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Old 10-02-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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Dirty fresh water

I am hooked up to fresh water, and am constantly getting spurts of black water, like something is coming apart. Its not coming from the fresh water hookup because I've have this problem regardless of where I hook up or if I'm just running off my water pump.

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:43 AM   #2
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If you have a charcoal filter in your system that is the likely source.

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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What RickDavis said. Whenever I hook up a new charcoal filter for the first time, I never fill the tank, or even connect the freshwater hose to my Airstream, until water run through the filter comes out clear, which only takes a few gallons.

A clogged filter could rupture under enough water pressure, and spew charcoal dust into your freshwater lines.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:45 AM   #4
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Yep, check the filter. It is probably under the sink, a metal canister type. Mine is on the left side of the sink. It clamps into the head. If it is like mine, replacements are only available at RV places. $35-$50.

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