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Old 07-30-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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I wanted to see if anyone has any experience with water pressure issues. I currently have a 2006 DSDP. I love the coach but have a problem with water pressure in the shower. I have a hand sprayer with an on/off switch. When you first turn it on, the pressure is great. A few seconds later, it dwindles to just a dribble. If you turn the sprayer off and wait a moment, the pressure returns again for a few moments.

The water pump is a 3gpm pump. I was thinking of changing it to a 5 gpm
but was wondering if anyone has ever tested the difference in pressure.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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I wanted to see if anyone has any experience with water pressure issues. I currently have a 2006 DSDP. I love the coach but have a problem with water pressure in the shower. I have a hand sprayer with an on/off switch. When you first turn it on, the pressure is great. A few seconds later, it dwindles to just a dribble. If you turn the sprayer off and wait a moment, the pressure returns again for a few moments.

The water pump is a 3gpm pump. I was thinking of changing it to a 5 gpm
but was wondering if anyone has ever tested the difference in pressure.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
How is the pressure when you are connected to an outside water line rather than using your pump?

We had the same problem as you when either on pump or on outside water. We have AN Atwood 10 gallon water heater. It had a mixing valve on the back of the water heater that mixed the hot water from the heater with cold water to keep water temperature reasonable. We removed that regulator and found that our water pressure Increased dramatically. YMMV
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:38 PM   #3
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I wanted to see if anyone has any experience with water pressure issues. I currently have a 2006 DSDP. I love the coach but have a problem with water pressure in the shower. I have a hand sprayer with an on/off switch. When you first turn it on, the pressure is great. A few seconds later, it dwindles to just a dribble. If you turn the sprayer off and wait a moment, the pressure returns again for a few moments.

The water pump is a 3gpm pump. I was thinking of changing it to a 5 gpm
but was wondering if anyone has ever tested the difference in pressure.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
If the water pressure is OK at all the other faucets then I would recommend you purchase a new shower head and hose. We really like our oxygenics shower head.
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I had an issue with my shower also... after mucho diagnostics, I replaced the shower head with high pressure shower head.

Made a world of difference.

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You might also try cleaning your water system first by putting (1) gal of generic white vinegar per 15 gal of tank capacity and fill your tank to maybe 3/4 full. Turn on each inside/outside faucet untill you smell vinegar. Fill wh also and let sit 4-6 hours. Drain tank and refill with fresh water, turning on all faucets/filling wh again. Will get rid of any lime/calcium deposits that might have built up in your plumbing. This should be done 1-2 times per year. Some people use CLR but I sure wouldn't want any residuals from that stuff in my stomach.
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I had a simular issue with my shower. It turned out to be the shower valves themself, not the shower head. Rebuilt the valves and no more problem.
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Hi JBrockey,
If all else fails, consider removing the whole coach water filter (in the utility bay). Reinstall the plastic outer canister. Is there a difference when not using the whole coach water filter?
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I wanted to see if anyone has any experience with water pressure issues. I currently have a 2006 DSDP. I love the coach but have a problem with water pressure in the shower. I have a hand sprayer with an on/off switch. When you first turn it on, the pressure is great. A few seconds later, it dwindles to just a dribble. If you turn the sprayer off and wait a moment, the pressure returns again for a few moments.

The water pump is a 3gpm pump. I was thinking of changing it to a 5 gpm
but was wondering if anyone has ever tested the difference in pressure.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I would start at the valves on the shower. Take the head off the shower and see if your water flow is normal. If it is, I would think you have crud in the shower head that is preventing full flow. I found a piece of unknown material in mine that made it intermittent. Good luck... Try the easy stuff first.....
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