Shower Power Drain pump filter screen
Just got back from a fantastic holiday trip with my '99 Rialta HD. Got great mpg considering I kept posted speeds of 75 mph most of the time. A friend and I showered each day during the trip; some self-contained and the others full hook up. Either way, the power drain is used. It started to slow down after the 12th shower. I did remember reading that one needs to clean the screen inside the pump regularly. I did NOT know how "regularly" they meant. It was hard to reach the thing and I made it easy by just removing the closet floor quickly. The screen was solid gray lint?? I figured hair, etc. but just like gray lint. I was confounded and, as always, wondered why no one ever mentions stuff like this on here??? So I am now! After cleaning the screen and re-installing, the drain worked fast as lightening! I finally figured it out. We were using thick terry towel wash cloths. That screen is very tiny. It didn't take much. So, I went out and bought some non-shedding shower poufs made of nylon. That should solve that. Hope this helps anyone. This was my first time having my Rialta at a full hook up so I wanted to see if the little water heater could handle a full shower like I take at home. I was very surprised that it did! What a machine! As it was, we were able to get 4 good showers without overloading the black tank in addition to its other uses while self-contained.