Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Twisty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,138
I Should Have Looked More Closely...

At the model on the lot.
If I had, I would have told them to not install the in house water filter. It had to have been installed prior to the cabinets being installed. It's at the back of one of the base cabinets in a corner...
GRRRRRRRRRRRRR...

Now I'm hoping that by using an external filter the house filter will last longer and I won't have to change it but once a year - or less.

One more thing on the winterizing checklist!
__________________

__________________
FOR SALE 2014 BOSS 6.2L F350
2012 Surveyor SV264
NW Oregon
Twisty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,485
If you use external filter remove internal one.
__________________

TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Twisty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,138
I can't without removing the cabinets which is the whole kitchen or the rear outer panel of the trailer.
__________________
FOR SALE 2014 BOSS 6.2L F350
2012 Surveyor SV264
NW Oregon
Twisty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #4
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,485
What I meant was just the filter not the housing.
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Twisty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,138
Really?!? Wow! Thanks. I was thinking that the filter itself had to be in there...
I gotta check that out!
__________________
FOR SALE 2014 BOSS 6.2L F350
2012 Surveyor SV264
NW Oregon
Twisty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Twisty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,138
Is this cool?
NOT!

__________________
FOR SALE 2014 BOSS 6.2L F350
2012 Surveyor SV264
NW Oregon
Twisty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 02:18 PM   #7
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,485
I see what ya mean!
Take the filter out. Rv places such as camping world makes
A block off plate that you put in the top of the canister
then no water goes in it. Then just use your external filter.
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 99
Does the filter not last long? The fact that it had a filter was a selling point for us ... I hope we're not disappointed!!
__________________
2016 Chevrolet 3500HD DRW
2018 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8290BS
bikeman911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
Dave_Monica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,328
The filters are usually good for a full year.

Dave
__________________


Nights camped in 2013 - 55, 2014 - 105, 2015 - 63
Dave_Monica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 09:36 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Twisty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,138
^True.
I don't like the location - it's a great opportunity for drips, leaks and spills when changing.
Am I a whiner?
__________________
FOR SALE 2014 BOSS 6.2L F350
2012 Surveyor SV264
NW Oregon
Twisty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #11
Member
 
pbrackney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 342
The reviews on the plate that blocks the water from going into the filter are awful. Lots of leaks with it. I would not suggest that route.
__________________
Philip, DW, 3 DD, 1 DS, and Ginger our Dog
2017 Wildwood 30QBSS
2003 Ford Expedition 5.4 Liter with 3.73 Axle
Equalizer 4-Point Sway 12000# & Tekonsha P3
pbrackney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 11:26 AM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 99
Oh no .... just went to put the filter in for the first time and pulled right off the wall!!!@ Also, guess you have to take pressure off the system first?!!
__________________
2016 Chevrolet 3500HD DRW
2018 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8290BS
bikeman911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Twisty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,138
Yeah... nice
and there will be some drips from the lines too after the canister is removed...
real nice... all at the back of the cabinet too...
nice...
I'm going to push for defect in workmanship at the dealer if mine comes off.
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
FOR SALE 2014 BOSS 6.2L F350
2012 Surveyor SV264
NW Oregon
Twisty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Collinsville, IL
Posts: 830
Take filter element out when you winterize and put new one in each spring. Yes they are a pain and not in a great place but you only have to deal with them a couple times a year. Much more hassle IMHO to deal with an external filter every time.
__________________
2012 Forest River Sunseeker 2300 Chevy
RvBill3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 06:51 AM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 99
I'll attempt repair today. My dealer is 40 miles away and not worth the fuel to take it just for that!
__________________
2016 Chevrolet 3500HD DRW
2018 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8290BS
bikeman911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
schrederman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 977
I have the same filter at home on my well. It's impossible to get the housing to break loose with pressure on the system. I turn off the pressure from the well and open one sink valve to let the pressure off, and I can then open the housing by hand. I agree that it's in a bad spot, but not that bad. I brought my 2012 SV-264 home yesterday for the first time. We're gonna LOVE it, especially compared to our 2012 Shadow Cruiser 185FBS...

Good luck with it!
__________________
J & D in Lovely Weatherford, TX
2016 Jayco White Hawk 28DSBH TT
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4X4 6.7L Cummins
schrederman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 10:46 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Twisty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twisty View Post
^True.
I don't like the location - it's a great opportunity for drips, leaks and spills when changing.
Am I a whiner?
I guess I'm a whiner...
__________________
FOR SALE 2014 BOSS 6.2L F350
2012 Surveyor SV264
NW Oregon
Twisty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
schrederman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 977
Yeah... quit whining... go camping!
__________________
J & D in Lovely Weatherford, TX
2016 Jayco White Hawk 28DSBH TT
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4X4 6.7L Cummins
schrederman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 99
Took the opportunity to slightly relocate, more toward the front of the cabinet. 1" long screws vs the shorties they used. Sweet!
__________________
2016 Chevrolet 3500HD DRW
2018 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8290BS
bikeman911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 06:03 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
schrederman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 977
With the way this thing is, I believe a funnel could be made from a 2-litre coke bottle and a short piece of hose. That will keep the water spills down. If the pressure's off, this should be fairly easy.
__________________

__________________
J & D in Lovely Weatherford, TX
2016 Jayco White Hawk 28DSBH TT
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4X4 6.7L Cummins
schrederman 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



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37 AM.


×