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Message posted by maggie51 via mobile 14/4/2021 at 4:57pm
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Hi we have a coachman amara and have got a pipe that goes straight to the mains water supply doing away with the barrel and pump .
First time away today connected it all up and switched pump on in van water coming through fine no problems hot and cold both ok.Light still red on pump switch even though all water is off.
We turned pump switch off in van water still coming out .Now is this just me or am I missing something .do we need van pump on if its connected direct feed to mains .Also is this why the lights still coming on on the panel.... drive me nuts all afternoon
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Message posted by tango5514/4/2021 at 5:15pm
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The water pressure from a mains water supply will be greater than that of a submersible pump in a barrel (if that's what you used previously) so the pressure switch will require adjusting to compensate, that's why the red light is remaining illuminated and not switching off. It's the same as if you go on a site with mains electricity then go to another site afterwards with no mains electric and using 12 volt power only as the power is reduced it affects the water pressure slightly which sometimes requires a slight adjustment of the pressure switch.
If you don't know how to proceed in adjusting the pressure switch, have a look on YouTube for advice as a short video can be very helpful.

Message posted by maggie51 via mobile 14/4/2021 at 6:58pm
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Hi the direct feed pipe dosent have a pump that's what I cant understand at the moment we are turning it off but can still get water .Cant find the pressure switch in the van at all has anyone got the same van that can advise x

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Message posted by maggie51 via mobile 14/4/2021 at 7:00pm
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We used this direct feed last year and light was going out then that's what we cant figure out has anyone e had the same experience at allx

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Message posted by tango5514/4/2021 at 7:28pm
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I agree that the water pump has been eliminated from the system but the mains water connection still connects up to the caravan water inlet just the same. The flow of water then goes through the pipe to the pressure switch and then beyond to the taps so the pressure switch is still incorporated within the system. The red light that is staying on is the pressure switch being constantly activated and not switching off. However, have you made sure that the hot water tank is full because if it's not then that could a source of the problem regarding the system not pressurising. I assume that you drained down for winter so check and make sure that the drain valve is shut by looking under the caravan for any running or dripping water.

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Message posted by Paul and Nikki via mobile 14/4/2021 at 7:56pm
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Donít turn the pump on when using mains pressure water

Message posted by cliffbrown14/4/2021 at 9:15pm
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I have just bought a hose feed and have been trying it on the drive, I dont turn the pump switch on, there is no need for an electrical feed to the pump (as it isnt connected).

Message posted by maggie51 via mobile 14/4/2021 at 9:50pm
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Thank you thought I was going nuts .Can sit down now with nice glass of wine and chill .Glad you guys know what's what I appreciate it xx

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Message posted by tango5515/4/2021 at 12:31am
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Well at least you got the answer you were looking for but one thing is for sure and that is that I've learned something from this thread as well. I was thinking of buying a mains water feed myself but I would have probably used the pump switch as well like yourself but thinking about it now, if there's no pump involved there's obviously no need to use the pump switch. Makes sense!

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The easiest way to think about it is, there are no electrical connections on the direct feed so why would you switch it on in the van.

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Message posted by birder9915/4/2021 at 8:29am
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Also the pressure reducer in the mains feed can bring the supply pressure within the caravan to slightly lower level than you would get with a good quality pump. I notice my shower has less force when using my Truma mains feed and in the past I have had the same with a Whale mains feed. You certainly don't need the pump turned on, but if you do happen to leave it on the pressure switch will call for water because of the lower pressure from the regulated mains feed.   

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Message posted by cliffbrown15/4/2021 at 12:06pm
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can I ask a question? as I said I have just bought a hose feed, how does everyone clear the water out after use?

Message posted by birder9915/4/2021 at 12:31pm
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Quote: Originally posted by cliffbrown on 15/4/2021
can I ask a question? as I said I have just bought a hose feed, how does everyone clear the water out after use?



Mine is joined on a couple of places with hose connectors so that I don't have to put the full hose out unless it is a long way to the nearest tap. this also makes it easy to drain as anything the tap side of the connector just before the pressure reducer drains out by simply raising the hose. The section with the pressure reducer and the caravan connector will drain but somewhat slower. Once back home I hang it up in my slingit store rather than putting it into a plastic bag that retains moisture.   

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Message posted by DaveS1 via mobile 15/4/2021 at 1:34pm
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I simply stand on the caravan step and coil the hose slowly. Remnant water dribbles out of other end.
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Message posted by cliffbrown16/4/2021 at 6:46am
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thanks Birder99 I hadnt thought of making sections


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