Originally Posted by bclemens
No offense intended Dave, but there seem to be a few suggestions to buy off of Ebay and the likes for other options. You're disgusted with Forest River? Why? Does Cannon or Epson or HP post links to knock off versions of their ink? I'm not involved at all with the filtration system, but why would a filtration company make it easy for you to buy replacement filters from anyone but them? They're not going to pay to go out and test the others guys filters to make sure they're the same quality. They knows their's works so they offer those as replacements. I'm sure all the others are just fine...but it seems silly to be mad at a company for not pushing a competitor's product.
I may be mistaken, but Forest River is NOT a filtration company. As an RV manufacturer it should incorporate standard, easily replacable parts which are available at the major rv part stores like Camping World.
I was easily able to obtain the anode for my Surburban water heater and compare prices for it because you use a standard brand. Same with generator parts.
Why do you use an offbrand company for the water filter? Why not choose from the companies whose replacement filters are easily available at competitive prices from rv parts or home supply stores? You do not even provide information as to comparable replacement parts. Does Forest River in fact have a financial interest in Waterpur (or FlowPur as the invoice states)?
I can't even purchase the filter locally because you don't require your dealers to stock them.