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Old 09-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #1
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If mh's are designed to withstand 40 psi water pressure

What are the chances of creating a water leak if not using a pressure regulator. I see many rv/ers not using one. Are some rv's built to withstand different psi.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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One should really be aware of what pressure the park has.
Some parks I've been in have posted " Regulators required " because park pressure is over 80 psi.
Some parks, if you have a non-adjustable regulator , you don't get enough flow to shower.
Depending on year , some systems will handle 50>60 PSI. But for how long ?
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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Our Watts type regulator is set for 45 psi, the park we frequent has 100 psi. As I remember the MH is supposed to handle 60 psi.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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Most of them look like this, this is probably why you think they're not being used. Unless it's integrated into the MH. I don't think the plumbing for the water could withstand more that 40 psi, but I've never tested mine, so I can't call myself an expert!
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:58 PM   #5
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As inexpensive as regulators are, why take any chances?
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:19 PM   #6
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RV park pressures very a LOT and can be quite high. Use a regulator.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:24 PM   #7
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What are the chances of creating a water leak if not using a pressure regulator. I see many rv/ers not using one. Are some rv's built to withstand different psi.
I have not read other posts, so forgive me if I duplicate another.

Chances are very good you can blow a line. We were with a group of friends at a resort campground/golf course. We can presume because of all of the green areas water pressure was pretty good.

New friends, new to rv-ing and to their coach, awoke the first morning to a water line liberated from their bathroom sink and water soaked carpet. We had a spare pressure reducer and another friend was able to reattach the line.

Why be half safe? As important as surge protection for your electronics

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Old 09-18-2013, 10:48 PM   #8
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I use the regulator pictured by Tourbustoo which also has a gauge on it. I hooked-up at Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone Park two weeks ago. Pressure read 40lbs. Overnite a leak sprung in my kitchen under the sink. Pressure gauge read 65lbs. Took the whole five days we were there for the carpeting and drawers to dry-out. Happy-happy-happy.

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Old 09-19-2013, 11:06 AM   #9
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Thanks guys to all the replies, just wondering about why some RVers do not use pressure regulators. I use one with a adjustable gauge on and check it daily to be sure pressure stays at 45 PSI. By the way I was able to fix my low water pressure at the shower. I removed the factory installed water filter and also replaces the shower faucet assembly with a home type from Home Depot. So far so good
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:42 AM   #10
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Winnebago tests the plumbing to 80 or 85 psi - don't recall which. I have my regulator set to 65 psi and have spent an entire summer connected to a 145 psi supply. It's been set at 65 psi for eleven years with no problems. As a side note the water pressure in the CO town where we have our summer home is 130 psi and our Watts whole house regulator had failed at least a year ago and was replaced last week. The tech said most faucets and other fixtures are only speced to 80 psi and we were lucky we had no failures.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:54 AM   #11
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I keep mine attached to to RV in the wet bay, from outside walking by it my look as though I am not using one. Could be others do the same.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:55 AM   #12
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I have been in parks with pressures up to 130 psi, and many at 80+.
My adjustable Valterra works!

And....YOU WILL NOT ALWAYS BE WARNED. Had neighbors that came home to a flood.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:30 PM   #13
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Regarding RVers not using regulators. We were volunteer camp hosts at a state park where the water pressure was 145 psi and had a flyer to hand out when folks checked in advising them of the pressure and to use a regulator. It was amazing (to me anyway) how many of them didn't have a regulator and didn't know anything about them. The flyer gave them the name of a local store where they could buy one but a lot didn't bother. One guy in a 5th wheel had a major leak because of that. He spent most his few days there fixing it.
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Yup. We all agree. He who is unregulated may be in deep water

Oh yea. Don't forget the when you are watching your unregulated neighbor scamping out to shut off the water at 2AM.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:12 PM   #15
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I guess that's one worry when RVing I never had. For nearly 40 years of RVing I have always filled my fresh water tank and used from there with the RV water pump. One I don't have to worry about water pressure and by using the tank I never have to think about the safety of using that water as many campgrounds have water that is chlorinated.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #16
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I found out the hard way that my system won't take over 60 psi for the 10 bucks it's worth every penny to have one
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:59 PM   #17
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I recently swapped out a 45 PSI regulator for a 55 PSI one. It made quite a difference. My water pump is also 55 PSI.

The one thing I did run into was I had one fitting behind my water panel that started leaking a tad. I located it and tightened down the hose clamp a tad and ended that nonsense. LOL

I plan to add a pressure tester to my bag of tricks. I may also add an adjustable regulator. Maybe.
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If you do not have a pressure gauge
or you have one and do not check it once in a while....
And a teenie tiny piece of grit gets in the regulator valve seat....
Your water pressure will slowly rise to the camp pressure
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I guess that's one worry when RVing I never had. For nearly 40 years of RVing I have always filled my fresh water tank and used from there with the RV water pump. One I don't have to worry about water pressure and by using the tank I never have to think about the safety of using that water as many campgrounds have water that is chlorinated.
I would much prefere the water to be chlorinated.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:28 PM   #20
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Get a ten buck regulator and you will severely limit your water flow as they just don't have the capacity you need for washing dishes or taking a shower, but they will protect your system and are useable. I went with the adjustable Valterra version from CW as it is a higher capacity model and has a built in gauge, And it is more than ten bucks, more like sixty.

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