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Old 01-11-2018, 12:13 AM   #2395
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Flanz, I did the same on my Aspire, but with one difference. I added a provision to allow a separate black tank flush hose if desired. Normally, I used a valve to switch the fresh source to the black tank flush, but sometimes I dump at locations where the available water is non-potable. In that situation, I don't want to use my white hose. I added a T, another check valve and a hose input to allow the use of a gray hose.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:42 AM   #2396
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Flanz, where did you get the water flow meter??
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:16 AM   #2397
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Flanz, I did the same on my Aspire, but with one difference. I added a provision to allow a separate black tank flush hose if desired. Normally, I used a valve to switch the fresh source to the black tank flush, but sometimes I dump at locations where the available water is non-potable. In that situation, I don't want to use my white hose. I added a T, another check valve and a hose input to allow the use of a gray hose.
Yes, I thought about that while planning this mod.. But, whenever I am at a dump station, I just dump and get the heck outta there. I have never been at a dump station that I wanted to hook up to non-potable water. We very rarely use dump stations. I think the only one has been while we were at Entegra for service. I still havenít ruled out a hookup for flushing like you mention, but just havenít been to enough dump stations to justify a separate connection.
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Flanz, where did you get the water flow meter??
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Water flow meter can be found at either HD and/or Loweís. I found it in the garden department where the hoses and irritation system parts are located....

I think I paid about $7.00 for it, but I needed to purchase a couple of adapters to install it. Needed to go from hose connections to 1/2Ē PEX.
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wow, Paul, nice setup!! First replumbing I've seen that makes me want to dive in and do mine over.

If you have to winterize for cold weather watch the pressure gauges hard plumbed into the system. I have ruined two gauges now with freeing damage despite blowing out the lines and refilling the system with antifreeze. Water gets up into the bourdon tube inside the gauge and is trapped and does not get blown out or diluted by antifreeze. I end up taking gauges out and into the house if winterizing to prevent damage.

Where did you get the little flowmeter? something else that I can sense a run on at Amazon all of a sudden...
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wow, Paul, nice setup!! First replumbing I've seen that makes me want to dive in and do mine over.

If you have to winterize for cold weather watch the pressure gauges hard plumbed into the system. I have ruined two gauges now with freeing damage despite blowing out the lines and refilling the system with antifreeze. Water gets up into the bourdon tube inside the gauge and is trapped and does not get blown out or diluted by antifreeze. I end up taking gauges out and into the house if winterizing to prevent damage.

Where did you get the little flowmeter? something else that I can sense a run on at Amazon all of a sudden...

Not sure about Amazon, but Home Depot has them.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-Wa...2212/205489792
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wow, Paul, nice setup!! First replumbing I've seen that makes me want to dive in and do mine over.

If you have to winterize for cold weather watch the pressure gauges hard plumbed into the system. I have ruined two gauges now with freeing damage despite blowing out the lines and refilling the system with antifreeze. Water gets up into the bourdon tube inside the gauge and is trapped and does not get blown out or diluted by antifreeze. I end up taking gauges out and into the house if winterizing to prevent damage.

Where did you get the little flowmeter? something else that I can sense a run on at Amazon all of a sudden...
No winterizing here!! At least thatís what Iím told by the bride. Weíre retired full timers. As for the water flow meter, see the post before yours.

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Not sure about Amazon, but Home Depot has them.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-Wa...2212/205489792
Yup, thatís the one. So far so good using the flow meter. Iíve been averaging around 1000 - 1100 gallons a month. This works pretty good since our water softener is the double standard On the Go which allows for 1600 gallons or so before a recharge....
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We're sitting in South Florida, Silver Palms RV, and weather really hasn't been all that great for riding. So, I've been a little bored!!!

Here's a few projects that I've been wanting to get too...First, we move around a lot. So I was getting tired of the two hose solution for connection to water and wanted to eliminate the black tank flush hose...

The other modification was adding a water flow meter to determine the water used. This gave me an understanding on how much water we used for the filters as well as the water softener. I also modified the pressure gauge on the system. This has been very useful for letting me know when my filters are getting ready OR need to be changed...
Flanz,

Where did you put the 3 filter unit shown in picture 2? And, where did you buy it? I ask because we have a 2014 44B and installed an RO system which consists of the 3 pre-filters and 2 RO membranes. We are hoping to take delivery of a new 44W in the coming months and want to install an RO system in the new coach. The problem is that the basement configuration has changed and we are trying to find a place to install.

If you have any more pictures that show how the 3 filter unit is set up I would appreciate if you would share.

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The filters and the water softener were installed in the 3rd compartment back on the drivers side, next to the Aquahot compartment.

I cut, painted, and mounted some 1/2 inch plywood on the wall and floor and then mounted the filters and water softener to this. All plumbing between the filters and softener were than done and tested. Two pipes, water in and out, were then routed over to the setup and tied in.

The filter housing was purchased on eBay, but I don't recall where I purchased it. I'm sure a search will reveal someone selling a three canister setup.
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The filters and the water softener were installed in the 3rd compartment back on the drivers side, next to the Aquahot compartment.

I cut, painted, and mounted some 1/2 inch plywood on the wall and floor and then mounted the filters and water softener to this. All plumbing between the filters and softener were than done and tested. Two pipes, water in and out, were then routed over to the setup and tied in.

The filter housing was purchased on eBay, but I don't recall where I purchased it. I'm sure a search will reveal someone selling a three canister setup.
Thanks. Is the compartment you used the second pass-through? If so, I was planning to install a 2nd slide out in that bay. We don't use a water softener, but I am wondering if there is enough clearance between the side of the slide out and the wall to mount the 3 unit water filter set up?

Thanks for the additional pictures.

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I'm installing my filters immediately behind the AquaHot, in front of the battery box. The DI membrane will be over the water tank. Some pictures later, hopefully - today looks like good weather to work.
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I'm installing my filters immediately behind the AquaHot, in front of the battery box. The DI membrane will be over the water tank. Some pictures later, hopefully - today looks like good weather to work.
Great. Looking forward to seeing your pictires and rrading how you made out.
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I'm installing my filters immediately behind the AquaHot, in front of the battery box. The DI membrane will be over the water tank. Some pictures later, hopefully - today looks like good weather to work.
Just a little friendly advice and experience. Remember, youíll need to get in and service and change the filters. Make sure you have enough room because pulling and changing filters will/may involve spilling some water. Placing components where making service easy was my first priority. You can run PEX very easily due to the fact that it does bend a little. PEX can be run as home runs so that you have no connections that you canít see for possible leaks.

Next time I do this Iíll mount everything on a sliding tray. This way I wonít have to crawl in to do my service.
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