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Muntjac 06-15-2021 11:04 AM

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?

uncle_bob 06-15-2021 12:05 PM

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.

Bob

Mollysdad 06-15-2021 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uncle_bob (Post 2505481)
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

https://i.imgur.com/aPRwdPC.jpg

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.

NDRaised 06-15-2021 01:22 PM

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…”

n2916s 06-15-2021 01:47 PM

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.

a duncan 06-15-2021 02:38 PM

a water pressure regulator and gauge will protect your hose and airstream. About 45 or 50 psi would be plenty.
Aaron

Muntjac 06-15-2021 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uncle_bob (Post 2505481)
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.

Bob



Right - I meant regulator. Thanks!

Muntjac 06-15-2021 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mollysdad (Post 2505514)
Best of both worlds.
I use this.
https://www.amazon.com/Renator-M11-0...3784347&sr=8-5

https://i.imgur.com/aPRwdPC.jpg

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!!

uncle_bob 06-15-2021 03:37 PM

Hi

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 .....

Bob

ITSNO60 06-15-2021 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mollysdad (Post 2505514)
Best of both worlds.
I use this.
https://www.amazon.com/Renator-M11-0...3784347&sr=8-5

https://i.imgur.com/aPRwdPC.jpg

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.

twbucksr 06-19-2021 02:04 PM

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.

JonDNC 06-19-2021 03:53 PM

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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