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Old 05-21-2013, 01:18 PM   #1
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I have a 2012 Sabre 32RCTS with the water filter installed from the factory in the pass thru area. What a terrible place to put it (IMO). I'm thinking of moving it into the water bay area. There's about 14" of empty space just below the hose inlets where it should fit nicely. I realize that the water bay wall is thin (but so is the wall where it's currently mounted) so I would reinforce the back with some plywood. This would allow easy access for changing out the cartridge and keep any spilled water contained within the water bay ... and I wouldn't have to unload my chairs and stuff to get at it.
Has anyone done something similar or do you see any problems with this?
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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I have a sabre as well and its a little rough for a young guy like me to get in there and switch it it out but I do.
I guess having to only do it three times a year hasnt been enough bother for me to move it else where.
I dont see an issue doing what you want.....
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please post up pics of the move of your water filter.


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Old 05-21-2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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I also have a 32 RCTS and I agree It would be better if it were mounted elswwhere but, I'm not pcturing the "water bay" area you speak of.

I can reach mine with out removing anything through the side if I stand on a stool, but it is hard to remove it wothout spilling water.

btw. I installed a pair of by-pass valves to make winterizing easier.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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I removed mine from it's difficult to reach factory location, and just went with an outdoor stand, which I stick in the ground next to the TT. Run the hose from the CG spickot to the stand, through the filter, and then through a 5' piece of white hse into the TT. When I know that I'm going boondocking, with no spickot available, I just leave the entire stand, filter, and hose home, and take my refillable water bladder instead. Takes up abut the same space, and I dont have to carry both, except on trips where I know that I will (or might) need both!
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:10 PM   #5
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The "water bay" I'm talking about is on the driverís side which is accessible when you open that side of the pass thru. That's where the connections for all the water hookups are ... fresh, city, black tank flush, winterize. I am contemplating installing the filter below these with the bottom just far enough off the floor to allow for the canister to be removed. I'm not as young as Turbs and can't bend myself around everything to get to it!!!
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That makes sense...in fact...I've seen them installed there on other (non-Sabre) models. Let us know how it comes out.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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I own a Cedar Creek Silverback and mine is mounted just inside my access door. Maybe this will help you. Here is a pic of mine. Good luck
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I never installed the filter I received with my rig. I use an inline filter at the spigot that does a much better job of removing icky stuff from the water without affecting the flow. The factory filter might do a good job of removing dead bugs and such, but does nothing to remove the chemicals and toxins.
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On my columbus, trhe water filter is mounted in the water bay as well. Make sure that you put something behind it when you mount it, Mine pulled out the first time I went to replace the filter and had to put a piece of plywood behind it to mount it into. Now it is in there sturdy.
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Our Whole house filter,use any standard element you want in regards to (Media). Youroo!!
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