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Old 12-24-2013, 06:52 AM   #11
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the 2014 mini lite filter is in the front storage and fairly easy to get to.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:23 AM   #12
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RodeoGeorge....just wondering how you attached the 5in PVC fence post to the underside of the 5er.

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Old 12-26-2013, 12:44 AM   #13
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We just ordered a new Rockwood 8289 and was wondering what those of you with the factory installed water filters think of them, good, bad, or indifferent. We have always used an exterior water filter system and have been happy with that...no chance of leaks inside the compartment, but Rockwood doesn't give you a choice, the factory filter is standard equipment.

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I Took the whole thing out, they are hard to get to it is behind the outdoor shower for 1 above the water pump for 2 and behind the basement wall that is held in with 4 screws for 3. There is about 6 1/2" hoses that you have to work around. The filters are pretty expensive and I was told that you had to by them from the dealer. After taking it out I do not understand that it looks like any filter will work. It will cut down on your water pressure for sure. Now I just use a Camco external type. The high flow model with a pressure gauge attached. ....... My mode is keep it simple stupid, makes my life easier. Got that from my wife......
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RodeoGeorge....just wondering how you attached the 5in PVC fence post to the underside of the 5er.

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On the 8289WS there is a vinyl boot or tray on each side inside the storage doors. If you remove those inserts you have access to the outside of the Frame I Beam.

I drilled up through the bottom, and through the outer lip of that I beam. Then used a long bolt, and some wood spacers between the Tube and the bottom of the RV, up through the frame lip. Put nylock nuts on the bolts, to guard against them coming loose with vibration.

I was familiar with the Frame I Beam lips, because when I installed the ULTRA FAB Eliminators (stabilizers) I also bolted through those lips.

If you look at the frame under one of the slide outs, you'll see the frame lip I'm referring to.

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Question: Does the filter that comes with the RV, filter both the city water connection and water pump? It would be logical if they put it downstream of both, but logic sometimes seems to be optional equipment.
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Question: Does the filter that comes with the RV, filter both the city water connection and water pump? It would be logical if they put it downstream of both, but logic sometimes seems to be optional equipment.
Yes it is hooked up that way. But you are still filtering the hot water with the external filter before it go's into the tank.
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I Took the whole thing out, they are hard to get to it is behind the outdoor shower for 1 above the water pump for 2 and behind the basement wall that is held in with 4 screws for 3. There is about 6 1/2" hoses that you have to work around. The filters are pretty expensive and I was told that you had to by them from the dealer. After taking it out I do not understand that it looks like any filter will work. It will cut down on your water pressure for sure. Now I just use a Camco external type. The high flow model with a pressure gauge attached. ....... My mode is keep it simple stupid, makes my life easier. Got that from my wife......
I used the Camco external ones with our previous trailer and was quite happy with them...just trying to figure out if I want to keep using them and do away with the factory install, which was the main reason I started the post...what I liked about the Camco filters was when we are home for a couple weeks between trips, I can put the Camco external filter in the fridge and its a hassle free task.

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Yes, it is not easy to get to it. But, you only need to get in there to change it and/or to winterize. I still use mine as installed. The filter lasted about 60 days of camping. We may have hit some dirty water that plugged it up. When water pressure gets low, it might be the filter.

I do not plan to make any changes to mine, and I don't use an external filter. We normally don't drink campground water anyway. Also, I always ask if the campground water supply is city water or well water. If it is well water, I am sure to never add it to the water tank.
Why won't you add well water to your fresh water tank?
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We had a 2013, Rockwood Mini Lite. I learned at my first rally: remove the cartridge, use a Campco external filter! It allowed a better volume of water as well.
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