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Old 03-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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Low Water Pressure

Folks,

Maybe you all can help me out.

I have noticed that when I hookup to fresh water at a RV Park and run the water in the coach that the pressure at the faucets is lower than when I turn on my pump. Is this normal?

I have tried two different regulators on the external hose line and get the same result.

When taking a shower we typically turn on the pump to get better pressure in the shower.

I would have thought that with the pump off when hooked up I would have the same or better water pressure from the city water line hookup.

Any advise would be appreciated.
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Folks,

Maybe you all can help me out.

I have noticed that when I hookup to fresh water at a RV Park and run the water in the coach that the pressure at the faucets is lower than when I turn on my pump. Is this normal?

I have tried two different regulators on the external hose line and get the same result.

When taking a shower we typically turn on the pump to get better pressure in the shower.

I would have thought that with the pump off when hooked up I would have the same or better water pressure from the city water line hookup.

Any advise would be appreciated.
There is a thread in the RV system forum as we speak that address this problem. I just ordered a Watts 263a water regulator.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
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Most of the small inline regulators are set at 40 to 50 psi. If your pump is a high capacity pump, it will put out more pressure.
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Are you using an inline pressure regulator on your supply hose? We had one and I also noticed anywhere we hooked up the park pressure was low. I removed it and it helped greatly. I can't say we have ever been at a CG where I thought the pressure was too high. I guess one of these days we will buy one of the better quality regulators just to be safe though.

I also have used the pump in parks where the actual supply was low. Keep in mind that it will pull from your tank though. One CG we filled the fresh water tank at night to have enough for showers in the morning.

EDIT: Sorry about the redundant info. Two responses popped while I was typing. You can't say that answers come slowly here.
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I bought a inline regulator from camping world. I'm off to home depot today to get one that will provide more pressure. Thanks
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I'm sure that this will sound heretical to some. I removed the round "water saver" washer in my shower head. Pressure is much better now, but I guess I use more water without the "saver".
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Hootie-Owl.......When you buy the new regulator, get one that is adjustable and has a gauge. Mount the new unit in your utility bay and use a quick connect coupling on the end so you can easily attach a hose. Once installed, turn the water on and open a spigot so you can adjust the pressure. You can't adjust the pressure unless the water is flowing. Adjust the water pressure to 60-65 psi. This will give you as much or more pressure than your pump.

***The pressure gauge will also let you know if you have pressure issues, in the future, at a park with low water pressure, by just looking at the gauge.
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I got mine del today. It's a 263a from rvwaterfilterstore. com


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Great advise. Thanks.

Now I just need to track one down..
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Great advise. Thanks.

Now I just need to track one down..
See my post #8 above. Ordered it Thursday and got it Monday.
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I'm sure that this will sound heretical to some. I removed the round "water saver" washer in my shower head. Pressure is much better now, but I guess I use more water without the "saver".
Get an Oxygenics showerhead!! Best thing I ever bought for my moho. Feels like old timey water pressure.
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I'm sure that this will sound heretical to some. I removed the round "water saver" washer in my shower head. Pressure is much better now, but I guess I use more water without the "saver".
I almost forgot about that. We removed the one in our shower too. It did help a lot. We had to replace the shut off on the shower handle also since it leaked. The hardware sore had one for about $8.
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I'd been having pressure problems this trip and decided on a full investigation. I found a mfg installed 50psi regulator. I took it apart and looked ok except the sand screen was a bit plugged.

Cleaned the screen and not much better. Removed the regulator and flow was much better. Neighbors reported pressure flucuates here 20-80 psi.

So I ordered. Watts 55G. It has an 8 gal @ min flow rate (I think, high anyway) adjustable psi regulator and a gauge. Now I'm ready for anything and know what pressure the park is putting out. Shoulda done this long ago.
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Get an Oxygenics showerhead!! Best thing I ever bought for my moho. Feels like old timey water pressure.
I'll second that.
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