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Old 12-13-2019, 11:35 PM   #1
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Water Pressure Regulator

I currently have a external water filter that runs into a water softner then into the coach which also has a internal filter before going inside.
Do i really need a regulator? If staying for only a week i usually dont use the softner just the external filter.
If i need one, which ones have the guage on them
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Old 12-14-2019, 07:05 AM   #2
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Do any of your filtration systems also have a built in water regulator? If not would suggest carrying one. We own one - brass, heavy, with gauge - that basically fits in the palm of your hand. While we don't use it all the time it's nice to have, especially when the campground you're staying in advises you they have exceptional water pressure & recommend using one. You can google the gauges for motor homes/camping & the usual sites like Camping World, Amazon, etc. will come up. And maybe it's the bumps in the road or just age, but they seem to have a "shelf life" & need to be replaced every once in a while. We've had about 3 different ones over the past 15 years or so.
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Old 12-14-2019, 07:14 AM   #3
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I look at these like a surge protector, youíre never going to wish you didnít have it. Iíve got a Renator, heavy and brass with a gauge on it. Works very well, holds the pressure at a desired level but doesnít reduce the flow like some of the other ones. I snagged mine off Amazon, first one arrived with a broken gauge (worst packing job by Amazon Iíve even seen) but it was quickly replaced when I contacted them)
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Yes, a regulator should be used. Some campgrounds have such high pressure they warn to use a regulator.
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Old 12-14-2019, 07:36 AM   #5
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I just ordered a Renator M11. Cost $37. Hopefully itís a quality one. Has over 2000 reviews.
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Water Pressure Regulator

We've been RVing for 6 months a year for the past four years. All up and down the East Coast and into New England and recently to the Pan Handle and Deep South Texas. I would never dream of hooking my 30 amp cord to shore power without a surge protector, had a lightning strike the campground in Naples, fried my surge unit, company replaced free. I would never dream of hooking up "city" water without a pressure regulator either. Happy trails....
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You definitely need a good water pressure regulator! I have been in RV parks with over 100 PSI water pressure! That can do serious damage to your water system!

I use the Fairview regulator with added pressure gauge. This regulator allow full flow from the spigot and is set at 55 PSI.

https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/F1001.htm

https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/H0001.htm
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I currently have a external water filter that runs into a water softner then into the coach which also has a internal filter before going inside.
Do i really need a regulator?
In a word, yes.

All those restrictions will cut the pressure to the faucet or shower head while water is flowing, with how much depending on how fast itís flowing, but as soon as theyíre closed and the waterís not moving the water pressure everywhere in the system will be the same as the supply pressure at the pedestal. Which can be higher, and potentially much higher, than what your unitís manufacturer and component supplier (like water heaters) designed for.
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:44 PM   #9
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I use one at every camp site. I got an expensive Watts one from a RV online water store. It never worked. Sent it back twice for repair and it was returned to me still not working 2X. It now sits in my storage. Got one for $45 and it works great. Donít wast your money on an expensive one.
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I bought the one listed below off of Amazon for less than $25 and so far, it works fine. You can adjust the pressure up or down or just set it and leave it at whatever pressure you want. It has a few negative reviews but those mostly were regarding it not working/leaking on initial use. As others have said, DEFINITELY use a regulator! I routinely stay at a park in Mississippi and the water pressure there is in excess of 100 psi. Modern RV plumbing can probably withstand those pressures, (not sure of for how long though) but a good regulator is less than $50 which is good insurance against busted plumbing or worse yet, water leaking all over the inside of your RV.

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Pressure Regulator?

We also changed the shower head to a water aerating unit, about $30 at Walmart. With the pressure regulated to 45 50 psi still have a great shower and using less water each time win win..
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You never know what the water pressures are unless you check. Like vsheetz indicated, some campgrounds can have very high pressures and warn about not using a regulator. Here is a picture of one such campsite we ran into.
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Just like with surge protection... Is there any benefit in more than one? I have been using one I bought off Amazon - no gauge or settings. Just inline. When the Renator M11 arrives I plan to use it at the spigot, before the in-line filter. Would putting the old inline one after that be of any use?
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Just like with surge protection... Is there any benefit in more than one? I have been using one I bought off Amazon - no gauge or settings. Just inline. When the Renator M11 arrives I plan to use it at the spigot, before the in-line filter. Would putting the old inline one after that be of any use?
I do not see any advantage to having two pressure regulators.
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