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Old 04-21-2013, 02:58 PM   #15
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I had a similar problem this week. Was hooked to campground water. Worked fine for a 2 days. Then it quit coming. I took the hose loose at the trailer and water was coming out of the hose just fine. Water in trailer worked with the pump. I fiddeled with the thing you showed in the picture. I hooked the hose back up and it worked fine for the rest of the trip (2 more days). Here is my guess. I think the water pressure dropped low enough so that it could not overcome the back pressure from the check valves. The little thing you show is a check valve, probably to keep the inlet closed during transport. There is another brass check valve in the line inside the trailer that holds the pressure in the line when the pump is working. I think you need to check your water pressure at the trailer. If you are using an additional pressure reducer at the hose try taking it off.
Ours is a center bath and the check valve and pressure regulator are underneath twin bed on the curb side. It is possible for a check valve or regulator to get stopped up. I would be sure I had good water pressure at the hose before I took the trailer plumbing apart.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #16
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I do have good water pressure from the hose. It's when I hook it up and try to get water out of faucets is the problem. I have a double bed in rear. Where would my pressure gauge be located?
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:32 PM   #17
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The pressure regulator will be located about 9 inches up the water line after it enters the trailer. I would get a flashlight and look in the storage compartment under the curb side where the hose connection is. There is no pressure gauge.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:34 PM   #18
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This hasn't been suggested and I hope it is not the case...but do you have water running out from under your trailer when the external water source is turned on? Perhaps there is a leak in your system somewhere? If not, I would think it is the pressure valve like others have suggested.

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Old 04-21-2013, 03:46 PM   #19
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Bill, do I need to take the panel off outside to be able to see the pressure regulator ?
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:48 PM   #20
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Roadrunner, does that valve look like a valve under a regular toilet and under the closet floor with the pump?
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #21
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I don't think I have a water regulator . I had burst pipes replaced and I don't see a regulator.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:50 AM   #22
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The water pressure regulator/check valve that several of us are referring to will look something like this - presuming yours is still in place it is likely located not far from the city inlet against a wall. Ours is located (and visible) in the storage compartment under the bed - but accessing it was a bit of a chore - it meant removing the plywood under our bed mattress.

Good luck - hope you find you troubles.


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Old 04-22-2013, 08:08 AM   #23
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Thanks for the picture Jay. I will continue to hunt!
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:37 AM   #24
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If it is still with your trailer something else that might help you find where it is the Owners Manual - inside the manual is likely a schematic of the water system - it should let you know if one exists with the original trailer and also its general location.

The schematic will look something like this one from our manual - in ours you can see that the regulator/check valve is on the other side of the trailer from city water supply and just before the point where the line branches to the hot water heater.


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Old 04-22-2013, 09:58 AM   #25
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RJ,

Well, today, after I wean my lambs, I guess I wil be under the bed! LOl
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R. Jay,

I have looked under the bed. Water does not enter there. It enters under the "night table". There is no water pressure regulator there. Where would I order one?

On the other side of the water pump(under the closet floor, I have this. I don't know what it is.

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To the left of this pump, are the pipes that lead to where the city water enters the AS.

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:23 PM   #27
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Also, this is my water system diagram. Where it says the regulator is-2D-nothing. Not even close.
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also, this is my water system diagram. Where it says the regulator is-2d-nothing. Not even close.
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