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Old 03-17-2013, 07:21 AM   #11
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We also have a Watts Adjustable 263A Regulator,
2" diameter 0-160 gauge, 4-4.5 gpm from the
RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV

I googled all over the place a couple years back and these guys had
the best price. I could find the regulator for a little less elsewhere but when
I added the gauge and the 2 brass hose adapters that come with it, the price
was more elsewhere.

I know it's pricey but if you're gonna be at this a while you'll be glad to
have it. We used the little in-line brass type sold at many RV stores and
even the RV isle in WalMart but it was low flow AND it often let the pressure
creep up over nite or just between use of water. When we turned on a
faucet or flushed there would be a big whoosh of water then low flow.

The whole idea of a regulator is to regulate NOT let the pressure creep up!!

They now have a stainless oil filled gauge for $10 more. I wish I had that.
My gauge is black painted and it's starting to rust behind the glass from
being out in the rain.
Oil filled gauge won't do that.

One caveat-- it's real easy to disconnect the hose and put it away and
then stow your power cord and your chocks etc etc.... and forget to
get your regulator off the camp ground spigot!!

Don't leave it hanging there for the next guy!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:18 AM   #12
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Don't leave it hanging there for the next guy!!
I've decided that hoses are cheap. :-) I bought a 4' section of hose that I'm leaving always hooked up in my water closet with the Watts regulator always hooked up. I'll hook and unhook my hose to the campground water source from there. That way, I should never forget it!
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:03 AM   #13
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We also have a Watts Adjustable 263A Regulator,
2" diameter 0-160 gauge, 4-4.5 gpm from the
RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV

I googled all over the place a couple years back and these guys had
the best price. I could find the regulator for a little less elsewhere but when
I added the gauge and the 2 brass hose adapters that come with it, the price
was more elsewhere.

I know it's pricey but if you're gonna be at this a while you'll be glad to
have it. We used the little in-line brass type sold at many RV stores and
even the RV isle in WalMart but it was low flow AND it often let the pressure
creep up over nite or just between use of water. When we turned on a
faucet or flushed there would be a big whoosh of water then low flow.

The whole idea of a regulator is to regulate NOT let the pressure creep up!!

They now have a stainless oil filled gauge for $10 more. I wish I had that.
My gauge is black painted and it's starting to rust behind the glass from
being out in the rain.
Oil filled gauge won't do that.

One caveat-- it's real easy to disconnect the hose and put it away and
then stow your power cord and your chocks etc etc.... and forget to
get your regulator off the camp ground spigot!!

Don't leave it hanging there for the next guy!!

OK, Dan, what PSI do you set the unit to for good performance yet safe for plumbing?

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:19 AM   #14
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Not Dan, but I keep mine at 45psi.
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I've got mine on 30 but we don't shower in the trailer. That number is
a little low for best "performance".
I'd say 40.
Some CGs -especially in the mountains- can have twice that pressure.
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I set mine to 55 psi without any problems. I also put it on the CG spigot so my hose is protected.
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a bunch of men talking about hair care - what is this world coming too?

I am somewhat leery of running "naked" without any restriction. I know that our city water is around 70psi. It is rumored to be higher than most around and the city requires restriction devices in new homes.

trying to decide on the watts 263a or going with one of the cheaper brass gauges and restrictor. In the event the campground pressure is low enough, would run without, but you dont know until you get there.
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When we arrived at our campground in Florida on Jan 1, I hooked up the MH and de-winterized. Then I jumped into the shower and realized I had left off the pressure regulator. Just for fun, I let DW shower before I added the regulator. Big mistake now she wanted that kind of water pressure all the time. I am close now but no cigar. (Hi flow regulator from CW ($20) and an oxygenics ($40) shower head.)

Later I discovered a Winnebago owner and a Holiday Rambler owner who admitted to the same mistake. The Winnebago blew out the kitchen water filter seal and the HR owner had to get a professional to repair a broken water connection.

The Georgetown? No problems. My conclusion is that Georgetowns aren't put together too badly after all.

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I use the brass regulator with the adjustable gauge from CW. I run it at 60 psi (if that much is available) with no problems. Since we both shower in the mornings, I'm thinking of dialing it back to 45 or so for the remainder of the day, when pressure isn't all that important.
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