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Old 08-11-2007, 09:41 AM   #1
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The documentation I received with the coach talks about a "Filtercold Microlene Water Filtration System" for the filtered water that comes out of the small faucet on the kitchen sink. It says the filter is reversible, and I have reversed it twice, and, although readings show good water quality, I feel as though I ought to change it. I noticed that the filter I have says "STES" on it, not Filtercold. The number given in the documentation (800-678-8002) is interesting. On the web, it appears to belong to Majestic (the ones who make washer/dryers), but when I call it, it says they are "MSI group of Companies". A search for STES shows nothing interesting. A search for "MSI group of companies" isn't any more fruitful. Has anyone replaced their under-sink filter, and if so, with what, and where did you get it?
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The documentation I received with the coach talks about a "Filtercold Microlene Water Filtration System" for the filtered water that comes out of the small faucet on the kitchen sink. It says the filter is reversible, and I have reversed it twice, and, although readings show good water quality, I feel as though I ought to change it. I noticed that the filter I have says "STES" on it, not Filtercold. The number given in the documentation (800-678-8002) is interesting. On the web, it appears to belong to Majestic (the ones who make washer/dryers), but when I call it, it says they are "MSI group of Companies". A search for STES shows nothing interesting. A search for "MSI group of companies" isn't any more fruitful. Has anyone replaced their under-sink filter, and if so, with what, and where did you get it?
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:48 PM   #3
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Don't feel bad when we got our coach the filter was in the kitchen drawer. Never did figure out how it worked. More than likely the filter is a A6001 that you can get from the "The RV Water Filter Store" I purchased it in 04/24/07 for
$ 24.95. without fittings as the old ones were fine. Works much better when the filter is attached in line. If your reference to reversible is to turn it around and run the water the other way through it I would not do that.To me it would just run everything you filtered back into your drinking water??
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:54 PM   #4
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I just bought a new filter by calling the 800 number on the filter. They said I could save money on both the filter and the shipping by logging onto www.thehotdeal.com (http://www.thehotdeal.com/index.php) and ordering there. Click on the Watershed Filtration icon. Apparently this website represents several companies including Manufacturer's Warehouse Supply, Inc. that actually sells the filters for Alpine Coaches. I ordered two and both arrived three days later. Fit perfect and include the brass connectors that make the switchout a breeze. (I was very happily surprised!)

The mention of reversing the filter is to clean it. Simply install it reversed, run it awhile to flush out the debris into the sink and then reinstall correctly. This will clean out the particles that accumulate on the first screen.

To further confuse you... By design, reversing it will first flush out any debris collected on the previously first screen, but since the design is the same in reverse, by leaving it installed backwards, it now uses the screen originally at the end of the run. The center section is carbon and not dependent on direction.

However, they recommend replacing every six months. I replace mine annually.
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takepride, thanks for the info on where to get the filter. As you I will stick to changing the filter annually. I do not like the back flush idea.
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