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Old 10-04-2014, 11:35 PM   #1
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Question water pressure

I have very low water pressure inside my 2015 38RL. Checked the filter and it seems ok. I use a regulator, usually a 44 or a 50, but I doubt if I'm getting more than 15 at the shower or sink. Anyone else have this issue?
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:24 AM   #2
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^ My pressure on my new 36rl is low, but I chalked it up to a regulator that is 1 1/2 years old, starting to stop up a bit.
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Go pick up a 3/4" household regulator & add hose fittings to each end & then turn around & throw those crappy rv regulators as far as you can. They are restrictors not regulators.
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Old 10-05-2014, 01:48 AM   #4
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Check all your faucet screens.
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Where are the regulators located?
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:45 PM   #6
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I have mixed feelings about the regulators. In the old days, all the rv plumbing was basically garden hose so we had more of a problem with a water lines rupturing.

My Redwood has all PEX pipe which will withstand a lot of pressure. I think the weakest part of the plumbing is the supply hose. The white "hose" type of water lines that run under the bed for the washer is even rated for 125 pounds of pressure.
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Check all your faucet screens.

Thats a good point.......I had pressure issue aand I found the screens all clogged with plastic pieces.
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We've been at a couple of parks that posted regulators highly recommend using regulators due to 100 psi, so better safe than sorry. Granted most parks are between 30-60 psi, I always check when hooking up.
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Check all your faucet screens.
Just checked both of mine, and both were full of plastic shavings. It helped quite a bit. I'm still going to get a new regulator, as mine is 1 1/2 year old. Like Dave said though, PEX can take a lot of abuse without bursting.
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I agree the hose is the weak link that's why you should use the regulator at the faucet, not the trailer. I've witnessed several with the regulator on the trailer & their hose looked like a snake that swallowed a bowling ball, don't know what kept it from rupturing.
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I agree the hose is the weak link that's why you should use the regulator at the faucet, not the trailer. I've witnessed several with the regulator on the trailer & their hose looked like a snake that swallowed a bowling ball, don't know what kept it from rupturing.


Yep! I learned the hard way on that one.
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The gauges on those regulators are sensitive to freezing temps, even a mild freeze will result in faulty pressure readings. The fix is easy, a replacement gauge is about $7. If your regulator has been exposed to freezing temps it may be the gauge giving optimistic pressure readings, higher than actual.
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The gauges on those regulators are sensitive to freezing temps, even a mild freeze will result in faulty pressure readings. The fix is easy, a replacement gauge is about $7. If your regulator has been exposed to freezing temps it may be the gauge giving optimistic pressure readings, higher than actual.

Oh man, I just complained about how the freeze ruined my regulator gauge last spring, and guess what I forgot to remove during winterizing last week.
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It's too early to be pumping pink stuff!
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Some of us are going south to avoid the winterizing thing within a week.
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