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Old 12-08-2021, 08:50 AM   #1
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What pressure should I set my water regulator to?

Hello,
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just got a new to me 2019 pacearrow 36U

I know i am suppose to use a water pressure regulator.

my question is what pressure should the regulator be set to.

It seems that the water coming out of my taps has hardly no pressure

Thanks for any help
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I use 55psi. When water is moving, pressure is moot. Flow is alot more important. If you have a 100 micron sediment screen downstream of a 5 micron filter, you are uselessly restricting flow. I filter first, right at the spigot, and pressure regulate last, right at the rig. In between is a water softener and the hose, all subject to full shore water pressure.
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50 to 60 lbs seems about right.

That's the average in houses.
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great suggestions.

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Set it for 55 PSI STATIC (No Flow)
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Old 12-08-2021, 10:40 AM   #6
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My unit is a 2004, so i hold it to 40 PSI.
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My unit is a 2004, so i hold it to 40 PSI.

Unnecessarily conservative, but suit yourself. RVIA standards have varied over the years, but IIRC in 2004 the requirement was for a pressure test of at least 85 psi. Heck, the onboard water pump is set to produce 45 psi!
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Old 12-08-2021, 04:08 PM   #9
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It seems that the water coming out of my taps has hardly no pressure

Check for a clogged filter.
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Hello,
RV noob.

just got a new to me 2019 pacearrow 36U

I know i am suppose to use a water pressure regulator.

my question is what pressure should the regulator be set to.

It seems that the water coming out of my taps has hardly no pressure

Thanks for any help
What regulator are you using now? What pressures are you seeing?
Have you checked the screens (aerators) on the faucets for clogging?
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All the years i have had a motorhome,those aerators have been cleaned many times and are the cause of bad water flow every time. Good advice
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Old 12-14-2021, 03:12 PM   #12
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Pressure setting

Mostly good advice here. I have a 2005 rig. My water pump is rated at 45-55. Thatís the pressure I want from the faucet as well. JMO.
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Not all RV pressure regulators are equivalent, many will reduce the flow rate and have poor flow at the faucets even if at a decent pressure. The ones with the gauge and adjustment for the pressure work best.

Regarding the pressure, I suggest using the lowest pressure that works for you, with a proper flow rate and a good shower head (oxygenics) then you shouldn't have any issues running 40 psi. While you can run a higher pressure up to around 60, if you can eliminate the need for the higher pressure you will reduce the risk of a pex water line connection leak. They (pipes, hoses, fittings, etc.) shouldn't leak even at a higher pressure (~75 or more), but the word "shouldn't" is just that as you can find many threads here in the forums where leaks have occurred, especially around the pex clamps and hose connections and the damage a leak can cause in an RV can totally ruin your RV if the leak is major and not caught early on. ~CA

btw, my other recommendation is to turn off the water supply and water pump when away.
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They use clamps which is not strong as a connection as the expand and let the pet memory shrinks and is always trying to go back to original size. That method withstands higher pressures.
I paid extra for those fittings in house over clamps
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