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Old 11-13-2013, 02:20 AM   #1
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Canister Water Filter Suggestions

We are currently on well water which has an increasingly strong sulphur smell (esp. when the tap is first turned on). I have the canister type water filter (10" x 2.5" round as below) which came with the 36FL. I have recently tried a really expensive Hydro Life filter and a Frigidaire Carbon filter - neither helped (at least noticeably).

Do folks have recommendations on what they have found to be the best filter of this type and for similar issues i.e.) sulphur smell? Thanks.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...t-filter/51561
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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We are currently on well water which has an increasingly strong sulphur smell (esp. when the tap is first turned on). I have the canister type water filter (10" x 2.5" round as below) which came with the 36FL. I have recently tried a really expensive Hydro Life filter and a Frigidaire Carbon filter - neither helped (at least noticeably).

Do folks have recommendations on what they have found to be the best filter of this type and for similar issues i.e.) sulphur smell? Thanks.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...t-filter/51561
Try adding some chlorine bleach to the well water a cup at a time. Also add a cup of bleach to your holding tank to your RV. I would recommend draining your tank first and then adding the bleach. With the bleach in, run the faucets until you can't smell the sulfur.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
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After you do the above fixes look at this site. www.RVWaterFilterStore.com They saved our summer water problems.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #4
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After you do the above fixes look at this site. www.RVWaterFilterStore.com They saved our summer water problems.
Yep, we installed a full coach reverse osmosis system and really love it. The crap that gets caught in those filters is mind boggling! We occasionally open the first filter to clean it out and its just caked with iron, mud and other things I can't identify. Definitely worth the money if you tend to question the water you're connecting to.
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After you do the above fixes look at this site. www.RVWaterFilterStore.com They saved our summer water problems.
Thanks Tobys Home. Am going to give them a call about the RO system.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
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Thanks Tobys Home. Am going to give them a call about the RO system.
Just an FYI. I whole house RO system is actually super simple to install in the Redwood. Everything is easily accessible and I only had to modify I water connection to make it work. It would be very easy to reverse if I ever sold the coach and wanted to keep it. Additionally since you use your fresh water tank for storage of filtered water, with the Redwood you have perfect access to the top of the tank just below where the filter mounts. You just drill a small 1/4" hole into the top of the tank, push your 1/4" line through and seal it with some silicone. I ran the waste line out where the fresh water drain is and connected it to the following which is connected to my dump valve.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-39062-Fl...mp+valve+flush
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Just an FYI. I whole house RO system is actually super simple to install in the Redwood. Everything is easily accessible and I only had to modify I water connection to make it work. It would be very easy to reverse if I ever sold the coach and wanted to keep it. Additionally since you use your fresh water tank for storage of filtered water, with the Redwood you have perfect access to the top of the tank just below where the filter mounts. You just drill a small 1/4" hole into the top of the tank, push your 1/4" line through and seal it with some silicone. I ran the waste line out where the fresh water drain is and connected it to the following which is connected to my dump valve.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-39062-Fl...mp+valve+flush
Thanks. It sounds pretty simple but may be complicated for me as we are first time Rv owners and I'm not at all familiar with the plumbing system. It would really help if you could describe the fresh water system. e.g.) Is the current cartridge filter up or downstream from the fresh water tank? (I thought the only way to fill the fresh water system is to put water directly into the fresh water fill opening. Or are you saying that once installed, the RO system fills the fresh water tank with filtered water?

I know this could get lengthy so don't feel like you need to give me a long explanation. As we won't do anything till the Spring, I think what I'd do is buy the system and when it's at the dealership (already have an April appt) ask them to install it for me (unless you think you could give me pretty easy step by step instructions…would be greatly appreciated but not expected)

Another question: our fresh water tank has been 1/2 full and sitting idle for a few weeks. Could this be a reason why the odor is getting stronger? I decided this might be the case today so I drained the fresh tank, poured in some bleach water, filled to the top and will let it sit for a couple of days before draining, flushing and filling again. If this IS the case re: odor, it sounds like I need to drain the fresh water more often? (i need to keep it somewhat full in case we have any frozen pipes outside this winter).

As always, thanks in advance.
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The odor is most likely not coming from your water, but rather from your holding tanks. Get some Aqua Kem an pour it down your toilet, shower, bathroom and kitchen sinks. Add a few gallons of fresh water. Be sure to close all your tank valves.
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The odor is most likely not coming from your water, but rather from your holding tanks. Get some Aqua Kem an pour it down your toilet, shower, bathroom and kitchen sinks. Add a few gallons of fresh water. Be sure to close all your tank valves.
Thanks…will do.
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The odor is most likely not coming from your water, but rather from your holding tanks. Get some Aqua Kem an pour it down your toilet, shower, bathroom and kitchen sinks. Add a few gallons of fresh water. Be sure to close all your tank valves.
The strongest odor occurs when we first turn on the kitchen faucet. Does this still indicate the holding tank in your opinion Adam? The Aqua Chem is probably worth doing regardless.
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