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Old 01-09-2005, 07:10 PM   #1
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Is the water pressure at the sinks and shower bad on all models or am I doing something wrong?
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Is the water pressure at the sinks and shower bad on all models or am I doing something wrong?
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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Don't know-what kind of problem are you having?My trailer has a pressure reducer on the intake so if I add a reducer outside I get low pressure.Are you doing this?
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Before you condemn your pressure regulator, try pulling the screen/aerator at the outlet of the kitchen faucet and turning it on. It's not uncommon for these to get plugged with shards of the plastic piping, etc., especially on a new RV. An older RV may have an accumulation of rust, dirt or other debris that's built up over the years. There's every possibility you may just need to clean the faucet aerators and the shower head.

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Old 01-10-2005, 06:04 PM   #5
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We have a 2004 Palomino 30ft 5th wheel. I have a pressure reducer where I hookup to the water supply, but when I disconnect, I get pressure like removed a charged line. Sounds like letting air out of a tire. Could my trailer have a build in pressure reducer? I have checked the screen/aerator on each faucet and the shower head. I found some small pieces of plastic, but removing them didn't help. Our water pressure is awful. I have a build in water filter for the system, could this be stopped up?

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Old 01-10-2005, 09:34 PM   #6
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Ours is poor as well....did all of the above and still very low.....have heard it's because of the plastic pipe capacity....
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:33 PM   #7
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Hi Folks,

Had the same problem with my trailer. Finally figured out that the brass "RV" regulator was slowing water down. Purchased a home regulator at Lowe's(Home Depot is cheaper but we didn't have one then). It has a 3/4" inlet and outlet, increased the flow into the trailer. Much Much better. Good luck
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What type/brand of regulator did you buy at Lowe's? And what fittings did you have to use for connection? Thanks
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:48 AM   #9
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http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/Pr...Regulators.htm
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Old 01-12-2005, 05:46 PM   #10
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I can't remember the name(I am doing the "W" thang tonite or I would go look), but I had to buy a pipe to hose connection(female) and a pipe to hose connection(male). Took about about 10 minutes to put it together.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RichR:
Don't know-what kind of problem are you having?My trailer has a pressure reducer on the intake so if I add a reducer outside I get low pressure.Are you doing this?
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I need to check my trailer manuals and see if it has a build in pressure regulator.
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Old 01-15-2005, 03:42 PM   #12
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Don't confuse your water inlet check valve with what you may think is a built in pressure regulator. The check valve is normally located as an integral part of the female inlet hose connection. The check valve is necessary to prevent reverse flow when the water pump is turned on.
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You might also check the screen inside the hose connection on the outside of your 5er. This can become plugged with minerals. Take it out and blow it out from the inside.

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Old 01-16-2005, 06:27 PM   #14
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Some built in water filters are low micron size and or dual media. Have seen primary get just a little dirty and had next to no pressure. Cleaned the primary and pressure came back up.

Good filters can cause low pressure (as they should), clean and or replace may be the cure.
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