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Old 11-27-2014, 07:18 PM   #1
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Water pressure suddenly low

First off, Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hope your staying warm!

Now then, a few nights ago after getting home from work and wanting nothing but a nice hot shower the water pressure was hardly coming out of the shower head. No problem I soaked it in vinegar, cleaned all of the facets strains etc. still not very good pressure. The landlord and I will be working on the water pump in the well, he thinks that might have something to do with it. But if that is t the problem what could I check on my camper? Thanks all.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:22 PM   #2
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If you are carrying water in the fresh water tank, kick on the pump and see how the pressure is. I do that a lot when the demand is high in the campground and pressure drops.
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:31 PM   #3
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That the thing... The demand is just us. We are on a landowners land and he only has 2 camper spots available and my buddy moved out last year so it's just my better half and out dogs out here. It's the paradise of the Bakken
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:32 PM   #4
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Replace water filter.
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Old 11-27-2014, 10:52 PM   #5
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Got a brand new one in, still no difference. What I don't get is it on the camper or somewhere before the water gets to the camper. Because it just happened 2 nights ago, no slow decrease in pressure just boom low pressure.
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:58 PM   #6
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what is the pressure at the source? are you using a pressure reducer?
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:04 AM   #7
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No pressure regulator. The set up the land owner has is the pressure goes from 40psi down to 20psi then back up to 40psi and so on and so forth.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:13 AM   #8
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if so, it is the well, not the camper. You are experiencing fluctuations before it gets to your camper. 40 psi is even a little low. 20 psi is pretty much a trickle.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:22 AM   #9
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Have you tried running off the on-board fresh water tank, using the on-board water pump as suggested in the first response??? If you get good pressure using the on-board pump, then the problem is most likely the landlords problem. But if you still have low pressure then it's an internal RW problem. You need to determine first if it's inside or outside.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:34 AM   #10
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Okay now here is possibly a less than intelligent question. On the winterizing hose that goes to the water pump I wanted to know in the was anything in yet because I ran the pump and didn't see pink in the water. Soooo I sucked on the line a little and sure enough there was antifreeze in it. I took the cover off the looking glass that goes to the water pump and there was some in there also when I should have been clear. Is my pump just not working now or what? I could hear it working but that's about it.
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