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Posted: 05/16/22 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My regulator failed and I need a replacement. The Watts are up to ~$150 now.

Has anyone had any luck with these cheap RV Guard regulators or something similar in this price range? There are several that look identical. All the reviews on the different brands seem to be hit or miss.

Are these serviceable like a Watts?

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Posted: 05/16/22 11:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never used that particular one, but 1 is better than none in this case..

In ALOT of cases, "you get what you paid for" comes true, I have always believed that for the regulators...


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I've used that regulator for several years, no problems.


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^^I agree, there is a reason the Watts regulator costs more. The RV Guard model looks like the Valterra regulator. Bad thing about a cheap model, just more expense, when you decide to toss it, and get a proven high quality one.

Myself...I quit using any, just fill my 60 gal fresh tank as needed, and have a great, consistent water pressure. Nice too, in case you ever have a water leak, you catch it right away.

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Watts (lol) wrong with the cheap ole screw on plastic ones?
This is another one of those belt and suspenders things, save for maybe that one place that has phenomenal water pressure.


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As an power engineer, I am very familiar Watts. Get on line and ask about a rebuild kit or service for what you have. Unless it got frozen when water filled, it can probably be repaired.
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CA Traveler wrote:

I've used that regulator for several years, no problems.


Ditto at least mine looks like that, not sure of the brand tho. I have no idea why you's need a $150 regulator.


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I had the guard variety and it broke after a few months of use. Gauge broke. Regardless of adjustment, needle never moved. Even when it had no water hooked up to it. Had to replace it with what was available at campsite with basic, no adjustment variety, and have just forgotten to replace original.


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MFL wrote:

^^I agree, there is a reason the Watts regulator costs more. The RV Guard model looks like the Valterra regulator. Bad thing about a cheap model, just more expense, when you decide to toss it, and get a proven high quality one.

Myself...I quit using any, just fill my 60 gal fresh tank as needed, and have a great, consistent water pressure. Nice too, in case you ever have a water leak, you catch it right away.

Jerry


I curious....How long have you used this approach, and how many water pumps you replaced?

I like this idea, but am always hesitant to, as I'm concerned that the water pumps they put in RVs, like many other RV components, aren't meant for prolonged use.

I'd be concerned that if we used the water pump all the time for everything water related like you are advocating here, we'd be replacing a lot of water pumps.

How has your water pump held up under this kind of constant use?


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OK I have this one, a MICTUNING looks like the one you posted. Has 270 ratings and 5 stars. Mine works as expected but is heavy and broke the plastic water inlet on my RV. I should have either used a 90 degree elbow or placed it at the other end of the hose.

So far as I know you need a regulator to protect the piping not the pump. The pipes are not rated for high pressure. Joints will fail.

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