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Old 09-29-2016, 05:54 PM   #11
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I also use a pressure regulator. Last trip, we lost water pressure thru the entire camper. Checked the water hoses for kinks, had full pressure at the faucet. Turned out to be the in line water filter was at the end of it's life, allowing only a trickle of water thru. Removed filter, normal water flow. Check filter if you have one, if a new trailer, could be construction debris clogging a line.
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Did you try the pressure on your pump vs city connection? This can help eliminate a lot of variables for you.

I had a pressure issue last season and turns out it was my screen and the filter that was the issue. Showers would start great as a result of my accumulator tank then die. When I started taking apart the pieces starting at the spigot I found the screen was plugged up with sediment and so was the filter. I rinsed off the filter and screen to return the pressure.
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water pressure or volume?

I replaced the valve stems in our Lance camper and examined the old ones. The old water passage was a crescent moon no more than 1/8" wide that rotated over a solid. Replaced with a solid stem from the local hardware guy and then had to be careful with the water stream in a half-soccer ball sized steel sink flying up the opposite side as the faucet.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:23 PM   #14
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I had low pressure. Then I switched to a high flow pressure regulator and got decent water pressure. Still not great, but there's not a lot you can do when you have to keep your water pressure around 45 PSI.
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:41 AM   #15
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I started a thread a while back regarding lousy water pressure.
I noted the difference between using a regulator and not using one. I found that unregulated water pressure at my seasonal CG was well within safe limits of the RV.
I also spoke with the owner of the CG who told the pressure is safe w/o a regulator.
I did some experimenting with and w/o water filter as well. Make sure all the spicket screens are clear of sediment also.

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i use a pressure regulator.
Low cg pressure I think is the issue. I'm going to get a gauge this week.
The Trailer is brand new.
Low pressure throughout each faucet.
We have good flow for the shower and faucets when using our water pump and our fresh water tank, but poor flow using the CG water. The common, inexpensive RV pressure regulators are known to severely restrict water flow. So before our next outing, I plan to replace our cheap regulator with an adjustable regulator with a pressure gauge and keep the pressure around 60psi.

When the trailer was new, we also checked the aerator screens at our faucets and found some junk caught in them. We cleaned the screens and left them off for a bit while we ran water through the system.
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I park our camper at my brother's place a lot when we do cook outs, get togethers, etc., so we don't have to drive home after too many adult beverages. I put a pressure gauge on the water line and saw the pressure go as high as 110 lbs. It blew a line off on our old fiver, water pouring out of the storage compartment. Since then, I have always used a regulator on the water line, usually running 45-50 lbs. Has worked ok for us for years.
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We had issues that turned out to be the pressure regulator. It was quite a bit more expensive, but upgrading to a "full flow" pressure regulator made all the difference in the world
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The Oxygenics head doesn't increase pressure, it increases water velocity using the Venturi effect which makes it feel like higher pressure (the water is hitting you harder, but not with increased volume). In reality, the increased velocity has a corresponding decrease in pressure. Oxygenics probably has an air entrainment as well (I have a similar head that does this), that adds air to the water flow, kind of softening the blow. That's like having both a water and air shower at the same time, making your perception of flow much better.


This is effectively the same thing you do at home when you hold your thumb over the end of a garden hose, making the same amount of water squirt much farther due to the increased velocity of the water.


In short though, the science really does work, and these Venturi effect shower heads are a very effective way of getting a great shower using very little water.
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Awesome thanks, I have lots to try and purchase now. I'm confident I'll have a better shower real soon.
I'll keep you posted. I'm back in the trailer next week.
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