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Old 09-05-2021, 03:43 PM   #1
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Water Pressure

The water pressure of my 2015 Fleetwood Expedition 40x is puzzling. When I use the pump the pressure is great and a steady stream flows. However, when I hook-up with water from the spigot the pressure is a low stream. I connect with an in-line micro filter (green one not boy), and then connect to pressure regulator. Not much of a stream.
Iíve disconnected the pressure regulator and the flow is much better but then after a while, water is dripping from underneath. So, back on goes the regulator. Iíve connected the regulator directly to the coach and from the spigot: same results with a light stream. If I connect the regulator immediately after the in-line filter there is nearly zero water. Only thing I havenít tried is to connect without the in-line filter. There is a house filter also.
Any thoughts? Iíd like more water pressure for showering and general use.
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In-Line filter...clogging
Regulator failing
City Water Inlet Screen washer clogged
City Water Inlet Assembly Inlet Check valve failure
Whole House Filter Clogged

**when not using reg you stated "I’ve disconnected the pressure regulator and the flow is much better but then after a while, water is dripping from underneath"

Is that from overfilling the Fresh water tank ....FILL Valve leaking thru??

And that also indicates issue is with that regulator
*with reg....low stream flow
**W/O reg......flow much better


pump the pressure is great and a steady stream flows
*Use the pump....that is all we use exclusively since 2008
Consistent pressure/flow wherever we go
Don't even connect potable water unless filling fresh water tank

Simple.......
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Old 09-05-2021, 09:51 PM   #3
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Some good suggestions. Iíll have to check each of those. Thank you for your response.
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Are you using a hose type regulator with a little hole where water goes thru? I use a residential 3/4 watts regulator which gives you flow and regulates pressure.
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What is the name brand of the regulator. Does it fit on a regular hose fitting? Mine is a brass Camco in-line regulator.
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What is the name brand of the regulator. Does it fit on a regular hose fitting? Mine is a brass Camco in-line regulator.
Thanks.
Camco in-line reg......junk
Get a Watts Adjustable Reg. Better quality, rebuildable, true regulator and has gauge to set/see water pressure reg output
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Water flow

The city water connection has a back flow preventer that also acts as a bit of a pressure regulator. Replacing the inlet valve should fix your problem.
Also, your regulator could be bad. If youíre using the cheap I adjustable kind, thereís no way to tell. I have an adjustable regulator with a gauge. Best purchase I ever made.
Could be your inlet screen also.
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Definitely change to the Watts with adjustments with gauge. Also make sure you put it between faucet and the filter
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Thank you for the assistance and suggestions. I will invest in a upgraded regulator with pressure monitoring. When you say to place between faucet and filter are you referencing the outside filter from the spigot? I do have a house filter.
Just wanting to better understand the proper order: line filter, hose, regulator, coach ?
Thanks again.
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+1 Biscuit

I just had this issue, was driving me crazy replacing hoses with hi flow, etc, Turned out to be the camco regulator I was using. Replaced it with the variable Biscuit mentions, and boom.....water flow like crazy. MY wife says the shower is stronger than out home shower was.

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The best place to locate the Camco in-line regulator is the nearest trash can. You need to spend the $$ and get an adjustable regulator with a gauge. Set it for 50 PSIG.
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Water-Pr...01-1117VP.html

Make sure it is lead free brass.

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