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Old 05-10-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Water pressure conector...

I bought a new TT last fall and was recommended to buy a water pressure reducing valve for the city water intake. My question is... Is that for connection at home, connection at the site or both. The reason I ask is the pressure when at a camp ground seems low and the shower is hardly working. Can I take the reducing valve off at the camp ground???
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Yes, the regulator is to be used whenever connected to any water supply.

While using a pressure regulator of some sort is a great idea to protect your plumbing from high domestic water supply pressure, many folks have gone years without using one with no problem.

Many CGs have low water pressure... during busy hours... but in the middle of the night these pressure can rise quite high and present a danger for your systems.

Cheap "regulators" are really just flow restrictors and can contribute to low water flow. Many of use whole house residential regulators which are adjustable and do not significantly restrict flow. However, you'll have to make the call on how much you want to spend and how much risk you're willing to take.

BTW, leaving your water pump turned on can sometimes help with low CG water pressure. The pump should come on if the pressure drops below it's trigger point. This tends to give more water pressure and flow inside the rig by supplementing city water and pressure with water from your tank and pressure from the pump.

Best of luck.


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Old 05-10-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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Check your owners manual to see if there is a Maximum Pressure stated. IMOP, you would be better to rig a pressure gauge to connect to the CG'S connection before you install your hose. If the pressure is 50-55 Psi or less, no regulator is needed. Only use a reg if the pressure is higher than stated in your manual or over 60 psi as a round number.
If you install a reg with 50-55 Psi, you will certainly see lack of pressure inside.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:41 AM   #4
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Thanks, that makes sense...
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