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Old 05-27-2018, 10:12 AM   #1
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Sudden Water Pump Issues

I have a 2017 Chaparral 392 MBL. My water pump was working flawlessly until the FIL decided to help and filled my unit with water while I was away.

Now, when I turn on any tap, the water slows to barely a trickle for 40-50 seconds before the pump kicks in and starts to pressurize everything again. It also seems like it looses pressure between cycles. Any ideas????

Also, how do I access the pump, itís behind that big white control panel in the ďbasementĒ of the trailer.

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Old 05-27-2018, 05:27 PM   #2
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Anyone??
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:03 PM   #3
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have you tried another faucet or the shower to see how it runs? Take the screen off the faucet and see if it is clogged.
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have you tried another faucet or the shower to see how it runs? Take the screen off the faucet and see if it is clogged.


No, itís every faucet, shower and toilet. Itís the entire trailer. Once the water trickles for a while the pump eventually kicks in and the pressure comes up to where it should be.....it just takes a VERY long time
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Have you check if you have an on-board water filter system that might be plugged? Filter might need to be changed.
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Have you check if you have an on-board water filter system that might be plugged? Filter might need to be changed.


Thats was o e of my thoughts as well but I canít figure how to remove that main panel with all the inlets, water filter and dump valves.
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Inside your large storage there must be a panel that you can remove to access behind the water service bay.
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Inside your large storage there must be a panel that you can remove to access behind the water service bay.


Yes, there is and I know the pump is behind it but my problem is I canít figure out how to remove the panel.

The pump behaves almost like there is air in the lines but it does not seem to purge. Three days ago it was completely fine, yesterday, after a fill, itís hooped
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OK, hope someone with similar unit can help you further.
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Probably a leak in the suction side of the pump or a check valve. Check the fittings at the pump. Do you have clear fittings so you can see the water?
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