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Old 05-29-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Water pump on when camping

New to TT we were out for memorial weekend and we had electric , sewer, and water hook ups

My question is that in the shower with city pressure going through the water regulator , can you run the pump to give more pressure inside at the shower ?

I did this and it seemed to have more pressure.
We had water in storage tank , so does the pump draw water from the tank and add it to the shower?

Is this ok to do , if so do I need to keep the storage water tank full
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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I never thought about this before, but what you are saying sounds very logical. I'm sure there will be others that will answer your question. I would also like to know. Thanks for asking.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:55 AM   #3
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New to TT we were out for memorial weekend and we had electric , sewer, and water hook ups

My question is that in the shower with city pressure going through the water regulator , can you run the pump to give more pressure inside at the shower ?

I did this and it seemed to have more pressure.
We had water in storage tank , so does the pump draw water from the tank and add it to the shower?

Is this ok to do , if so do I need to keep the storage water tank full
Your pump should not run when hooked to city water if it does the pressure valve is bad.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:37 AM   #4
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I understand what the OP is trying to say....if I am under pressure from the city water i am able to turn the pump switch on and it will run. Question is does it suplement the city water pressure and is it safe to do this?

I guess it could if the city pressure was lower than the pump output and you had water in your tank theroreticly it sould be able to boost the pressure/volume. If it gave you extra pressure in the shower with the pump on I guess you have answered the question.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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if you want more shower pressure, get an Oxygenics handheld showerhead.
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if you want more shower pressure, get an Oxygenics handheld showerhead.
and/or an adjustable water pressure regulator.

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Is there a check valve on the city inlet to prevent your water pump feeding your water into the city system? Wouldn't be a good thing to pump all the water you brought from home out of your tank and into the CGs water supply

You might also want to check the little gauze filter inside the fitting where the hose attaches. Those things haven't got much flow area and soon get clogged.
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No filter inside , I opted to use a standing on out side
It is at the facet , same filter type for inside , but use it out side

Also I have the pre set type regulator , no adjustment
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Depends on how you TT is configured. I know on my old one the manufacturer said not to run the pump when on city water as it would damage the pump. On some trailers the pump is only on the water line from the fresh water tanks. More than likely you are sucking water from these tanks.

Like other posters have said do check for crud. I have found crud on screens on the regulator and if you have external filters these can lower water pressure too.

I just have a filter on the sinks or any tap I might drink water from. That keeps the water pressure up everywhere else.
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