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Old 02-18-2014, 12:41 AM   #11
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:33 PM   #12
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This is probably a lousy idea, at least I thought it was when I heard it, but I'm going to throw it out there.

I was talking to another camper once who said he always suffered low pressure in his 5th wheel. To fix it, he routed his city water connection into his fresh water and ran everything off the freshwater pump instead. Unfortunately that's as much as I got out of the conversation so I never did find out how he dealt with all the problems I see with that approach, such as the overflow tube, excess wear on the pump, etc...
On past RVs, we have on occasion been hooked up to city water that did not deliver a good shower pressure. And would turn on the water pump which would then add water and pressure from our fresh water holding tank delivering a good strong shower pressure.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:47 PM   #13
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On past RVs, we have on occasion been hooked up to city water that did not deliver a good shower pressure. And would turn on the water pump which would then add water and pressure from our fresh water holding tank delivering a good strong shower pressure.

I'm ok with running both. What I thought was a bad idea was re-routing his citywater connection into his freshwater tank.
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I'm ok with running both. What I thought was a bad idea was re-routing his citywater connection into his freshwater tank.
I agree with you!!
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I'm ok with running both. What I thought was a bad idea was re-routing his city water connection into his freshwater tank.
Maybe he just FILLED the FW tank from city water. If you have the anti-freeze connection, you can hook your city water hose to that, then open the valve to the pump and back fill your FW tank. You need to be careful and not over-pressurize your FW tank. Make sure you have adequate venting available. He can probably do this once a day. Then he just runs his normal pump from the FW tank. Only issue I really see is wear and tear on the pump.
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