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Old 01-09-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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I am in a park in Tucson, AZ that has water pressure of 45-50 psi. I have great water pressure in my low point drains but nowhere else in the coach including the outdoor shower. The shower pressure is especially puzzeling because the low point drains tee off the supply lines for the outdoor shower.

I am looking for a solution so I have adequate pressure throughout the coach. I am not using pressure reducers and the pressure at the park faucet is as stated above. I have contacted Fleetwood and they tell me there are no restrictors/reducers built into the plumbing. What a mystery!

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I am in a park in Tucson, AZ that has water pressure of 45-50 psi. I have great water pressure in my low point drains but nowhere else in the coach including the outdoor shower. The shower pressure is especially puzzeling because the low point drains tee off the supply lines for the outdoor shower.

I am looking for a solution so I have adequate pressure throughout the coach. I am not using pressure reducers and the pressure at the park faucet is as stated above. I have contacted Fleetwood and they tell me there are no restrictors/reducers built into the plumbing. What a mystery!

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Old 01-09-2008, 07:15 PM   #3
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Our issues with low water pressure were caused by our whole coach water filter. It clogs very quickly. This seems to be a "perk" of having a Fleetwood product (at least most all the complaints like this have come from Fleetwood product owners). My DH calls it our water saving feature. You might check that.

If that turns out not to be the problem, I'm sure other members will chime in with other possibilities.

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I should have mentioned that I removed the filter and saw no improvement in water flow.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:54 AM   #5
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Sometimes the back flow preventer valve where the hose connects can cause that problem, but it's puzzling that the low point drains seem to be OK.

Do you have adequate pressure when using your water pump?
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No, my pressure from the pump is dismal also.
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I had a few more things to look at until you said the pump pressure is bad also. Can everyone of the screens caps (I forgot what you call them) at the end of each faucet be dirty?
That is all I have.
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I don't know how Fleetwoods are plumbed, but Newmar uses a valve to fill the water tank, and if that valve is not tightly closed after filling the tank, water pressure bleeds into the tank.
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I finally got an explanation from Fleetwood that makes sense. They tell me there is a restrictor built in to each faucet which makes no sense to me. If you want to lower the pressure it needs to be lowered at the inlet, not the outlet. Now I need to figure out how to lessen the restriction at each faucet. Anyone with ideas on this angle?
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It may just be a small disc with an even smaller hole at each faucet.
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R.V.s have fresh water systems which are designed to conserve the available water. If restrictions on flow were limited at the water inlet, it would not minimize the flow and use of the very limited on-board water supply, especially when using pumped water only. Besides the faucets, shower heads and flow restrictors, the lines are usually smaller and subject to sharp bends and turns and then, if you want clean water, subject to filtration and flow/pressure valves. Much can be done to increase the flow, but we have learned to live with restricted flow and pressure. We filter the water at least twice before it even gets into our fresh water tank. We seldom use shore water other than to fill the tank and then we use our rather capable Aquajet pump to supply water for our needs and it is filtered again before entering the taps, ice maker or fresh water dispenser. If we wanted endless fresh water at high pressure and flow we would simply stay home, but even there, we have learned to use it sparingly. Looking after the planet, eh.
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We had the same low-pressure problem with our 2006 Discovery until we replaced the small pump (installed by fleetwood) with a 7.5 Shur-flo. Keep your on-board tank full and use the pump
for great water pressure. Great for parks with unlimited water, but it can empty your fresh water tank quickly if you do not conserve while dry camping. We mostly park camp so it's well worth having the larger pump for showers and running the washing machine.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Onthroad:
We had the same low-pressure problem with our 2006 Discovery until we replaced the small pump (installed by fleetwood) with a 7.5 Shur-flo. Keep your on-board tank full and use the pump
for great water pressure. Great for parks with unlimited water, but it can empty your fresh water tank quickly if you do not conserve while dry camping. We mostly park camp so it's well worth having the larger pump for showers and running the washing machine. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We do the same with our 5.7 Shur-flo
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Now I'm confused. Fleetwood tech told me that there are restrictors in each faucet. Could it be that the restriction is in the factory installed water pump instead?

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