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Old 06-15-2021, 11:04 AM   #1
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Water pressure gauge?

Does anyone here use a water pressure gauge when hooking up to city water? If so what do you set it at?
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Old 06-15-2021, 12:05 PM   #2
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Hi

A water pressure gauge is a device that reads out the water pressure.

A water pressure regulator is a device that limits the water pressure.

I'm guessing you are asking about a regulator rather than a gauge.

Most / many modern AS trailers already have a pressure regulator built into the city water inlet. There is no need to use an external device.

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Old 06-15-2021, 01:16 PM   #3
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Hi

A water pressure gauge is a device that reads out the water pressure.

A water pressure regulator is a device that limits the water pressure.
Best of both worlds.
I use this.
https://www.amazon.com/Renator-M11-0...3784347&sr=8-5



That 'brand' got the best reviews.
My city water hose has become a science project in that I use a "Y" on the supply line so I have some grip, then quick release fittings almost everywhere to make connections leak free.
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Old 06-15-2021, 01:22 PM   #4
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I just checked my 2011 Flying Cloud manual and the plumbing section (City Water Hook-Up section) specifically states, “Your plumbing system has a built in pressure regulator to protect your lines and faucets…”
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Old 06-15-2021, 01:47 PM   #5
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If too high water pressure is a concern, a simple solution is to simply fill your onboard water tank (repeat as necessary) and use your water pump.

Your shower will be the same every time.

The water in your fresh water tank will be renewed with fresh.

If by some horrible accident a line should let loose or a faucet is left running, the pump switching on will waken you or, if you are away, the deluge will abate after 30 some gallons rather than run indefinitely.
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Old 06-15-2021, 02:38 PM   #6
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a water pressure regulator and gauge will protect your hose and airstream. About 45 or 50 psi would be plenty.
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Old 06-15-2021, 03:34 PM   #7
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Hi

A water pressure gauge is a device that reads out the water pressure.

A water pressure regulator is a device that limits the water pressure.

I'm guessing you are asking about a regulator rather than a gauge.

Most / many modern AS trailers already have a pressure regulator built into the city water inlet. There is no need to use an external device.

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Right - I meant regulator. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2021, 03:35 PM   #8
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Best of both worlds.
I use this.
https://www.amazon.com/Renator-M11-0...3784347&sr=8-5



That 'brand' got the best reviews.
My city water hose has become a science project in that I use a "Y" on the supply line so I have some grip, then quick release fittings almost everywhere to make connections leak free.


Great tips. Thank you!!
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Old 06-15-2021, 03:37 PM   #9
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All regulators have a pressure drop across them. It's just how they work. If you put two in series, you get lower pressure at a give flow rate than you would with one. Low water pressure at campgrounds is (from what I've seen) more common than high pressure. Don't over do this .....

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Best of both worlds.
I use this.
https://www.amazon.com/Renator-M11-0...3784347&sr=8-5



That 'brand' got the best reviews.
My city water hose has become a science project in that I use a "Y" on the supply line so I have some grip, then quick release fittings almost everywhere to make connections leak free.
I bought the Valterra version but it looks identical to yours except for the name, they probably came from the same factory. I noticed a lot of the bad reviews seemed to be the result of rough handling, I kept the original plastic package, cut it down with scissors then drilled a hole to slip a bread tie thru to secure it and that keeps it pretty well protected when travelling.
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File this tidbit away…..

I was staying a an RV park this past winter in NC and their water psi at the hose bib was 90 measured with a water pressure gauge. That 90 psi ruined my heated water hose between the hose bib and my water filters. Camping World replaced my hose under warranty. Reading the document in the box of my new heated water hose, it clearly states 60 psi maximum. I installed a pressure regulator at the hose bib and my new hose survived the rest of the NC winter.
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We were recently at a campground that knows that have high pressure at the bib, they were selling pressure regulators when you check in, reason being the high pressure blew up hoses and filters before the trailer.

We just used our adjustable one like shown above.
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