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Old 08-16-2015, 11:01 AM   #1
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Low Water Pressure

I have a 2015 Rushmore Springfield. The water pressure seems low (compared to previous trailers we have owned) in the shower - both on city water and using the water pump. The pressure seems OK in the kitchen and in the bathroom sink. Not necessarily any greater, but then we don't need as much pressure to wash dishes or brush our teeth.

I have had the dealership check it out twice and they thought the pressure was normal; however, they only tested the city water connection and did not use a pressure restrictor. (I observed one test and had to agree that the shower pressure was acceptable without the restrictor.)

They are saying we don't need to use the 40 psi pressure limiter because now-a-days campgrounds do a better job of regulating their water pressure. If this is true, that would solve the problem when connected to city water, and, on the positive side, the lower water pressure when using the pump would help conserve fresh water when dry camping.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Do you think it would be safe to stop using the pressure restrictor?
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:45 AM   #2
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I do not believe the dealers statement that the campgrounds do a better job of regulation pressure. I will always use a pressure regulator. Did you try a different shower head on the shower? If could be faulty or has debris in it. By the way, they now sell a high flow water regulator. high flow water regulator Bought one and my flow has increased.
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Old 08-16-2015, 12:22 PM   #3
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I agree with Mark that you should still use a PR. You just never know when a campground pressure will be too high. always turn off the water at the hose bib when leaving the RV for the day or even a few hours. You may also have a flow reducer in the shower head or hose that if removed may help.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:40 PM   #4
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Check the shower head to ensure there are no obstructions in the line. I don't think they have a shut off button on the side, but I will look tomorrow. I did check my pump and it is rated at 3.6 gpm....better than some, but not as good as the newer digital 4.2 gpm pumps.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:17 AM   #5
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Interesting conversation. Our campground water pressure is at 45 regulated I guess from the city supply. Sometimes when the campground is rather full especially on weekends the pressure drops and the flow in the trailer reflects that. On another note, our fresh water pump runs for a bit then shuts off dropping the pressure and then kicks back on especially noticeable when showering or even running tapwater, the dealer says this is normal. Other campers I have talked to tell me their pump runs as long as water is being used and has a constant pressure flow rather than full, drop off pump runs then full, drops off then runs full etc. Anyone else have this same set up or something wrong with the water pump?
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:45 AM   #6
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ROD Camper, the pressure will definitely drop as more and more people open their taps. Our pump stops and starts, when only opening the taps part way, giving a surge in the flow. If at least one of the taps is fully open, the pump runs continuously and supplies a constant flow. I was told this is normal, during our PDI, we haven't had any issues in 5 years. Hope this info alleviates any concern.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:56 AM   #7
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I bought the "High-Flow" pressure regulator from Camping World and it has solved the problem of low pressure. It claims to increase flow by 15-20%, and I think it does.

Thanks for all the responses, especially the pointer to the high-flow regulator.
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Old 08-22-2015, 04:54 PM   #8
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In our park We are on city water. At night we nobody is running water the pressure will run at 90psi. During the day when a lot of campers are running water it will drop to 60 psi.
So yes always use your PR.
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In our park We are on city water. At night we nobody is running water the pressure will run at 90psi. During the day when a lot of campers are running water it will drop to 60 psi.
So yes always use your PR.


WOW! 90#psi would be enough to loosen up the joints and fittings.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:09 AM   #10
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shower flow

Unscrew the shower hose from the faucet and remove the rubber flow restrictor and rubber anti-back flow washer and then check out the flow. You may need to run the water with the hose off to get them out and you may get wet.
It worked for use.
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