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Old 12-09-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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silverback water filter

Picked up our new 2015 Silverback 29re. I could not find the water filter, after looking all over I called The manufacture and was told they are no longer installing the water filter even though it is in the brochure. I was told to read the small print on the brochure and they can change anything anytime. .... Not a happy camper


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Old 12-09-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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Count yourself lucky...the filters Forest River installs are a nightmare to many, and several of us have removed them. They have unscrewed themselves in many people's units and have done a fair bit of damage...just search posts on here on the subject...there is enough to make your head spin. I removed ours as soon as I got the new trailer home, before ever putting any water through the system.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:15 AM   #3
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Not to worry, denville. I still have mine, have had no problems with it, and I use it. But as soon as I run out of the replacement filters I got cheap at FROG Rally, I'm gonna replace it with an inexpensive in-line filter, like the ones they have at Wally World. The replacement filters for the OEM one are too dad-gummed expensive!


Just go to Walmart and get the in-line variety. I know many folks who have done that and are happy.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:38 AM   #4
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You can buy replacement filter cartridges at any big box store for as little as ten dollars for a two pack. Expensive? No, not by a long shot. The only down side to a whole house filter system is the reduced water flow. Mine got moved to under the kitchen sink very early in life. Never been a problem
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:23 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone, it was just a surprise to find it missing. It is still listed on the web site. It would have been nice to just throw one in that I could connect inline instead for just omitting it all together. Just saying. Everything else looks and works great


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Old 12-10-2014, 01:36 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone, it was just a surprise to find it missing. It is still listed on the web site. It would have been nice to just throw one in that I could connect inline instead for just omitting it all together. Just saying. Everything else looks and works great


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I'm surprised the dealer didn't offer to give you an inline filter to keep one of his customers happy. Those things aren't that expensive.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:40 PM   #7
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I have the same rig and mine came with one installed inside where water, cable, etc. is hooked up.
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