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Old 09-25-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
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34' Excella Water filter location

I searched this forum using "Water+filter+Location" and came up bupkus.

I have a 1990 34' Excella, and I can't for the life of me find the OEM water filter in the trailer. I have looked where the manual tells me it is supposed to be, which is either in the bathroom "in the cabinet", or "under the microwave".

Well, it isn't there.

I feel like I am looking in the right place, but not seeing the secret door.

I have one filter under the sink, but it is attached to a fresh water spigot on the sink seperate from the faucet.

I purchased this trailer recently, and my inspection of the unit has revealed that it was extremely well maintained as the PO explained, but he is not no longer available to me to explain where the filter was located.

Any help?


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Old 09-25-2007, 11:25 AM   #2
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hi jhd

the under sink canister filter to a separate water spigot IS the factory set up for your unit...

the isn't a INCOMING water filter on any of our trailers, that i'm aware of...

many of us do use a filter outside at the tap...

the canisters for your under sink filter are widely available...

basically a carbon/taste filter they do work pretty well.


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Old 09-25-2007, 11:33 AM   #3
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I had a 1991 34' Excella and the water filter was under the kitchen sink in plain view. Maybe it is an option and your Airstream doesn't have one.

I don't think it had a filter that filtered all water.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:01 PM   #4
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Several of the older trailers had a "whole trailer filter" that was under the bath cabinet, many owners removed that filter since it was an expensive filter to buy.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:26 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the replies!

I was beginning to think I wasn't able to find the secret room in my Airstream!

The Water filter under the sink is locally available to me, and I am getting a replacement filter today.

Taking the trailer out in the next week or so, and this was the last item on the before launch checklist for the Galactica!

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Old 09-25-2007, 12:48 PM   #6
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Yeah, I had the same mystery in our 89' and ultimately concluded the PO had eliminated it. Probably because the location was difficult to service. There was some funky circuitous pvc in the likely location (rear hatch-under bed).

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Old 09-25-2007, 03:05 PM   #7
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My '89 32' Excella had a whole trailer filter in the bathroom cabinet under the sink. It was OEM and used very inexpensive filters available at HD or any hardware store.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:18 PM   #8
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89 Excella 34' Water Filter

In the 89 I own, the filter was found, accidentally, under the removable bottom of the closet on the curb side of the trailer. Hope that helps.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:34 PM   #9
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If it's the same aluminum canister that came with mine, those bugaboos ain't cheap! Mine is only for the filtered spigot at the kitchen sink, so I use a universal external type outside, for the rest of the trailer.


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