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Old 06-01-2015, 10:12 PM   #1
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Water filter ?

Looking at the piping diagram in our owners manual. From the looks of it the water doesn't go through the whole house filter when filling the tank. Only when pumped out through the system or when hooked up to shore water.
Correct?
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:16 PM   #2
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This is how my 04 Allure is... So if they did not change their approach, that sounds correct!
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Seems reasonable to me, why filter the water in the tank if you might need to dump it to winterize or sanitize?
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I've not found a filter that does not plug up easily or create pressure problems while using the built in filter. I resorted to leaving that out and using one of those blue filters you attach directly to the spigot. Any suggestions on a good filter cartridge that does not cause the pressure problems?
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I've not found a filter that does not plug up easily or create pressure problems while using the built in filter. I resorted to leaving that out and using one of those blue filters you attach directly to the spigot. Any suggestions on a good filter cartridge that does not cause the pressure problems?
Ditto. I use a separate in-line double filter system. I thought the filter on my coach was difficult to access to change the element anyway.
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Here's the filter that we use.

Pentek CBC-10 Carbon Block Filter Cartridge, 9-3/4" x 2-7/8", 0.5 Micron - Pentair part number: 155162-43

I get them from Enco. Enco Enco Part Number: 990-4021

They're also available at Amazon and in many RV stores.

We find they work very well. We use the blue filter at the hose bib and the whole-house filter mentioned above. That combination lasts about a year which includes about 90 days of living in the coach. I will qualify that by stating that we often use the campground shower and have removed the washer/dryer so there's no water used for laundry.

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I've had no problems with our CC provided filter. The first two years we had the coach, I changed it yearly. (Work vacation mode, vs months upon months of traveling.) The last two years, I change them every 6 months. And, I always carry a spare.

Never noted water pressure problems.

I like the idea of using the hose bib filter to reduce the larger sentiments.

And, we added a 'finisher' charcoal filter to the line that feeds the ice maker. And, if we add a drinking water faucet to the kitchen sink area, we'd use a good quality 'finisher' filter their too.

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Ours is a 3M B2 filter and is kind of hard to find and nothing other than a 3M filter fits, or at least I haven't found another one yet. It's a total canister and not serviceable at all. Cost is about $90 for one. We also have different ones in the refer and another different one for the hot water spigot.
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Looks like that could be easily replaced with a standard 10-inch filter housing. Here's one on Amazon. Watts 10" filter housing
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Hi Mr D.,
Could you tel me where your water filter is located specifically on your coach. Mine is a 2009 Country Allure 42 and have not been able to locate its position. Thanks
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Ours is in the wet bay behind a panel in the upper left side, and the panel is labeled. Just twist the knob and open. I can get a picture and post it but right now I'm at work.

Replaced the filter today, should have put a catch pan under the filter as it dropped several cups of water onto the water pump, thermostat and wiring.

But the old filter must have been pretty plugged as I have a lot better pressure inside. Since we just got it and have no records it's real possible for it to be original. I always write the month and year on all filters so I have some record.
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