Originally Posted by zippinbye
I did a thread search, and surprisingly could not find a thread on pressure from city water. Apologies, but I guess my profile/sig info is not displaying as it should. Topic is a 2005 Dutch Star M4023.
PO had a nice adjustable regulator set to 50 psi. Is this good?
I notice the shower and kitchen sink are a bit less "peppy" than desired and compared to our 5th wheel, which had a non-gauged Walmart-style on-hose regulator (maybe 40 psi?).
Obviously, I don't want to damage any of my plumbing, but a bit more at-tap power would be nice. More or less is just an adjustment away.
If you have an adjustable regulator set to 50 psi, that would be about the average setting for most RVs. You can easily set it higher, say to 60 psi., without concern, but before you do, keep a few things in mind.
First, are all your faucet screens clear of debris or mineral build up?
Second, the regulator setting is the maximum pressure allowed into the rv, the actual pressure from the city connection may be less and that may be what you are sensing.
Third, try turning on the water pump as you use city water. If the pressure/flow increase, then either the city water pressure is low or your regulator is set lower that the pump. Don’t forget to have water in your fresh tank to try this!
Finally, every campsite has a different pressure. What you remember from your last RV means little unless it was from the same campground.