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Old 04-17-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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Water pressure regulators

I'm looking at a new pressure regulator, as I only have the one I got for free when I bought my MH. My question is, are the $10.00 ones at CW reliable, or should I get one that is adjustable for pressure and has a gauge? Are the ones with adjustable pressure and volume needed, or overkill?
Any brand or models that hold up better or are recommended?

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Old 04-17-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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I had the $10 models for quite a while and finally got fed up with the low water pressure. These regulators severly limit the water flow. Got an adjustable model and was able to set the adjustment to a point where the pressure was much better. I am sorry that I waited so long to get the adjustable model.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:49 PM   #3
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Did you get the one with adjustable volume, or did adjusting the pressure improve the flow? Is the standard around 45psi?
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:33 PM   #4
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I just purchased the Valterra with the guage and the setting for flow. The cheap ones simply restrict the water flow too much. Got it from camping World...
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:13 AM   #5
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Take a look at this thread on adjustable water pressure
regulators.....

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...tor-11381.html
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the info..... now I just need to order one!

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What PSI should our water pressure be at?
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:16 PM   #8
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Randy I bought a new TT last year and my family bought a starter kit as a gift, all of which I use. In the kit was an inline requlator which I see sells of between $15-$20. I soon realized that not only did it restrict pressure but it reduced water flow to about 3-4gpm. You can get a better show with a water pistol.

I recently purchased a Valterra adjustable with guage for $ 52.00 from Camping World and it works very well. See the pictures attached. This was a test so after the short 4ft drinking hose I attached a plain garden hose for the test only. The short hose lets me attach to the campground supply and the lift the water regulator off the ground using a velco strap to attach the short hose to the spigot post.

I can adjust the pressure to 40-45 and still receive a flow of about 12-14gpm. This lets you adapt to campground pressure which varies as some use wells and others use city water.

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