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Old 04-28-2019, 02:49 PM   #1
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Fresh water flow rate (City Water)

Anybody had low water flow rates with their Forester. I am using an inline filter and a Camco Water Pressure restrictor. Iím am using a 25í 1/2Ē fre sh water hose.

I am thinking that I should switch to a 5/8Ē hose as the first step.

Any opinions would be great.

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Old 04-28-2019, 02:58 PM   #2
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Toss the Camco restrictor. It has nothing to do with the size of your hose.

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Old 04-28-2019, 03:04 PM   #3
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:30 AM   #4
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Removed the pressure restrictor and allís well. I have a Camco elbow as well that probably restricts the flow as well but does relieve the stress at the hose to city water connection.

Thankís for all the help. v/r. rch
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:36 AM   #5
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Doubt it's the hose I.D., as I believe most of the trailer plumbing is 0.5" I.D.
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I would get one of these: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N7JZTYX
It is an adjustable regulator, not just a restrictor. This will allow you to adjust the pressure to what you need.

If you travel around, you may run into too much water pressure. Admittedly, it doesn't happen often, but if it does, your in for a world of problems. Therefore, I wouldn't feel safe with just attaching the hose with nothing in between. This will give you as much pressure as you want (up to the limit of the actual feed), without worrying about getting too much.

I, too, used to always complain about the lack of pressure. Once I got this, it improved dramatically. I set it at 50psi. The suggested limit for my RV is 60psi.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:06 AM   #7
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Does this happen at every campsite? If so, follow the above suggestions.

We've come across campsites where there is low water pressure and they advise you not to use a water pressure regulator. Also, some campsites have permanent pressure regulators installed at each campsite.
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Does this happen at every campsite? If so, follow the above suggestions.

We've come across campsites where there is low water pressure and they advise you not to use a water pressure regulator. Also, some campsites have permanent pressure regulators installed at each campsite.
Those are not pressure regulators.
They are vacuum breakers/backflow preventers.

They are required by code in some places.

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Those are not pressure regulators.
They are vacuum breakers/backflow preventers.
Nope. That's not it. They look like the pressure regulator we use. We've seen the backflow preventers and we then install our pressure regulator.
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It seems that most people like to cheap out on the flow restrictor and buy the $15 cheapie from Walmart or Camping World, which I believe is a 40-50 PSI restrictor.

Spend the extra $10 (still at Walmart or Camping World) and get the better 50-60 PSI restrictor and that will work good, or go big and spend around $80 for the adjustable regulator.
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