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Old 09-17-2018, 09:24 PM   #1
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Question Water Filter Replacement for 5er.

I have a Forest River 5er with a WaterPur FR1 Water Filter System. We are in our fifth month of Full Timing following our recent retirement. The KW1 replacement cartridge runs around $40 each, give or take. I just noticed that the filter is looking close to needing to be replaced, however I don't want to spend $40ish per filter.

I would appreciate hearing from some of you that have been down this road. I've not found a good quality filter for a more reasonable price that will fit the WaterPur Housing.

Thank you in advance...
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You should begin buying replacement filters for our under-sink unit, they do last a year of full-timing though.https://www.amazon.com/Everpure-Filt...e+water+filter
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Would appreciate hearing what others have done... thank you.
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Go the Lowe's or Home Depot and buy a complete new filter system that uses a universal filter. Throw the FR housing away.
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Go the Lowe's or Home Depot and buy a complete new filter system that uses a universal filter. Throw the FR housing away.
X2......the inlet on mine is on the rear and the whole house filter sits on the bumper........no strain on anything.....and filters are cheap
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Check out this site: https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:28 PM   #7
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Go the Lowe's or Home Depot and buy a complete new filter system that uses a universal filter. Throw the FR housing away.


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Since you asked for other options...

Today I removed my everpure set up including the faucet and replaced it with an inline filter that uses shark bite fittings. The filter was $23.00 and made in the USA. I compared it to the everpure and this filter also removes lead and cysts. If you are looking at a filter that removes VOCs and other contaminants you are looking at a more complicated and more expensive filter system.

The best price for the filter I used was at discountfilterstore.com and its OMNIPURE-K5515-JJ. https://www.discountfilterstore.com/...er-filter.html. The filter is available at a number of places and made in USA which is hard to find these days. Its also rated for a year.

The reason I removed the everpure system was the faucet had to be held open to use it so filling a large container meant standing there forever. It was also leaking and the filter bypass thingy to winterize it was missing and the cost to replace it was $20.

I had to change out some fittings and had a hard time locating 1/4'' OD PEX. Ended up ordering it off amazon. Had to read the fine print to find line that was NSF certified. It also came with extra fittings which the clips that go under the part that pulls up and locks the fitting onto the 1/4" line.

So that's what I did but we aren't full time. If I was full time I would look into also putting a filter on the line coming into the RV. At the very least for sediment. I use a blue camco filter for sediment but it wouldn't hold up to full time use.
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I bypassed my filter with pvc pieces. I use those blue water hose in-line Camco filters that can be purchased at Walmart.
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