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Old 03-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #11
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We're currently at Cherry Hill Park on the FROG Cherry Blossom Festival trip. The campground map that we received at check-in has the following information:

The local water commission supplies our water. CAUTION: Our pressure is approximately 65 pounds. Pressure regulators and high-pressure non-toxic marine/RV hoses are recommended and available in our store.

We have our regulator in place, and recommended to my brother, a new RVer who is on the trip, that it's the first thing he should get before hooking up.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:16 AM   #12
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This is what I use.

It goes on the camper as the inline filter's output pressure goes down as it fills with sediment. I can adjust the pressure UP to keep the shower a shower rather than a sponge bath.
Mine is very similar to that, it is a Watt H540 model (sorry, no pic). A little pricey, but I learned the hard way that the $4.00 units are worth just about that - $4.00 !!!

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Old 03-26-2012, 11:42 AM   #13
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This is what I use.

It goes on the camper as the inline filter's output pressure goes down as it fills with sediment. I can adjust the pressure UP to keep the shower a shower rather than a sponge bath.
Herk, once the inline filter starts to clog and its pressure goes down to 30 psi, for example, doesn't that become the limit for the entire flow? How does adjusting the regulator cause the pressure to come back up? I would think that the lowest regulator -- in this case the filter -- would restrict all pressure from that point forward.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #14
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Herk, once the inline filter starts to clog and its pressure goes down to 30 psi, for example, doesn't that become the limit for the entire flow? How does adjusting the regulator cause the pressure to come back up? I would think that the lowest regulator -- in this case the filter -- would restrict all pressure from that point forward.
You are right! What was I thinking. Duh...
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #15
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My opinion (free - and worth every penny) is:

In house water filter - More trouble than its worth - Remove it
Replace it with a pressure tank. Easy mod if you are handy.
Have not seen this mod on the forum. Can you give me more info on the reason to add the pressure tank? Agree that the In house is more trouble to deal with.

Always; yep ALWAYS; use an inline water filter at the campground tap. Most campgrounds have wells and if the water table gets low you will get LOTS of mud in your water. These inline filters are cheaper than the whole house filter element you get rid of and WAY easier to change.
Forget floods due to a poorly seated element chamber. They are also available everywhere.
Does the campground line run through the in house filter system?
Herk, can you give me(us) more info per above ?
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #16
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I bought a "high flow pressure regulator" at Camping World that's set at 50-55 PSI. Am I asking for trouble? The next size down was a 40-45 PSI regulator, but the guy said that might cause my shower to not flow very well.
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Herk, can you give me(us) more info per above ?
I cut the whole house filter out with a plastic pipe cutter since there was no way to unscrew the fittings from the house filter because the were crimped on. (see photo)

I used sharkbite fittings to add the pressure tank (see photo) to the existing line stubs.

The photo of the completed installation is "typical" and not mine. I was in a hurry when I did mine and never took a photo of the finished job. It is in a tough spot (very crowded work area). The "before" photo is my camper. I zip tied the black pressure tank up to the plumbing to get it out of the way of the water pump and the sound proofing I put around it.

The reason for the pressure tank is to allow us to use the toilet flush without running the pump in the middle of the night while dry camping.
We can get a couple of #1 flushes or 1 #2 flush without the noisy pump cranking up.

Another mod I did was to add a "bidet" wand to our Thetford toilet so we can do a quick wash down (again without running the pump at night).
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:49 PM   #18
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Just do not turn the hose bib all the way open, you will know when you have enough pressure, no cost for that !!!!!!
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Just do not turn the hose bib all the way open, you will know when you have enough pressure, no cost for that !!!!!!
You will still get full pressure once it pressurised the system, it will only reduce flow.
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If you go the this link you will see lots of quality mods done by the OP. One is for the addition of a fresh water inline pressure tank to limit the start/stop of the pump.

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