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Old 06-27-2002, 10:24 PM   #1
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I just picked up one of the exterior surface mounted city water connectors that Airstream has used off and on for many years. It is plastic, "chrome" plated, and more or less square in shape.

It is more than simple hose connection, however. It has some sort of restriction device built in. I assume it is a backflow preventer. Could it also be a pressure regulator? Anyone actually know?

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Old 06-27-2002, 10:53 PM   #2
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All city water connectors have backflow preventers. Once in a while the springs get cocked and you will lose water if the cap is not screwed on tight.

Yours may or may not have a pressure regulator. I was just in Camping World today and the ones I saw with regulators were a couple of dollars more expensive, but didn't look any different from the unregulated ones.

Best to put a regulator at the RV park faucet anyway. That protects your hose as well as the trailer. I had a heck of a time teaching my wife that the regulator stayed with the hose, not with the faucet.
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When I say I picked up the version used by Airstream, I meant that litterally. I got it off a fairly late model Excello at a RV salvage.

I also have the original in-line pressure regulator, so there is no harm one way or another, I was just curious, mainly.

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Was this connector on the outside of the A/S? If so, it may well be nothing more than, just a wire strainer to filter trash from getting into your trailer water line. As most pressure regulators that A/S installed were in fact closer to the actual water pump itself.
Just a thought.
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Further investigation has determined that the device contains a backflow preventer only. It is made by Sureflo, and mounts on the exterior of the body.

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Just to say, I use a backflow regualtor outside as well...figure twice wouldn't hurt..Mine is one of the brass connector type..seemd to work..so far, no problems with water...
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