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Old 02-22-2018, 04:08 PM   #15
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I can address the shower issue, itís pretty poor in the 18 DS. After taking the square head apart, I have concluded that it is the design of the shower arm and the shower head. Poor flow and poor pressure. I did replace the shower head with a Price Pfister unit with marginal improvement. I have a whole house adjustable regulator set at 55. It is mounted in the wet bay. The incoming hose on the reel is rated at 150, not too worried about that.


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Old 02-22-2018, 04:09 PM   #16
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I've had mine set at 65 psi on my last two coaches for the last 14 years. As stated, the water reel hose is rated at 150 psi, so I mounted mine in the wet bay. I also added a splitter so that the water that runs to the black tank wash, doesn't first run through the water filter.


Don do you have picture you can share please?
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:15 PM   #18
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The hose going up in the photo, goes over to the tank flush.



The second photo is the hose running to the sewer rinse. The "X" shaped pvc was used to give me something to clamp to.



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Iíve done a variation of What Don has done and have my regulator set @60psi.
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Thanks Don, what is the digital readout ?
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Thanks Don, what is the digital readout ?


Stuart, think you are referring to this photo. Itís gallons used. Yes, itís upside down, but serves its purpose for my water softner for recharging.
Available in the garden department at Loweís, HD, etc.
Probably not the most accurate, however it gives a rough idea of consumption.

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Ok thank you all, Iím now inspired to do the same
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I just ordered a new superdooper hose from the RV Water Filter store to fit on our water hose reel. It is higher water pressure capable without expanding like the cheap Camco water hose that I want to replace. This way I don't have to be concerned with having the water pressure regulator outside on the water source and it can instead be in the water bay. I am planning to update the water bay plumbing setup so this really helps my plans.

Here is a question for Don (and others), did you consider adding another way to easily connect to the FW source with a spare hose that could bypass the hose reel and/or the water filter? For example, what if your hose on the reel fails or the filter housing springs a leak or any of the intermediate hardware craps out during happy hour and you don't want to go to the store for replacement parts?
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Don & Jerry

I like the idea of eliminating the extra hose for sewer rinse. Will need to think about setting up something such as what you both have.

One question - Is that a back flow device at the end of the hose that connects to the sewer hose inlet on the coach? I have been using one on by black hose but it does not look like the one on your hose.

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I just ordered a new superdooper hose from the RV Water Filter store to fit on our water hose reel. It is higher water pressure capable without expanding like the cheap Camco water hose that I want to replace. This way I don't have to be concerned with having the water pressure regulator outside on the water source and it can instead be in the water bay. I am planning to update the water bay plumbing setup so this really helps my plans.

Here is a question for Don (and others), did you consider adding another way to easily connect to the FW source with a spare hose that could bypass the hose reel and/or the water filter? For example, what if your hose on the reel fails or the filter housing springs a leak or any of the intermediate hardware craps out during happy hour and you don't want to go to the store for replacement parts?


Thatís a good question. I think I have enough parts and fittings to bypass the reel in 15 or 20 minutes. To be honest, not a big fan of the water reel. 1/2 inch hose, more restriction, Water sits in the hose, reel restriction, etc.
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I use a Watts and have my pressure set at 60psi.
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Fatchance,
If you look at my setup you can see that if my hose reel fails I could easily hook a FW hose to the new pipe I installed for the black tank connection. The factory installed back flow preventer would keep the water from entering the hose reel.

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The brass fitting on the end of the new hose installed for the black tank rinse is a quick disconnect. The internal plumbing for the black tank rinse already has an air gap unit installed so no extra back flow unit is necessary.
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With the small-diameter braided hose in the system, I would think your flow would be seriously affected. Have you experienced any issues with it in the line?

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No flow issues. It smoother than the pump.
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