassed the filter in the rig... sometime in the past these water filters were known to get loose or crack and leak creating a mess... disconnecting the filter housing and using a hose to bypass the filter is the best way to deal with it, then add the filter outside as shown above... available all over
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I actually bypassed the filter in the rig... sometime in the past these water filters were known to get loose or crack and leak creating a mess... disconnecting the filter housing and using a hose to bypass the filter is the best way to deal with it, then add the filter outside as shown above... available all over
X2. You can replace the filter with a 69 cent 1/2" coupler from Home Depot.
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Old 01-31-2017, 01:52 PM   #6
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I am with Nurak 100%. Just take the in line cartridge out of the housing and close it up. Makes is easier, cheaper and makes winterization a snap. Available at Wal Mart or Amazon. I use one cartridge a season
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Depends on water....
Yeah, its not that great where I am. I use the recommended Camco filter outside, and the interior filter has still picked up enough to lower pressure inside.

I'm currently living out of it while at work during the week, so my setup sees heavy use.
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:56 PM   #8
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Herpy....we just used our filter for the 1st time last year and notice a huge difference.

I would suggest using a taste/rust/odor/sediment filter - usually called a carbon filter. Just check the size to make sure it fits into the housing installed on your trailer.
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Old 01-31-2017, 04:02 PM   #9
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Similar to this - the black pleats capture more sediment than the white ones.
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Here's some info on RV water filters.

https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/Abwf.htm

IMO, unless you 100% trust the water source you need more than a sediment filter. Those blue torpedos are just sediment filters (100 micron filter) and do that job fine but really nothing much more.

We camp at campgrounds with private wells and I have no idea how good the water is so I use a better filter in the stock filter housing. You can leave the housing where the factory put it or move it or even use it outside to treat the water before it goes into your trailer.

I hear some people say they don't drink the water but they do dishes with it and shower with it so it's up to you what level of filtering/purification you want to use.
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Our Rockwood Mini Lite 2109 came with a filter, but we forgot to put it IN. I've not heard more good than bad from using them, so we'll just leave it out. I'm planning on taking distilled water or filtered/purified water in the back of my truck for cooking and drinking anyway. We really don't use much water for those purposes. I see it as one more thing that can go bad.
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We use a Sediment filter to keep sand/dirt out of our water lines as they could damage small parts in the water system ie: hot water tank, toilet, shower, etc.

We bring jugs of water for drinking, making coffee and ice.

And use the campground water for toilet, showers and washing dishes.

We went 2yrs w/o hooking up filter but discovered a few campgrounds where the water was so cloudy and dirty that we decided to hook up the filter.
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We use a Sediment filter to keep sand/dirt out of our water lines as they could damage small parts in the water system ie: hot water tank, toilet, shower, etc.

We bring jugs of water for drinking, making coffee and ice.

And use the campground water for toilet, showers and washing dishes.

We went 2yrs w/o hooking up filter but discovered a few campgrounds where the water was so cloudy and dirty that we decided to hook up the filter.
I do run a little water from campground sources to see if it LOOKS ok. I carry the filter with me, but have had no reason to use it yet. Thanks, I'll keep carrying it.
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Very hard water here in Arizona....Filter required...
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On our 1905 we use a "blue" in line, the included one in the right rear compartment and a 6 cup Brita pitcher in the fridge.
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On our 1905 we use a "blue" in line, the included one in the right rear compartment and a 6 cup Brita pitcher in the fridge.
Do you happen to know the brand/size of the interior cartridge?
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I use the internal filter. We run 80% with no services and off the tank. When on services we use a camco, water softener feeding internal filter.
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Do you happen to know the brand/size of the interior cartridge?
The filters are industry standard that you would find in home. Readily available at Home Depot.
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Home Depot carry's these...GXWH04F and GXWH205
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