Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-24-2002, 07:26 AM   #1
3 Rivet Member
2002 34' Classic S/O
Irvine , California
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 115
Images: 11
Pressure Regulator

How important is a separate water pressure regulator where the hose connects to the Airstream? There is an internal regulator, right?

I want the best pressure possible, but I don't want the risk of blowing out the plumbning system. If I check the internal regulator and it is good, am I safe without a separate regulator?

Thanks for your help!

Phil in Irvine
WBCCI # 9759
2002 34 Slide Out Lounge
2005 Yukon XL, 3/4 ton, 4WD, 8.1 engine
pjtaia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2002, 08:19 AM   #2
Still Working
smily's Avatar
1994 36' Classic 36
North Charleston , South Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,651
Images: 19
Better safe than sorry

For the minimal cost of external regulator, (10 dollars or less), you are better safe than sorry.


smily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2002, 08:20 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
gwsullivan's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 268
I think that would depend on where your internal regulator is located. If it is six or eight feet from the from the city water hookup it leaves that much plumbing exposed to potential high pressure.
Jerry Sullivan
'01 Limited
'01 Safari
On The Road, USA
gwsullivan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2002, 01:14 PM   #4
1 Rivet Member
CPRcubed's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 14
The problem is really if you have a source with high pressure. I think the factory relief valve on mine will lift at 75 psi. Well I found out it works just fine when I hooked up at my house for the first time! It turns out that the "city water" supply at home is around 100 psi. I simply bought one of the hose end regulators (with the gauge on it for curiosity purposes) and it regulates it right down to about 60 psi. Never had a problem since. Cheers!
1971 25' Airstream Trailer, 1994 F350 CC DRW 7.3L PSD Life is Good in Bear Valley Springs!
CPRcubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2002, 07:26 PM   #5
Just a member
thenewkid64's Avatar
1978 28' Argosy 28
Tampa Bay , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,539
Images: 21
Send a message via AIM to thenewkid64 Send a message via Yahoo to thenewkid64 Send a message via Skype™ to thenewkid64
Here is the reason you should get one of the screw on regulators and use it on the campground faucet.

When the last person has used their shower at the local campdround and their water system finally catches up the pressure can exceed the bursting pressure of your water hose. Leading to a very soggy site as well as no water in the AM for your morning shower. The reduction in pressure to 45 PSI or so will not be noticable and then you will be protected from any excessive pressure. As the hook up hoses age and get baked in the sun they will develop weak spots and that is where they will fail.
Brett G
WBCCI #5501 AIR # 49
1978 Argosy 28 foot Motorhome

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato

thenewkid64 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
too much pressure? Chas Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 23 04-28-2004 09:31 AM
Fix or replace LPG regulator? Roundhead LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 26 03-27-2004 03:28 AM
Low water pressure in Excella murf Fresh Water Systems 7 09-04-2002 07:12 AM
Low pressure / High pressure appliances Rick LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 1 06-15-2002 06:29 PM
fuel pressure PeterH-Airstreamer Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 3 06-09-2002 08:40 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.