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Old 04-05-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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Finally warmed up enough to do a little work. Tore the basement walls down and swapped the factory water filter for a better one with a bypass so I don't have to fill it with antifreeze. Fixed that awful mount as well. I'll put a better filter in when I can actually get it wet.

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Old 04-05-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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We looked at a 2014 31SL in Indio, and the water filter appeared to be held on with one screw. It would move around - I could not imagine it would stay put long with water in it. I like your install. Carriage used a 3M whole house filter with a plastic bypass. Your's looks substantial and a good brand
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:12 PM   #3
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Thank you. Ya that one screw made it a real trick to unscrew the filter. It required both arms through that little access hole, one on the wrench and one to hold the filter. I hope that issue will go away now.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:08 PM   #4
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Was underneath mine and noticed that they now attach the water filter with the L bracket to an installed aluminum tube with 8 screws. Its so great to see Redwood fixing some of these weak spots.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:14 PM   #5
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Wow that's great news railcat! We are expecting our new 38rl in May!
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:58 PM   #6
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Excellent installation! Does the filter kit come with a mounting bracket or is that an "extra"? My next project!!
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Finally warmed up enough to do a little work. Tore the basement walls down and swapped the factory water filter for a better one with a bypass so I don't have to fill it with antifreeze. Fixed that awful mount as well. I'll put a better filter in when I can actually get it wet.

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Excellent!!

I cant quite see the model # though (showing my age again).
Would you mind sharing your purchase info?

Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:55 AM   #8
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Glad to hear Redwood fixed the bracket finally! It was a real struggle to get that housing off through the hole with two hands.

Almcc, I did have to order the bracket separate. I got it here on Amazon (the wrench is actually a full circle, unlike the picture):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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The filter is a Watts WP500222 - I got it here on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the filter I'll try when I de-winterize. I picked one with a reasonably high flow, but the proof will be in the pudding. I probably have two or three other types I bought to try over the winter.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Many thanks!!
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:07 PM   #10
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I'm actually thinking about eliminating the basement filter. I purchased an RV soft water system and thought of placing it in a plastic type milk crate and placing a filter like yours ahead of the soft water system and connecting it all with quick connects. All I would have to do when I get to my destination is connect a source hose to the filter and another from the soft water tank to the coach. I could then place the crate under the slide out of the way. The only problem may be a clear filter case. I think I read that a clear case will grow mold inside if light gets in. I'm sure that filter is available with a solid case. Love the fact that it has a bypass and is inexpensive!! Great job by the way!
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