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Old 04-12-2014, 03:35 AM   #1
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Water Pressure

While camping with full hookup (no water in fresh tank ) my son in law said you will get more water pressure (flow volume in shower) if you run the internal water pump in addition to the park water hookup ???????

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Most parks I have been to have too much water pressure for my old pipes. I have to run an external water pressure valve. Maybe you have one on your rig that your not aware of and can up the pressure for the park water?
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If you run rhe pump with no water in the tank it will burn up the pump.


If you dont have enough pressure change your pressure regulator to the valtera brand with the orange ring. While the same psi as other regulators, it has better flow (gallons per min).
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Rideandslide,

If you really need your water pump on while hooked up to park water supply then somethings wrong. I'd check the screen on the water inlet to the coach for one thing. Is it all the faucets affected or just the shower for instance? They all have little screens at the faucet heads. In a word, no- you should not be using the water pump while connected to park's water.
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If the park's pressure is actually low, then yes, you can supplement pressure with the water pump and fresh water tank supply. The pump will only come on once pressure is below a certain amount. So if pressure is good, it won't come on.
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I would double check how it is plumbed. In my Riggs the pump was not in line with the city water input. If your is the same it should not help with water pressure at all and you would be running that pump dry, which is never a good idea.
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All water pumps and city water systems are tied together; how else would they supply the same faucets? Inline is not an issue as you are not using the pump to suck in city water, but rather using fresh water to boost the pressure in the system.
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If the park's pressure is actually low, then yes, you can supplement pressure with the water pump and fresh water tank supply. The pump will only come on once pressure is below a certain amount. So if pressure is good, it won't come on.
EXACTLY! We used the Shurflo 5.7 for this purpose as it is not a high pressure but also high volume pump. But the 5.7 pumps kept failing us and we eventually went with another brand that has slightly lower volume but a lot less pressure. I was disappointed later to find it has a much lower pressure output. I doubt it would help much due to the lower psi output. SO, whether or not it will work for you depends on your water pump kick-on point, how much pressure ot puts out, and how low the park pressure is.
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Those who say it will increase the water pressure should read the OP again.

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While camping with full hookup (no water in fresh tank )
Rarely would the city water enter the system before the pump so running the pump would just waste electricity
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Those who say it will increase the water pressure should read the OP again.

Rarely would the city water enter the system before the pump so running the pump would just waste electricity
Yes, it would require water to be in the tank.
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Those who say it will increase the water pressure should read the OP again.



Rarely would the city water enter the system before the pump so running the pump would just waste electricity

I agree!
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If there is a water pressure regulator, especially one of the cheap ones, it may be the problem.
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We could get into some son-in-law jokes, but he is simply wrong.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:42 PM   #14
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I use the water pressure regulator attachment between the TT and water supply hose. I think it limits the pressure to 40 psi. Do i need to use this ??
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