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Old 04-27-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
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What water filter cartridge to use.

I have a new to me 2006 Allegro Bay that I just picked up last week. Today I went to buy a new cartridge for the water filter and when I opened it up to take the old one out I found it was empty. The GE filter I got in Home Depot must be to long because when I try to install it I can not get the canister to seal, it appears to be just a tad to long. If I remove it I can then seal it up fine. This is the filter that is in the lower compartment where the city water hookup is located.
Thanks for any advice you may be able to give me.

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Pierre, I also have a 2006 Allegro Bay (37DB) and I have a Flow-Pur filter, the cartridge model is GAC10NKDF. This should fit your unit. I bought my coach new and had no idea the make or model of my filter until I opened it to replace the original. The cartridge is a common unit and should be available at most RV dealers as well as Camping World. Good luck on the new coach. Paul
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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Pierre,

I exclusively use Hydrolife model C2063 filters which fit perfectly in our Tiffin.

One of the concerns with water filters is controlling what grows in them during periods of time when there is not waterflow. If you think about it, as weekend campers we often park our rig for a week at a time which leaves the built-in water filter sitting for a week without water flow. With most filters, particularly those that are sold in home supply stores as whole house type sediment filters time allows bacteria to multiply within the filter.

The C2063 filter uses their trademark KDF media which prevents bacteria growth. You can go to Hydrolife's website for more information and specifications on the filter if interested.
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Paul thanks for the reply. I will look that up.
Do you know if the filter is in the line right after the city water inlet? What I am wondering if you fill the fresh water tank with the bypass valve does that water get filtered?
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Joe,
That's a good point that you make I will check out Hydrolife's web site.

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Pierre, The "city water/fill" valve, in the city water position diverts the incoming water from the hose to the filter. I would think the water going into the tank is filtered, but I'm not certain. Paul
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Water Filters

You might check out the RV Water Filter store. We have been buying from him for years, good products, nice prices, he is also very helpful over the phone and at rallies.

www.rvwaterfilterstore.com
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:32 PM   #9
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Tiffin filters the water coming out of the tank, not prior to it. Also, any city water supply will be filtered. I modified mine so that the water is filtered prior to the tank so that I can ensure no sediment ever gets into the tank.
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Thanks for the replies. I think I have found my problem, not the cartridge but the O ring. Even without a cartridge in place the canister is leaking this weekend. I will go looking for a replacement or replace the whole assembly.

Cruzer I see your point but my concern would be taking the chlorine out of the water prior to letting it sit in the fresh water tank. Depending how much you use your pump vrs. the city water that water could sit quite some time between use.

Wade and Michelle, thanks for the link I will check it out.
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My system works well for me. I don't have any chlorine in the tank but the water is refreshed often enough that it doesn't need it. But, that can vary according to your camping style. Another benefit is that there is no restriction after the tank so I always get great water pressure when on the water pump. The ideal setup would be a dual filter setup with a sand filter prior to the tank and the bacteriostatic C2063 after the tank.
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Right or wrong...this is what we have been doing. (we are weekenders until DW retires) We took the filter cartridge out. We fill the tank, usually at home, but first add a level teaspoon of granulated fast dissolving spa chlorine to the hose and then run the water from the home faucet to the MH. We then use the MH water on weekend trips until it is almost gone. We dump the remainder of the water before repeating this process. Sometimes we fill this way at the campground instead of home. The water is always conditioned with the chlorine this way AND the water is not sitting in the tank for weeks. We learned this method from a pool dealer who says that the small amount of chlorine keeps the water fresh without tasting bad. We think that he is correct based on our experience. Joe
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