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Old 07-04-2020, 03:12 PM   #1
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Question Built-in water pressure regulator?

Just bought a 2010 journey express 34y DP and the couple we bought it from said it had a built in water pressure regulator. Canít seem to find its existence or location in the manuals or brochures. Little worried about damaging my plumbing. Anyone have any insight or can point me in the right direction? Is my best bet to call Winnebago with the VIN and ask?

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Just bought a 2010 journey express 34y DP and the couple we bought it from said it had a built in water pressure regulator. Canít seem to find its existence or location in the manuals or brochures. Little worried about damaging my plumbing. Anyone have any insight or can point me in the right direction? Is my best bet to call Winnebago with the VIN and ask?

Thanks in advance.

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Can't be certain on the Journey, but they are usually mounted just behind the wall of the wet bay, directly attached to the hose fill connector. It is probably a simple flow restrictor/regulator that looks like a small cylinder. It may even be part of the outside hose connector, but a little investigation should uncover the location.
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Old 07-04-2020, 06:38 PM   #3
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It does not have one - my 2012 does not even have one
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Put one on the spigot anyway. Wonít hurt
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We had a 2010 Journey 40 L; it did not have one.
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My coach has a built-in regulator that is part of the mechanism where the fresh water hose attaches. I recently had to replace it and this is the replacement part.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Just bought a 2010 journey express 34y DP and the couple we bought it from said it had a built in water pressure regulator. Can’t seem to find its existence or location in the manuals or brochures. Little worried about damaging my plumbing. Anyone have any insight or can point me in the right direction? Is my best bet to call Winnebago with the VIN and ask?

Thanks in advance.

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First off, welcome to iRV2!

Second, you should add a "signature" to your profile. It contains whatever info you want; most people put info about their coach there, so they don't have to type it into each message. Instructions for adding a signature are here.

Re: Pressure regulator. Calling Winnebago is where I'd start.

Manuals and diagrams for Winnebago motorhomes are at this link. I could not figure out the plumbing diagrams for your coach; yet, it does not seem there's a pressure regulator on the diagrams. There might be something in the parts "catalog," at which I did not look.

If you can hook up to a water source of over 60 pounds you can put a gauge on the interior piping and infer (not with certainty, though) whether or not a regulator exists.

Finally, if you buy a regulator, you may want to survey some of the models at the RV Water Filter Store (link here). Be aware their products seem to be high-quality but pricey. Their customer support has treated me well.
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Never seen one installed by the WBGO factory. Good idea to install one on your hose line. HOWEVER, remember that pressure regulators only work when the water is flowing. When all faucets are closed on the coach, the system pressure will reach whatever the supply pressure is. This is not as bad as it sounds, static pressure (no flow) is less dangerous the dynamic (flowing) pressure. To confirm this statement, install a pressure gage downstream of the regulator (Home Depot) and watch the pressure with and without flow.
If the supply pressure is ridiculously hi, fill the water tank and run off the pump, shutting water off at the hydrant.

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No Mother Winnebago does not "give" you a pressure regulator. You do need one as some Campgrounds crank up the pressure so the last in each run/row isn't calling the office.
There is a standard unit and a high-flow model, both look the same. My preference is the high-flow as when I spray down the rear of the coach to rid road dust I get more than a trickle.
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Thanks for all the help.
I looked around and did not find that any kind of regulator was put in so I am using a pressure regulator at the water source.


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