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Old 08-29-2015, 07:14 PM   #31
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Our Lexi 283ts also had a filter under the bed, and I remember just after getting her, reading all the posts about defective/bad water filter housings. Didn't have the rig a week before I cut the filter out and bridged the gap with a length of pex and two sharkbite fittings. No more worries at all.
Since we bring bottled water for drinking/cooking, never bothered to get another remote mount filter.
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X2 That's the ticket! Water filters inside an RV might not be the worst idea ever, but it deserves honorable mention.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:16 PM   #32
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Tom48,,,,if you hook up to 110psi,,,,you're almost guaranteeing that you're going to cause leaks,,,,if not a blowout somewhere in your plumbing. I agree on the pressure regulator,,,,,forgot to mention that....HikerBob.
Oh hell no never. That is just what city pressure sits at. The house has pressure regulator of higher quality than the one one trailer, which is never on city water at home. But makes think that if I was to big spending much time on hookups I would probably get a better pressure regulator than the standard one we carry.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:23 PM   #33
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I had the water filter removed before I drove it off of the dealer's lot for the same reason. I also removed the filter on my last two RVs.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:26 PM   #34
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With all these filters attached does this effect the water pressure inside your unit or does it lower the pressure for showers, cleaning and etc.Ted Hall
I wouldn't think so. It looks like they're plumbed in parallel so flow shouldn't be affected.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:57 AM   #35
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Easily. Just checked mine at home and is above 110 psi
REALY,,, 110 psi ???
I have our well set @ 30 / 50 !!!
Meaning pump comes on @ 30 & off @ 50 !!!
I would think 110 psi might blow the roof of the place ???
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Old 08-30-2015, 01:07 PM   #36
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You're right, Wolverine. 30 to 50 is ideal for RV'ing.
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You're right, Wolverine. 30 to 50 is ideal for RV'ing.
I have no idea what the psi might be in a MH with the pump on ???
My guess would be below 50psi !!!

The 30 /50 I was talking about is our home,,,
Not sure the plumbing would hold up under 110 psi ???

I hear the test RVs with air @ the factory,,,
Wonder what psi they used ???
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In residential new construction plumbing we test the water lines (regardless of material) and water heater at 120 psi. I have tested PEX and CPVC up to 300 psi using a hydrostatic pump. I imagine our RVs are tested somewhere between 100-120 psi, including the water heater. Testing the entire system above 150 psi will result in the water heater's T&P valve relieving pressure.

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In residential new construction plumbing we test the water lines (regardless of material) and water heater at 120 psi. I have tested PEX and CPVC up to 300 psi using a hydrostatic pump. I imagine our RVs are tested somewhere between 100-120 psi, including the water heater. Testing the entire system above 150 psi will result in the water heater's T&P valve relieving pressure.

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Thanks for the Info nomad,,, that is a lot of pressure !!!
I had a W\H go bad in a brand new Manufactory Home a few years back,,,
Owners used it as a vacation home,,, and did not turn the well pump off like I had suggested when they left... A neighbor then called them one day when she saw water running out from behind the Vinyl Siding about 2 or 3 feet above the bottom of the home !!!

You know when you live in a home with a well,,, it is a real job to flip the breakers off on your pump when you leave !!! NOT !!!
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I have no idea what the psi might be in a MH with the pump on ???
My guess would be below 50psi !!!
Search RV SHURflo 3 GPM Revolution Auto Demand Pump 4008-101-E65
Shut off pressure is listed at 55 psi. This is a popular pump found in many RVs. No idea if it's the one in yours!

As an aside-- you can buy this pump all day long on Ebay for $55 + shipping.
Camping world lists it on "sale" for $91 yikes!!
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