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willald wrote:

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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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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?
I do this as well. Only use campground water to fill the tank (if needed; I always leave home with a full tank to start). 32+ years, 3 RV's...have not had to replace a single water pump.


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willald wrote:

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?

I did have to replace one pump, on previous FW, after many years of use. I only camp on full hookups about 2 weeks a season. I still just fill tank, put water hose away. Most of my camping is in state parks, where only electric is offered.

I do carry a spare pump that I sometimes use to fill my tank from 6 gal water jugs if needed. It is the same pump as my current FW, so can exchange in an emergency, if my installed pump failed.

I would not worry about any of the better quality pumps failing over many years of use. The one I replaced, still worked fine, but would run just a second, to rebuild lost pressure. I won't waste time trying to repair something easily replaced for under $100 bucks.

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agesilaus wrote:

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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.


25 years of RVing, never had a problem with the cheapo's.

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I agree with MFL. No water pressure blowouts when you use the fresh water tank and the pump. Saw a blowout once and it wasn’t pretty inside that RV.


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I went to Home Depot and bought a regulator that is used on a house, a pressure gauge, water hose connections and built my own water regulator for my RV .That was 16 years ago and it still works fine.

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I too have not used that specific model. as to re-buildibility ask if the seller has a rebuild kit... (If not then likely not) That looks a lot like the Valterra adjustable.. I've not used that one either but it gets good reviews from others.

I have used both Watts and Zurin.. And well none better.

The ones I had were 3/4 inch and from static (no flow) to full shower flow. the pressure gauge did not even wiggle.

The el-cheapo cylinderical ones.. from 50 to 5


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willald wrote:

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?

I full time and use this same method. That means the pumps are used A LOT 365 days/year. I do have 2 pumps pumping at all times but I don't think that makes too much difference other than some additional water flow. I usually replace 1 pump or the other every 3-4 years so that's a pretty good run considering the amount of use they get.

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Last year I replaced the 20 year old pump in our motorhome with a Shurflo Revolution pump that was given to me. The original still pump works fine, so I've kept it as a spare. We're full timers, and the pump see a lot of use since many of the state parks we prefer are electric hookups only. We also use it as a booster pump at campgrounds with low pressure.


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CA Traveler wrote:

I've used that regulator for several years, no problems.
Yep, me too. No problems. Sometimes more expensive just means it costs more. [emoticon]


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Thanks for the ideas.

I'll see what HD and Lowe's has on their shelves. From looking at their websites I may be able to cobble something together for ~$80. That should last me a lifetime.

If I don't like what I find there I may order the one agesilaus pointed out


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