Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-28-2015, 09:30 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
Jim34RL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Oswego il
Posts: 1,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaygeo1 View Post
We will be picking up our Silverback 29RE this Friday. I'm curious as to what our forum members are using to filter the city water hookup? I'm reading the 2016 SB will not have a canister water filter built in. Do you suggest the typical Camco blue torpedo type filter or the larger canister Camco replaceable element design. Also, the best setup using a pressure regulator that won't drop the water flow too much in the trailer?

What combination have you found that works for you? Thanks......getting excited for Friday to arrive.
We use a Culligan RV-10 filter with a portable stand. This is inline at the water spigot after the pressure reducer valve. I throw away the disposable water filter after each trip. Since I am retired and my health is more important than tying to save a buck. You can buy the filters at Farm-Fleet or Menards or Wal-Mart for around $10 to $15 each. We will not drink the campground water or cook with it, just showers and washing up. We learned the hard way back in the early 70's that some campground water supplies can cause dysentery. Since than we bring bottled water and refill from grocery stores that dispense water.
__________________

__________________
Jim W.
2016 34RL CC; 2008 Ram Mega Cab 2500HD, 6.7L, 68RFE 6 speed, 4X4, Smarty S67, TDR 112K+miles
Jim34RL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 10:21 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Warsaw,NC
Posts: 4,276
X2 on the bottle water, we have never used the campground water but for washing. I plan to install a water softener to keep the hard water stains off the shower doors


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
2015 Cedar Creek 32RL
2012 Silverado 3500HD SRW
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ignhavefun.gif
spock123 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 10:31 AM   #33
Senior Member
 
B and B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Wilmot Twp, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,602
I have a water softener and it works great! No skin issues and nice suds when showering. It is a RV Pro 1,000 10,000 grains.
__________________
B and B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 10:46 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Warsaw,NC
Posts: 4,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by B and B View Post
I have a water softener and it works great! No skin issues and nice suds when showering. It is a RV Pro 1,000 10,000 grains.

Thanks, will check it out


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
2015 Cedar Creek 32RL
2012 Silverado 3500HD SRW
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ignhavefun.gif
spock123 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2015, 01:40 PM   #35
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 14
Hey jaygeo1, be sure on the PDI walk through, you make sure inverter and converter are all working together once unplugged from the 50 amp service. When we pulled out of our dealer, we immediately stayed 4 nights in the RV. The inverter went out, the converter went out, and the electric hot water heater coil needed to be replaced??? So don't just skim through the walk through...we have owned rvs for 20 years and blame our selves for wanting to get on the road. BTW...the 29 RE is unreal nice and all those items were taken care of by the dealer (just long distance with a certified mobile repair business). We don't have a filter but are looking so if you have good luck with one...please pass that on. Enjoy your rig!!
__________________
silverback16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2015, 09:10 PM   #36
Member
 
jaygeo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 50
Thumbs up PDI tomorrow.....

Thanks Silverback16, we'll be sure to check out the Inv/Conv. system. We choose the Culligan canister water filter. Also got the Progressive 50A EMS, TPMS 507, TrailAir pin box, B&W turnover ball & Companion Slider hitch . A bit more hi-tech than when we had our trailer during the mid-80's. Hope to have the 29RE in the driveway by supper time tomorrow.
__________________
jaygeo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2015, 08:03 AM   #37
Member
 
jaygeo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 50
Unhappy 1.25" hitch receiver (factory)....bike carrier?

Getting frustrated trying to find a suitable bike carrier using the 1.25" factory receiver. "Not to be used on trailer / 5th wheel" is what I keep seeing as I check out different carriers Is anyone using the 1.25" to carry bikes?

My two bikes weigh about 75 lbs. Dealer will cut out the 1.25" and weld in a 2" if needed.
__________________
jaygeo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2015, 07:56 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
ttanous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 329
Jaygeo1, I have purchased this bike rack which works great in the 1.25 hitch. Also can tighten so that it does not shake. A little bit pricey but works very well supporting 2 bikes total weight including bikes is around 100 lbs. you might want to check this out.
Folds up out of the way when not in use.
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1439250889.509845.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	95.8 KB
ID:	85301
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1439250948.458635.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	97.3 KB
ID:	85302
__________________
ttanous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2015, 09:34 PM   #39
Member
 
jaygeo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 50
Warranty and Cautions?

So this bike carrier is OK to mount on the back of a trailer / 5th Wheel according to the manufacturer and doesn't void the warranty? What is the Brand and model? Thanks for the info! 👍🏻
__________________
jaygeo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2015, 09:45 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
ttanous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 329
You are correct they state not for RV. I believe all say this do to warranty risk. We have ours and have had no issues. The manufacture is Kuat.


Tom & Marilyn
2013 Chevrolet Duramax 3500 HD LTZ Crew Cab Long Bed Z71 4X4
2015 Cedar Creek 38RD Hathaway Edition
__________________

__________________
ttanous is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.