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Old 01-26-2019, 06:09 PM   #1801
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I need some recommendations on water pressure regulators. I'm using the type that are external and screw onto the water hose.



We have very high pressure here and the one I have (see pic) restricts the water to the point that I don't get any pressure at the galley sink. I've read reviews in the past that have said "most" of these are no good. Any out there that actually work?
Looking forward to hearing what others use. I'm going to need to buy one myself one of these days.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:20 PM   #1802
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I need some recommendations on water pressure regulators. I'm using the type that are external and screw onto the water hose.



We have very high pressure here and the one I have (see pic) restricts the water to the point that I don't get any pressure at the galley sink. I've read reviews in the past that have said "most" of these are no good. Any out there that actually work?

Makes no sense that you dont get pressure at the galley sink? Do you get a burst of pressure when you first open it and then it tapers down?
I have used those for many years and they always work well for me. You may have an unrelated issue somewhere in the line that only gets overcome with higher pressure.
Airstream Motorhomes (and trailers) have a built water pressure regulator. Assuming it is working, have you tried to connect the water supply without the above mentioned inline regulator? You may have some restriction in the onboard regulator.
I once connected my waterhose and only got a trickle of water inside.

I finally disconnected it again and discovered that many ants must have been in the hose and they plugged up the little water inlet screen.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:46 PM   #1803
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When I first bought my coach I made the mistake of buying a water regulator; pretty expensive one too, with an oil filled pressure gauge....

https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/Adj.htm

...then I replaced all my plumbing with PEX-A.

PEX-A is designed to take a burst pressure of 800 PSI. if you're planning on hooking up to a water line with pressures above that; I'm pretty sure your water hose will crap out first.

I don't run a pressure regulator.....I have one for sale though.....

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Old 01-26-2019, 10:17 PM   #1804
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When I first bought my coach I made the mistake of buying a water regulator; pretty expensive one too, with an oil filled pressure gauge....

https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/Adj.htm

...then I replaced all my plumbing with PEX-A.

PEX-A is designed to take a burst pressure of 800 PSI. if you're planning on hooking up to a water line with pressures above that; I'm pretty sure your water hose will crap out first.

I don't run a pressure regulator.....I have one for sale though.....

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OK, so what's the pressure rating on all the other stuff that's hooked up to your plumbing? All the faucets, toilet, shower valve, water heater, water inlet, the water pump, any water filters you might have...

The point of failure from a transient high pressure event is typically an appliance or fixture, not the pipes themselves. Even with PEX-A pipe, a regulator is worthwhile protection.
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:33 PM   #1805
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Time for a glass of wine and a camp fire!
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:17 PM   #1806
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I disconnected the regulator and the filter and pressure in galley and bath are good...actually too high. Hooked up filter and pressure was high. Hooked up "old" inline regulator and pressure was what it should be. So the new regulator is crap. When I recently bought a new filter and a few other items, I got the new regulator simply to change out the old one which I have had for many years.

While recently fixing my broken plumbing, I removed the internal regulator originally installed by AS. After all these years I had no idea whether it was working or not.
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Old 05-05-2019, 01:26 AM   #1807
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When I rounded the corner yesterday and glanced over at the MH and saw it leaning, I new I had some extra work ahead of me. I pulled the wheel and with the weight off the tire, it basically rebeaded itself. Tire was leaking at the valve stem. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-05-2019, 07:33 AM   #1808
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When I rounded the corner yesterday and glanced over at the MH and saw it leaning, I new I had some extra work ahead of me. I pulled the wheel and with the weight off the tire, it basically rebeaded itself. Tire was leaking at the valve stem.
Dean, you got lucky on that one!

I know you have to rotate your coach from site to site every so often, so I was surprised to see where it appears the tire had sunk into the ground. Is that typical?

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My experience with those hose end regulators is that they are mainly a flow restrictor more than a pressure regulator. The Original Watts pressure regulator is a good unit and I believe they can be rebuilt. Don't trust any of them without a gauge on the low pressure side. Not uncommon for pressure to creep up when there is no flow. Another option is to put in a relief valve that will dump pressure overboard if it gets above a certain value. This would be down stream of any regulator. Here is what I am using. https://www.amazon.com/Watts-0009257...s%2C193&sr=8-3


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I disconnected the regulator and the filter and pressure in galley and bath are good...actually too high. Hooked up filter and pressure was high. Hooked up "old" inline regulator and pressure was what it should be. So the new regulator is crap. When I recently bought a new filter and a few other items, I got the new regulator simply to change out the old one which I have had for many years.

While recently fixing my broken plumbing, I removed the internal regulator originally installed by AS. After all these years I had no idea whether it was working or not.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:30 AM   #1810
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Thanks Perry. I'll check that one out!



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My experience with those hose end regulators is that they are mainly a flow restrictor more than a pressure regulator. The Original Watts pressure regulator is a good unit and I believe they can be rebuilt. Don't trust any of them without a gauge on the low pressure side. Not uncommon for pressure to creep up when there is no flow. Another option is to put in a relief valve that will dump pressure overboard if it gets above a certain value. This would be down stream of any regulator. Here is what I am using. https://www.amazon.com/Watts-0009257...s%2C193&sr=8-3


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Old 05-05-2019, 10:43 AM   #1811
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I think I was lucky! We took the tire into town anyway since I didn't have any spare valve cores. It was nice to have my 1/2" 20volt impact with me to make the job easier. With the ruts and flat tire, I used the front hydraulic jack, a bottle jack and a low profile floor jack to raise the front end. It was a busy two days dealing with the flat tire, burned up electrical receptical on my friend's trailer and a slide out on that trailer that isn't working.


The ruts on that space were from the last time we switched spaces back in Feb (lots of rain this year). I basically "sunk in" backing the MH into that space back in Feb. Right now the ground is like concrete!



It hasn't been a relaxing weekend, but we did get a short ride in before the sun went down yesterday.



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Dean, you got lucky on that one!

I know you have to rotate your coach from site to site every so often, so I was surprised to see where it appears the tire had sunk into the ground. Is that typical?

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Old 05-05-2019, 10:47 AM   #1812
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:17 AM   #1813
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What should the wheels be torqued to? This is the first time Iíve taken a wheel off the MH myself.
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Could have been worse!
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:37 PM   #1816
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This renator M11-0660R regulator has worked well for me
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Could have been worse!
Wow! A Classic motorhome doubling as a farm tractor and plowing furrows
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Wow! A Classic motorhome doubling as a farm tractor and plowing furrows
Let's just say AAA is losing money on me
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:31 PM   #1819
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Now that is some plowing! What are you going to plant in those rows? I love corn being that I have Minnesota blood in me!
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:59 PM   #1820
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Well I donít know if the MH will ever see the highway again but Iím trying to keep up on some of the maintenance. Time sure does go by fast. Looking at my log book, there is a three year stretch of not using/doing anything to the MH.

So I did a few things today. I replaced the small plastic cover on the roof fan cover motor. They crack at the screw holes. Replaced the oil and filter on the GenSet. Hard to believe how many years itís been since I changed that last. For 50 year old technology, Iím amazed it still runs and starts right up. It is pretty much useless though with amount of fuel it burns, noise, vibration and exhaust fumes it puts out but good for an emergency.

Replaced the coolant overflow tank with another Oíreilly cheapy. The sun and heat cracked the old one a few years back. I need to put a cover in front of it like I did for the windshield washer tank. At least I can run the engine and move the MH around the ranch.

Well time for a glass or two or three of wine and watch the sky grow dark. Possible thunderstorm tonight. Just heard the crack of thunder up the mountain and got a few rain drops. This is the only time of year now that I welcome a thunderstorm. Only 89 degrees today. Give it one more month and that lighting in 115 degree weather would have started a fire. Click image for larger version

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