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Old 10-21-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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2013 Surveyor Select 235RKS....No Water Filter??

I just winterized my 2013 Surveyor Select 235RKS and I couldn't find a water filter in any of the likely locations. Is this normal on 2013 models that Forest River is eliminating the filter or is it just on the 2013 235RKS?

I must say that I was thrilled to see all the winterizing options already installed (water heater bypass & antifreeze "T").

Paul

p.s. I can't say I'm to upset the filter has been eliminated because I personally find them more of a hassle than they're worth and if I went the water filter route I'd prefer an external model. JMHO
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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In our 235RS (not KRS) it is was located under the bathroom sink,
behind a panel you had to remove with screws,
next to the water pump.






It was a pain to get to, and I ended up removing it.
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Thanks for the reply with pics no less. I removed the same panel and found the pump with antifreeze hose but no water filter so I assume it's been eliminated on my year model.

Do you winterize your 235RS. I've never owned a trailer with this much hose between the water tank and water pump so I'm a little concerned with it not getting antifreeze like the rest of the hosing.

I like your velcro idea for holding the cabinet panel. I'm guessing it's just a matter of time before the tiny screws holding the panel start stripping. I may give that a try.
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I do not do a true winterizing, as we live in FL. We are in the North of the state, and we do get freezing into the high teens and 20's (F) once in a while. After our last trip of the year in November, I will drain the water heater, fresh tank, shower hose, and open the low point drains and all the faucets, and run the water pump as dry as I can get it. I do not add anti-freeze to anything.

I usually seem to forget about the outside shower. I have had to replace the shower head once, and last winter the faucet body got a crack in it. It only leaks when its turned on. We hardly ever use it, but discovered the leak on our last beach trip in July. I have purchased a new faucet with a quick disconect hose, but have not changed it out yet. I plan on doing the change when I drain everything in November.
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Thanks for the reply with pics no less. I removed the same panel and found the pump with antifreeze hose but no water filter so I assume it's been eliminated on my year model.

Do you winterize your 235RS. I've never owned a trailer with this much hose between the water tank and water pump so I'm a little concerned with it not getting antifreeze like the rest of the hosing.

I like your velcro idea for holding the cabinet panel. I'm guessing it's just a matter of time before the tiny screws holding the panel start stripping. I may give that a try.
HI. I live in Minnesota and have a 235RKS. It takes slightly less than 3 gallons to winterize the unit. Bypass the water heater and remove the anode rod to drain it; leave the rod out for the winter. Completely drain the fresh water tank. Have a helper that can place new jugs of RV antifreeze in the pickup hose. You should have a T fitting by the pump that will change the pump input to the short length of hose which will go in the jug of antifreeze. Just go from place to place and turn on the hot water. I start with the outdoor shower. Then the indoor shower. Then the bathroom sink. Then the kitchen sink. Run each until bright pink. Overflow in tub or sink is good to protect the traps. Remember to do the shower hose indoor. Then do the same thing with cold taps. And don't additionally forget the toilet.
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Thanks acadianbob, That's pretty much the way I did it. I forgot the inside shower initially then remembered it after the fact. Luckily the water pump circulated the RV antifreeze already in the lines enough to get it out of the shower head.
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