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Old 01-04-2016, 12:28 PM   #1
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Water pressure regulators

Valterra makes a number of water pressure regulators for RVs.

Top of the line model has an adjustable pressure valve and gauge. Another has just the gauge. The remainder of models just regulate the water pressure and are pre-set at 45-50 psi and some listed as "high flow" pre-set at 50-55 psi.

What gives?????

Is it really necessary to have 45-50 and 50-55 models?

I just want the best protected pressure I can get.

Help please.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:36 PM   #2
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Just watch that some are Flow Reducers and Not Pressure Reducers! Some will allow pressure to Build when not using your water system! Youroo!!
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Forget Valterra and get a Watts. If you buy from [RV Water Filter Store . com, you're supporting fellow RVers.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:09 PM   #4
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I'd get one if they increased the pressure as I have had campgrounds with low pressure but I have yet to come across one with too high a pressure.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:29 PM   #5
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I'd get one if they increased the pressure as I have had campgrounds with low pressure but I have yet to come across one with too high a pressure.

There are pressured increased things. I looked at them as part of a reverse osmosis setup that I wanted (but ultimately proved to be too expensive). If you look on the RV Water Filter site that I posted, they have info on there.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:02 PM   #6
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yes, like mentioned make sure whatever you buy is an actual regulator, not just an orifice. An orifice functions ok when you are using water in the trailer by restricting the flow, but when you shut off the tap the pressure will equalize on both sides of the orifice. an actual regulator will maintain the set pressure regardless of flow on the outlet side. Generally water pressure isnt a huge concern in most places, but the odd place will be pretty high.

Only issue ive ever seen arise from "excessive city water pressure" is that its possible for the water pressure to jam the check valve shut in the water pump (or possible that it would leak back and fill the fresh water tank)
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:58 PM   #7
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Watts makes a preset 50psi for at the spigot and use a 5/8 hose minimum for protected pressure regulation and good flow volume. JMO
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:02 PM   #8
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The Watts unit factory set at 50 psi is what I have. I also have a pressure gauge which I use to check the static psi at campgrounds. I've seen the psi range from 35 psi to 80 psi between campgrounds.
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Depends if the campground is draw'n from a well, or city water. Only differences I've seen.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:02 AM   #10
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I have been using an adjustable water pressure regulator for quite some time now. It has a gauge on it to tell you what the pressure is set at.
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