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Old 12-26-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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Purchased a new 2014 Anthem and discovered no water filter (in the bay besides the pullout freezer) had a bypass hose in lieu of a filter. Is this normal? I bough one ($45.00) & installed it...the
Instructions says change the filter every 6 months..No big deal jus wondering is this the normal.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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Is it normal for no water filter to already be installed from the factory.
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Did they move the filter to the wet bay?
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Did they move the filter to the wet bay?
No mine is on passenger side on the wall where the pullout freezer is at.
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Mine also has the bypass rather than a filter. Haven't worried about it. No need to change the bypass every six months.
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Mine has no filter at the wet bay.My only water treatment is for drinking purposes. For this, I use a reverse osmosis system. There is probably no real use for a filter at the wet bay. I installed one on my first motorhome but omitted to do so on any subsequent unit.
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It must depend on the manufacturer. My Providence came from the factory with a filter in the wet bay.

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Is it normal for no water filter to already be installed from the factory.
Most RVs are winterized when delivered from the factory regardless of when they ship because the RV may sit on the dealer's lot for months before it's sold. Antifreeze will ruin many filters (especially those containing carbon), so the filter should have been shipped uninstalled. The filter should have been installed by your dealer when he prepped the RV for delivery. I would say your dealer owes you a water filter.
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My filter is in the wet bay, but I also have an RO system. The filter in the wet bay is housed in a clear housing so I can see when it needs changing. I'll tell ya if you could see how quickly it can get dirty, you'd want one too When. I think of all that gunk going onto the coach unfiltered, well let's just say I'm glad I have it. I take the additional precaution of running the water awhile before hooking up, because you don't know how long it's been since someone used that particular hose bib.
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Quit whinin' about a water filter...you've got bigger things to worry about.
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Quit whinin' about a water filter...you've got bigger things to worry about.
Def I'm not whinnin just thought I asked. Simple question, isn't what this forum is about? Sorry if I rubbed you the wrong way.
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Purchased a new 2014 Anthem and discovered no water filter (in the bay besides the pullout freezer) had a bypass hose in lieu of a filter. Is this normal? I bough one ($45.00) & installed it...the
Instructions says change the filter every 6 months..No big deal jus wondering is this the normal.
Our dealer installed the filter when we took delivery.
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We have a clear filter bowl in the wet bay with a charcoal filter. I also purchased a whole house filter that I installed in the hose line after the water connection That filter get crappy amazingly fast. I wanted one outside just to keep the junk out of my fresh water holding tank. I change the outside charcoal filter every three months and the one inside when I see it start to look "dirty".
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