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Posted: 10/06/20 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have plans to stay at the AF Academy Famcamp in Colorado Springs CO, be forewarned they have *very* high water pressure. At 140 PSI it's high enough to seriously damage some RV's. They advise the use of a water pressure regulator on their info brochure, but no verbal mention of it during check-in. We always use a fixed 50 PSI water pressure regulator, but for those who may not, just a heads-up.

We elected to not take any chances and just fill and use the water from our FW tank.

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Posted: 10/06/20 09:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"We elected to not take any chances and just fill and use the water from our FW tank." That is the safest way...at all times...and if the CG water system goes down with a full tank you'll be fine for days.


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Posted: 10/06/20 09:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Isn't that part of the fun, learning the in's and out's of RVing? Blown piping, tripped breakers, old tires, cracked roofs, and all the other things we never thought would go wrong.....

Why is there not a HUGE placard inside the RV to warn us of all these pitfalls?

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Posted: 10/06/20 12:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Only use CG water supply to fill my fresh water tank
Use fresh water tank/pump exclusively....consistent pressure/flow, no water pressure reg required and fip of switch pump is off at bedtime/when leaving RV

Simple........


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The plumbing in my TT is officially rated for only 80 psi. It says so both in the owner's manual that came with it and on a sticker inside. So I always use a water pressure regulator set to 50 psi.

Once stayed at a campground where we were informed at check in that a water pressure regulator was required to hook up because the city insisted on supplying the campground at 150 psi.





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Posted: 10/06/20 03:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Howdy!

I ran into a problem with high water pressure ina park we had stayed at a couple of years ago. I have a good Watts water pressure regulator that I can set the pressure myself no problem. What I failed to consider was the connection to my black tank flush as I use a Sewer Solution and it caused a leak. I now have a inline water pressure reduced connected to that line also. Just something to think about.

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Posted: 10/06/20 08:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Who sets water pressure that high, never seen it. Did you gauge the pressure your self with a reliable gauge.


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Posted: 10/06/20 09:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Edd505 wrote:

Who sets water pressure that high, never seen it. Did you gauge the pressure your self with a reliable gauge.


When we FTd we came across HIGH water pressure at SEVERAL CGs across the USA

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Edd505 wrote:

Who sets water pressure that high, never seen it. Did you gauge the pressure your self with a reliable gauge.


Edd,

Nobody "sets" a water pressure that high. It is a result of the local terrain as city water system. The storage tank is up a mountain somewhere because the land was cheap and it was a convenient place to locate it. The city has to pump the water up there to make it available.

Nobody with any sense is going to pay money to pump the water mains to that pressure. If it does get pumped to that pressure, someone should be replaced.

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Posted: 10/07/20 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go to rvwaterfilterstore.com and purchase a Watts made in the USA, lead free with stainless parts water pressure regulator, set it to 40 PSI and protect your RV and still have great flow.

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