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Old 08-10-2018, 09:06 AM   #1
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Water pressure very low

My 1974 airstream had a new water pump put in4 yrs ago. I hear it running when I turn it on but the pressure at the main sink is barely a dribble and nothing at the back sink
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:29 AM   #2
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More details would help . . .

Have you cleaned out the filter between the water tank and the pump? And the aerator screens in the spouts?

Do other water functions like the toilet spray/flush work OK? Shower?

Is the low pressure for both the hot and cold lines?

If you switch to city water, is everything OK? Sure the water tank is full? Any leaks of water falling out of the bottom of the trailer?

Please advise on the above, and provide any other details you can think of.

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Old 08-11-2018, 08:29 PM   #3
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The shower toilet and bath sink are all low pressure I will try it hooked up to city water. Good idea. Do not check filter or screens. There is normal pressure at kitchen sink
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:13 AM   #4
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New parallel thread FYI:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f163...ly-185886.html

freerider, did you try the city water? Also more specific details would be helpful per the questions in Post #2.

Thanks,

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Old 08-19-2018, 06:57 AM   #5
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Hi

So which of the two threads should we reply in?

If the issue is a crushed line, you should have water all over the place. If you got a bunch of crud into the system ( like a strainer is missing ....) then you can have issues all over the place. When you pull the strainer, check for crud ...

More things to look at in the other thread.

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Old 08-19-2018, 08:53 AM   #6
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Good points Bob, I am replying only in this thread from now on.

freerider, are you on board with this approach?

Thanks,

Peter

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My 1974 airstream had a new water pump put in4 yrs ago. I hear it running when I turn it on but the pressure at the main sink is barely a dribble and nothing at the back sink
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:29 PM   #7
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The shower does have pressure and I will check the screen on the faucet today. Both the hot and cold water just dribble.
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And do the same problems exist when you use the city water?

How about the toilet spray and flush water.

Also, as Bob asked, have you cleaned out the strainer near the new-ish pump?
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:34 AM   #8
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Water pump screen was cleaned and the faucet filter. Made a huge difference. Thanks to all for tips
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Old 08-21-2018, 05:43 AM   #9
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Great, thanks for the update!

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Old 08-21-2018, 06:35 AM   #10
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Hi

This all is one of the "compelling arguments" for using a particle filter at the input to the RV. It's not a perfect solution, but it does cut down on the amount of crud you have in your system.

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Old 08-21-2018, 06:55 AM   #11
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. . . including both when you fill the water tank and use city water.

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Old 08-21-2018, 10:04 AM   #12
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PS -- This Camco filter is widely used as one option FYI:

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-TastePU...rv+hose+filter
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