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Old 05-12-2015, 12:42 PM   #1
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We have a 2015 Flagstaff 28rk 5th wheel purchased last May (2014). does anyone know if Forest River installs a water pressure regulator in the coach somewhere? I have tried numerous ways to increase water pressure inside nothing seems to work so I am suspecting there may be a regulator installed or I have a blockage somewhere.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:50 PM   #2
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Is it low pressure at all tapes or just shower pressure? I am not aware of a regulator someone else may know, but if you have not already tried this, remove your water filter to see if that increases the pressure.
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:42 PM   #3
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All taps, I also tried removing the filter.
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Old 05-12-2015, 02:04 PM   #4
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Have you cleaned the tap screens?

Do you also have a mesh screen @ the water pump?

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Old 05-12-2015, 06:56 PM   #5
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Tap screens yes, at the pump, hmmm, good idea, I'll take a look, but another problem is that we have low pressure on domestic hook up also.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:19 PM   #7
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Oh! Yes checked that also. The screen anyway.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:36 PM   #8
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I too had water pressure problems. I have a device called "Water Bandit". Made by Camco, available on Amazon. I hooked that to the FW intake to the pump, (works like a condom), screwed my winterizing plug into it, turned my air compressor down to 50 pounds, opened my low point drains, and blew whatever was restricting my pressure away. Must have had some trash lodged there somewhere that is now out of my way. That would work on the city FW side too I believe. Necessity is the "mother" of "RV engineering"! You might try it.
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Sounds like you have done your homework. I would look at the pump next. You may be able to replace just the pump end or upgrade to a high flow unit. Happy Trails !!!
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Sounds like you have done your homework. I would look at the pump next. You may be able to replace just the pump end or upgrade to a high flow unit. Happy Trails !!!
OP stated shore water hook up delivers the same low pressure.
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Sounds like you have done your homework. I would look at the pump next. You may be able to replace just the pump end or upgrade to a high flow unit. Happy Trails !!!
Won't be the pump since the OP states pressure is the same regardless if using fresh water tank or hooked up to city water...my guess is there is an obstruction of some sort in the main line before it reaches any outlets. The poster who suggested compressed air may have the right idea, but you don't need to have a water bandit to accomplish that. You could just use the adaptor that fits onto the city water connection and on to your air compressor...same one used to blow out the lines when winterizing. Just do as that poster suggests and dial the pressure down to about 50 psi.
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Forgot to ask in previous reply....you mentioned you purchased your unit in May of 2014, did you have this issue last year or is this something new this year?
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:39 AM   #13
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Thanks to all for the suggestions, at this point I believe that it may be an obstruction. I'll try the compressed air ideas. The problem has been there since I bought it but I have a crummy dealer, they said it was normal and then when I said I would like to have it checked they replied it would be 3 months before they could get it in. I believe in the Forums.
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Yes on the Forum,Name the Dealer also! Youroo!!
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