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Old 07-05-2019, 10:12 AM   #1
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For several years Iíve been attaching a pressure regulator to the CG water outlet. Even drove away once and left it never to be seen again. Almost did that yesterday. Coincidentally I saw a post on the forum which mentioned permanently installing the regular. I didnít think there would be room to close the door but tried it anyway.

Works just fine on a Forester. Now itís just a quick connect and all is ready. Now, if I can just figure a way to remember to take the quick connector adapter I usually put on the CG outlet.

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Wonít help, but the end of the season sees clearance on garden stuff...maybe you can a handful of disconnects for spares.
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Hose isn't protected that way but at least you won't forget your regulator. I permanently attach my regulator to the hose with a quick connect to a wye. Worst I can do is forget the wye at the hose bib.
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Hose isn't protected that way but at least you won't forget your regulator. I permanently attach my regulator to the hose with a quick connect to a wye. Worst I can do is forget the wye at the hose bib.
??? Protected from what?
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??? Protected from what?
From high CG water pressure. Some have reported as high as 200 psi. Highest we've seen so far is 140 psi. I installed a Watts regulator inside and bought a Valterra hose with a high burst pressure rating of 160 psi.
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I had mine like this for years and prefer it this way. Like you- it makes it impossible to forget!

I have seen a few pictures over the years of white hoses with big bubbles on them. I never encountered that with regular white hoses. BUT- I did have a set of roll-flat hoses develop pinhole leaks all at once at a campground; I assume it was high pressure that got them.

I don't put a quick connect on the campsite spigot. I just always use the same piece of hose so that I never need a quick connect there. If I add/remove hoses, it to the other end and they all have quick connects installed.
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Great tip. Thanks for sharing.
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From high CG water pressure. Some have reported as high as 200 psi. Highest we've seen so far is 140 psi. I installed a Watts regulator inside and bought a Valterra hose with a high burst pressure rating of 160 psi.
Good point although Iíve never seen more than 80 pounds at a campground. If I run into ultra high pressure I really donít care if I blow up a hose. Itís a lot cheaper than buying a new regulator if I forget it or it gets stolen.

BTW, there was an incident at a close by state park a couple weeks ago where a campsite was relieved of its hose, pressure regulator, power cord and surge guard. It can happen.
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Since you mentioned permanently installed, does that mean you leave the regulator screwed into the fitting while you're bouncing down the road? If so, that feels like it would put a tremendous amount of stress on those plastic fittings.

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Since you mentioned permanently installed, does that mean you leave the regulator screwed into the fitting while you're bouncing down the road? If so, that feels like it would put a tremendous amount of stress on those plastic fittings.

Ray
I donít think itíll be a problem but if it is the plastic part that could fail is very easy to replace. Water leaking is not an issue because the affected area is isolated from the rest of the MH. When I did a true deep clean a few months back that compartment was one that I cleaned out with a pressure washer.
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