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Old 08-22-2016, 12:19 PM   #1
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I have a camco water pressure regulator(40-50) that I have tried to use a cpl times now but it restricts so much that I barely get a shower flow so I remove it while at the campground... so my question is WHAT is an acceptable pressure that one can still have a full stream inside of the trailer & is it really necessary in the first place
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If you have one of the tubular shaped inexpensive pressure regulators, that is the problem. They actually regulate by limiting water flow.😝 you need to get a whole house regulator (like a Watts) that has adjustable pressure. We have ours set at 60 psi and have plenty of pressure and flow.
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Try this one. https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A01-...ater+regulator
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:08 AM   #4
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most of the Watts i have seen do not have a visual gauge??
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First, you NEED a water pressure regulator, and I am living proof. Valterra makes a high flow water pressure regulator, LOVE IT, really is high flow and it's way better than the one I bought at wally world or CW or wherever. I use that cheap CW one on my black tank flusher.
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I have this one:
Water Regulator, High Flow, Brass, Lead-Free, Carded - Valterra.com | Valterra.com


Less than $20 and it works great. Done.
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Water Regulator Adjustable - $51.99

The minimum regulator to use.

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100% agreed. We set it at 40 psi and no problems. Great buy from Amazon.
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I used one of these.

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is it really necessary to also use one on the black tank flush?? i would think more is better on that system??
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I used one of these.

it must be nice to have access like that to the backside panel...
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I have a camco water pressure regulator(40-50) that I have tried to use a cpl times now but it restricts so much that I barely get a shower flow so I remove it while at the campground... so my question is WHAT is an acceptable pressure that one can still have a full stream inside of the trailer & is it really necessary in the first place
What you have is a "water restrictor" not a water pressure regulator.

Trash it!

I recommend a Watts Water Pressure Regulator purchased from RV Water Filter Store.

I use this model - Watts new Lead Free Adjustable 263A-LF Regulator,
2" diameter 0-160 gauge, 4-4.5 gpm.

Here is one for sale in the iRV.com classifieds.

http://www.irv2.com/rvclassifieds/sh...gulator&cat=23

I install it at the spigot as there have been places where the shore water pressure was so pathetic that I removed it and filled my fresh water tank with the auto-fill system and then had my water pump activated all the time to supplement the low shore water psi.

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what is the correct way to set the desired pressure? I am guessing you have to have an input greater than what pressure you desire and then dial it down, cause if too low you cannot reach your mark?? and what pressure IS an acceptable set point that still allows a full strong stream inside, I can't find any material that says just how much pressure is too much for these RV lines or any that gives any specs on the subject at all???
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what is the correct way to set the desired pressure? I am guessing you have to have an input greater than what pressure you desire and then dial it down, cause if too low you cannot reach your mark?? and what pressure IS an acceptable set point that still allows a full strong stream inside, I can't find any material that says just how much pressure is too much for these RV lines or any that gives any specs on the subject at all???
Yes ... you need input high enough to regulate. I have mine set at 50 lb. ... 60 is usually ok but older RVs may develop leaks. I have seen spigot pressures of 100 psi.
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