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Old 07-26-2010, 08:21 AM   #1
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Water Pressure / Air bags

2011 BH has very sporadic water pressure. When running off the tanks it is steady out of the faucets and a little better when hooked up to city water. Is there any way to boost the overall water pressure. It's fine for the bathroom and showers, but in the kitchen sink it seems very weak. Not a huge problem, I've got bigger fish to fry, but it would be nice to beef it up a little.

Also, Air bags will not inflate if jacks aren't fully retracted. We've had to cycle them a couple times to make sure. It's pretty simple to figure out if the bags don't inflate, I promise there is nothing quite like it. There must be a trigger switch when they are fully up and if just 1 isn't, you just sit there with flat bags. I offer this because I was about 15 minutes away from a big tow when I cycled the jacks again and the problem corrected.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:45 AM   #2
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In your kitchen sink, you may have something clogging up the screen where the water comes out. Try taking it out, clean it, and replace. Since other faucets have better pressure it seems likely this will help.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:57 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll check it. Probably going to be a little cheaper than buying a new, stronger pump too.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:08 AM   #4
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In your kitchen sink, you may have something clogging up the screen where the water comes out. Try taking it out, clean it, and replace. Since other faucets have better pressure it seems likely this will help.
The aeration screens in both my faucets were clogged by debris right from the factory. Clearing them help A LOT.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:12 AM   #5
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I have the same problems. I removed the water restricter in the kitchen faucet and it didn't help so I am thinking about getting one of those adjustable water pressure regulators so that I can increase the incoming pressure a bit. I think the water pressure regulator that came with the unit is probably a cheap one and is really dampening the pressure.

I also have the same problem with the jacks/air bags that you are having. Have had the problem since the coach was new and have just learned to live with it.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:16 AM   #6
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Have you ever taken it to Freightliner or do you just cycle the jacks if they don't inflate? I don't mind doing it, but if they can fix it, I may get it looked at
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:03 AM   #7
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Which water pump do you have? Ours was just a standard Shurflow 2.5gpm pump which is common in most RVs and doesn't provide much pressure. Combined with the whole house filter on these rigs the water pressure was really poor. I replaced the stock pump with a Shurflow 5.7gpm smart sensor pump. The difference is amazing and we can actually use the shower now while dry camping. I didn't find the pump to be as quiet as they advertise but it is better than the stock one. It has been in and working for 1.5 years now and so far so good.

There also should be a sediment filter right at the output of the pump. Check to see if maybe debris from initial construction may be clogging that and clean it.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:40 AM   #8
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Is the installation relatively easy? Based on the fact that my icemaker was disconnected and flooding the cabin, I can't wait to see the water pump. Hopefully it's a clog or simple pump replacement, but I expect to find McDonald straws and rubber bands used in it somehow. (Rubber bands appear to be what holds the A/C particle filter into the grate overhead) Any feedback on that filter would be appreciated, maybe the rubber is supposed to be there, but when I removed the grate I found 2 office rubber bands connected together holding the foam to the A/C so it wouldn't get sucked up into the ductwork.
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I read a post on here sometime in the past that said the Berkshire comes with the 5.7 pump and the pump has a screw on it that adjusts the pressure.

Perhaps you just need to do an adjustment?

found the thread:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...html#post25699
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:27 PM   #10
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Thanks, I have to now find the pump which shouldn't be too tough I don't think
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