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Old 01-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Water pressure ?

Does anybody know what water pressure we are suppose to use for city water hooked up to our trailers.

We have a 2013 295rl, and I am going to order an adjustable water pressure guage instead of using the factory non adjustable presure guage.

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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I think my factory set regulator is set at 45 psi. Hope this helps.
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I set my adjustable (Watts regulator from rvwaterfilterstore.com) to 40-45-ish.
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I set my adjustable regulator at 40-45 as well. This was what my PDI tech recommended and confirmed by a few friends who are life time RV'ers.
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I am going to order a watts adjustable regulator also and wanted to make sure I get the right one, plus I wanted to make sure I did not put too much water pressure on the system and break the pvc pipes in the trailer.

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:36 PM   #6
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All new RVs come with PEX plumbing.
PEX tubing is rated up to 150 PSI.
However the factory facets & bypass valves are not rated for that much.
Your only as strong as the weakest link!
The standard recommendation of 40-45 PSI comes from the older gray tubing you find in older RVs & mobile homes.
The gray stuff had a max rating of 45 PSI.
I replaced all my factory facets with residential ones from Lowes.
I keep my regulator set to 55-60 psi & have had no issues.
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You can tell what kind of tubing you have by the color.
If you see red & blue tubing you have PEX.
Red being for hot & blue for the cold supply.
They stopped using the gray 10+/- yrs ago after a waive of law suites in the mobile home industry.
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I bought this one and don't use it any more. It was expensive and now does not work due to calcium deposits from the well water used at most campgrounds.

I find the cheapo fixed one works as good and when the pressure drop from crud becomes noticeable, I toss it and get a new one.
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I bought this one and don't use it any more. It was expensive and now does not work due to calcium deposits from the well water used at most campgrounds.

I find the cheapo fixed one works as good and when the pressure drop from crud becomes noticeable, I toss it and get a new one.
Have you soaked it in lime away?
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I bought this one and don't use it any more. It was expensive and now does not work due to calcium deposits from the well water used at most campgrounds.

I find the cheapo fixed one works as good and when the pressure drop from crud becomes noticeable, I toss it and get a new one.
I soak mine (forget the make/model) in CLR at least once a year & it looks/works like new.
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All good ideas. Maybe one day when I am camping sitting under the awning; wondering what I can do besides have another Margareta.
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Water pressure

Just went through the same thing. Purchased this from Camping World $13.00 rated at 50-55 PSI and 15-20% more flow. Research suggested that the new rigs can certainly handle this and that it is not just about PSI, but flow.

Hi Flow Water Regulator - Lead Free - Valterra A01-1122VP - Faucets & Inlets - Camping World

Used it now for three trips, much better showers and kitchen pressure.
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I see there is one with a gauge too.

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The model with the guage is a little lower in PSI and flow at 40-50 PSI.
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40psi is adequate for most trailers. What happens is the flow gets choked down at the spray head. Take the restrictor out of your faucets and voila! improved pressure.
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