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Old 11-25-2017, 04:23 PM   #1
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Water Pressure Regulator "Review".

I was having issues with our fresh water tank filling up, so I reinstalled an old regulator I had laying around. It was installed originally on our rig.

After re-installing the POS, the water pressure plummeted so far that we couldn't use the shower without using the water pump.

I ordered this one from Amazon: Valterra Stainless Water Regulator for $25.00 after reading reviews from other owners.

I installed it today and I have to tell you that it is the best 25 bucks I ve spent on this old coach in quite some time.

Our water pressure is fantastic, no need for using the pump what so ever for anything. If anything, it seemed to increase the pressure from before I reinstalled the POS regulator a few weeks ago.

I'd rate it a 10.
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Thanks for the tip Brad!
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:00 PM   #3
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I quit using city water connection therefore no need for my WATTS Adjustable Regulator

2008 while asleep and connected to city water a $0.50 fitting on backside of water heater busted (cracked from over-tightening during factory install)
FLOODED the living room/kitchen and slides......$6000 in repairs/costs plus 2 weeks of shope time WHILE we were FTng.

Fill fresh water tank and pump only since. And guess what?
Pressure remains constant....no hi/lo pressures
If leak starts pump will start/stop indicating an issue with line pressure.
NO more FLOODING
Pump gets turned OFF at night, if we leave, when just going outside.
Simple flip of on/off switch


Good water pressure regulator is something everyone should have/use IF connecting rig to city water.
BUT on-board pump is MY CHOICE of water supply
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:15 PM   #4
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I do not recommend that style of regulator.> Though they may be OK I have found most of 'em have issues at 2 GPM. I have two that look a lot like this one
LFN250 Lead Free* Water Pressure Reducing Valves, Water Pressure Reducing Valves - Standard Capacity, Water Safety & Flow Control - Watts

One is a Watts. I got from a plumbing supply over a decade ago. It has aged and no longer passes enough water. I need to get a rebuild kit.

The other is a ZURIN, different plumbing supply, It is still healthy (They did not have the needed rebuild kit) Lowes and HOme Depot carry Watts.

I recommend at least a 1/2".. 3/4" may ber less expensive, 3/4" is also VERY easy to put hose fittings on since theya are 3/4 inch

Zero flow pressure is limited to 50 PSI
Full flow.. Pressure (Measured at the outlet of the regulator) is still 50 PSI.
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We have always bought out regulators, filteres and hoses(great quality, made to any length) from https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Great website. All is great quality.
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I quit using city water connection therefore no need for my WATTS Adjustable Regulator

2008 while asleep and connected to city water a $0.50 fitting on backside of water heater busted (cracked from over-tightening during factory install)
FLOODED the living room/kitchen and slides......$6000 in repairs/costs plus 2 weeks of shope time WHILE we were FTng.

Fill fresh water tank and pump only since. And guess what?
Pressure remains constant....no hi/lo pressures
If leak starts pump will start/stop indicating an issue with line pressure.
NO more FLOODING
Pump gets turned OFF at night, if we leave, when just going outside.
Simple flip of on/off switch


Good water pressure regulator is something everyone should have/use IF connecting rig to city water.
BUT on-board pump is MY CHOICE of water supply
Good point. With all that goes wrong with an RV from the vibration and jostling they endure, your methodology is one to consider indeed.
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I put several of these down; of course I turn the water off when we're away. https://www.amazon.com/Zircon-Leak-A...dp_ob_title_hi
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