Just wanted to give a quick review & some well deserved "kudos" to my newest addition/improvement on the Airstream. ( I firmly believe that good service and good products deserve GREAT "word of mouth" advertising.
The park we're in has extremely high water pressure straight out of the source. So high in fact, I thought the hose looked like one of those funny balloons the clowns make hats & dogs from ! The quick and easy fix was to run down to Wally World and grab a basic in-line pressure reducer. This got us up & going but left us with weak (but safe)pressure.
In my search for an adjustable regulator with a gauge, I turned up many options from bargain basement deals to high dollar stainless "trophies" .
I came across an on-line store that had pretty much the high & lo over the entire gambit of available options, and more importantly, they had JUST what I was looking for!
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To say that I had any "personal" contact or interaction would be a lie. This is what I will say about this company....and anyone who shops over the internet should appreciate this....
Their web site was easy to browse, search or just find specifically what I was looking for. Everything broken down into catagory's & sub-catagories. Most items are listed with pictures and enlargements and good descriptions about each item. Prices, shipping costs etc... all there for your viewing pleasure!
Here is what I started my search looking for specifically.....
A- Had to be a Watts regulator (well built & easily repairable)
C- Oil filled sight gauge
D- Had to have 3/4" garden hose fittings already attached
Here's what I found....
Watts model 263A Adjustable water pressure reguator with stainless guts and a stainless oil filled gauge. $79.95 an actual shipping cost of $10.62 and on my step in 3 days from CA.
For a one stop shopping experience, I am very pleased. We now have what I call "residential" flowing water in the Airstream, and when we travel and need to conserve a bit of water, we can simply dial back the pressure to what suits our needs.
I should also add that I DID need to "modify" the built in water regulator on the Airstream. Our 2001 comes with a Shurflow 50psi regulator built into the City Water inlet. It required some dissasembly, cleaning and a bit of drilling. (it will eventually be replaced with a similair inlet without the regulator)
If you are in the market for something like this I'd say that for the roughly $90 I spent on this, it was money well spent. If your budget or taste is not that high they also have similiar items at a lessor cost that will do the trick also.