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Old 10-04-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
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Whole house water filter?

I have an 05 (built late 04) 40fdts. In my water and sewer compartment, there is the fresh water hookup for the hose. There is no water filter in that compartment. There is a cover that is removeable where the sewer pipes come out. Is there a fresh water filter burried somewhere or are the only filters I have consist of the one under the sink for the small faucet in the kitchen and the one in the Amana household fridge?
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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Wrinklemeist,

I'm not sure about your 05 model, but on my 06 model, there are two filters in the basement attached to the rear wall. Perhaps, someone with an 05 can be more specific for your year.
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:23 PM   #3
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Mike,

Your '05 probably just has the two you mentioned. Many of us have mounted our own two stage filter setup in the compartment to filter the water going into the coach. A friend with an '05 did the same thing I did, so I suspect your coach does not have the same filters as Dale's '06.

Here is the one I used:

Costco - Watts Premier RV Filtration System

I hard plumbed it to the fill connection, and connect the hose to a quick disconnect I put on the filter entry fitting. It works well. Not RO quality water, but sufficient.
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:08 PM   #4
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Wrinklemeist

I also have an 05, and after many hours of searching and requesting assistance, I was finally able to say that there is only the one small filter for the kitchen drink faucet along with the one in the Amana. I use the disposable blue filters outside on the water tap provided by the source. Camping World has them. We like it and just replace it every year. or less if we think we need to.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:32 PM   #5
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Try this post as I decided to mount the filters in the sanitary bay in my 05.

http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/5...600_x_450_.jpg http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/5...600_x_450_.jpg
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Jerry, Great picture. And the way that compartment looks puts mine to shame. Guess I know what I'll be cleaning first thing when I get to Winter "home" in Texas later this week.
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Thanks everyone. Now I have another project on my hands!
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One thign: I see many "Whole House" in-line host filters hooked to the park water spigot.

You should put the filter as CLOSE to the rig as you can and protect it from sun (And freezing) if possible... Putting it at the park end of the long hose means you pick up some "Flavor" from even the best of hoses.. Putting it at the rig, filters out that "Flavor" which by the way is not a nice flavor.
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Here is a link to the post that has pictures that make the filter install much clearer.

Water filter install
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If you want to add an RO system, then it needs the dual filter arrangement some folks have added. We have the RO on our coach, so the filters are installed. We dont use them as yet, but once we head out this year we are, because it's a hassel to use those countertop units. Since it's only us two, it's not so bad, but everyone who has the RO system swears it's the cats meow.
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