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Old 05-30-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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little water pressure

I have a 72 International Overlander and was camping a few months ago in a State Park, hooked to the water supply and my water pressure suddenly went to a trickle on all faucets and toilets. I had no external pressure regulator.
Looks like there is some kinda pressure regulator in the rear hatch of camper. Is that something I can adjust or has it failed? or would that even be where the problem is? I am new at this and any info is very much appreciated.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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There may be a strainer piped in before the pressure regulator. If so, take it apart and clean the screen. The pressure regulator may need cleaning, replacing or adjusting as well.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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Both my '67 and '72 had failing regulators when I got them. They passed water, just wouldn't regulate.
I would also suspect a plugged screen in the city water hookup at the rear of the rig. The '72 has a check valve back there as well. I'd inspect the connection point back there first.
BTW I always hook up city/park water with a cheap inline regulator and filter. With all the plumbing issues associated with vintage trailers it's 1 less thing to worry about.
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This may or may not be the cause, but I feel I must offer a little advice to everyone. Bugs of all sorts such as earwigs and hornets like to hide or nest in cool, dark places.
Like the open end of a faucet. Let the water run a few seconds before hooking up your hose. Parks routinely check the quality of their water, but it is not possible to check each faucet between campers.
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My trailer had a debris blockage in front of the backflow preventer. I removed the preventer along with the regulator and cleaned both. That solved the problem.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:13 PM   #6
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Ya'll were absolutely right. Checked all faucets, they were clear. I took the backflow preventer off and it looked like a big wet squirrels nest on that thing. Cleaned everything out and it works like a champ. Thank you all for the replies and suggestions.
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