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Old 03-26-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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I have a 36RL and have always used a fixed pressureinline water regulator on my fresh water hose. Water pressure in the RV seems to be quite low. An adjustible water pressure regulator seems to be an answer to my problem. Does anyone know the maximum SAFE water pressure at the water hydrant?
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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My understanding is the max you want to put into the rig is 50 to 60 Lbs
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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I have found that the in line filter can affect your pressure also. It seems like if I install a fine mesh filter, it dereases my pressure
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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Agreed, the combination of the expensive, adjustable pressure regulator I bought plus the in-line water filter slowed my shower to a trickle. Took it back out and all is well. Optimal pressure is 50 to 60psi, but the Redwood is rated to 80psi.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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We found the oxygenics shower head that Camping World sells for $50 works best with low water pressure, especially when using the water pump.


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Old 03-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #6
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Dave,Will the hose from the Redwood shower head fit on the Oxygenics head. As I understand it, the Oxygenics comes with a plastic hose. I would like to put the metal hose that comes with the RW on the Oxygenics head????
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Dave,Will the hose from the Redwood shower head fit on the Oxygenics head. As I understand it, the Oxygenics comes with a plastic hose. I would like to put the metal hose that comes with the RW on the Oxygenics head????
Bruce, I'm not sure. I just used the plastic hose that came with the shower head. There's a World of difference between the stock shower head the new one.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:36 PM   #8
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I took my regulator off because with the factory filter and the in line filter I have just about the right amount of pressure. Filters will effect the pressure. Had numerous leaks on my Open Range and while at the factory they pressure checked it at 110 PSI which is the PSI they use on the line when thery build them. I wouldn't recommend running 110 PSI but I don't think you should have any problems at 60 to 70 PSI.
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I took my regulator off because with the factory filter and the in line filter I have just about the right amount of pressure. Filters will effect the pressure. Had numerous leaks on my Open Range and while at the factory they pressure checked it at 110 PSI which is the PSI they use on the line when thery build them. I wouldn't recommend running 110 PSI but I don't think you should have any problems at 60 to 70 PSI.














I think there may be a misunderstandingbetween pressure and flow (volumn). A filter will decrease the water flow (volumn of water) but will not decrease the pressure. You can have a very low water flow and still have very high pressure. It is not a good idea to remove the pressure requlator. High pressure is what causes damage to the plumbing system. One way to look at it is pressure builds when the valve is turned off and flow (volumn)builds when the valve is turned on.
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Dave,Will the hose from the Redwood shower head fit on the Oxygenics head. As I understand it, the Oxygenics comes with a plastic hose. I would like to put the metal hose that comes with the RW on the Oxygenics head????
Bruce, I'm not sure. I just used the plastic hose that came with the shower head. There's a World of difference between the stock shower head the new one.


I used the existing hose when I replaced the shower head with the Oxygenics. It fit like a glove!Edited by: Grandpa
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