Originally Posted by DGBPokes
Tell me about " removing" the built in filters. I take the cartridges out, but don't know how to keep them from filling up with a a quart or two of antifreeze.
On my coach the filter assembly was inside the access panel in the wet bay, so it was really hard to get in and get the cylinders off to remove the filters without spilling water everywhere, and not only do they hold about two quarts of antifreeze, it took a lot more than two quarts to push the water out because unlike a hose where the antifreeze pushes the water, the empty filter housings are a reservoir, so they mix the water and the antifreeze.
To remove them I cut them off - all the plumbing is Pex. There was enough Pex in the system to just put in a connector and clamp them together. You can rent a good Pex clamping tool at Home Depot if you don't have one.
Then I took the filter housing and bough a fitting to adapt it to a garden hose (Home Depot again) and now I use it on the campground water tap. Saves me time, trouble, and antifreeze.