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Old 10-28-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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Water Pressure -

Not sure if this has been posted or not (probably has - I just can't seem to find a right answer).

Is there an adjustment on the factory pump to increase either gpm or open a flow restrictor?

Really like to increase the pressure for both inside and outside shower. The current pump/setting has the pump pulsating at 1-1.5 sec intervals and never keeps a steady pressure.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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The problem may be flow retricters at the outlet. I removed ours in the inside shower and it is better but not like in your home.

I have also replaced the faucets on the bathroom vanity and kitchen sink with standard fixtures.

I have not tried to fix the outside shower as yet.

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Old 10-28-2008, 11:53 PM   #3
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I replaced my shower head with one from wal mart for $15 worked like a charm we have much more pressure than before even my teenage daughter with long hair can now shower in there where as with old shower head she couldnt because she couldnt get her hair rinsed out .
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:48 PM   #4
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The flow ristrictors on our showers were in the mixing valve. They were molded in so I had to drill them out. Much better flow now and pump runs the entire shower instead of cycling on and off. You can also adjust the pressure switch on the pump but be careful.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:15 PM   #5
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I noticed that my water pressure seemed to decrease as the summer went on... I first thought it was the campgrounds. It got down to a little more than a trickle. I thought of the water filter that is in my trailer (surveyor 23rks). I removed the filter and the water pressure was restored! My trailer was new this year, we stayed in it about 40 nights... I was surprised that it would clog up that quickly... Just my experiences...
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:55 PM   #6
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Interesting.

I'm going to do a little better investigating this weekend. After a long ride on the bikes it's nice to be able to rinse off outside - but that's all but impossible with the pressure. Even inside it's not enough to get the job done.

Thanks for the input folks.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:34 PM   #7
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According to the dealership - I have to get a better pump @ 100.00 bucks.

Don't mind that part so much as why there's no adjustment on the current set-up. I just need to pump to stay at a steady pressure instead of pulsating. It's at the point of not enough pressure between pulses. If it would stay steady it would be plenty - for inside anyway. Outside on the other hand needs alot more help.

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Old 10-31-2008, 09:53 PM   #8
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Bulldog66,

Have you tried taking the cartridge out of the filter housing and running without a cartridge?

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Old 11-01-2008, 09:27 AM   #9
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If the pulsating is your problem you can either install a variable speed pump or an accumulator tank. I haven't researched the pros and cons of each so I can't comment on which would be better. I know that the accumulator tank keeps the pump from running during the night caused by those middle of the night bathroom visits.
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Hello. We also had a decrease in water pressure and it turned out to be the filter. We removed during the trip and replaced later when we got home. It worked fine without the filter.
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