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Old 06-17-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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water/plumbing issues need advise

ok folks new to the seasonal camping thing. so #1 have city water hook up, do i need a pressure regulator? the campground is fed from a well and pump system with 3/4" supply lines to a 1/2 " tap dont know incoming pressure. #2 with city water hooked up great pressure at spigot, but very little pressure in trailer shower has very little toilet has lots but all taps are next to nothing. so i started using my head and started trouble shooting (so im hoping) now when i removed the plastic inserts in the taps, left in the arrator screens, removed the rubber stopper in the shower faucet as well, the pressure is great, now is the plastic reducer for using with the pump to reduce water usage? so can i keep the plastic reducers out or do they have to be left in? help please!!!!!

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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Those parts you took out--- they are called "water savers", absolutely rediculous, i took mine out and thru them away too-- i'm a retired plumber and lots of my customers use to complain about not enough water or pressure in their faucets till i took out those "water savers" and then they was happy.

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Old 06-18-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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We've taken the water savers out, too, but--- you might consider pressure regulators on the city supply.

Attaching a regulator before the hose and your RV might keep city water pressures at or near 40 #.

Some camps have pressures that exceed your plumbing requirements which may cause a leak or two, and, in hot sun, even the white hose breaks under high pressure.

On the reverse side, lots of pressure from your pumps means less water in the tank, assuming you are dry camping or boondocking. It's nice to take a daily 10 minute shower with huge volumes, but....

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Old 06-18-2012, 11:04 PM   #4
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IMO: Water pressure regulators are necessary. Case in point: Recently I took the grandson's on a three day trip to a State Park. I noticed when I hooked up the water that the pressure was reading 80 lbs. of water pressure at the faucet. My regulator is set to 40 lbs. which has worked for me. Later in the evening I noticed the campsite water pressure at 35 lbs. This was about the time people would have been cleaning up from dinner and/or taking showers. I asked the campground host about this the next day and he told me that the deep well pump was set to come on at about 35 psi and to cut out at 80 psi. No doubt in my mind that the 85 psi could/will cause damage to a lot of camping units.
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