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Old 06-14-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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Plumbing Problem w/1965 Overlander

We are having a problem with our plumbing - Using the tub (with shower diverter) spigot causes the water in the entire trailer to shut down temporarily. All the other water supplies (kitchen sink, toilet, and bathroom sink (except with hand held spray) work perfectly - once the water pressure returns.
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If you have a demand system I would assume the tank is full of water. That system wants to have some air on the tank to provide the pressure to flow. Without enough air any draw will collapse what little pressure there is to nothing.

If you do not have a demand system it sound like the tub faucet needs a flow limiter to cut down the flow so the pump can stay ahead of it.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:28 PM   #3
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If you have a demand system I would assume the tank is full of water. That system wants to have some air on the tank to provide the pressure to flow. Without enough air any draw will collapse what little pressure there is to nothing.

If you do not have a demand system it sound like the tub faucet needs a flow limiter to cut down the flow so the pump can stay ahead of it.
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We are having this problem while connected directly to an external source of water (city water).
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We are having a problem with our plumbing - Using the tub (with shower diverter) spigot causes the water in the entire trailer to shut down temporarily. All the other water supplies (kitchen sink, toilet, and bathroom sink (except with hand held spray) work perfectly - once the water pressure returns.
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We are having this problem while connected directly to an external source of water (city water).
Get yourself a water pressure gauge that you can attach to the spigot at the service pedestal. I'd hazard a guess that the campground is supplying water at low pressure, and the tub— having the largest flow rate of any of your faucets— is capturing the entire flow from the service pedestal so there's nothing left for any of the others.

In the meantime, you could fill your fresh tank, and use your own water pump to give you pressure. Just because you have a municipal water hookup doesn't mean you have to use it.
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:41 PM   #5
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Clarification: Plumbing Problems w/ our 1965 Overlander

We are having a problem with our plumbing - Using the tub (with shower diverter) spigot causes the water in the entire trailer to shut down temporarily. In other words, when we turn on the faucet/spigot in the tub, water runs out for about 20 seconds at full pressure and then water only trickles out of the faucet. At the same time, (after about 20 seconds of full-water-flow from the tub spigot), when the tub spigot is open, there is no water anywhere in the trailer, e.g., no water in the kitchen or bath room sinks, or the toilet. Could this be a problem with the tub spigot?

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We experienced similar problem with our '67 Overlander which has a pressure regulator furnished original from the factory. When checking in to an RV park with high pressure we were advised to purchase their pressure limiter and install it on the supply spigot. The regulator we already had practically shut the water off. We had enough to shower or brush teeth but not enough to do both at the same time. (At the time, it did not occur to me to put water in the tank and start the pump but that would probably have worked.) We removed the regulator furnished by the park and the problem went away. So far the original regulator supplies the right amount of water but the hose has to withstand the higher pressure. That has not been a problem.
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