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Old 05-12-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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Connecting to City Water - no pressure

Hello,
We just received our new 2013 Jay Flight 28BHS and took it out last night for a test run. Everything was smooth as silk with no real mistakes on setting it up. Boy, what a change from our 1995 Eagle pop-up!

One thing that we are struggling with. We hooked up to city water (using a regulator - no filter yet....getting one this week). I was under the impression when hooked up to city water, the water pump was not needed and could be kept off...but the water pressure was very limited in sink and toilet. So, I turned on the water pump (ugh...what a terrible noise) and we got pressure. Do I really need the water pump when hooked to city water? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks so much.
Mike
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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My FIL has this problem and he can't use a pressure regulator. He is looking to see if he can find one that has a dial mechanism so he can adjust the regulator. You shouldn't be using the pump unless you are using water from the holding tank.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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You do not use the pump when on campground water. That should have enough pressure for toilets and sinks. Many campgrounds have installed pressure regulators at the spigot I suspect as a service to those who don't bring their own. Don't know what they are typically rated for but it could be that you had one of these and the pressure in the CG was also low.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:40 PM   #4
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Try it without the regulator for a few minutes just to see if there is any difference.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:12 AM   #5
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Sometimes the regulators fail. I had 3 brass ones from Camco fail in one month. They would work for about 2 hours then restricted the water flow so badly the were unusable.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:08 AM   #6
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It's the cheap screw on regulator. Throw it away. I went through two of them before figuring out that they don't work very long. I've stayed in CGs where the water pressure was too low to use one. Order a Watts regulator.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:56 PM   #7
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The CGs where I saw the regulators were the cheap screw on brass or SS regulators. I just put my Watts on downstream and then look at the pressure. If it is still 45 psi where I set my Watts then I leave it alone. So far this has been the case.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #8
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No pump used with city water. As stated,,,,,get a good Watts Regulator that you can adjust the pressure with. I just got the stainless steel version and it's a nice piece of equipment. Pricey, but there are lesser models for less money.

http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/im...dels%20003.JPG

http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/Pr...Regulators.htm
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:40 PM   #9
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The other option is to fill your holding tank and just use it, instead of the city water connection.
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