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Old 10-28-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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Water Pressure -

Not sure if this has been posted or not (probably has - I just can't seem to find a right answer).

Is there an adjustment on the factory pump to increase either gpm or open a flow restrictor?

Really like to increase the pressure for both inside and outside shower. The current pump/setting has the pump pulsating at 1-1.5 sec intervals and never keeps a steady pressure.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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The problem may be flow retricters at the outlet. I removed ours in the inside shower and it is better but not like in your home.

I have also replaced the faucets on the bathroom vanity and kitchen sink with standard fixtures.

I have not tried to fix the outside shower as yet.

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Old 10-28-2008, 10:53 PM   #3
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I replaced my shower head with one from wal mart for $15 worked like a charm we have much more pressure than before even my teenage daughter with long hair can now shower in there where as with old shower head she couldnt because she couldnt get her hair rinsed out .
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:48 PM   #4
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The flow ristrictors on our showers were in the mixing valve. They were molded in so I had to drill them out. Much better flow now and pump runs the entire shower instead of cycling on and off. You can also adjust the pressure switch on the pump but be careful.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:15 PM   #5
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I noticed that my water pressure seemed to decrease as the summer went on... I first thought it was the campgrounds. It got down to a little more than a trickle. I thought of the water filter that is in my trailer (surveyor 23rks). I removed the filter and the water pressure was restored! My trailer was new this year, we stayed in it about 40 nights... I was surprised that it would clog up that quickly... Just my experiences...
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:55 PM   #6
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Interesting.

I'm going to do a little better investigating this weekend. After a long ride on the bikes it's nice to be able to rinse off outside - but that's all but impossible with the pressure. Even inside it's not enough to get the job done.

Thanks for the input folks.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:34 PM   #7
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According to the dealership - I have to get a better pump @ 100.00 bucks.

Don't mind that part so much as why there's no adjustment on the current set-up. I just need to pump to stay at a steady pressure instead of pulsating. It's at the point of not enough pressure between pulses. If it would stay steady it would be plenty - for inside anyway. Outside on the other hand needs alot more help.

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Old 10-31-2008, 08:53 PM   #8
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Bulldog66,

Have you tried taking the cartridge out of the filter housing and running without a cartridge?

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Old 11-01-2008, 08:27 AM   #9
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If the pulsating is your problem you can either install a variable speed pump or an accumulator tank. I haven't researched the pros and cons of each so I can't comment on which would be better. I know that the accumulator tank keeps the pump from running during the night caused by those middle of the night bathroom visits.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:23 PM   #10
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Hello. We also had a decrease in water pressure and it turned out to be the filter. We removed during the trip and replaced later when we got home. It worked fine without the filter.
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You can buy filters that have different micron ratings:

Pneumatics 101

MICRON

A measurement equal to 0.000039 inches.

In reference to filtration, the average size of the openings between pieces of the filter media are represented in microns. For example, a 40-micron filter has larger openings than a 5-micron filter. Consequently, the 40-micron filter element will let larger particles pass through the filter than the 5-micron element.

As a general rule, the smaller micron rating for a filter is better, but as with most everything, there is a trade-off. Flow capability usually drops off as the micron rating gets smaller. To overcome this, low micron-rating filters must have larger elements to keep from sacrificing precious flow.

Another factor to consider is the fact that a filter with smaller openings, such as a coalescing type, will clog quicker than a general purpose filter. Replacing filter elements can become expensive if it is happening too often. A good solution to this problem is to use a pre-filter. Always install a general purpose filter (in the 40- to 50-micron range) upstream of a coalescing filter (5-micron range or less). The general purpose filter will capture the majority of the particles before they reach the coalescing filter, thus saving the coalescing filter element from clogging too soon. Even though this requires two filters and seems expensive initially, this could mean huge savings on coalescing filter elements in the long term.
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I too have heard the factory filter is a 1 micron filter, someone suggested a 5 micron filter really helps.
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This week on my 2nd trip w/ the trailer the pump was pulsing a lot & not a great stream from the taps. I checked some threads on here this morning then went out to the trailer. I removed the filter (OEM WaterPur used previously for 5 days or 1 tank of water) & turned on the pump. The pump worked fine & there was decent flow from the taps.

I had purchased a couple of filters (5 micron) a while back, so I installed 1 of them. Again the pump ran fine & the flow was OK.

I'll try to keep track of how long the filter is in use before the pump starts to pulse (here's hoping it doesn't).
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I too have heard the factory filter is a 1 micron filter, someone suggested a 5 micron filter really helps.
I checked the WaterPur website & the documentation that came w/ the filter & no mention of a filtered particle size.
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Today I checked the flow from the showerhead since the filter change. Much better & water was flowing from all the openings. This is a vast change from when the WaterPur filter was installed. Water appeared to be only coming from half the openings.

I wish I had thought of changing the filter during the trip.

Is it possible a lot of low pressure complaints are filter related rather than pump problems?
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