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Old 10-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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Water pressure regulator 2004 Sightseer

My manual says the water pressure regulator should be max 40psi. I am having trouble finding a regulator this low. Any thoughts??
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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What manual are you referring to. I've not heard of any restrictions that low. Generally these MHs can run 55-65 without issue although most keep it somewhat lower.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:39 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Many of us use a Watts, whole house pressure regulator. They can be adjusted to nearly any PSI limit and cost about $60 at Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

BTW, 40 psi sounds a little conservative to me but it's a good place to start.

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
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40psi is the max the Winnebago Sightseer manual says: "We recommend a regulator that controls water pressure to 40 psi maximum"
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:25 AM   #5
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My Watts came pre-set at 50psi and I have never adjusted it. Bought it in 2005 and it still works great, and have never had any plumbing problems.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:34 AM   #6
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Flow Limiter

The ones that are not adjustible also limit flow a great deal. After many years of suffering with low flow (sounds like a prostate commecial don't it?) I switched over to a Watts. What a difference! I keep it set at 50psi and enjoy showers as good as I can get at home.

At 40PSI the flow is still better than the old regulators with the Watts.

I suggest using a washer with a filter screen on the input side of the regulator.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:45 AM   #7
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Perhaps Winnebago specifies 40 psi so you won't buy one of the cheapo 'pressure regulators' that restrict flow more than they regulate. Could be a wise move on their part......Or a vast conspiracy to run Campco and other distributers of the junk regulators out of business. Yea, maybe this was suggested by Watts so they could grab the market!!
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:50 AM   #8
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My manual doesn't say that and Winnebago told me they test to 80 or 85 psi (I forget which) and they said I coud set my regulator to 65 psi and it wouldn't a problem.

My Watts whole house regulator is set to 65 psi and I have spent entire summers with supply pressures of over 100 psi and the output line pressure of 65 psi caused no problems.

Side note: The supply pressure at our summer home in Palisade CO is 130 psi and there is a Watts regulator on the supply line. It is set at 65 psi also. That is what the town and our plumbing tech recommends.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:48 PM   #9
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My manual also recommends no more than 40 psi.
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This is the one I ordered as it is high flow and adjustable.

http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A01-1.../dp/B003YJLAIK
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