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Water pressure?
« on: January 05, 2012, 08:16:09 pm »
Does anyone run an adjustable water regulator? I've been told 60 pounds is the max. That seem a little high. Borrowed m cousins adjustable and now have it set about 48 pounds? what say y'all?
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 07:07:07 am »
In the old days 40 psi was the max you wanted to have. Now with the plex tube plumbing, most manufactures test up to 100 psi. I don't us a regulator any more.

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Re: Water pressure?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 03:30:54 pm »
The water system is rated at 100 psi max and tested at that pressure prior to leaving the plant. The water pump is normally preset at 35 pounds. A  regulator set at anywhere from 40 -50 pounds would be acceptable.
 
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Re: Water pressure?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 12:44:35 pm »
Our shower head only has water running through about half of the holes when showering.   Do any of you know how to increase the pressure?

Also, do any of you know how to get the shower (replacement) hose to be more less rigid and more flexible?. 

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Re: Water pressure?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 04:43:06 pm »
Do u use a water filter? I see you also have a 2011. Don't know why shower head plugged , I borrowed my cousins adjustable water regulator with meter. Adjusted it to 50 pounds and my show is GREAT. I'd clean the shower head , if you can borrow an adjustable. My hose is like your's, I could use it for a weapon. I decide to soak mine in HOT water puts it up the way I wanted it and just live with it.

 pyho    please pardon the mistakes, been sick for a week. Spent a lot of time in the bathroom, by the time I'd get back to the computer I'd forget where or what  I was posting!     (WH)
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Re: Water pressure?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 11:21:19 am »
Dick and Trish,

When we are hooked up to city water, the pressure is real good.  When we are running independant, the water pressure is significantly less, but still generous enough to meet our needs including the shower.

Is your problem when on city hookup, when independant, or both?

If both, maybe the shower faucet or Hose-With-Shower-Head has sucked in something creating a partial blockage.

If only when being independant, I heard that some motor homes (all brands, not just Phoenix Crusiers) the fresh water tank is not cleaned out adequately from the scrap left behind from drilling holes into the tank for the filler tube, drain tube, outlet pipe, and gauge sensor.  The loose tank plastic can get sucked through the tank's outlet port into the interior plumbing, clogging or restricting something.  Back pressure can usually force the debris out.  You would have to disconnect the plumbing at the pump to dislodge it from the system.

There may also be a restriction in the tank itself blocking the outlet port at that point in the tank.  It can be a challenge to remove any such bebris.
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Re: Water pressure?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 09:05:00 pm »
We are sitting in our driveway getting ready to head to the Tampa RV Show in the morning.  I'll hook up our city water to double check, but I think the problem is only when using carried water.  I'll check and repost. 

Our in house shower hose is quite flexible and easy to use.  We love it/  I'm going to look at the Tampa show for a solution to the hose issue   Looking forward to seeing Stuart, Amanda and the Phoenix folks. as well as the 2012's.  Gotta check the hoses on the new models.  Maybe Stuart will want to trade them out.  "That is hoses" not RV's. 

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Re: Water pressure?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2012, 05:59:12 am »
We went to the Tampa Show yesterday. I had all I could do to walk away from the 2910. I really think that mystery illness called "2 footitis" sets in this time of year--it must come along with the flu. In this case, though, it was "4 footitis".

Amanda tried very hard to sell it to us. Like father, like daughter. Genetic!

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Re: Water pressure?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 11:25:42 am »
If you have trouble on city hookups it maybe the back flow preventer that is built into the hose hook up.  I have had a problem with mine since I used air to blow out the lines. It leaks when on the pump and the plug is not screwed in tightly.  Also the outside shower gets left on occasionally and diverts flow when on the pump.

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Re: Water pressure?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2012, 11:43:22 am »
We went to the Tampa Show yesterday. I had all I could do to walk away from the 2910. I really think that mystery illness called "2 footitis" sets in this time of year--it must come along with the flu. In this case, though, it was "4 footitis".  Amanda tried very hard to sell it to us. Like father, like daughter. Genetic!  Judi
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Re: Water pressure?
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2012, 11:59:25 am »
Ron - DON'T walk through any of the new units --- I'm on Number 3!!!  and, as Bob says, NOMO!!! (HA)
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2012, 01:59:18 pm »
Hey Ron,
Have you every considered adding an RV garage on the side of the house? You would have room for two cars and an RV. Then you could get a bigger, newer PC. 2o2 :-D

Maybe even get one with a slide.  roflol

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Re: Water pressure?
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2012, 03:34:41 pm »
Tom,  It ain't going happen....in all points discussed.
Here is my PC in the garage under the house.  Expanding the garage or adding another bay isn't going to work.

PC-USA would have to offer a new model that was not more than 15" longer than what I have today, to satisfy any type of footitis.  I know model 2400 is longer, but no main floor permanent bed.

As much as I am against slide outs in general, I have to admit the PC's living area slide out of today for many floorplans which includes the fridge, does look inviting.  If we vacationed differnetly like staying in one place for extended periods, I "might" be pursuaded to think otherwise.



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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2012, 07:05:55 pm »
But Ron I can see what looks like it would be easy to add ten feet onto the existing RV garage. Just keep coming on out, move the door and you could fit even the largest of the PC in there. Just kidding with you Ron. It is a nice setup that you have now.

I wanted to put a garage next to the house but the DW said I change the size of the motorhome way to often to know what size to build. Anyway here in Maryland we don't really need to store them inside. So I just park it next the the house.

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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2012, 10:46:33 am »
Thanks for the compliment Tom.  Our setup is great as long as we don't have to get something bigger.

The picture is not clear but we come down the drive and have to turn 90 degress to the left to get the rig inside.  It actually takes two attempts to align it up for entry.  It's no issue but it is snug.  When I park the motor home outside in front of the garage door there, we can still drive other vehicles around it, but is a bit of a squeeze.

I have seen others with an RV garage port along side the house which seems great for accomodating the biggest of rigs....if built big enough with enough realestate around to work with.
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