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Old 09-21-2012, 07:37 PM   #11
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I use two twenty five footers, mostly only need one I like to use the 90 elbow to, I have never used a pressure regulator I have had more experience with too low a pressure in campgrounds.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:54 PM   #12
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I use two twenty five footers, mostly only need one I like to use the 90 elbow to, I have never used a pressure regulator I have had more experience with too low a pressure in campgrounds.
I have 3 different regulators in my plumbing bag (including a 50 dollar adjustable one with a pressure gauge) and now use none. 99.9999% of the time; LOW pressure is the villain. Make SURE you have a good "newer" filter. Most campgrounds have well water and some are VERY silty.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #13
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I never use a regulator and never will as most of the plumbing in the newer units is pecks and will handle a lot more pressure than any CC's will have.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:38 PM   #14
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My starter kit came w/ a Valterra Standard 40-50 psi water pressure guage. I'm sure this is one of the cheaps ones some members are warning against, but it also seems like some very seasoned campers are saying not to bother w/ it at all?? So confusing!!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:35 PM   #15
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i have a fancy one with a gauge and a cheapy camco....i usually just stick the camco one on, and i have rarely had issues with low pressure/flow....if the pressure aint worth a crap i take it off.....a lot of times its the filter that causes a lot of pressure loss tho...

honestly i am more concerned with if i have extra hose ends and mending supplies....i have had TWO hoses start leaking on me this year...and they were BOTH new!!! that is frustrating!! the only thing more frustrating than that is realizing you need 30ft of hose and you only have 25ft! LOL
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:45 AM   #16
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My starter kit came w/ a Valterra Standard 40-50 psi water pressure guage. I'm sure this is one of the cheaps ones some members are warning against, but it also seems like some very seasoned campers are saying not to bother w/ it at all?? So confusing!!!
where's the confusion ?

"some very seasoned campers" won't be the one re-plumbing your water supply lines should they burst - you've got it - use it (even if it's one of the "cheap ones")

seems like a no brainer.....Bill
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:08 AM   #17
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I used to have a ten foot hose that worked most places and I didn't have a lot of extra on the ground. I now carry two twenty fives. I always use my regulator, it will only lower pressure when the pressure exceeds it's rated capacity. Put the regulator on the hose bib rather than on your camper.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:52 AM   #18
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Telling a newbie that they may not need a pressure regulator is very bad advice IMO. I always use a pressure regulator. It doesn't hurt anything and it protects your lines from bursting. Do a search in this forum and you will find posts from folks who did not use one and the consequences. The advice in those posts from "seasoned campers" was to use a regulator.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:06 AM   #19
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I'm definitely going to use it! I'm an overly cautious A type, I was more worried if my cheap starter kit one was good enough or if I needed to spend money on a better one. Two more weekends and I get to take the Dollhouse out for the first time!! Kids/football, jobs- pooh! Always ruining my fun.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:58 AM   #20
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I just use a Valterra standard pressure regulator. It states it is lead free which is important to us. I believe the Camco regulator stated it contained lead which is why I opted for the Valterra. I can spend more for more expensive ones that can be serviced but these have always worked for me. Get a couple because you will forget one at some point.
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