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07/10/2014 at 10:52pm
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I'm having problems with my shower.

If I switch it on, the pump runs and the water flows but then slows to nothing as if a vacuum is being created

To stop this from happening I open the sink tap in the bathroom. I don't need to open enough to flick the pump just slight crack (as I first though the sink may flick the pump which created water pressure to open shower head).
I have recently replaced the sink tap, that we found on our first trip after buying the van, had a crack in and so now sealed...

Any ideas


08/10/2014 at 5:27am
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we need to know if your van has micro switches on the taps , or a pressure switch system.

if each tap has a micro switch then the one on the shower is at fault .By opening the sink tap your causing the pump to work via the sink tap.If you have a pressure switch the this may need adjustment


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I have two taps on shower.. This happens on both taps?

How would I find is pressure or switch?


08/10/2014 at 10:08pm
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If the taps click when you switch them on or off it is microswitch


08/10/2014 at 10:28pm
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The kitchen is a lift up and does click. The bathroom is turners, like home taps.
Where would I find a pressure switch?


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09/10/2014 at 1:58am
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Check underneath the taps and see if you have wiring going to them.

Wiring to the taps = microswitches.

No wiring = a pressurised system.



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Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.


09/10/2014 at 11:30am
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I think theres an air lock some where.I would drain the full system and start opening the taps one by one.

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JEFF................


09/10/2014 at 3:40pm
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Cheers will try soon :)


23/10/2015 at 11:30am
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All sorted... it must of been a vacuum somewhere as it just sorted itself


23/10/2015 at 3:21pm
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Good for you

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23/10/2015 at 4:06pm
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