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Old 03-03-2010, 11:41 PM   #1
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Pressure Reducer on Water System

I thought I saw somewhere that I should put a reducer on the water supply when I'm tapped into the campground's supply. What pressure should I target? Is there a specific reducing fitting I should be looking at?

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Old 03-03-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
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It's a pressure regulator, and most are set for 40 psi. These can be found at camper supply stores, and maybe even Wal Mart. Some campgrounds run a high pressure due to demand of many campers. Most trailers should not have much over 40 psi inlet water pressure. Get the brass one and not the plastic. I have read several post where the adjustable one with the gauge doesn't work correctly.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:58 PM   #3
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Yup...anything over 45 psi (pounds per square inch) and you risk blowing something out. Most basic ones are preset...some come with a gauge. Some are adjustable but you'll pay twice as much. Any RV store will carry them...and a few hardware stores. Be sure to put it directly on the campground tap or you may blow out your supply hose.
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I used to use one on our last rig but on the Georgetown I notice very poor pressure if I use a regulator. I think this is because the factory installed water filter serves to cut down on the pressure. Have largely stopped using one. I do make it a habit to turn off the water supply when we are away from the rig though.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:46 AM   #5
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I used to use one on our last rig but on the Georgetown I notice very poor pressure if I use a regulator. I think this is because the factory installed water filter serves to cut down on the pressure. Have largely stopped using one. I do make it a habit to turn off the water supply when we are away from the rig though.
That's exactly what I do. Had same problem- especially low pressure when taking showers. Have the regulator in the rig, just in case, but also turn off water when we leave it sit.
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