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Old 11-22-2020, 08:07 PM   #1
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Installing On the Go water softener

Im looking to install the single, 8000 grain water softener in a 17 DSDP and would like to do so in my wet bay, as the double unit, which is 3 inches wider would not fit. I know leaving it out of the rig while camped is an option but I would rather have a simplified set up that is not at risk of freezing, theft etc.. plus I want to save using up other storage areas.

If anyone has installed the single OTG system Id appreciate seeing pics or hearing more about the install. As it is I think I would need to elevate the unit an inch or so to allow it to protrude over the lip of the wet bay allowing the 6.75 diameter to fit. I think placing it to the right of the water filter with a strap to secure it would work and still allow it to be removed if needed for recharging.
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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Portable...P-16/311151973
I just bought that one.
Doesn't require to be removed to recharge. Just buy the optional package here:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/PRO-AQUA...-KIT/311628471
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:35 PM   #3
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Installed the 16,000 a few weeks ago. Moved everything around and a little cutting.
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Installed the 16,000 a few weeks ago. Moved everything around and a little cutting.


Well done. This was what I was hoping to see. I did not think of cutting out room. Was there any framing or other things you had to deal with when cutting out the back panel?

How will you do a regen, would a Y fitting have given you an outlet for this on the softener?
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Well done. This was what I was hoping to see. I did not think of cutting out room. Was there any framing or other things you had to deal with when cutting out the back panel?

How will you do a regen, would a Y fitting have given you an outlet for this on the softener?
I cut a notch in the black plastic tank base to move it forward 3/4". I cut the aluminum L channel at the bottom of the white panel and moved the the brace that was there to the left. The back of the on the go tank is against the metal frame that holds the holding tank up (put a piece of foam on the frame and tank so it doesn't rub). I used two garden hose adaptors from H.D. on the tank so a regen is easy without removing the tank (remove left side fitting and screw on a hose to flush). I added a water meter (top right) so I know how many gallons have went thru the filter and tank.
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Forgot to add, measure from the holding tank bracket (or whatever is in the way) to the white board and from the white board to the door to make sure there is enough room. Probably not all the same.
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I prefer the water softener mounted out side. Makes recharging and backflushing the unit easier. Mounted in a bay limits access to the unit.

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Installed the 16,000 a few weeks ago. Moved everything around and a little cutting.
nice talk to me about your tank flush set up.
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Installed the 16,000 a few weeks ago. Moved everything around and a little cutting.


Nice job 10 Fan.
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nice talk to me about your tank flush set up.
I installed a T so I could bypass the filter when flushing the black tank. Next is a manual on-off valve, water meter to monitor how many gallons, water timer because I get busy and forget it's on, vacuum breaker. I made marks on the timer so I can set it to add 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 of a tank.
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I installed a T so I could bypass the filter when flushing the black tank. Next is a manual on-off valve, water meter to monitor how many gallons, water timer because I get busy and forget it's on, vacuum breaker. I made marks on the timer so I can set it to add 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 of a tank.
Very innovative, thanks for sharing.
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I originally mounted mine in a bay. PITA to do a backwash and recharge. Eventually I took it out and I just set it next to the water faucet. So much easier.

Also I can now drain the water out of the unit each time before I store it. It can be stored and transported horizontal. Less weight as well. ��.
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I’m looking to install the single, 8000 grain water softener in a 17 DSDP and would like to do so in my wet bay, as the double unit, which is 3 inches wider would not fit. I know leaving it out of the rig while camped is an option but I would rather have a simplified set up that is not at risk of freezing, theft etc.. plus I want to save using up other storage areas.

If anyone has installed the single OTG system I’d appreciate seeing pics or hearing more about the install. As it is I think I would need to elevate the unit an inch or so to allow it to protrude over the lip of the wet bay allowing the 6.75” diameter to fit. I think placing it to the right of the water filter with a strap to secure it would work and still allow it to be removed if needed for recharging.
Actually mounted mine inside my motorhome under the bathroom sink cabinet. Easy to take top off and add salt. When it's time to do that, I go in my wet bay and unscrew 1 waterline connection and let water drain on the ground until salt taste is gone. I secured in the unit with a small tie down strap (not shown). The whole unit can easily be lifted out if I need to.
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I installed a T so I could bypass the filter when flushing the black tank. Next is a manual on-off valve, water meter to monitor how many gallons, water timer because I get busy and forget it's on, vacuum breaker. I made marks on the timer so I can set it to add 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 of a tank.


a few follow up questions:

I assume the water moves from left to right in your system. I see where the source begins coming out of the panel on the left of the OTG tank but where does it go back into the panel to the fresh water tank?

Any problems with the hose clamps working without leaks on the braided tubing?

How has the pressure held up when connected to shore water and does the capacity of the OTG support high water use, like a shower?

How did you make such a steady cutout in the panel?

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