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boland

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#310736 17-Nov-2023 20:14
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My family is currently traveling in our campervan and reported some leakage near the main water tank. See photo below. It looks like a water filter to me. 
As all RV mechanics are booked out until the end of times, and it's weekend, I'd like to try to fix it myself, as they will be traveling past our house this weekend. 

 

First step is to figure out what exactly it is, based on my research it's a water / sediment filter, and it's either dirty, it is cracked, or the o-ring has worn out. As it's ~6 years old, I guess that's the case, so a replacement seems the most easy fix.

 

Where would I be able to buy a replacement as I don't know what to search for? And are there different sizes?

 

I'm pretty handy, but without seeing the actual thing, it's hard to investigate.

 


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traderstu
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  #3160698 17-Nov-2023 20:37
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Looks like it's a Whale Smartflo 12mm water pump strainer AK1320  These guys are out of stock but at least you know what you are looking for.


 
 
 

You will find anything you want at MightyApe (affiliate link).
traderstu
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  #3160699 17-Nov-2023 20:44
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You might find something similar that will do the same job.  But as you say, it could be something simple like a damaged o-ring in which case a trip to an engineers supplies shop might be in order.


shk292
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  #3160700 17-Nov-2023 20:46
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Burnsco are quite good for campervan stuff and are usually well stocked.  May not have exactly the same item, but it's a water filter




boland

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  #3160702 17-Nov-2023 20:57
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Thanks all!!! That helped.


johno1234
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  #3160756 18-Nov-2023 08:23
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Says “open” on it. Twist it off, clean and inspect/replace the o ring.

djtOtago
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  #3160777 18-Nov-2023 09:18
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It may just be the angle the photo was taken, but it doesn't look like the filter cartridge is in it.


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