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Old 04-11-2016, 04:01 AM   #15
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Cleaning the faucet screen should do the job. Those little holes in the plastic filter can get clogged easily if you were hooked up to city water which might have had some fine grit in it. We tend to think of city water as pure, but when they work on the supply lines (often miles away) SOME grit can travel down the line, if only stuff from inside the pipes which is freed by the pressure on -- pressure off -- process.

When you have the filter removed from the faucet, run the hot and cold lines on their own. As mentioned earlier, there may be an obstruction further upstream, but with the filter screen removed, the water pressure may be able to push the obstruction out. [thinking a bug perhaps . . . ]

Do you have a pre-filter for city water outside the trailer near the hose bib? We always had one for our old trailer, and I am going to rig one up soon. There are probably newer versions of what we used in the 90's, but I am thinking of the basic filter in a plastic cannister like is used for residential water, especially those supplied by a well and pump. These filters are good for removing mechanical things ilke grit, but obviously do not deal with chemical issues for drinking/cooking water, for which we rely on bottled spring water.

Good luck!

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PS -- And ditto to Protagonist, the whole system including fresh water tank should be sanitized with bleach at the start of every season, even if one uses only city water. (IMO)
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:50 PM   #16
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I sanitized my FW tank. I also got the antifreeze out of the lines. I made sure my air conditioner, furnace, stove, and refrigerator all came on as well as my fantastic fans work.
I know I still need to do other maintenance.
Water pressure is fine everywhere but the bathroom faucet which barely trickles out, and it wasnt like that last year. It does it on city water and fresh water and both hot or cold. I will check the screen later. Any other ideas what to check for that while I'm checking.
Thanks to everyone for the replies.
Wondering if you got this sorted out, maybe by cleaning out the filter/screen on the bath vanity faucet spout?

Thanks,

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Old 04-13-2016, 06:37 AM   #17
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When does the new undersink filter go in?
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:13 AM   #18
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step by step

I checked the screen, and just like you all said, there was a big hunk of something in there. Water flow is back to normal
Thanks again to all who gave advice.
I believe I've completed all my maintenance and dewinterizing.
Im headed out to Roaring River State Park in Missouri, but close to the Arkansas line, for 4 days. My first trip of the season!
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:42 AM   #19
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I checked the screen, and just like you all said, there was a big hunk of something in there. Water flow is back to normal
Thanks again to all who gave advice.
Thanks 51coke for letting us know. It gives everyone that gave advice closure, as well as the solution to the problem. Safe travels 51coke
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:41 AM   #20
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Thanks for the update! I am planning on turning the water on today, as we finally have a warm sunny day.

Have a great trip!

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Old 05-27-2017, 11:36 AM   #21
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Need some help de-winterizing (1st timer)

I filled the fresh tank and made sure the drain was closed.
Turned on pump, it started running.
Turned off bypass on hot water header, could hear heater filling as pump ran
Opened cold on vanity, slow stream, then closed.
Opened hot on vanity, air then slow stream, then closed
Opened sink cold slow stream, then closed.
Opened sink hot, lots of air, then good stream, the slow.
Good pressure from toilet.
Pump ran quite a while.
No no stream from either sink but good flow in toilet.

Am just not waiting long enough with faucets open?

Am I doing something wrong?

(looked inside and outside trailer, no leaks.)
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:43 AM   #22
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If you don't have city water, and are only using the pump for this, you should probably open just one faucet at a time. After you get good water flow from each faucet, you can go back and double check that all the air is out of the system.

If there is a problem with a particular faucet, remove the grit filter at the end of the faucet. Sometimes particulate matter gets caught there. You may also have to find the filter which is between the water tank and the pump. There is often crud trapped there too. Check your owner's manual for the location of the pump, as this varies by year and model. The filter is usually right next to the pump.

To avoid particles coming from the tank water, you should always use an inline filter in the hose when you fill the tank, like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40043-T...+filter+inline

This filter should also be used for the city water hose.

Good luck!

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Old 05-27-2017, 12:08 PM   #23
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Also have good pressure from the galley spray handle, but not the main faucet. Shower is trickle.
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:30 PM   #24
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Outside water valve has good flow as well.
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:32 PM   #25
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Good flow in one place, and not in others, means most likely that debris is clogging things up. You have to disassemble the shower spray head and look for a filter. Ditto for the galley spigot -- at the end you should be able to unscrew the filter/aerator, but be sure not to drop the parts, or get them out of order when you reassemble.
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:51 PM   #26
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Got it on the lavatory sink. That is working now. Just can't find one in the galley and shower (that is clogged. Ty for your help everyone.
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:25 AM   #27
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I got it all working except the shower. The lavatory sink and kitchen faucet were clogged up with what appeared to be calcium. It was gravel like and I'm betting when the lines were blown out last year, the deposits were broken loose.

For the kitchen faucet, I had to take the entire valve body apart to get the "gravel" out of the diverter.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:32 AM   #28
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Thanks for the update, glad you are making progress!

Have you also checked the filter between the water tank and the pump? The debris could be coming from the water tank, and if so the filter near the pump will probably have some grit in it. As noted earlier, an inline water filter is recommended every time you use a hose either for city water or to fill the tank. For example:

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40043-T...e+water+filter

Good luck!

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