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Old 09-03-2014, 10:14 AM   #1
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Most of the parks we stay in have moderate water pressure at best. Any tricks out there in getting better pressure - in particular, the shower? I realize it will never be like home.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:38 AM   #2
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Not sure anything can really be done if the flow of water coming into the RV lacks pressure/volume.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:38 AM   #3
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I replaced the stock showerhead with an oxygenics showerhead. I got it at Amazon. Really made a difference.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:40 AM   #4
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Most of the parks we stay in have moderate water pressure at best. Any tricks out there in getting better pressure - in particular, the shower? I realize it will never be like home.

Always have a pressure regulator on your hose from the campground water supply. Your water line will only take so much pressure as those line also are not 'like the ones at home'. To get better 'pressure' at the shower... try a different show head.....
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:51 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. Think I'll have to check out some different heads. I'd been told before by an RV rep to turn on the water pump even if the tank is empty to boost pressure.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:58 AM   #6
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Oxygenics shower head is wonderful. Feels like the one at home now!
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:00 AM   #7
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Oxygenics x3

One of the best things I ever did. Couple that with an adjustable pressure regulator set to 50 psi and it is almost like home. Of course, if the campground has low pressure, you can't get more PSI.

Another trick is to use your water pump and onboard water tank for a shower. On my unit, if the incoming pressure is lower than the onboard pump pressure setting, the pump will run and the shower will be better. Of course you need to monitor the fresh water tank to be sure there is enough water for a shower.

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I don't think it's a good idea to run the water pump if you're hooked to city water. At least that's what I've always been told.
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I'd been told before by an RV rep to turn on the water pump even if the tank is empty to boost pressure.

imo, leave the water pump off if you are using campground water. Start with better shower head.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:35 AM   #10
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Unhook your water hose and see how good the pressure is without being hooked to your RV or regulator, if the pressure seems good then maybe your inline filter system (if you have one) is clogged and needs the filter replacing. I have also seen a water pressure regulator malfunction and not let enough water pressure thru. As the others have said though if the parks pressure is low there isn't much you can do.
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