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Ok, I recently installed a RVwaterfilterstore.com filter system. The filter sequence is: a 1 micron sediment filter, a .5 micron carbon filter and the final one is a metal trap canister. The campground I permanently camp at has strong well water pressure (65 psi) and great flow. After I connected the filter system the water barely flows from the hose and all the fixtures in the camper have less than ideal water pressure.

So, I would like to keep the filtration system but need an increase in water flow after the filter system. How can this be achieved?

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Something's wrong if you have 65psi going in and barely a dribble coming out.

Try hitting the bypass for each canister in your setup to find the bottleneck.


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first thought is you may not have that system installed correctly.

second, their ad promises 3-4 gpm flow at 60-psi. do you know what the pressure is there?

what's the flow like without the filters?

my advice...dump that filter system in favor of something simpler.


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Did you contact the outfit that sold you the system?

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rk911 wrote:

first thought is you may not have that system installed correctly.

second, their ad promises 3-4 gpm flow at 60-psi. do you know what the pressure is there?

what's the flow like without the filters?

my advice...dump that filter system in favor of something simpler.


It is installed correctly. Checked it 3 different times. I don't know the gpm flow rate from the well water pump. But it is a full stream with 65 psi behind it.

I had the simpler filter system, but it did not take care of the iron and consequential sulfur smell that the well water was contributing to.

The RVwaterfilterstore.com customer service recommended I use a 5 micron carbon filter versus the .5 micron filter. The specs on both show 3-4 gpm, so not sure what will change.

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gbopp wrote:

Did you contact the outfit that sold you the system?


Yep. They said to try a 5 micron carbon filter instead of the .5 micron carbon filter that came with the kit. They both have the same 3-4 gpm flow rate, so not sure why they think the flow/pressure will change?

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the 5-micron filter should allow more water to flow. one other thought...is the battey powering the pump fully charged? but i bet the larger filter will show an improvement in flow. but whether it meets your needs in terms of water quality is unknown.

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If you used plumbers tape in the install it could be possable you taped pver the pipe a bit causing a loss in pressure? I would take it apart and see if anything is in the way. That or a nice kink in the line. Just ideas to check.


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rk911 wrote:

the 5-micron filter should allow more water to flow. one other thought...is the battey powering the pump fully charged? but i bet the larger filter will show an improvement in flow. but whether it meets your needs in terms of water quality is unknown.


My water source is from the campground well water system that supplies all camp sites. I connect the water hose to the "City Water" port on my RV and do not use the onboard water pump that pumps water from potable water holding tank.

I will try the bigger micron filter and see what happens...

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Sjm9911 wrote:

If you used plumbers tape in the install it could be possable you taped pver the pipe a bit causing a loss in pressure? I would take it apart and see if anything is in the way. That or a nice kink in the line. Just ideas to check.


No pipe tape utilized. I checked and rerouted all hoses to ensure no kinks. Thanks for the input.

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