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Old 05-17-2015, 01:25 AM   #1
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Low city water pressure

I'm connected to city water but the pressure is for some reason very low. Is it OK to turn on water pump or the pump only works with portable water? I know I can fill up the portable and use the pump safely if that's the only option.
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Pump only works for on board tank and should not be turned on when connected to city water.

Is low pressure from the source or do you have something blocking the flow?
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:35 AM   #3
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Check your filter or you may have a kinked hose
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Pump only works for on board tank and should not be turned on when connected to city water...
Why is that?
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:26 PM   #5
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The small regulators can get plugged. Try unhooking it and see if the pressure comes up. You can check with neighbors and see if theirs is low. I had a pinched line under the slide out on a Sierra few years ago and fought this issue for couple years before I found the problem. The new campers use high pressure plumbing and can run much higher water pressure than old ones. A service man told me once the regulator is to protect the hose from bursting. In the same token they are making much better hoses for campers also. Bought a blue RV hose last year and it is tough reinforced. I usually don't run regulator unless pressure is just too high causing splashing problems in the toilet or sinks. Makes the wife angry.
Yes you can run the pump and city water together. Did it while showering with the pinched hose. Just have to fill the holding tank regularly. Whole house filters can get restrictive and need changing also.
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Why is that?
As stated in the RV users manual in several places. Not sure of the reason, but it may be because of the check valve.
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I have found in my 2013 solera that the pressure for the shower/sink is much better using the on board pump vs hook up pressure. But with only 35 gal , showers must be quick


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Old 05-17-2015, 06:06 PM   #8
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There is no kink in the hose. Even after I removed the pressure regulator the flow is still low. With pump on the water from portable is fine. I checked the flow at tap, it seems fine. So it appears to be a clog somewhere. I never used an additional filter. I don't know where the onboard filter is. I found one under the bathroom vanity (see attached photo), but it seems to have just an empty canister. I don't know where the clog is.
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There is no kink in the hose. Even after I removed the pressure regulator the flow is still low. With pump on the water from portable is fine. I checked the flow at tap, it seems fine. So it appears to be a clog somewhere. I never used an additional filter. I don't know where the onboard filter is. I found one under the bathroom vanity (see attached photo), but it seems to have just an empty canister. I don't know where the clog is.
That's your onboard filter it is a whole house filter and takes a standard 10 inch flow thru filter from Lowes, Home Depot, etc.. It sure isn't installed in a very accessible location.
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City Water pressure low

Most city water hook ups have a fine screen strainer right where your supply hose ties in. Remove supply hose and look inside female connection if a screen is present remove it and clean then reinstall. It's a simple fix that is often overlooked.
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