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Old 05-30-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Hi all. We have been in our new 36FL two weeks now. Things going well....no major problems, some minor issues e.g) W/D hoses reversed so shrunk a few shirts It's an adjustment but think things are going to be fine.

The biggest issue we have is low water flow at shower, sinks, etc.. It is barely acceptable. Our dealer recommended and we installed a fixed pressure regulator at 45 psi which also likely reduces flow. They stated that over time, 50-60 psi could lead to leaks. However, I have read that Redwoods are tested at 110 psi and that many folks are doing fine with a 50-60 psi regulator or more (or not using a pressure regulator and using a pressure gauge at each stop to measure the parks pressure)

I was planning on installing a 55 psi pressure regulator specifically designed to not affect flow but wondering what other people's experiences/recommendations are? Is 50-60 psi (or more?) doable in the long run I.e. have people had leaks at those pressures? Are there folks who have never used pressure regulators without problems? Thanks
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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Ian, congratulations on the new FL. There is ample discussion of this subject on the forum. This was discussed in detail just a few weeks ago. If you use the search button above, I'm sure you will find some interesting threads.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
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In general I do not use a regulator but one of the campsites we were in had very high pressure like 80-90 psi so I did use the regulator on that occasion.

If you do use a pressure regulator, use a Hi-Flow version.
There is one from Camping World that is $13, all brass and set for 50-55 psi.
I had an older version that was NOT hi-flow and set for 40-45 psi and water pressure and flow were horrible so I quickly dispensed with that thing.

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Old 05-30-2013, 05:45 PM   #4
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WE have a 2012 36RL and use a water pressure regulator we got from Home Depot. It is made for use in a house put works great for a fifth wheel. It is fully adjustable and is pre-set to 50psi. It gives you hi volume and low pressure. We been using it for two years now and works great. It cost about $22.00 and you will need two fitting for your hose and water source.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:14 PM   #5
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We also use a house pressure regulator set at about 55 lbs. We used this on our Carriage for several years and have had it on the Redwood for almost a year with no problems. I wouldn't go without a regulator even if I had checked the park pressure before hooking up. You can get a pressure surge in a line that can hit 100 psi or more. A house type regulator doesn't reduce the water flow like some of the RV ones do.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:59 PM   #6
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Thanks. We have a Home Depot nearby. Do you recall the brand or model #?
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:15 PM   #7
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I didn't get mine at Home Depot. At the time I was looking, non of the home improvement stores in our area had them, and I couldn't even find one at a plumbing supply store without them ordering it. I bought mine online at (http://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/Pr...Regulators.htm).
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:26 PM   #8
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Did you remove the faucet screens and clean out the manufacturing residue? We found particles of "stuff" in the kitchen faucet and bath faucet. Also, did you check the water filter in your storage basement to ensure one was installed and if so is it clogged with "stuff" due to manufacturing process. The only issue we have with our 36FL regarding water pressure is the kitchen faucet and it is being replaced by Redwood (part on order and should be ready by this Saturday). One other issue it the outside shower hose connection, I cannot get the hose to connect so I will get our local Redwood dealer to look at that this Saturday as well.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:10 AM   #9
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Thanks. We have a Home Depot nearby. Do you recall the brand or model #?
Here is the info on the regulator at home depot
Watts 3/4 in. Cast-Bronze FPT x MPT Pressure Regulator Valve



Model # N45BU M1

Internet # 100157000

Store SKU # 111388
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:17 AM   #10
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I can make it with little pressure or water, I was in the Navy on the USS Constellation (CVA 64) and had to conserve.
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