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Old 01-12-2016, 02:20 PM   #11
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Forget Valterra and get a Watts. If you buy from [RV Water Filter Store . com, you're supporting fellow RVers.

I looked at there site, what would you get.


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Old 01-12-2016, 10:47 PM   #12
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I looked at there site, what would you get.

I've long talked about my long, luscious, Flabio-like mane. For that, I opted for the N55BG which appears to have been replaced by the X65BG. I got it with the stainless oil filled gauge, though I keep mine inside my water bay and out of the elements (I don't protect my hoses- just the camper; my choice).

Here's what is on their site:
Watts Brass Model X65BG (replaces N55BG) Adjustable Regulator, 2.5" diameter 0-160 all stainless oil filled gauge, 6-9 gpm, lead free.

$99.99.

At the beginning of this season and 200 nights of camping, I found the pressure gauge was frozen. I actually just replaced the gauge today.
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Old 02-08-2016, 03:30 PM   #13
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I need to find out what the dealership suggested at the time of purchase. We bought a water pressure regulator, but the pressure is terrible. Whether its the sink or the shower, you barely get any flow... I obviously don't want to over do it, but I certainly want th shampoo out of my hair.
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Old 02-08-2016, 03:47 PM   #14
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I need to find out what the dealership suggested at the time of purchase. We bought a water pressure regulator, but the pressure is terrible. Whether its the sink or the shower, you barely get any flow... I obviously don't want to over do it, but I certainly want th shampoo out of my hair.
Leave the Reg.on your hose,now turn on the water,without hooked to RV! Is the water spraying out to your liking? If Yes there is prob.Crap in your Aerator screens,remove and clean! Might have to also clean valve at Toilet also! If you Really want nice even water flow,install a 3-5 gallon pressure tank in your unit! Youroo!!
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Leave the Reg.on your hose,now turn on the water,without hooked to RV! Is the water spraying out to your liking? If Yes there is prob.Crap in your Aerator screens,remove and clean! Might have to also clean valve at Toilet also! If you Really want nice even water flow,install a 3-5 gallon pressure tank in your unit! Youroo!!
I had to text my husband to ask, he said it's a 30 psi regulator. That sounds really low after reading this thread??
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30 does seem low, but it might still be an issue elsewhere like youroo said. Often the screens at the faucet (including the 'faucet' in the toilet) can get some debris and clog up. Taking them off and cleaning them out can make a big difference.

I've also found that the cheap $3 water 'regulator' my dealer sold me was more of a restricter than a regulator. Seemed like it just reduced all water pressure, even at campgrounds with low water pressure. This is why I swapped to an adjustable one. (The Valterra one from Camping World because I didn't know better at the time that the Watts was supposed to be better.)

But what really made a difference with the shampoo was when I changed to the Oxygenic's shower head. After reading about other people's post here on the forums I decided to get one to try out. Man what a difference compared to the shower head that came with the trailer. This one actually feels like it's spraying where the old one was more or less just falling out of the shower head.

If you really want to change something, I'd try the changing the shower head first, and then just clean the screens on the other faucets.

If that doesn't do it for ya, then look at a different pressure regulator.




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30 does seem low, but it might still be an issue elsewhere like youroo said. Often the screens at the faucet (including the 'faucet' in the toilet) can get some debris and clog up. Taking them off and cleaning them out can make a big difference.

I've also found that the cheap $3 water 'regulator' my dealer sold me was more of a restricter than a regulator. Seemed like it just reduced all water pressure, even at campgrounds with low water pressure. This is why I swapped to an adjustable one. (The Valterra one from Camping World because I didn't know better at the time that the Watts was supposed to be better.)

But what really made a difference with the shampoo was when I changed to the Oxygenic's shower head. After reading about other people's post here on the forums I decided to get one to try out. Man what a difference compared to the shower head that came with the trailer. This one actually feels like it's spraying where the old one was more or less just falling out of the shower head.

If you really want to change something, I'd try the changing the shower head first, and then just clean the screens on the other faucets.

If that doesn't do it for ya, then look at a different pressure regulator.




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Would this apply to a brand new rig? Just purchased in November, only used 5 times. noticed water pressure from day 1.
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Would this apply to a brand new rig? Just purchased in November, only used 5 times. noticed water pressure from day 1.

Yep, in fact I'd say it's more likely debris in a brand new rig. As they cut the pipes to install them a bit of debris is created. Not uncommon for that to still be in the lines until the first couple of uses pushes it all to the screens.




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I need to find out what the dealership suggested at the time of purchase. We bought a water pressure regulator, but the pressure is terrible. Whether its the sink or the shower, you barely get any flow... I obviously don't want to over do it, but I certainly want th shampoo out of my hair.
If your trailer has a built in water filter, try removing the cartridge and see if it makes a difference. Sometimes the factory will put in a cartridge that is too restrictive.

I found this to be the case when my trailer was new.

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If your interested in the protection factor for your Rv the Watts unit is the premier one to get, the Valterra also works well, used one for several season, until I left it in a compartment and it froze. If you want true 1/2 inch flow you can purchase an adjustable residential pressure regulator with a gauge. You will need to install the correct 3/4 garden hose fittings.

With that said I use a Watts for our RV, but use a residential regulator for our service trailer as we need the increased flow from a normal house faucet at a lower set pressure.

If your concerned about flow and pressure in your RV now, every post about what to check is spot on.
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