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Old 01-06-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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Have a recently aquired 2005 Georgetown 359ts. First time I used city water with a pressure reducer the flow was miserable. Bought new pressure regulator (40-50#) better but still miserable. Is this normal? I tried the city water alone and pressure was good but I have heard that's a good way to break my plumbing.

Is this the best I can do?...

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Old 01-06-2011, 02:41 PM   #2
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If you are connected to your house, your house already has a pressure regulator, so another one is not needed. Some campgrounds, (read larger), use higher pressures to make sure everyone has enough water, especially on week-ends and holidays when they are full. I always run a pressure regulator in a campground, never at home, or where I know what the pressure is. Your plumbing should stand 60 psi, with no problems. Others will argue. Also, your pipes are much smaller than your house, don't have expectations you will have water flow as when at home.
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If you have an inline filter, check to make sure that is not restricting water flow.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:16 PM   #4
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Some Parks already have a regulator on the water outlet. If you put yours on, no pressure.
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Some Parks already have a regulator on the water outlet. If you put yours on, no pressure.
I guess I've never seen a pressure regulator supplied by the park and on the park's faucet. Could you be confusing one with a "backflow" preventer? Just asking.
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I have never seen a park spigot with a regulator (unless the previous RVer left it by accident). I have seen many parks that permanently attach a back-flow preventer to protect their water supply from "less than sanitary" campers who use their fresh water hose or "dirty hose" to connect the potable water spigot to their turbo flush.
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I tried several regulators and didn't like the flow on any of them. so, I purchased an adjustable regulator and set it a 55 lbs. (you have to have more that 55 lbs. from the hydrant to do this) This set up really works well because the pressure isn't controlled by the size of the hole in the regulator as it is in the cheaper ones. They are expensive, around $60 plus shipping. Several online camping suppliers carry them.
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Water Pressure

BINGO! Removing the low flow water restrictors from the faucets and shower head made BIG difference

Thanks for the inputs

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BINGO! Removing the low flow water restrictors from the faucets and shower head made BIG difference

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Since I did not get any manuals or parts breakdown with the faucets, where are the restrictors located? Are they in the outlet like the screens or inside the valves? Could you post a photo of what you removed?
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Since I did not get any manuals or parts breakdown with the faucets, where are the restrictors located? Are they in the outlet like the screens or inside the valves? Could you post a photo of what you removed?
Unscrew the shower faucet (head) from the round hose/tube. Immediately you will see a white plastic disc with three tiny holes. I used a paring knife point and pried it out then replaced faucet. I left the tube outside the little guide ring to allow the shower head more freedom of movement. On the faucets, remove (unscrew) the screen holders at the end of the faucets, shake out the screen and restrictor. There is a disc with a single small hole on the water inlet side of the assembly. Repeat the pry it out routine then replace assembly. Water will flow a little faster.

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