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Old 04-25-2016, 07:50 PM   #1
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We have 2013 sanibel 3501. When hooked to campground city water supply with a pressure regulated installed at the hose , our water pressure for showers is very low. My question is ; with the pex plastic water lines installed on the trailer , is it necessary to use a pressure regulated. Thanks for the help.

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Old 04-25-2016, 07:54 PM   #2
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I often have to take the regulator out. A Inline water filter provides some reduction in pressure as well I have a Water Softener so I have enough restriction.

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Old 04-25-2016, 08:03 PM   #3
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I would always use one as some campgrounds can have very large variations in pressure. If you get near the feed point in a very large campground, you could get very high pressure. The higher end regulators have adjustable flow rates. This is the one many people use ( not endorsing any seller). Water Pressure Regulator with Gauge on Sale - PPL Motor Homes

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If the water pressure isnt over 60psi you wont need a pressure reducer.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:23 PM   #5
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A watts preset 50psi regulator and a 5/8 hose will maintain a safe pressure while allowing maximum volume flow. Neither is expensive. Then it's up to what type faucets you have. Some faucets are water saver type and an RV doesn't need those. JMO
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:37 PM   #6
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The Valterra A01-1113VP Hi Flow Water Regulator should put you in the 50psi range.

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I always check the water pressure at the hydrant with my trusty Home Depot water pressure gauge before hooking up. City water at my home is 60 psi haven't found a campground over 45 psi. I take several readings at different times if it remains 45 or under I don't use a regulator. I am still new to camping and after set up I walk the area to see what people are using, I see very few pressure regulators and surge protectors being used. Just a noisy observation.

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