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Old 04-29-2019, 06:50 PM   #1
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Added water softener to wet bay, hope it helps someone

Project started with replacing the spray hose in the wet bay. Silly me thought I could simply do an easy swap with a faucet in one afternoon. Not the case. I don't have the dexterity to bend my arms and wrists into tight places. So, I knew I had to take the panels off to complete the job so I thought, since its apart, lets add the water softener.

It required me to relocate the factory installed water filter, wet bay thermostat, as well as the water pump. None of it was hard on its own but did take some time. I also added shut off valves to the water coming into the softener as well as the line feeding the coach. In order to remove the top cover I also cut the wires to the automatic door lock and the light in the bay. When I put it back together I rewired with quick disconnects in case I have to remove the panels again. Below are a couple pic's and if anyone has any questions, just let me know.
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Wow. That is one fine installation!
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Curious how you add the salt to regenerate or do you just remove the whole thing? I've always set my filters and softener up externally and have no issues with access for regeneration.
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Is the water softener secured in the compartment?

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Not exactly sure how I will regenerate it quite yet. I can tilt it and pour the salt in and also thinking a flexible funnel. I'm going to add a "y" to the output of the softener so I can shut off the water going to the coach and attach a small hose for draining during the regen process.

I am going to add a strap to the tank to keep it secure going down the highway.

We've never had a water softener in our past lives and amazed at the difference.
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Looks like a nice setup but what do you do for the hot water as it is not filtered?
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Scott, I see it is an "On the Go" brand. Is yours the MSW0918-M-16S-C model? Thanks, Larry
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The water is filtered from the campground faucet before it enters the coach so the hot is treated as well.

Larry, here is the model I got. It fits nicely in the wet bay but as I mentioned, I had to move a few things around. I also go rid of their plastic fittings because I had read from many that they fail too easily. I used brass fittings instead.
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Congratulations you just made the best upgrade ever for your RV. Great installation job. I have the same softener in my 36LA. Mine fits perfectly standing up behind the wet bay panel. Nothing beats soft water. The benefits are too numerous to list here. I have water softer in my house and RV.
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We use the same one. My wife must have sensitive taste as she complains the water has a slightly salty taste but I donít taste it. I filter the water before the softener and it gets filtered one more time at our beverage faucet yet she doesnít care for the taste compared to the water coming out the spigot. We donít carry water around due to lack of space so we use the water in our fresh water tank.

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Scott, Thanks for the detail. My 09 Phaeton wet bay is a reversed layout from yours but I think it will fit. I also will need to move some things around and replace the faucet. Great job! Larry
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Great job!!

I know you probably didn't post this to get atta boys but....GREAT JOB! It's great how you arranged everything. We added a water softener as well, but we keep it outside of Coach hooked up to our water supply. Coach is parked inside an insulated pole barn.

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is that a standard faucet you can pick up at Lowes? Would like to change out mine.
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I live in a small town and looked at my Loweís but they did not carry a wall faucet in stock. I ordered mine through amazon. One thing I did not point out, and I apologize, is that with the faucet I bought I had to use two quarter inch screws on the top of the faucet to change the angle a bit. The swing arm of the spout of the faucet might have hit the light in the wet bay directly above it.

Now that I type this not sure why I didnít move the light a bit instead of changing The angle of the faucet. Something for anyone to consider if you do this mod
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