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Old 11-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #295
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I did not go through this whole thread.
I have a quick question on the water filter under the sink.
Do I run the pink stuff through it?
I already did, so I guess, I'm just asking how bad I messed it up.
It had a red light blinking on it already, so I thought maybe it was time to change it out.
I replace my filter every spring. There is a risk that the active carbon block will be colonized by bacteria during long periods of non-use, so I consider it a safety item to replace it. Besides, the filters do clog and lose their efficacy over time so it's best to replace them periodically.

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Will the pink/orange stuff still be effective, once it's been through the filter?
Yes.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #296
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I believe AS recommends one filter for Winterizing and one for use.

What I do for our faucet filter.

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Bob, I did the same last year (saved the old filter for this year).

Problem was, apparently I needed to keep the old filter in a plastic bag, because when I tried last week to use it, I couldn't get anti freeze through it. Apparently, the stuff in the filter had dried up.

So, I now have another "winterizing filter" for next year, and I know the anti freeze went through it. By the way, the filter, for some reason, removes the pink coloring.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:15 PM   #297
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I take the filter out. Once removed, the water line bypasses where the filter was and antifeeeze flows to the faucet. The first time I did this I had to watch if pink stuff would blast out under the sink, but it didn't. I empty the water out of the filter and take it inside for the winter and use it again the following year. I think the filter outlasts the battery for the red light and I haven't seen the red light for much too long. Next season will be time to use a new one.

They are much cheaper online than at an RV store. I think I got a replacement from Amazon.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:25 AM   #298
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Thanks guys.. I'll look on line for a new filter.
After reading some more, I still need to get the city water connector purged, or blown out. I think I have everything else covered.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:32 PM   #299
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My 1st filter actually pulled out the dye...I musta pumped a gallon of newly decolored antifreeze liquid down the sink before I figured that out.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:59 PM   #300
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OK...I drained my lines, blew out the lines with my air compressor. I left my water filter in place when I did this and based on the leak I had today, I believe I blew apart the filter. TRUE CONFESSION! I accidentally pumped too much pressure through the line for about 3 seconds! Like about 90 PSI. I had the faucets and low level drains open so I HOPE all else is OK. NOW…I am trying to find the replacement filter for this thing! It is a Moen Choiceflo 9500. This thing is nowhere to be found in the Greater Sacramento area. Has anyone else had an issue with replacements? Called Moen. WORTHLESS! I needed one today since we are going out tomorrow. Has anyone changed out the filtration system with something better?

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:20 PM   #301
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #302
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I needed one today since we are going out tomorrow. Has anyone changed out the filtration system with something better?

Thanks AS Brethren!
You are probably gone by now, but in ours I believe the filter is only for the small faucet that provides filtered water, so you don't have a big problem. I think when the filter is removed, a valve closes and water cannot leak out when you turn on the small faucet to the right of the regular kitchen faucet.

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Found out the hard way,don't leave wine in the AS when Michigan winter temps drop below zero. If it wasn't for the broken glass I could have had a wine- sicle.
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Gene,
Thanks for this. I just capped off the supply for the trip last weekend. Yes, the filtered water is only for the small tap. Having something that shuts off the suppply when the filter is removed makes sense.I will try it in a couple of weeks and report back.

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A Wine-sicle, now that's an idea for a hot summer day. Hmmmmmm need to think on that one.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:10 AM   #306
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Okay, I am sooo confused...

We live in Tulsa, OK and there is some really cold weather coming next week. We had planned on having a service come out to do the first winterization, but after reading my "Newbies Guide to Airstreaming" we decided to just do ourselfs...

Now after getting knee deep both here and on the internet on the how to's, I think I might have made a mistake. My questions are:

-do we really need to blow out the lines if we are just going to fill them with antifreeze?
- do I need to put antifreeze in the holding tanks or just drain them?

A little background.. This is our first winter with the AS and I am planning on using it in two weeks for some winter camping, so we will be doing this more than once this year. Our winters are usually fairly mild and does freeze for sustained periods. We have it stored in an enclosed metal building, which it probably will dip down below freezing inside.

Thank you so much..

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- do I need to put antifreeze in the holding tanks or just drain them?
Unless you have a reliable method for draining the holding tanks completely, leaving them bone dry, I'd say best to add antifreeze.

Besides, antifreeze in the holding tanks helps keep the valve seals moist, so you don't come back to leaking seals on your holding tank drain valves come spring.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #308
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Unless you have a reliable method for draining the holding tanks completely, leaving them bone dry, I'd say best to add antifreeze. Besides, antifreeze in the holding tanks helps keep the valve seals moist, so you don't come back to leaking seals on your holding tank drain valves come spring.
Thank you P... So just like a gallon in each tank? Also, we are going to Lowe's and pick up an inexpensive air compressor.. I think we can do this!
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