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Old 11-28-2009, 07:14 AM   #15
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I'm going to add another wrinkle to this discussion. I have a pressure gage between my Watts adjustable regulator (set at 55 psi) and the RV. I was getting pressure well above 100lb PSI from time to time. Short story-the RV park has back flow valves on all their hydrants, no where for water to go do to expansion of the water heater. I now have a 3/4'' cross after the regulator, a gage on top and a pressure releif valve (set at 75psi) on the bottom. It drips after every shower or high use of hot water. 75 psi is the max that my system can see.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:26 AM   #16
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I'm going to add another wrinkle to this discussion. I have a pressure gage between my Watts adjustable regulator (set at 55 psi) and the RV. I was getting pressure well above 100lb PSI from time to time. Short story-the RV park has back flow valves on all their hydrants, no where for water to go do to expansion of the water heater. I now have a 3/4'' cross after the regulator, a gage on top and a pressure releif valve (set at 75psi) on the bottom. It drips after every shower or high use of hot water. 75 psi is the max that my system can see.
A regular expansion tank would probally be too large and bulky to fit anywhere conveinent in a MH, you might try a water hammer eliminator, they work on the same principle, but are much smaller, and are available with fittings to screw right onto a standard hose bibb.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:24 AM   #17
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I have a question i own a 2006 cougar 314 and just finished looking through all my owner manuals and cannot find anyhere on what to set the water presure. it just says contact the dealer.my wife says thats so he can soak up some more money from me, no pun intended.i see from above everyones camper has different settings. thanks Greg
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:29 AM   #18
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I have a question i own a 2006 cougar 314 and just finished looking through all my owner manuals and cannot find anyhere on what to set the water presure. it just says contact the dealer.
Many RVs have a label at or near the water hookup that says something like "system tested to 60 psi" or "do not exceed 60 psi." Some of the cheap regulators are set to 40 psi and everyone I have talked to run anywhere between 40 and 60 psi. I decided on 45 psi about ten years ago and that is what I have run.

On another note, a campground we stay at often in Indiana warns campers to use a pressure regulator. During the day the pressure in the campground stays between 50 and 60 psi, but during the night the water company turns up the pressure to fill their water tanks and it goes over 100 psi. So the pressure you see when hooking up may not be the same pressure at night.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:31 PM   #19
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thank you Norm 4015 i will get one and set it at the same pressure to start Greg
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I have my Watts regulator set at 60 PSI. It's been working well for a long time.
Yup, that's what I have done.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:38 PM   #21
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Another vote for the Watts regulator with attached gauge. I have mine attached to my water softener but haven't yet figured out how to mount the whole thing more permanently so it's an extra couple minutes of set up and tear down... but sure nice, especially if you spend much time in the desert.
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