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Old 06-22-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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I have a GT 351DS. I know the water pump needs to be on while driving in order to have running water for toilet and sink. But once connected to city water when parked, do I still need to have it on? I noticed faucets still work but pressure seems low with out the pump on. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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I don't use the water pump once I'm hooked to local city water. Not sure why water pressure would be lower, mines usually the opposite.....
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:28 PM   #3
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I have a GT 351DS. I know the water pump needs to be on while driving in order to have running water for toilet and sink. But once connected to city water when parked, do I still need to have it on? I noticed faucets still work but pressure seems low with out the pump on. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks.
No, once you are hooked to city water (make SURE you use a pressure regulator!) you are good to go!
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Ok. Must just be low pressure at the site. It just dawn on me the water pump is probably use to pump water from the fresh tank as I notice my fresh water level decrease since I've had it on.
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Ok. Must just be low pressure at the site. It just dawn on me the water pump is probably use to pump water from the fresh tank as I notice my fresh water level decrease since I've had it on.
Correct, the pump pulls from the tank and has nothing to do with city hook up.

As for the low pressure, do you run a water filter if so what type?
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:51 PM   #6
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And do you have a water pressure regulator on your hose at the outside faucet? It will cut your pressure down to protect you from bursted lines from too high pressure.
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Good chance your filter needs to be replaced.

Question - if the pump is on at the same time I'm connected to city water, where does water come from when I open a faucet? The tank or city?
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Yes I use a water pressure regulator as well as an inline water filter on the hose (those blue plastic tube thing). Come to think of it, the filter is old from last season. That was probably the cause. I'll change it out. Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:11 AM   #9
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Krazymaze... I'm guessing it draws from the fresh water tank. As that is what happen to me this weekend. I could here the pump go on each time I used water. Plus my fresh water level went down by the time I noticed the situation.
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Also check the screen in the pressure regulator. It can clog up and restrict flow.
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