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Old 06-26-2011, 07:42 AM   #11
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Well, you mean I assumed that there was a filter installed in our 831RLBSS for the last 2 years when there is none?? Yeck
We removed the filter canister completely from our camper. Removing and reinstalling the filter element was a messy, difficult job that had to be done twice a year (prior to winterizing and after flushing and sanitizing).

The elements were expensive and reduced pressure far too much.

The pressurized accumulator the fits right in the same spot as the canister is FAR more functional.

We use an external water filter that fits on the hose bib now.
MUCH easier to deal with.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:58 AM   #12
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Apparently there is a Propane Sensor that draws power off the batteries and
will eventually run your batteries down IF you do not remove a cable from your batteries. In my case I lift the battery cover up remove the wingnut and two cables from the negative post. Prior to doing this and the trailer sitting several months it drawed both batteries down enough that there was not power to operate individual lights.
The propane sensor, the smoke detector, and the circuit board for the refrigerator (if you leave the fridge on propane) can all be parasite loads - electrical loads that draw your battery down, even when you think that everything is turned off. These can be eaisily overcome by disconnecting the battery, (they sell inexpensive battery disconnects that do what Wanderer does without creating a potentially dangerous arc), a small trickle/float chargers (requires 120v), or a small solar battery charger (TT can't be stored indoors or in the shade).

Some RV fridges have a fridge switch that is supposed to limit / eliminate condensation around the fridge door. This works well, but it's actually a heating strip that does this, so not only does it "steal" electricity, it requires more propane to overcome the heat being produced.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:09 AM   #13
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Don't forget the aux. on / off switch on the the water heater itself, prevents someone from turning on the electric element in the coach if there's no water in it.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:54 AM   #14
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Didn't tell us about the fridge adjustment but I was curious about the propane running fridges and did research before hand so I knew about that. Didn't tell us no water cartridge was installed, I thought the new one was extra. Found the assembly while looking around. Said the switch by the range was to shut off the outside speakers when in fact the radio ABC buttons do that and the switch he said it does works the outside yellow flood light. Didn't show me that the bunks have locks and I came here to find out why I have so many keys. lol. Didn't say not to step on the edge of the slide out while its retracted until we already did entering before him. He told me I needed cables, which he could not find, to connect the DVD player to a TV but the RCA jack was actually on a panel next to the cable and sat connections.

In his defense we did learn some tips and I guess its hard to keep track of all features and controls on so many models and brands...
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:29 PM   #15
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Ya the fridge temp thingy had me confused, Mine doesn't stay on properly, gonna have to rig something up.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:20 AM   #16
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We removed the filter canister completely from our camper. Removing and reinstalling the filter element was a messy, difficult job that had to be done twice a year (prior to winterizing and after flushing and sanitizing). ------We use an external water filter that fits on the hose bib now.
MUCH easier to deal with.

Same here!
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:17 AM   #17
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we didnt even bother to install the filter, they showed us where to put it, but, wasnt worth it to put it on, if we want to, we can put an external on on. not like were drinking the water anyway.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:58 AM   #18
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The pressurized accumulator the fits right in the same spot as the canister is FAR more functional.
Does the accumulator limit the time the noisy water pump comes on? Where can I find one? Thanks !
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:14 AM   #19
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While it does not "limit the time it is on" (it actually runs the same amount of time total); it does not come on with the first flush of the toilet.

The bottle has enough pressure to get two short "#1" flushes at night with no pump running.

Amazon.com: SHURflo 182-200 Pre-Pressurized Accumulator Tank: Automotive

I got mine on eBay for slightly less (not much less when you include shipping).

I buggered up the wall getting the filter out so the installation is not pretty or I would take a picture of it. It is a very crowded space with wires and pipes everywhere (which contributes A LOT to the noise). I hope to get some spare time to fix up that compartment one day.
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My filter is in a HUGE area under the storage area near the front bunk. I may even be able to fit a larger one. It is quite annoying how the pump cycles with even the smallest water useage. This is on my growing list of mods !!
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