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Old 10-02-2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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low water pressure

To all of your gurus of the Forest River, I once again sit at your feet with a problem. I am getting poor water pressure both when connected to city water and when on demand pump in our 2010 Rockwood Ultralite 2304. The trailer comes with a rather large in line water filter with a cardboard replaceable filter called WATER PUR Mod CCI-10-CLW. I have replaced outside hose and ran water without the pressure reducer with no improvement. I took the filter out of the system, purged the water in the filter and no change. I know some have taken this filter out completely, and am considering doing the same. Any advice or tips to bring our water pressure up. Currently we barely get enough water for a good shower.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:47 AM   #2
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Have you ever used well water?

Perhaps muddy well water from a low well clogged your input filter screens. There is one in the city water inlet and a large screen pre-filter on your water pump.

Removing your whole house water filter completely should have fixed your troubles. Since it did not you will also need to pull your aerators in the sinks and shower and see if they are blocked with scale.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:53 AM   #3
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thx herk,

The thing that troubles me is the low pressure does not disappear when I am on demand pump. So that obviates incoming water. The problem has to be internat, and when it shows up at all taps and toilet, it must be at a central location. BTW sure appreciate your almost immediate response.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:56 AM   #4
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are you using a regulator? i had one go bad and had no pressure. replaced it and was in business.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:56 AM   #5
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I have had both low pressure and no pressure issues and both were fixed by removing the OEM whole house water filter and cleaning the screens on the inlets (pump and city water) that were plugged with silt from a campground with a well.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:04 PM   #6
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are you using a regulator? i had one go bad and had no pressure. replaced it and was in business.
me too!
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:34 PM   #7
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I am running into a low pressure problem as well. I am new to RV's so I have nothing to compare to. When I run the pump the pressure is much more than city water. I am running a regulator on the city line as well.

Also, can you run the pump with the city hose hooked up outside on the panel and just boosting the pressure that way or do you have to switch the city/fresh water switch and use the pump to pull from fresh water only?

Thanks for the help,
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:39 PM   #8
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no the city water hook up by passes the pump . does no good to turn it on
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:55 PM   #9
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Ok cool, good to know.

Now how about hooking up the hose and turning the city/fresh valve to fresh and leaving the hose on the whole time and then turning on the pump? Can I overfill the fresh water tank?
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:03 AM   #10
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no there is a one way check valve to prevent that
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