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Old 07-22-2015, 03:11 PM   #1
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Intermittantly losing water pressure

Here we go with my first post.

Dry camping and while taking a shower, the pump lost prime with the shower head turned off via the push button but the water valves still on. When it was time to rinse off, no water and a few swear words came out. My wife cycled the pump switch a couple of times, turned on the kitchen faucet and eventually pressure came back.

Now I notice the pump occasionally runs with a low steady noise and it's not pumping water. I usually can open a faucet and you hear it prime itself again and shutoff.

After checking this forum, I checked what I could within the pump/water heater compartment and didn't find anything loose where the system is sucking air.

Any thoughts? If this happens to my wife, I'll silently be laughing but in deep kimchi.

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Old 07-22-2015, 03:52 PM   #2
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I had the same issue with mine. What is happening is you are losing prime at the pump. What I found is when I reconnected the hose for the inlet from winterizing it, there was a seal type thing or something that fell out I didn't see when I reconnected the suction hose from the on board tank. After I put that back in all was well. Get a flashlight and look around to see if the same thing happened to you.

Somehow you are losing prime.

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Old 07-22-2015, 06:01 PM   #3
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Those cheap white plastic valves by the pump for switching from pulling from the tank to sucking in antifreeze for winterizing were my culprit. I changed then out with brass ball valves and all had been good since. Somewhere air is getting in and it's not sealed.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:45 PM   #4
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Didn't find a seal or anything that dropped, unscrewed the connection but don't know what the seal looks like so not sure if it's missing.

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Old 08-01-2015, 12:53 AM   #5
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Also check the outside shower if you have one close the valves.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:47 PM   #6
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Don't be surprised if the pump itself is bad. Happens
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:48 AM   #7
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Not sure how long you've had your rig but if you have two fresh water tanks like mine, once you loose the suction from that empty tank, as others have also said, your pump makes noise but doesn't work.
I know to flip to my second tank and once the air supply is shut off, we're back in business.
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:14 PM   #8
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Also check the outside shower if you have one close the valves.
They were closed. thx
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:16 PM   #9
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I may just replace the pump this winter along with the plastic valves.
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Not sure how long you've had your rig but if you have two fresh water tanks like mine, once you loose the suction from that empty tank, as others have also said, your pump makes noise but doesn't work.
I know to flip to my second tank and once the air supply is shut off, we're back in business.
Only one holding tank.
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