Saturday, April 29, 2006

Water Problems!

Today we went to the camper to clean it and get it ready for a weekend of camping next week. Michael's main job was to de-winterize the water system. When we bought the camper it included an inline water filter made by WaterPur. This filter was fixed on the line from the tank to the water heater, situated under the sofa, in a place that is very difficult to reach.

Every year when we winterized we had to by-pass the filter, or else it took up a lot of anti-freeze. Perhaps we should have just let it fill with anti-freeze, instead we decided to by-pass it last winter. We used a small hose with metal fixtures. Something happened over the winter and the metal fixtures damaged the plastic ones on the hoses in the camper. When we tried to de-winterize, the water started squirting out everywhere. Now we were in a pickle. What to do. We had already decided that we were going to remove the factory installed filter because the new carbon cartridges cost C$40+ each. Instead we will fit a Camco RV Filter that fits on the water line outside the camper.

The problem now was that whenever Michael turned the pump on, water squirted everywhere. What to do, what to do. After some "discussion" Michael went to Owasco in Whitby and bought some new fittings for the pipes, came back, attached the filter inlet pipe to the filter outlet pipe and thus eliminated the problem. Now we don't have to worry about bypassing the filter or disconnecting anything every fall.

We are now ready for camping and, depending on the weather, we will go to Darlington this coming weekend. Camping is GOOD for the soul!

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