Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
howellma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 156
No filter in water filter!!

Soooo, it's predicted to be 18-20 degrees here on the Miss Gulf Coast! Holy Cow! Something we sure don't see often! And it will stay that way maybe 12-14 hours. So wanting to protect my investment in my Solaire 267BHSK, i decided to go ahead and winterize. Per the manuals instruction i was to remove the filter cartridge prior to blowing the lines out. Good thing my dealer gave me a spare cartridge a year ago! Well low and behold when i pulled the panel back, guess what! No cartridge in the filter housing, good thing i have a "spare"! Anyone getting a new RV may want to look closely and make sure the cartridge is installed.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20140105_140356_resized.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	46.7 KB
ID:	44553   Click image for larger version

Name:	20140105_140641_resized.jpg
Views:	178
Size:	44.3 KB
ID:	44554  
__________________

__________________
howellma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:54 PM   #2
Professional Curmudgeon
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 563
That's hilarious!
So, now that you know there's no filter, does your water suddenly taste different??
__________________

__________________
2002 Forest River Flagstaff 8528RLS
2014 Coachmen Catalina 253RKS
2016 Keystone Summerland Mini 1750RD
2012 F250 Lariat 6.2L Crew Cab FX4
wrvond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 08:04 PM   #3
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
All the new trailers we've purchased never had the filter in the canister either.
The "spare" is the filter your to install after you take delivery.

Hope all goes well.

TURBS

golf cart safety instructor.
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 08:16 PM   #4
Berkshire 390QS
 
NO3putt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pueblo Colorado
Posts: 1,251
just make sure you leave the filter off or the freezing temps will crack the plastic case, been there done that.
__________________
2011: 54 days, 2012: 218 days, 2013: 175 days, 2014: 196 days
2015: 188 days, 2016: 72 days, 2017: 185
2009 Berkshire, 390QS, and toad
Skip
NO3putt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 08:19 PM   #5
NELA
 
Weezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 3,220
Quote:
Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
All the new trailers we've purchased never had the filter in the canister either.
The "spare" is the filter your to install after you take delivery.

Hope all goes well.

TURBS

golf cart safety instructor.
Turbs,

The one we just bought has a cartridge in it. This PDI guy even showed us how to remove it to do the winterizing.

Doofus who did our PDI the last time (with the V-Lite) didn't even mention it, and being newbs we didn't know to ask, and assumed we didn't even have a water filter. Found out yesterday it had one.

As I said elsewhere, we knew back in May/June that this'd be a learning curve, just didn't realize it'd be S shaped.
__________________

If age is a state of mind, and I've lost my mind, I'm AGELESS, right?
Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around:
Flagstaff 5er 2014 8528 IKWS, Platinum Package, Regency Interior "Buffy"
F250 Super Duty 2013 Tuxedo Black "Biff"
Days camped 2014: 30
Weezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 08:29 PM   #6
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,282
Quote:
Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
All the new trailers we've purchased never had the filter in the canister either.
The "spare" is the filter your to install after you take delivery.
yep, every new trailer with a water filter system that i've seen, doesn't have the cartridge installed.
mine had the cartridge and wrench in one of the drawers.
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 08:35 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
dannyabear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Baton Rouge, La.
Posts: 480
When we bought new Rockwood from Berryland they said they don't install the filter because customers complain it lowers the water flow. Since we don't drink the water I have never installed the cartridge.
__________________
Danny & Darlene
2002 Silverado 1500HD
2014 Rockwood 2703WS 'Emerald Pkg'
Days camped 2015=42 2014=48 2013=41 2012=47 2011=18
dannyabear is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 08:42 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
howellma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrvond View Post
That's hilarious!
So, now that you know there's no filter, does your water suddenly taste different??
I dont know I will find out in three weeks as we are headed back to fort Pickens. Though my wife sure has complsinef about the taste
__________________
howellma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 08:44 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
howellma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 156
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannyabear View Post
When we bought new Rockwood from Berryland they said they don't install the filter because customers complain it lowers the water flow. Since we don't drink the water I have never installed the cartridge.
Hmmm bought mine from Berryland too!
__________________
howellma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 07:19 PM   #10
Professional Curmudgeon
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 563
To combine the topics of water filters and winterization, I'd like to take this opportunity to point out that there is a metal plate that can be installed in the housing when the filter is removed. This will block water from entering the canister area, which reduces the amount of AF required to winterize the system, and prevents freezing of the canister.
__________________

__________________
2002 Forest River Flagstaff 8528RLS
2014 Coachmen Catalina 253RKS
2016 Keystone Summerland Mini 1750RD
2012 F250 Lariat 6.2L Crew Cab FX4
wrvond is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water, water filter

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



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 PM.