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Old 07-15-2013, 09:11 AM   #57
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The term 'regulator' is dubious. Technically, an appliance that restricts water passage 'regulates' the flow. However, these 'flow regulators', are often marketed to appear as inexpensive 'pressure regulators'. Apples to oranges.
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Certainly we use one of those things. And an Electric pressure regulator too.
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I took my trailer to the dealer wondering about low pressure while using a regulator. I was told that it is rare that I would ever need one. My 2011 Montana trailer was tested at 120psi for several minutes and most campgrounds are way below that. I have a gauge to test the campground pressure and have found that they are usually around 50psi. An adjustable regulator is probably the safest way to go.
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I took my trailer to the dealer wondering about low pressure while using a regulator. I was told that it is rare that I would ever need one.
IMO, the RARE campground with HIGH water pressure is EXACTLY the reason to use a pressure regulator!
Did your dealer bother to tell you that??
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IMO, the RARE campground with HIGH water pressure is EXACTLY the reason to use a pressure regulator!
Did your dealer bother to tell you that??
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That's why I use a gauge before I connect as I mentioned in my post.
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Certainly we use one of those things. And an Electric pressure regulator too.
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What is an Electric pressure regulator??

BTW your link: http://mickeybrennan.blogspot.com/20...cat-turds.html
takes me to a blog post about "Armadillos and Cat Turds"
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Ask the dealer if the hose that connects from the cg supply to your RV has been pressure tested to 120 psi.

An RV would really be tested to 120 psi? I don't believe it - no way, nohow. That's not even done in new home construction. The lower quality plumbing fixtures typically used in an RV wouldn't stand up to 120 psi. And some of the fixtures have hand-threaded fittings like the faucets. Imagine flushing your toilet with 120 psi. You and the toilet would be in orbit, hehe!!

Did you know the tires on our new trailer have been pre-tested for over 2,000 mile from from delivery from the plant in Indiana to our dealer on the west coast? Hafta to be very best quality then....

Of course your wimpy 1/2 ton truck can pull that humongous 5th wheel on the dealer's lot. After all, it does say "1/2 ton towable".

Many more honest sales pitches out there!
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I alway use a regulater for the water. I have the adjustable one and set it at 60 psi. That is plenty of pressure for us.

If not - you might have a block or something in your lines. I have had to deal with hard water leaving calcium deposits that collect at the screen in the lines and restrict the flow there.
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