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Old 07-09-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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SportsCoach 385DS low water pressure...

So I have had this issue since new... low water pressure throughout the coach. This is either through the pump or city water inlet.

Even if I am showing 60 psi on my pressure regulator, the shower barely sprays. This is also causing issue (I believe) with the Girard on demand hot water. Since there is not adequate pressure flowing through the hot water heater, the heater does not produce adequate hot water.

I don't know where to begin to look.. I am still under warranty, and I have an appointment schedule for Aug 3rd, problem is the dealer (not the dealer I purchased from, but the only dealer around me) is 5 hours away.

If I can fix this with perhaps a valve that is in the wrong position or a kinked hose... it would eliminate the need to for the 5 hr trip!

Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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Does your MH have a water filter? If it's clogged it would cause low pressure whether on city water or running the pump.

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Sounds like screens are plugged with debris.

Pull all screens on taps and clean.

How old is water filter? Micron rating?


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sorry.. should have included that information.

I pulled the water filter out of the housing thinking that may be the culprit.... no joy.

I pulled the shower apart thinking there may be a water reducer in the hose or something... again... no joy.

Other thoughts?
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sorry.. should have included that information.

I pulled the water filter out of the housing thinking that may be the culprit.... no joy.

I pulled the shower apart thinking there may be a water reducer in the hose or something... again... no joy.

Other thoughts?
Inlet fw check valve stuck half closed?
Water pump mesh screen plugged?
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:25 PM   #6
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Inlet fw check valve stuck half closed?
Water pump mesh screen plugged?
Where are these? The pump is hard to get to... I think I have to pull the panel that all of the plumbing terminates. Hopefully there is sufficient slact to allow the panel to come out a bit to get to the water pump... or at least check for kinks in supply hoses.

Keep the suggestions coming!
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Where are these? The pump is hard to get to... I think I have to pull the panel that all of the plumbing terminates. Hopefully there is sufficient slact to allow the panel to come out a bit to get to the water pump... or at least check for kinks in supply hoses.

Keep the suggestions coming!
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Inlet check valve is right where you connect your city water hose.

Have u tried water pressure without regulator?
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #8
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Look for this by water pump.



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Old 07-09-2013, 01:23 PM   #9
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Yes.. I have removed the pressure reg to see if that was causing issue.

I'll look for that check valve tonight. (It looks like I have to pull the panel where all the plumbing terminates... hopefully there is slack in the plumbing supply lines.)

Would that check valve cause issue with both the city water and the pump water pressure?

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low kitchen water pressure

I have the same problems and has been that way since purchase. my list is pretty long for warranty work awnd they haven't touched it yet.
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