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Old 11-24-2014, 07:36 PM   #1
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Water pressure regulator

Well, I guess this is my week for stuff to fail. The front TV yesterday and today we are getting very low water pressure in the coach while hooked to the RV park hydrant with really good pressure and flow. So, I am thinking the Shuflo inline pressure regulator (mine is attached to the water inlet) is either crud clogged or has failed. We are running the pump and using our tank water for now.

Wondering if others have had this regulator fail after some years. I plan to try and find a replacement tomorrow and see if that fixes the problem.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:10 PM   #2
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Hey Gary - Some regulators, not sure on yours, have the ability to be adjusted. My regulators at home (three of them) and of course on in the coach. I make a point to yearly adjust up/down the pressure. It breaks any build up loose. May be too late for you now, but if you have an adjustment on this unit, try moving it around some to see if it will shake anything loose.

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Old 11-24-2014, 08:24 PM   #3
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Hey Gary - Some regulators, not sure on yours, have the ability to be adjusted. My regulators at home (three of them) and of course on in the coach. I make a point to yearly adjust up/down the pressure. It breaks any build up loose. May be too late for you now, but if you have an adjustment on this unit, try moving it around some to see if it will shake anything loose.

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Just looking at what I can see from inside the wet bay, I don't see any adjustment. It is a Shurflo 183-020-14. From their website, there is no mention in their description of being able to adjust it.
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There is a el cheapo anti siphon valve in line from the water inlet to either the filter or regulator. I don't remember the plumbing diagram but anyway, I had the thing come apart and it severely limited the water flow from the park supply
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Wondering if others have had this regulator fail after some years. I plan to try and find a replacement tomorrow and see if that fixes the problem.
I have several regulators including a Sur-Flo INLINE which is identical to yours.

The little brass or plastic cylinder jobs, with or without the bright plastic grip, JUNK, not enough flow.

That Sur-Flo you have, when new I give it a 9 on the scale of 10 but yes.. They do "Age" and when that happens, Well. you are seeing what happens when that happens (At least one version of it).

They can be rebuilt, though I have yet to obtain a rebuild kit, but since they are bolted/screwed together they can be rebuilt.

ALSO, you may find you simply need to clean the inlet screen and/or a passage inside it.


OH, I have not yet tested a Valterra but most of the folks who have them are happy (not all)

I also have a Genuine Watts 3/4 inch I gave it a 10 when new and as it agged, See Sur-Flo above

I have a 1 year old ZURIN, also 3/4 inch (Was cheaper than the 1/2 inch model) and I give it a 10 as well. Basically the same as the Watts.. I am sure it will age,, I am looking for rebuild kids for all 3 of 'em.
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Most if not all of those small "water regulators" are not true regulators but flow restrictions. You really need a diaphragm type regulator with a gauge. Also, usually in the inlet for your city water connection is a screen that over time gets clogged.
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Gary,
Recently I had a similar type problem as you, except I had no water on the hot water side. The cold water ran great, but I had no water at all on any faucet on the hot side. Everyone believed that it was the Mixing Valve. But it was not that valve. Between the water pump and inlet to the Hydro-Hot is a back flow valve. This valve stopped working and would not allow the water to flow from the water pump to the inlet on the Hydro-Hot.
Thinking there might be one also on the cold water side to the coach, you might want to find if there is one. The one on the water line near the Hydro-Hot was about 3 1/2 to 4 inches long and made of brass. It was in line on the plastic pipe that was connected to the Hydro-Hot. Let us know what you discover.
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Thanks for all the suggestions folks. Well, it was a simple fix. I went out to top off the FW tank since DW wants to shower and wash some clothes. I decided to check the water inlet more thoroughly and the little screen was partially clogged. I removed it and voil, good water flow returned. Actually, I pretty much destroyed the little screen getting it out but I use a double filtration system (sediment plus charcoal) so I don't think it will be needed.

So, as we all know, we will enjoy the time between when stuff breaks.
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Glad it was a simple fix!

I looked thru receipts from the first owner, my regulator is non OEM. It's a Wilkens, with the dial knob, very similar to what I have on the home. Never realized it was non OEM!

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does anyone NOT run a flow regulator? Is high pressure really a problem at campsites?
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does anyone NOT run a flow regulator? Is high pressure really a problem at campsites?
We bought our regulator after staying at a Colorado State CG where the pressure was almost 100 psi.
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does anyone NOT run a flow regulator? Is high pressure really a problem at campsites?
This coach has one that was factory installed. In fact, I was not aware of that until recently and had been using the inline regulators on my hose. Just bought a new one before I saw the one installed in the coach .

There are places with high pressure. We stayed in an RV park in Baker City, OR where they warned us at registration that park pressure was often 100psi. They even had signs placed around the campground with that warning.
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do yourself a favor and replace the screen you trashed.
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