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Old 08-10-2018, 01:25 PM   #1
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Just bought a rather used 1991 T2362. The plan is to park this at our daughter’s land in northern Arizona. There are zero hook ups there. So, it a generator, drag water up there until a “water tower” is built and dig a cess pit. For now, going through the camper bit by bit. So far I need an electric refrigerator/freezer, thinking of an Engel; the converter is bad, so swapping that out this weekend, haven’t tested the water heater yet, hope to this weekend also. The stove worked, but had to replace the propane tanks. Also, added a second battery (2 new batteries) and went with 100% LEDs. My current stumbling block is the water pressure. It’s nothing more than a trickle. Is there an in-line filter, a pressure regulator, or other adjustable choke point?
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A camper fridge off propane may be a better option. Lots of people do solar for power. On the water check for leaks as the water could be going somewhere besides a faucet. Do you get air along with water? Could be a leak on suction side of pump. I'm sure others will be along with ideas shortly. Welcome by the way
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:20 PM   #3
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Haven’t ruled out propane/electric, but I have an Engel on my 1957 VW bus and it’s been fine over the last 5 years. Runs on a single 12V battery for 5 days without charging the battery. Still I like the larger freezer section on the propane ones.
On the water pressure, no leaks, no air. It comes out with great pressure when I turn on the faucet, but dies fairly quickly to a mere trickle.
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Check the faucet aerators/nozzles for sediment build up. Mine wouldn't flow until I took them apart and cleaned them.
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Are you running the water system off the tank or off city water? If city water, double check that the fresh water tank isn't backfilling through the water pump. That could kill the pressure. There's a valve to prevent that from happening, but they can fail.
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I’ll check the faucets for blockage, but every single faucet behaves the same way. Lots of water and pressure when first turned on, then fairly quickly a trickle. The trailer is up at the land, so I’ll look at this over the upcoming weekend.
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I’m running off the water tank. Where is this valve?
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I would assume there’s a problem with the water pump.

Have you tried it on city water?
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No city water where I am at now. I’ll be up there this weekend and will check things out again based on the advice received so far. I am suspecting the pump.
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Yeah, sounds like an issue with the pump. Does the pump build up pressure and then shut off? If so, does it come back on again shortly after you turn on the faucet?
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Almost, the pump stays on the whole time, but there is lots of pressure initially, like 2 to 3 seconds, then just a trickle and that goes on as long as the faucet is open. I’m suspecting the pump too.
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Almost, the pump stays on the whole time, but there is lots of pressure initially, like 2 to 3 seconds, then just a trickle and that goes on as long as the faucet is open. I’m suspecting the pump too.
Hmm, could be the pump. It should shut off shortly after you turn it on, and then come back on shortly after you open a faucet when the pressure drops.

The other thing it could be is filling the hot water tank. If that isn't already full, the pump will fill that first before supplying good pressure to your lines. It will run for a while (5 mins?) to fill it completely. I'm not sure of time because I haven't let it do that in a while, I usually fill my hot water tank with city water first and then use the pump/holding tank.

So with the open line into the tank to fill, I could see your pressure dropping significantly when you turn a faucet on.
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Interesting. Didn’t know that so good to know. Still, I’ve left the water run for over a half hour with no change. I’m gonna buy a pump- Shurflo Revolution. If that fixes it, great, if not, then I’ll use to old pump elsewhere for filling the trailer fresh water tank from a 500 gallon water tank we will be getting to haul water up there to the dry camp area.
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Checked all faucets and all free and clear. However, in the pump on the line going to the pump there is a mesh filter that was plugged with residue. I think this is or was the problem. The pump seems to be fine. Next weekend I’ll assemble the whole things and update. I needed to replace hoses and didn’t have them with me. I also bought and external strainer so I don’t have to empty the tank and remove it to get access to the internal strainer.
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