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Old 08-06-2017, 10:30 AM   #1
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water pump on or off when hooked to city water

It seems that no matter where we camp the water pressure is not that great. does the water still go through the water pump when connected to city water? if so then should I have the pump on (like when I'm in the shower).
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:16 AM   #2
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When on city water it doesn't flow thru the pump. Check the screen where your hose hooks up to the city water inlet on your camper, it might be dirty/clogged. Then check the airators/ screens at each faucet too.
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It seems that no matter where we camp the water pressure is not that great. does the water still go through the water pump when connected to city water? if so then should I have the pump on (like when I'm in the shower).
NO
Water pump is separate from city water and will not help with pressure.
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Thanks for the good advice. I'll check.
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If the park water pressure is actually low, we disconnect from the park supply and fill up our fresh tank. Then we turn on the pump and just use the fresh tank water supply.
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agree with nmwildcat. there is probably a valve that routes the incoming city water either directly to plumbing system (in which case it will reflect the city water pressure) or to the fresh water tank. if you route the water to the fresh water tank you will need to turn on the pump to get it out of the tank and into the plumbing system (in which case it will reflect the pressure from the pump).
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:19 PM   #7
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It seems that no matter where we camp the water pressure is not that great. does the water still go through the water pump when connected to city water? if so then should I have the pump on (like when I'm in the shower).
Do you have an incoming pressure regulator on your hose?
If so, is it adjustable?
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I have a prreg. Not adjustable.
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Somewhere in the literature I recall the statement that the water pump can be damaged if used when connected to city water. Don't have a plumbing schematic but won't test the statement.
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I have a prreg. Not adjustable.
Since you say it has happened at multiple campgrounds, I would go buy another regulator first.
It may be bad or clogged up.
They are a cheap fix before you dig to far into your rig.
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