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ScottG

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DRM796 wrote:

Scott, Camping World has a high flo by Valterra the flows 50 to 55 psi, is that about what your Camco flows. Also do you have a link to someone who sells the better Camco?

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I think they're one in the same really - the one at CW works fine.
After many years someone finally figured out that the standard regs just didn't do the job!


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DRM796 wrote:

New to this and was wondering if a water pressure regulator is necessary? If so how do you choose one?

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necessary YES.
buy a good watts one, not an elcheapo.
bumpy


Have you had bad experiences with elcheapos? Also what do the watts offer that other brands do not?

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yes I have had trouble with elcheapos in not providing enough flow. didn't ever use one long enough to see if it would fail for pressure however. the watts are whole house regulators.
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Then you didn't use the High flow model.
For some reason a few people that have bought the Watts regulator get defensive when someone suggests something else.

The better Camco reg. works perfectly for our RV's.


We FT....the first year we tried the 'el-cheapo' restricter sold at CW....two of those. Cheap internals fell apart.

Then we purchased one of the Hi-Flow style, it worked pretty good for awhile then started leaking and inconsistent pressure.
I think the problem was the continuous use we subjected it to.

We then purchased the Watts Regulator and it has worked very well under various conditions & water sources.

We hook-up a brass 'y' at spigot.....a short hose with filter to one side (the other side a hose for general use)......then regulator....then hose to FW.

It doesn't matter to me what type/style of regulator some one uses (or doesn't). I do recommend using a 'regulator'......

For us and our use the Watts has preformed flawlessly for 4 years of continuous use.......and if I should have problems with it it can be completely rebuilt.

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If you do use something like a watts, what do you set the pressure to?


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DRM796 wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

DRM796 wrote:

New to this and was wondering if a water pressure regulator is necessary? If so how do you choose one?

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necessary YES.
buy a good watts one, not an elcheapo.
bumpy


Have you had bad experiences with elcheapos? Also what do the watts offer that other brands do not?

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The El Cheapo's work just fine, I have one and don't ever use it. They're flow reducers and not true pressure regulators like the Watts. If you don't mind the cut in flow, they'll get the job done.


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DRM796 wrote:

If you do use something like a watts, what do you set the pressure to?


We have had a valtera for a few years now and it works pretty well. I set the pressure to 35 psi years ago and have left it alone.

We normally use it on weekend trips but will be living in the fiver for tne next five months. If it fails I will buy a watts but for now it works fine.

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If you do use something like a watts, what do you set the pressure to?


Set to 50# static......water source on and all faucets off.

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Wouldn't leave home without one; however, often leave the campground without one! Learned to keep a spare one in the compartment because when I forget it, it is usually on a Sunday morning when I'm pulling out and no where to buy one that evening when I hookup. Seriously I use the 55 psi as it gives a better water flow inside the RV.

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Wouldn't leave home without one; however, often leave the campground without one!


yep, that is why I use a quick connect at the faucet so everything stays together, but I do carry spares for the fitting on the faucet.
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There is no such thing as a pressure regulator that is simply a flow reducer! If a device only reduces the flow, then the pressure on both sides of the device will equalize. When that happens, it will not prevent excessive supply line pressure from bursting the RV plumbing. I use one of the cheap kind and I will guarantee you it does more than reduce flow. I have proven it with a pressure gauge. The one I use reduces the output water pressure to 40psi and it stays that way for at least a day. I don't doubt that more expensive devices will last longer and the ability to set your own pressure is nice but even the cheaper units work as advertized.

Ron3rd wrote:

DRM796 wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

DRM796 wrote:

New to this and was wondering if a water pressure regulator is necessary? If so how do you choose one?

Thanks


necessary YES.
buy a good watts one, not an elcheapo.
bumpy


Have you had bad experiences with elcheapos? Also what do the watts offer that other brands do not?

Thanks


The El Cheapo's work just fine, I have one and don't ever use it. They're flow reducers and not true pressure regulators like the Watts. If you don't mind the cut in flow, they'll get the job done.


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What I do is use a Y-adapter (because there will always be someone needing to attach a hose), an el cheapo regulator, the RV hose, a filter, then a small length of hose. This way, the filter rests on the ground with little to no stress put on the RV's fill port fitting.

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