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Old 11-23-2018, 01:49 PM   #1
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Black Friday Amazon Water Pressure Reg. w/gauge

Amazon is selling 20 units of this Water Pressure Regulator with gauge for $25 for a Black Friday "special"

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

BTW, they only have a max of 19 left as I just bought one.

From the exploded pictures it looks well made. Certainly better than a $4.95 inline regulator with no adjustment or gauge. One you "hope" is set for 50#
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Old 11-23-2018, 02:11 PM   #2
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It looks to be exactly the same as the Camco that I bought at Camping World that has been replaced three times under warranty.

Word of caution...don't leave it in your camper if the temps are going to drop below freezing.
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Old 11-23-2018, 03:56 PM   #3
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It looks to be exactly the same as the Camco that I bought at Camping World that has been replaced three times under warranty.

Word of caution...don't leave it in your camper if the temps are going to drop below freezing.

Same goes for any water system accessory that can hold water after use.

I just hook the "Blow Out Adapter" to my old inline regulator before putting compressed air hose away and give it a blow out too. If you use an inline filter you can do the same to make sure that freezing doesn't damage it too.

As for it being the same regulator as the Camco, who knows. There are probably 50 different manufacturer's offering regulators with gauges that look pretty much the same with only different casting names on them. Prices from the low $20's to over $50.

Favorable reviews on this one were clearly in the majority.

I needed one so I figured I'd play for the price. If it doesn't work I'll send it back to Amazon.
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It's not the regulator that will freeze...it is the oil-filled gauge that WILL freeze and fail!
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It’s only $3 off, but I’ve been meaning to get one of the adjustable regulators with a gauge, so what the heck. Can’t be a red hot seller, they still have them at 10:20 east coast time!
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Can’t be a red hot seller, they still have them at 10:20 east coast time!
That right there should tell you something. Get a Watts unit with a gauge and be done with it.
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:36 PM   #7
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Itís only $3 off, but Iíve been meaning to get one of the adjustable regulators with a gauge, so what the heck. Canít be a red hot seller, they still have them at 10:20 east coast time!
Probably because most are not planning on using their RV's for the next 4 months and are out fighting over bargains on everything from socks to big screen TV's at the malls.
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I had an "orange" one. It failed to regulate the pressure and caused some seal damage to my toilet.


I now carry a regular household water gauge as well as a back up RV regulator. I even turn off the water at the pedestal anytime we leave the trailer.
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An update

Mine arrived this morning. I opened the package and was pleasantly surprised. Everything I saw looked and felt like quality. I went over it carefully, removing inlet screen and examining everything I could see. Likewise for the outlet. Casting looks better than most with machine work nice and smooth. From what I could see of the spindle and valve it also looks quality.

As for the gauge, it's filled with oil to dampen pressure spikes just as described but not a single drop had leaked as several complained about in their Amazon reviews of this regulator.

In fact, if those who complained about oil leakage and gauges stuck above zero had read their instruction manual both would have been explained as perfectly natural for an oil filled gauge like this. Large changes in temp or altitude can cause minor oil leakage which is why a rubber plug is used. It relieves internal pressure and if altitude change is causing needle to be "stuck" they explain how to bleed the pressure.

From what I see I seriously doubt that paying 50% more (or higher) would have given me a better gauge.

(FWIW, simple water pressure regulators like this type are not exactly space age devices. Just simple spring pressure that holds back water until a set pressure is released.)
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I bought this exact regulator a month ago. I paid $2 more than this. Seems like a good regulator.
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