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Old 12-23-2015, 01:36 PM   #1
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Bad City Water Pressure Sunseeker

I am hooked up to city water and the pressure is horrible. BTW I have a Sunseeker 3170. I have removed the cylinder water filter and pressure is still hardly anything. Seems fine from spigot when hose is off. I don't know where the intake valve is or I would try that. Any help appreciated and happy holidays!
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Old 12-23-2015, 01:48 PM   #2
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Have you checked the water pressure with your demand pump only? If the pressure and flow is good, that eliminates closed valves downstream of the pump.
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Old 12-23-2015, 01:50 PM   #3
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Have you checked pressure just at the spigot, or at the hose right before you attach to your city water connection?

I'd use that point to determine if the problem is internal to the rig, or external in the hose, filter or water pressure regulator. If all that's hooked up and fine, then next I'd determine if the pressure issue's on all taps (including shower and toilet) or just with a few of them.

If on all, then you'd be looking at either debris at the city connection itself, or possibly a failure in the water pump, allowing water to backfill the FW tank, and therefore lack of pressure until the tank fills. I'm not familiar with your unit, so I'm not sure where you need to look to check for these.

If you think it might be the pump, it could possibly just be debris in the check valve. Running the pump *might* clear that debris, allowing the check valve to close, and no more loss of pressure.

One thing you could try though if you're stuck is running from the FW tank itself. I've done that once in my TT at a park that had low pressure from the spigot. Just filled the tank and then used the water pump to keep the pressure up. Refilled the tank as needed.
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:24 PM   #4
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Demand pump?

What do you mean by demand pump. The only pump I know of is the pump to be used with non-city water. Is that what you mean? Can that pump affect city water?
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:41 PM   #5
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you may also unscrew the inside foucet aireator screen for debris... I clean mine every three or four months.
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:00 PM   #6
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I am hooked up to city water and the pressure is horrible. BTW I have a Sunseeker 3170. I have removed the cylinder water filter and pressure is still hardly anything. Seems fine from spigot when hose is off. I don't know where the intake valve is or I would try that. Any help appreciated and happy holidays!
This is just a WAG,Have you checked your Hose at the output end before you Hook up to City Water Inlet at Camper? I have seen Water supply Hoses that would (Balloon Inside) between the Plies and Slowly shut off the water! Youroo!!
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:27 PM   #8
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rossmdear,
Give us a little more information to work with.
Is the flow poor at ALL faucets and toilet or just one?
Do you have anything in-line between the city water spigot and your rig? (ie,pressure regulator/external filter)
Do you have a screw on, in-line type pressure gauge that you can measure actual water pressure?
Did yo unhook the city water supply and try with the on-board pump?
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:58 PM   #9
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What do you mean by demand pump. The only pump I know of is the pump to be used with non-city water. Is that what you mean? Can that pump affect city water?
Yes.
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:22 PM   #10
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Water pressure

Screen at Rv inlet just inside the hookup you can touch with your finger just clean or take it out you have the same screen at your kitchen faucet
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