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ScottG

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Posted: 11/12/19 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pauldub wrote:

Get a high flow regulator instead of the cheapo ones.


Bingo - that's all it takes. Just make sure it says "high flow" and you'll have all the volume you need.


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DFord wrote:

I've been RVing for almost 50 years. ALWAYS USED A REGULATOR (unless the campground's water trickled out of the hose). Never had any problems with my pipes. I use a "whole house" Watts regulator adapted for garden hose (male/female) set at 50-60psi. I never had any luck with the cheapo regulators that screw on your hose although others I know seem to have no problem with them. I know the larger regulator like I use work 100% of the time and allow full flow - no problem taking showers.
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Unless one of the granddaughters is with us, I just fill the fresh water tank and use the pump. For those occasions when a granddaughter IS with us, I hook up to the sewer with the grey tank valve open and hook up to shore water. (I am not about to try to teach a teenager about Navy showers.) If I hook up to shore water I ALWAYS use the Watts regulator pictured above.


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beemerphile1 wrote:

1. Get a quality regulator and always use it.

2. Always turn water off when you leave the campsite.


Agree on both counts.... I have also turned off a few water faucets in CG's where the RV owners had left and something gave way inside and water was pouring out onto the ground.


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My 2 cents is before you do anything, try and find the person that was kind enough to shut your water off and thank them. Not everyone would have done that. One time I noticed 4 people standing at the roadside of a camper just watching. When I went over to see what they were looking at, I noticed water pouring out. I walked past them and turned the spigot off.


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RobWNY wrote:

My 2 cents is before you do anything, try and find the person that was kind enough to shut your water off and thank them. Not everyone would have done that. One time I noticed 4 people standing at the roadside of a camper just watching. When I went over to see what they were looking at, I noticed water pouring out. I walked past them and turned the spigot off.


Good point! Thing is, being on several forum types, for a length of time, I usually can tell a lot about other posters character, by their posts/responses.

I knew RobWNY would help, in this case turn water off. I feel like I know many forum folks, some I consider friends, even though I've never met them.

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Posted: 11/13/19 12:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Use your tank and pump.

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beemerphile1 wrote:

1. Get a quality regulator and always use it.

2. Always turn water off when you leave the campsite.


Agreed. Never assume the campground water pressure will be consistent. Many RV parks have their own well(s). Deeper wells often have two stage pumps to get water to the surface with sufficient pressure and volume. During times of high demand, both pumps may operate. (filling the campgrounds main storage tank for example) If/When a major draw suddenly shuts off, a huge pressure spike propagates throughout the system and the system pressure may stay elevated for a few minutes. If you lack the appropriate pressure regulating ability and your RV system is "iffy" you may experience fractured pipes. Hopefully you (or someone else) will be around if/when this happens. I've personally seen this happen several times. The RV park owner told me about their two stage well pumps. Now you know.

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I have a couple of those little brass pieces of Junk if you want one...

now the serious point of this post... I have use a WATTS 3/4 inch (more on why that ZURIN (also 3/4) when hooked up (not often) But for totally different reasons I've gone to filling my on board and using the water pump.

ONe park I stay at logged 120 PSI

THe watts new held a nice steady 50 PSI LIkewise the ZURIN I'm told the Valterra Adjustable does well (Way less expensive)

As the Watts and Zurin age they start to restrict flow (Pressure drops under load) but they can be rebuilt cheaply and easily.

WHy 3/4.. well they were cheaper than the 1/2's and of course easier to adapt to garden hoses.


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Posted: 11/13/19 06:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As others have said, buy a quality pressure regulator, not one of those cheap reducers. Big difference.

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