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Old 03-23-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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Apex 189fbs No water pressure w/o city water hook up

We just bought this Apex 189 fbs and are camping our way home. Unfortunately we don't have water pressure unless hooked up to city water. Is there a pump switch or valve I have to do something with? Any suggestions on troubleshooting? Love it so far, seems perfect for a retired couple moving up from tent camping for 40 years. Any tips about the camper to help a newbie. It's a 2014 50th Anniversary Apex 189 fbs.
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:54 PM   #2
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Do you have hot water or is it kind of warm?
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:55 PM   #3
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Water is nice and hot. Heats up fast
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:58 PM   #4
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You need to put water into your fresh water tank first, then put water pump on with switch.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:05 PM   #5
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We put water in the tank but I haven't seen a switch for a water pump anywhere?
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:19 PM   #6
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Since I don't know your trailer I can not tell you where it is, but usually there is a control panel with the rocker switch for water pump...see picture
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:30 PM   #7
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The slide and awning controls are in one location and the tank level controls are at another. When I looked at them close, sure enough there was a switch for water pump. Flipped it, the light comes on and I hear the pump kick in. Think we're good to go. Thank you. We didn't get an owners manual. Hopefully it comes in the mail with the other paperwork.
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Coachmen has an app you can download with manuals, you might look for it.
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Didn't they show you these things during pdi?
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The slide and awning controls are in one location and the tank level controls are at another. When I looked at them close, sure enough there was a switch for water pump. Flipped it, the light comes on and I hear the pump kick in. Think we're good to go. Thank you. We didn't get an owners manual. Hopefully it comes in the mail with the other paperwork.
Welcome! My wife and I bought our Apex 189FBS in 2013..If I can be of any help, let me know! We love ours after tent camping for 25 years!
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Don't forget the pressure regulator when on city water!
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Don't forget the pressure regulator when on city water!
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