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Old 04-20-2008, 07:44 PM   #1
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I have a 2005 Cardinal. The water flow is so restrictived that the shower will not stay on. The parks are not high volume water parks but we camp with 4 other couples and everyone has enough water to take a shower but us. Is this a Cardinal problem or just a problem with our camper. We had a Terry before this camper and went to the same parks and had enough water volume/pressure to shower.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:19 PM   #2
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There a few variables to chack, check water flow from supply, check hose for kinks, check water ragulator for debris, make sure all valves are open, check shower head for debris.
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:21 PM   #3
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Remove the water saver from the shower head. My flagstaff was the same way and we now enjoy nice showers.


Pressure was good but that restriction made it a slow dribble.


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I have a 2005 Cardinal. The water flow is so restrictived that the shower will not stay on. The parks are not high volume water parks but we camp with 4 other couples and everyone has enough water to take a shower but us. Is this a Cardinal problem or just a problem with our camper. We had a Terry before this camper and went to the same parks and had enough water volume/pressure to shower.
You say its a 2005, but I take it you just got it. I also take it the water pressure is low throughout the trailer - kitchen taps, etc, and not just the shower. If so, I'm wondering if perhaps the original owner installed a water filter cartridge that is restricting the flow badly. You might remove the filter and see if it makes a difference.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:14 AM   #5
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If you have a regulator on your garden hose, remove it and
try that.
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You might also check your water filter. I have a Cardinal 5th wheel and it came with a built in (cartridge) water filter in the basement.
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You might also check your water filter. I have a Cardinal 5th wheel and it came with a built in (cartridge) water filter in the basement.
I dont have the same model, but had the same problem, my water filter was clogged, I ended up taking out and used w/o the filter
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Remove the water saver from the shower head. My flagstaff was the same way and we now enjoy nice showers.


Pressure was good but that restriction made it a slow dribble.


Mike
ditto
AND... our water heater had a restrictor on the hot side outlet
and then i removed all of em from every faucet
dont forget the pressure regulator , the cheap one pice brass ones will clogg up and not flow, or if the input side is to high they will practically shut down.
the built in water filter will get you to
get a good watts regulator or similiar
they still are a bit low on flow volume but much better than the standard option
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We have had it for about a year. Have been so busy with other things that we haven''t had time to do a really good check to find the problem. Last year it was just slow. We took it to a blue grass festival last weekend and had almost no water. I think the filter is probably the problem. Thanks for the help. It is parked at another blue grass park now. That festival is in two weeks. Whe I get back to the trailer, I will try the things listed here until I find the problem.
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I'd check the water filter first BC. It's the easiest to troubleshoot... simply unscrew the cannister, remove the filter and reinstall the cannister. If water pressure improves, it is the culpret. Have fun at the festival!
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ditto
AND... our water heater had a restrictor on the hot side outlet
I'm not trying to hi-jack this thread but I'm in another trailer forum
and we have someone who has low flow from their water heater.
They say if they turn on the bypass the hot faucets get plenty
of water but with the water heater bypass shut, they get low flow.

Where should they look for this "restrictor" if they have one??
Was it some sort of washer stuck in a fitting or was it a special
fitting in itself?

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I'm not trying to hi-jack this thread but I'm in another trailer forum
and we have someone who has low flow from their water heater.
They say if they turn on the bypass the hot faucets get plenty
of water but with the water heater bypass shut, they get low flow.

Where should they look for this "restrictor" if they have one??
Was it some sort of washer stuck in a fitting or was it a special
fitting in itself?

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on mine the upper outlet had the restrictor in it
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