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« on: February 07, 2019, 06:08:29 pm »
Just wondering (we are really new to rving) When hooked up to park water can you use the water pump to increase the pressure? We use a filter and regulator.

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 08:16:19 am »
You can use your pump but it pumps from your tank not the city water. So of course you would need to refill your tank.

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 09:51:45 am »
Many RVers replace the shower head with an Oxygenics shower head.  Everyone loves it.  I highly recommend it as others on this forum do.  It's very easy to unscrew the old and screw on the new. If this link doesn't work, just google "oxygenics"

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F5MUB66/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00F5MUB66&linkCode=as2&tag=campaddicttext-20&linkId=7804d6e1fc7cecdc337f50b2920c2b04

Cheers and happy showering  :)(:

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 11:36:13 am »
Get rid of the filter, It restricts the water flow. And if your using a cheap unadjustable regulator get rid of it and buy an adjustable regulator. They sell for around 35-40 dollars.

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Re: H2O
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 07:31:21 am »
Just wondering (we are really new to rving) When hooked up to park water can you use the water pump to increase the pressure? We use a filter and regulator.

Welcome to the forum! Space Coast FL here.  hithere

In answer to your question: No. The water pump gets water from the onboard tank, not the water hookup from the post.

Check out Barry T's post about the shower head. You wont regret it.  :)(:

Does the water pressure get much better when you use the pump off the tank? Just curious....

Assuming you want to find a poor water delivery problem...


Is the park water the cause? Might not be an issue with the coach!  :-D A quick easy check of the park water pressure and supply is simple - attach just a hose to the spigot, open the valve fully, and check water flow. Does the water flow out and fast and far? Supply isnt the problem. Slow trickle? Time to get park help. (Just putting a pressure gauge on the end would tell you pressure, but not volume. You need both.)

If the park supply isnt the issue..

First (and cheapest fix) is to check is the washers in the connections along the way. Maybe the last hose on the spigot left its washer stuck there, unnoticed. Now you come and tighten the hose on with another washer, and the hole in the middle gets squished really small restricting water flow. You want to have a few of these washers with you in your 'spares' kit, BTW.  (nod)

Another cheap and easy check is the inlet screen on the coach, where the water goes through the wall. Is the screen nice and clean? It is attached to a rubber washer, and can be pried out to be cleaned, or pending rubber condition, replaced.

Good idea using a regulator and filter, but check to see if they are a restriction. First, remove the filter, and hook things back up. Check the water flow and pressure from a few places. Better? Replace the filter.

If no difference, try removing the regulator also.  Check the water flow and pressure from a few places. Like the filter, if things get better, consider a different pressure regulator.

Note I said check a few places each time - might be a fixture causing the problem. Is your low flow a 'Whole Coach' problem or just one fixture?


Sorry about the 'book' , but its all simple tasks. You can do it!

Diagnosing a problem correctly, using the least time, often is just a series of simple steps to isolate a problem. Yes, you can throw new parts on willy-nilly, and might hit the problem the first time. But isolating a problem, fixing it, and knowing for sure that was it   (cheer)  is a valuable skill you will use often with your RV. Plus you might learn something new!