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Old 04-13-2015, 03:11 PM   #1
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Just bought a new 25 FB. Someone told me I needed a water pressure regulator before connecting to city water or I would "blow out" my pipes. Is this true? No one mentioned at dealer. And. The 5' slinky doesn't fit into the tube under unit to hold it. Any tricks?? Thanks.

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Old 04-13-2015, 03:20 PM   #2
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Just bought a new 25 FB. Someone told me I needed a water pressure regulator before connecting to city water or I would "blow out" my pipes. Is this true? No one mentioned at dealer. And. The 5' slinky doesn't fit into the tube under unit to hold it. Any tricks?? Thanks.
Slinky- good luck! We have never gotten ours to fit, but it's a bit longer I believe...we just throw in the rear bumper compartment with power cord.

Water pressure regulator- we have one on our hose as understanding is the newer models have this built in; not sure, so we keep one on the hose.

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Old 04-13-2015, 03:24 PM   #3
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The airstream has a pressure regulator built in but if you have too much pressure between the water supply and your airstream your hose could blowup. That has happened to me

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There may or may not be one built into your trailer, but in either case it won't hurt to put one right at the RV park faucet when you connect the hose. You can get them at any RV dealer and even at walmart for under $10. I would say worth it for the added peace of mind.

Also it will protect your hose, which of course the one in the trailer - if there is one - cannot.

Further, if there is one in the trailer, it might not even be working. If you buy one to install at the tap, for a few $ more, you can get one with a downstream pressure gauge that shows the pressure after the valve has reduced it, so yo know that it is functioning correctly.

Cheap insurance.

Even with a regulator, probably a good idea to shut off the water at the park tap when leaving the trailer - if something should fail inside the trailer while you are away, you could have expensive water damage. Good advice - I really should fallout myself!

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The hookup for water on the side includes a pressure regulator; however, many people have learned that it is never wrong to be safe. I too, by advice purchased a pressure regulator for the hose line that attaches at the spigot. I will say that another area of great concern protection-wise is an electrical circuit device. Just a few weeks ago my TRS portable surge protector took care of an issue while camping from "too low voltage" while a rain storm came through. It cut the power to the trailer and sat there flashing error at the power box. It kicked back on when things normalized about five minutes later. It has a delay timer as well.

The good thing about a portable surge guard is that it protects against, spikes, low voltage, surges, and improper grounding, etc- just about anything of electrical importance. They are a few hundred dollars but worth it in my opinion. My friends blew out several electrical items in their camper one year just hooking up to the campground electric. They found it was shorted out before they got there from a storm but no one told them until it was too late. They were out west somewhere.
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RE: Slinky

I've been very happy the Valterra Dominator. They are the flexible/rigid design.

There are two 10 foot sections, each compressing to just over 3 feet. I place one in the underbelly-tube and the other in the bumper. Valterra D04-0275 20 Feet Dominator Sewer Hose Kit: Automotive

I also use their end caps to contain any odor and liquid. Valterra T1020-3VP Drip Cap Set: Automotive

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