Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-25-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1990 34' Excella
Woodburn , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 14
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?


JHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2007, 11:25 AM   #2
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
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.


all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2007, 11:33 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
dmreilly10000's Avatar
1953 25' Cruiser
Brandon (near reservoir) , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1953 25' Cruiser
Posts: 324
Images: 14
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.
dmreilly10000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2007, 12:01 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Dwight's Avatar
1999 34' Excella
Joshua , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 548
Images: 2

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.
History doesn't repeat itself, people do!
Dwight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2007, 12:26 PM   #5
1 Rivet Member
1990 34' Excella
Woodburn , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 14
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!

JHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2007, 12:48 PM   #6
1 Rivet Short
1989 25' Excella
By The Bay , Rhode Island
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,546
Images: 3
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).

Good luck on blast-off!

*Life is Good-Camping all around the Continent*
*Good people drink good beer-Hunter S Thompson*
BillTex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2007, 03:05 PM   #7
Rivet Master
peegreen's Avatar
1998 31' Excella 1000
South Berwick , Maine
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 707
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.
WBCCI 24291
New England Unit
Metropolitan NY Unit
peegreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2007, 01:18 PM   #8
1 Rivet Member
1989 34' Excella
Greenville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 5
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.
forwoodp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2007, 03:34 PM   #9
Rivet Master
Elgin , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 800
Images: 164
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.


bake315 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1969 Overlander Int'l water question - filter on outside water hook up? edmund015 Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 3 08-20-2009 10:30 PM
In-line fuel filter location Robfike Classic Motorhomes 5 07-06-2007 08:10 AM
Water Pressure Regulator & External Water Filter safarijim Off Topic Forum 7 02-01-2007 08:17 PM
AC drain location '80 Excella acrane Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 0 07-12-2006 10:05 AM
VIN # location on '89 Excella rfield54 1987 - 1989 Excella 3 08-08-2004 07:24 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.