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Old 08-11-2020, 09:51 AM   #1
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Shower water pressure

We've got a fiver toy hauler, no matter where we camp the shower pressure is horrible, it some cases it literally trickles out, any ideas/advice to correct this is much appreciated, thanks.
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Since you mentioned shower pressure, I'm assuming the water pressure everywhere else in the fifth wheel is fine. So I would unscrew the showerhead from the hose or whatever it's connected to, turn on the water and see if you have good water pressure without the showerhead attached. If you do then clean your old showerhead or purchase a new one. If you don't have good water pressure coming out of the pipe or hose, were going to have to dig a little deeper.

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We love our oxygenics shower head. It makes it feel like you have pressure, even when there isn’t much.
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Since you mentioned shower pressure, I'm assuming the water pressure everywhere else in the fifth wheel is fine. So I would unscrew the showerhead from the hose or whatever it's connected to, turn on the water and see if you have good water pressure without the showerhead attached. If you do then clean your old showerhead or purchase a new one. If you don't have good water pressure coming out of the pipe or hose, were going to have to dig a little deeper.

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Many shower heads have a restrictor in the head or the hose. Simply remove it of drill it out.

Are you using a water pressure regulator on the water connection. If it is the cheap inline unit, take it off and deposit it in the nearest dumpster. Ge one of the adjustable regulators with a pressure gauge.

We also replaced out shower head with an Oxgenics shower.

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Sounds like the guys have you covered. The pressure restricter is the first thing I would look for OR the shower head. The restricter may be just a washer in the hose between the shower head and the hose.
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x3 for the Oxygenics head. Replaced the cheap head in our new trailer and made a huge difference. The other troubleshooting steps above look spot on to me.
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I am curious about this Oxygenics shower head? Is this one the one that is available on Amazon? A specific model we are recommending? I have been looking for one.
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The shower might have a restrictor that just needs to be pushed the other direction. My shows always had a thing a pushed to shut off the water to save water. My guess is this is pushed 90% to shut off the water...just push it the other way.
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Yes! Make sure the button (at the base of the shower head) to shut off water to the shower head is not partially closed. I had that happen to me.

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