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SCADAMAN29325

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My first water test had a big dribble out of the shower head. I disconnected the hose at the faucet(?) And found this black stopper. Is it a water conserving device? Should I try to remove it?

I was thinking about getting a navy shower head with a button to allow water flow. Still don't want a constant dribble.

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I've had that conversation with everyone who camps with me. Its there so you don't drain your fresh water and fill your grey tank. Ours has a push button shut off on the head. In my previous RV I removed it and while it was nice to get more water in the stream, I had to empty the grey tank way more often. It also had a shut off. Not an issue at a RV park or home, but when boon docking it was a big detriment.


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SCADAMAN29325 wrote:

My first water test had a big dribble out of the shower head. I disconnected the hose at the faucet(?) And found this black stopper. Is it a water conserving device? Should I try to remove it?

I was thinking about getting a navy shower head with a button to allow water flow. Still don't want a constant dribble.

Thanks!

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Oops post sorry .

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What happens when you turn on the faucet without the hose? If that is what your shower hose connected to, it appears to be a back flow preventive or some kind if water saver. If the water still only trickles with the hose off, remove it and see what happens. Those type of fittings can clog and stick due to debris and calcium buildup . Do you get good water flow elsewhere? If not look for whole house filters. If your low flow only happens with the on board pump and not when hooked up to domestic water hose, there is likely a clogged filter at the pump.

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Can’t see, but there should be a little hole for the water to come thru. You can make the hole a bit bigger.


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Ahhh, it does have a hole. Didn't see it because of the water puddle on top of it.

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It is a water restrictor, cuts the water flow. Will work without it in place but you will have more water flowing. If you keep the grey water drain open won't matter.


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Check out the Oxygenics shower head. You won’t need the restrictor bc of the design of the Oxygenics with shutoff switch.

‘Oxygenics Body Spa’ is what we use.


When boondocking you’ll need to use the on/off switch to save water. Don’t forget you only have a 6 gal water heater. You don’t have an endless supply of HW at anytime, boondocking or not.

As far as i know, the design of this shower head has its own restrictor built into the design.

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