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Old 07-05-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
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When hooking up to the city water, is there a valve you need to turn on? On our 36RL we are always using the holding tank and our Shuraflow pump. This defeats of the purpose of the city water intake.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:21 AM   #2
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Ensure that both switches (1 inside with the slide switches and 1 in the convienence center)to the onboard pump are turned off.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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If the switch in closet control center is OFF but the light is still on ... then the switch in the basement control center is on! I couldn't figure out for a while why the red light was on yet I was sure the pump switch was off.


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Old 07-05-2012, 08:28 AM   #4
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As mhs4771 mentioned make sure both your shurflow or off, connect your hose to the city water connection and you're all set. The only other valve I can think of is the by-pass valve that's at the bottom of the water connection panel. That valve is for by-passing the water heater when you winterize the unit.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #5
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Thank you all! That solved the dilemma. Vic
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #6
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Anyone know the psi range for Redwood? City water psi is all over the place. Basic regulator cuts psi down but shower stream is weak. I bought an adjustable regulator but not sure how high to set it.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:02 AM   #7
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The manual states the hot water tank pressure relief valve trips at 150 psi!

Google answer:
The range of normal residential water pressure is from 30 to 80 psi.
Ideally, the pressure should be set between 45 and 60 pounds in most
residential plumbing systems. If the pressure rises too high particularly
above 80 psi, plumbing fixtures and appliances (primarily water
heaters) could be damaged or leak excessively.
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That google answer is right (even though it sounds like a residential answer). The factory schematics say that the water pressure is "Maximum80psi", but the few campgrounds I have visited have been in the45 - 50psi range. On my first trip, I installed apressure regulator for safety, but the volumewas so low we couldn't take a shower. Now, I put it on to check pressure when I get there. If it's 45 - 60psi, I remove it and everything works fine.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:17 AM   #9
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We run into campgrounds with low water pressure more than ones with excessive pressure. After nearly a year of full-timing I think I've used our regulator maybe 6 times and we're in a different campground every week.
We had an Oxygenics shower head in our previous trailer and loved it so I installed one in our 36FL. It really makes a difference when you're in a campground with low water pressure.



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We run into campgrounds with low water pressure more than ones with excessive pressure. After nearly a year of full-timing I think I've used our regulator maybe 6 times and we're in a different campground every week.
We had an Oxygenics shower head in our previous trailer and loved it so I installed one in our 36FL. It really makes a difference when you're in a campground with low water pressure.


I agree completely. After having low water pressure I bought one of these and I love it
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #11
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Does it have a shut-off in the shower head? That would add a lot of convenience - especially when dry-camping...
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And where did you get it. Thanks.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:41 PM   #13
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I got mine at camping world and right now I think they're on sale. Yes they do turn off at the shower head but it's a twist knob so it's a little awkward.

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I found a push in type of on/off valve that installs between the existing shower head and the supply line. It is a Niagra Showerhead on/off valve N3110 and lists for $4.16. It is made by Niagra Conservation and is item # 10338. There are similiar type valves available on the other internet net sites, but they require you to turn/twist a valve to stop the flow of water. I haven't ordered this one from Niagra yet, but I am seriously considering getting it.

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Great information! It is a real asset having so many experienced folks on this forum.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:29 AM   #16
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We have basically the same valve. Screws on easily, short, works easily and fits in the wand holder just like it was part of the wand. (position the button out for easy access)
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Back to the regulator issue. I won't hook to a city water system without a regulator even though the pressure may be low at the present time. The pressure in the system isn't consistant. Depending on when a supply pump is turned on or off, a valve in the system opening or closing, or some problem or malfunction in the system the pressure can jump from 50 psi to well over 100. You can compare it to a power surge in the electrical distribution system.
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Can't use water regulator until I find one that won't drastically affect the volume. My $25 brass fancy regulator dropped the volume to a trickle. Can't take a shower with a trickle. I'll take my chances like the thousands of campers every day whose trailers don't explode due to high water pressure. In my case, the cure was definitely worse than the disease.
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Another item you need to look at is the diameter of your water supply hose. I got much better pressure/volume of water from a 5/8" hose than a 1/2" hose. The 5/8" hose I use also won't kink thus won't restrict the water flow. I got it from Camping World. The water pressure regulator I got from Camping World is the brass one with the pressure guage and the adjustment screw at the end of a gray plastic cap. It works great.
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That google answer is right (even though it sounds like a residential answer). The factory schematics say that the water pressure is "Maximum80psi", but the few campgrounds I have visited have been in the45 - 50psi range. On my first trip, I installed apressure regulator for safety, but the volumewas so low we couldn't take a shower. Now, I put it on to check pressure when I get there. If it's 45 - 60psi, I remove it and everything works fine.




So you feel comfortable with a maximum of 60psi feeding your rig? No worries of blowing a pipe? If that's the case, I plan to get an adjustable regulator and set it to 60psi. Good information! Thanks!
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