Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
New Member
 
2000 28' Excella
Corralitos , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2
Water pressure in trailer

I have a 2000 31' Excella and have a minor problem. The water pressure in my trailer is higher when I use the pump than when I use a connection to city water. How do I fix?
__________________

__________________
rsandkuhle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
More than one rivet loose
 
thecatsandi's Avatar

 
Currently Looking...
Keymar , Maryland
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,754
Quote:
Originally Posted by rsandkuhle
I have a 2000 31' Excella and have a minor problem. The water pressure in my trailer is higher when I use the pump than when I use a connection to city water. How do I fix?
Your city water pressure regulator may need some attention.
__________________

__________________
Michelle TAC MT-0
Sarah, Snowball

Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud

thecatsandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2008, 01:53 AM   #3
New Member
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Watsonville , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
You must have picked up some dirt in water down inArizona
__________________
johnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2008, 06:28 PM   #4
New Member
 
2000 28' Excella
Corralitos , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2
Probably did pick up some dirt in Az. I have taken the trailer to Az several times and driven on dirt roads. Will check pressure regulator.
__________________
rsandkuhle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2008, 07:46 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
lynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 195
That year trailer came with a 50 psi water regulator and the newer ones have a 65psi regulator. A upgrade should help.
__________________
lynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2008, 08:31 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
AirsDream's Avatar
 
1999 23' Safari
Perrysburg , Ann Arbor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 914
Isn't your regulator adjustable? Most I've seen are, and my Safari's is ...
__________________
AirsDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2008, 10:19 AM   #7
SRW
TEXAS66
 
SRW's Avatar
 
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 291
Don't Think Its a Problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by rsandkuhle View Post
I have a 2000 31' Excella and have a minor problem. The water pressure in my trailer is higher when I use the pump than when I use a connection to city water. How do I fix?
I have a 2008 International and from the git go the water pressure has always been higher on the internal pump then when on shore water.

I figure that is normal.
__________________
SRW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2008, 11:57 AM   #8
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
Quote:
Originally Posted by rsandkuhle View Post
...How do I fix?
what exactly do you wanna fix?

and how have you determined the 'pressure is higher' on the pump?

FLOW/VOLUME of water moved is often higher using the pump but that isn't exactly the same as pressure...

it is true the internally mounted NON adjustable inline pressure regulator is set to 50 psi on your unit

and the new trailers come set at 65 psi...

but changing this regulator isn't necessarily a good idea...

it WILL expose your pipes and all the joints to a higher base pressure which increases the risk of leaks....

and the higher rated regulator still won't eliminate the water flow/volume difference noticed when using the pump...

the pumps can also be adjusted DOWNward to produce LESS flow, but like srw notes...

most of us will still notice faster flows using the pump...

with OR without a connection to shore water...

cheers
2air'
__________________
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2008, 12:51 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Excella CM's Avatar
 
1978 31' Excella 500
Venice , California
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,061
The two water systems have separate pressure controls. City water has an high-pressure limit governed by a regulator and an emergency pop-off valve for over pressure. The pump has its own pressure switch that comes on when pressure drops below the set limit and turns off at the design high pressure limit.

In the case of low pressure city water, there is nothing you can do-your setup can limit, but not boost, pressure.

You can measure the pump high pressure cutoff with a gage and then adjust the city regulator to match. You can also fuss with the pump switch to match the city water regulator, but that requires more technical expertise
__________________

__________________
"Not all who are laundering are washed" say Bill & Heidi

'78 Excella 500,"The Silver Pullit". vacuum over hydraulic disc brakes, center bath, rear twin. '67 Travelall 1200 B 4X4 WBCCI 3737
Excella CM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water Pressure tsunami Sinks, Showers & Toilets 2 04-30-2007 06:30 PM
Water Pressure Regulator & External Water Filter safarijim Off Topic Forum 7 02-01-2007 09:17 PM
water pressure starflyte1 Fresh Water Systems 5 11-14-2006 01:07 PM
No water pressure LI Pets Fresh Water Systems 13 09-21-2006 07:44 AM
water pressure or water pump? 59er Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 3 07-01-2005 05:45 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.