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Old 04-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone...

My wife and I bought a 2012 36RE and we are having the unit towed out to our property tomorrow. *My question for you all is the location of the water filter. *I didn't expect my unit to have one, but from my reading online I'm led to believe that there may be one in my rig. *We did not get a cartridge filter in our Redwood bag when we took delivery. *I have checked in the front storage compartment and also in behind the backwall via the small cubby door...I can't see anything that may relate to a water filter.

Do some Redwood units not have a water filter...was it an option that my coach may not have? *Or, if they all should have one...could mine be located somewhere else?

Any and all replies are appreciated.

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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We have a 2013 36RE and ordered the water filter option. In our bag was a wrench to remove the canister that contains the filter. Our system is located in the basement behind a small compartment door facing towards the rear of the coach. There was already a filter installed when we picked up the coach in
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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We have a 2013 FL and the filter is also located behind a small door in the basement. The cartridge and wrench were both located in the black Redwood bag.

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
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Not sure about 2012, but in 2013 and 2014 the water filter is an option. It's located behind the utility connections, and you access it through a small hatch in the wall in the basement.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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We have a 2012 RL and they were standard, we recieved the water fitler cartridge; however, not the wrench. The water filter is in the garage on the drivers side - look through the small door and you'll see it.

But to tell you the truth, the water filter is a joke. It may filter out large particulates, but does nothing for hard water or calcium. We are thinking of replacing it with another unit.

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:31 PM   #6
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I use the filter that came with the rig and also use another one almost like it in the water line which filters a little finer. With two filters in line I also bought Charcoal filters to replace the old ones. They cost a little more but are worth it. Haven't found a way to change the one in the rig without spilling some water. Help.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #7
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We have a 2012 RL. Ours is located behind the cubby hole. Follow the water lines running behind the door. You should see the filter or at least where it was. You didn't say if you bought it new. If you didn't, maybe the previous owner took it out. Personally, I use the inline filter and also a water softener. This helps withany type of water no matter where you are and what type of water you encounter.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:01 PM   #8
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We have a 2012 36 RL and it did not come with a filter. I have a regular house filter setup that we had on our Carriage that we transferred to the RW
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:30 PM   #9
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It's always been an option, but one that most people special order and most all dealer stock units were shipped with this option.. If yours doesn't have one... that's pretty rare I think.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:05 PM   #10
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Our 2012 36RL has the water filter behind the small door near in the storage compartment near the utility center. Because it is so difficult to access, I don't use. Instead, I use an inline Culligan RV water filter. The water filters will not do anything for hard water other than to filter out the the larger stones and rocks. I use an RV water softener which does a very nice job softening the water to prevent hard water spots in the shower and sinks.

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