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Old 04-25-2016, 08:03 PM   #51
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Water filter question

Wondering if there is a water filter in a 2104 Surveyor Sport 220RBS? We haven't found one, and the Owner's Manual is rather vague on the topic (as well as several other topics). The instructions in the book for Winterizing without a compressor were completely useless. Told us to fill the fresh tank with several gallons of antifreeze (to the minimum level for the water pump, whatever that is?). A few minutes of internet exploring gave us the correct instructions using the mystery clear hose pipe and the water pump vacuum inlet. Ready to de-winterize, and wonder if we should be looking for a water filter, and if so where it might be found?

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Old 04-25-2016, 09:18 PM   #52
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Wondering if there is a water filter in a 2104 Surveyor Sport 220RBS? We haven't found one, and the Owner's Manual is rather vague on the topic (as well as several other topics). The instructions in the book for Winterizing without a compressor were completely useless. Told us to fill the fresh tank with several gallons of antifreeze (to the minimum level for the water pump, whatever that is?). A few minutes of internet exploring gave us the correct instructions using the mystery clear hose pipe and the water pump vacuum inlet. Ready to de-winterize, and wonder if we should be looking for a water filter, and if so where it might be found?

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My 2013 Surveyor 220 does not have one.
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:31 PM   #53
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Bike Rack

I am back to getting excited about taking the Surveyor out after the problems we have had with it. One more problem to go and I will be good!

I need to get an idea of how any of you tie down a bike on the bike rack. Pictures would be great. Is it as simple as a strap on the bar that folds up?

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Old 07-08-2016, 03:29 PM   #54
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We to have a SP220 in Wisconsin, we like it alot. I have done many mods to it, 120 watt solar panel, shower head on slide rod, 12 volt TV in the bedroom, LED light throughout, 12 volt ceiling fans with rain covers, added wall switches throughout and more.
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Old 07-09-2016, 02:33 PM   #55
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Great mods Tharmann! Looks like a lot of work but well worth it I'm sure. Does your 2014 220 not have a swivel tv between the living room and bedroom? Our 2013 does so I was surprised to see you mounting a tv in your bedroom, but maybe because you sleep with your heads against the wall, not the front of the trailer as we do. One mod I did that was a bit of work but oh so convenient was to buy a dual Suburban gas/electric water heater switch and put that in so we could leave the outside water heater switch on all the time. (I tapped into the existing power lead to the electric side of the water heater in the power center under the stove.)
Anyway, great job and great post! Happy Camping!
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Very nice work, tharmann.
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Our 220 does not have the swivel TV between the living room and bedroom, it has the two pocket doors, yes we sleep with our heads to that wall so I wanted the doors and the wall to be the headboard of the bed. The added TV is 12 volts so it work even when we are not plugged in to shore power.

I too want to add the duel switch for the ele/gas water heater!

This weekend we added panels to a 5th wheel camper, the owner is a good friend.
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I have a question on the dual Suburban gas/electric water heater switch

Hello PT1665
I have a question on the dual Suburban gas/electric water heater switch you installed. On the 115 volt switch, did you use a relay? The switch is only a SPST switch so I would like to know how to wire that side of the gas/electric water heater switch. I have one, I think just like your pic but my is black.
You did say "I tapped into the existing power lead to the electric side of the water heater in the power center under the stove".
So you are running the hot 115 volt wire to the dual Suburban gas/electric water heater switch?

Thanks for you help.
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Hi Tharmann,
I just found the wire going to the water heater from the 110v buss on the power panel under the stove and split it, running a new 2 wire lead up to the new switch; the bottom (or "off" position) switch wire going to the 110v buss wire (turn off power before doing any of this), and the top (or "on" position) switch wire attaching to the existing wire going to the water heater. Very convenient although I still leave the circuit breaker off when not using the water heater to lessen the chance of turning it on without water in it. Have fun!
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