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Old 02-16-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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Wheres the water pressure?!

New on here so this may be an old question but I have really good water pressure to inlet of trailer but all inside faucets are really slow and not much pressure. Other RV'ers have said its pretty slow. Took out my filter from my canister and it was a "little" better but still pretty slow. Have no clue how that hodge podge of by pass hoses work so MAYBE its that but are there several inline screens besides at the faucet ends? Really irritating when you want to fill a pot in the kitchen. Shower is so so. Bought a new super dooper shower head thats supposed to almost knock you down. Well on others its really good but mine is wide open to get a so so shower once again according to fellow RVers who have one. Need help or directions. Thanks folks. And its a 2008 34RLSA.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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They're are probably restrictors in every fitting to reduce chance of using up your water tank too quickly or filling your grey tank.
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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They're are probably restrictors in every fitting to reduce chance of using up your water tank too quickly or filling your grey tank.
Also you may have debris in the facet screens or stuck in the restrictors.

Debris include
Wood dust
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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What water pressure are you getting? Are you camping with hook-ups or dry camping?

I've only own one RV but the inside water pressure was an eye opener for me during my PDI. Had I been able to test the faucets before buying I would had been turned off.

Life is a little different in an RV. As time has gone on dealing with lower water pressure is not a big thing. Filling a pot or container just takes longer.

Did you replace your showerhead with an RV showerhead? From your comment it sounds you have a lot of water pressure in the shower.
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This is a long shot, but I'll post it. The City Water Inlet normally incorporates a check valve that prevents water from coming out that valve when you use the water pump. I have seen the center post on these break, and the City Water pressure pushes the valve in to effectively create a two way check valve.

Out of curiosity, is the pressure any better when you operate the system on the Water Pump?

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Old 02-16-2013, 03:19 PM   #6
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The water pressure regulator that I currently use cuts down the flow noticeably.
I am going to try something like this.

RV Water Regulator, Hi-Flow, SS by Valterra : Amazon.com : Automotive

When I hook up the city water hose w/o the reg. I get amazing flow.
The pump puts out more pressure and flow than the hose with the reg. installed.
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The water pressure regulator that I currently use cuts down the flow noticeably.
I am going to try something like this.

RV Water Regulator, Hi-Flow, SS by Valterra : Amazon.com : Automotive

When I hook up the city water hose w/o the reg. I get amazing flow.
The pump puts out more pressure and flow than the hose with the reg. installed.
I brought a smiliar one from Walmart when I first brought my TT. Later on I replaced it with one from CW that displays the water pressure. There are also some water regulators that you can adjust the water flow if need be.
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I bought my regulator from www.rvwaterfilterstore.com. I spent $100 on it, but I'm very happy with it!
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This is a long shot, but I'll post it. The City Water Inlet normally incorporates a check valve that prevents water from coming out that valve when you use the water pump. I have seen the center post on these break, and the City Water pressure pushes the valve in to effectively create a two way check valve.

Out of curiosity, is the pressure any better when you operate the system on the Water Pump?

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good catch if there on city water connection the check could be stuck !


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Check your filter----------------

Check your filter at the fresh water pump. It could have some trash in it.
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