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Old 07-20-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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38FL water pressure from the pump

Hi All,

We keep our 38FL at our lake property full time and only run off of the fresh water tank and pump. ( sure wish we had a gravity fill like all of our previous units ) We are experiencing lower than usual water pressure at all outlets. Is there a filter screen on the pump that I need to go digging for?

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Don
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:10 PM   #2
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You have two filters - the whole unit filter in the docking station (which you probably already know) and a particulate filter/strainer on the pump itself. It only filters large debris - pump is located behind the panel right behind the docking station. One the end of the pump there is a clear housing - twists off.

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On new units this will clog with plastic pieces from the tank.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:46 AM   #3
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Thanks Walter.
You always have good information. Looks like this upcoming weekend I will be working my way through the maze of wires, water lines and hydraulics. UGH! They couldn't place that water pump anywhere more accessible?

Thanks again,
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:20 PM   #4
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( sure wish we had a gravity fill like all of our previous units )
I bought a small 12 volt water pump from Harbor Freight and use 6 gal water jugs. Fills easy and fast..
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:56 AM   #5
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I have access to water to fill the tank, but I have to run about 200' of hose. Fortunately I don't need to refill too often. I just feel a higher end unit like the 38FL should have had a gravity fill like ALL of my other RV's.

I may try Walter's idea of using the antifreeze fill and sprayer. I draw from the antifreeze in a 5 gallon bucket for the use of the toilet during winter months.

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Old 07-26-2014, 07:01 PM   #6
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Well, I took the filter screen at the pump apart and it was totally clean. Pulled the screen off of the kitchen faucet and it was almost as clean as the pump screen. Looks like the pump is sub par and I'll be looking for a replacement unit. Fortunately we have access to a bath house so we don't need to shower in the RV.

Thanks for the input,
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