People ask me about what all that stuff in my water bay is? Then they ask don’t I ever get worried about having a water leak? Well yes, I do worry about it and that is the reason I added a Wi-Fi enabled water sensor into the cargo bay.
With all that stuff down there that handles everything from washing the coach and car to supplying water to the inside of our coach, there is more of a chance that something can happen for sure. So the addition of a water sensor is more or less peace of mind that if something was to happen, I would be alerted to it faster and be able to the save items that may be in the cargo bay from water damage.
Even if you don’t have all the Items I do in my water bay, for I am a little overboard I do admit, your coach does move down the road and things can become loose making for a water leak. Or worse, break and adding a new feature, a swimming pool, to your cargo bay. (Been there with our other coach.)
We went with a Proteus Wi-Fi enabled water sensor so we could be alerted on our phone and e-mail if an issue were to occur. I tested the Proteus and the less expensive D-Link unit and chose to spend more money for something I think I could count on more. So more or less, if you have never thought about adding a water sensor for your cargo bay…Now you can think about it. :)
Here is a quick video talking about what I have in our water bay area and the water sensor.
Hi. David, we have a 2017 45 OOP and have the same water softener. How did you fit all that equipment in the compartment with the vacuum and how do you regenerate the water softeners? Love your videos and recommendations, probably have most if not all.
John and Diane
I took out the vacuum right away as I knew we would never use it and wanted the space to use instead. As the softener is in the back it would be hard to get it all out to recharge it. So what I do now is I use a separate filter canister with quick connects and use the large home type salt for the recharge. Thus, I do not need to remove the tank. I fill the canister 3/4 with the large salt, connect it up right after the filters before it goes into the softener, flip it upside down and run water through at like 1/2 gallon per min and wait for it all to be gone. (about 30 mins) With the “On The Go” unit you would normally need to remove the top cap and pour in two table salt cans to do it. I like my way much better. :-)
Another good video David, and of course smart suggestion !
As already stated another good informational video. Your Tiffin has another water bay besides the normal one for your water hose and dump controls? I am not clear on your process of rejuvenating your OTG water softener could you elaborate on that in some future video or write up? Thanks for all your efforts to keep us informed on RV stuff!!!
Hi…I really would not get into how I put in my water system as it would not apply to most people and also may not be the right application. Yes, the main “wet bay” is on the other side of the coach with the hook-ups etc. I came off the hose real and brought it to the other side of the coach where it then goes into a sediment filter, then carbon block, then a softener. It then goes back across the coach and ties back into where the hole real connected into the coach. Seeing everything is on quick connects and everything has shut offs, to re-gen I put home softener salt in a another canister about 3/4 full and put it in line right after the carbon filter before it goes into the softener. Start running water at about 2 gallons a min and 30 mins later, done! Where I have all that stuff in what I call my “Water Bay”, is actually the other side of the wet bay. There used to be a central vac in that area that we pulled out as we never used it at all thus giving me all the room I needed.
Thanks I got it. So the fact of running the salt water stream regenerates the softener.
Ah, I thought you where asking how I did it v s how it is done. :) Yes, salt breaks the bond between the resin and the minerals collected which then allows the resin to again be able to produce soft water by attracting all the minerals.