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Old 04-14-2015, 10:06 AM   #1
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Water filter

I have a 2004 Granite Ridge 3100SS MH. Have owned it about 2 1/2 years and have a question about the "on-board" water filter. First of all, does it even HAVE a plumbed in filter for the water system? If so, where the heck is it? I have looked at several places I thought it might be, and I am beginning to think it never had one to start with. Anyone have any information about this?

As you might expect, the owners manual is absolutely useless as far as locating equipment installed in the unit. Don't know why they even bother to print those things. They are so generic that it is usually a waste of time to even try to look things up. I have learned more on this forum and other RV forums than I ever have in the manual.

I will email Jayco if no one here can help. At least their Customer Service is usually helpful and responsive but this kind of information should be available without having to call the factory. Any help appreciated.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:10 PM   #2
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The older units had an inline filter located in the cold water line under the sink. Usually a ROYAL PITA to get to. The original owner may not have even installed it.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:29 PM   #3
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My rig has a filter connection under the kitchen sink in the cold water line. It also had a bracket with a bypass hose if you choose not to have it there.
I removed mine when I priced the filter.
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While we're on this subject.

Is there a specific way (orientation) to connect an external filter. What I mean is,

From bib..

regualtor, hose, filter, trailer?
hose, filter, regulator, trailer?

..or does it matter??
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:48 PM   #5
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I use an external Camco filter. From the campground spigot I use a pressure regulator, hose, then the Camco Filter into my rig's fresh water system. I do have an onboard filter but use the Camco as a pre-filter for sediment, etc.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for the information, guys. I will take a look under the sink to see if I can locate the filter. I have a feeling it was never installed. Like others, I presently use the blue Walmart filter. We take our own drinking water and use the city water supply mainly for showers and dish washing etc. but if there is an on-board filter I want to know about it. Thanks again.
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I use an external Camco filter. From the campground spigot I use a pressure regulator, hose, then the Camco Filter into my rig's fresh water system. I do have an onboard filter but use the Camco as a pre-filter for sediment, etc.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:41 AM   #8
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most of the new units come without the filter installed, dealer does it at pdi, best bet never have one in line use and external filter it works best, also if you have an inline filter and don't remove it during winterizing its probably completely destroyed and may clog water line enough to prevent proper winterizing, usually the ones installed are junk anyway, the camp works really great and can be bought almost anywhere
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Not sure where you filter is. I have a 31DS and the filter is in the large rear outside storage compartment. You will see a panel that can be removed, and inside could be your water filter system. I think it is a really stupid place to install the system. I had the dealer bypass the entire system because you have to remove most of whatever you have in the storage compartment to access the water filter. I just use a water filter on the fresh water supply on the outside of the unit.
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I use an external Camco filter. From the campground spigot I use a pressure regulator, hose, then the Camco Filter into my rig's fresh water system. I do have an onboard filter but use the Camco as a pre-filter for sediment, etc.
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