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Old 06-05-2017, 12:02 PM   #1
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Water Lines - PSI Limit

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I have a 2013 Zinger travel trailer set up on a seasonal site. The park has good water pressure. I am currently using a Camco Water Pressure Regulator. My water pressure and water flow is adequate but an improvement in both would be ideal. Especially in the shower. This past weekend I cleaned all of the taps and the shower head. They were all in good shape with no sediment or calcium build up visible or trapped by the screens. I am thinking about investing in a Valterra adjustable regulator with the attached gauge. My only concern is I have no idea what the recommended maximum psi is for my water lines. I have always assumed 45 psi to 50 psi is the limit. I could not find any answers in my manual other than the standard recommendation to use a regulator. I am very interested in any advice or experiences others would like to share. Last thing I want to do is create a leak! Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:31 PM   #2
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They now sell a high flow water pressure regulator, don't know if that is what you have, but here is a link. Hi Flow Water Regulator - Lead Free - Valterra A01-1122VP - Faucets & Inlets - Camping World
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Hello All,

I have a 2013 Zinger travel trailer set up on a seasonal site. The park has good water pressure. I am currently using a Camco Water Pressure Regulator. My water pressure and water flow is adequate but an improvement in both would be ideal. Especially in the shower. This past weekend I cleaned all of the taps and the shower head. They were all in good shape with no sediment or calcium build up visible or trapped by the screens. I am thinking about investing in a Valterra adjustable regulator with the attached gauge. My only concern is I have no idea what the recommended maximum psi is for my water lines. I have always assumed 45 psi to 50 psi is the limit. I could not find any answers in my manual other than the standard recommendation to use a regulator. I am very interested in any advice or experiences others would like to share. Last thing I want to do is create a leak! Thanks in advance.
The pex piping in your rv is rated at 100 psi if I recall, but the cheap a## plastic fittings they use aren't. I have an adjustable household regulator (cheaper than those at a rv store) that's set between 55-60 & no problems. Most city water is set at 50 -65 psi.
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That so called regulator pictured above restricts water flow & those usually restrict too much after a busy season of use. Go to most any home improvement store & get a 3/4" household regulator ( most come preset at 55 psi) & hose fittings (mine cost about $35 4 years ago) & then you can adjust it til your satisfied. We've been to several parks recently that they had signs posted about the high water pressure, 90-110 psi & no way would I use one those restrictors on that kind of pressure.
Also get an Oxygenics shower head, they are awesome even with lower pressure.
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Hi Mark and Susan,

Had a family matter come up .... sorry for delay responding. Thanks for the info you sent on the Valtarra high flow regulator.

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Denny and Linda,

Thanks for the reply and sorry for the delay responding. A family matter came up that needed my attention. I have heard good things about the oxygenics rv shower head and plan to pick one up as soon as I can. Also plan to investigate your suggestion with respect to the residential water regulator once I get a chance to head into Home Depot. Thanks again for you help.

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That so called regulator pictured above restricts water flow & those usually restrict too much after a busy season of use. Go to most any home improvement store & get a 3/4" household regulator ( most come preset at 55 psi) & hose fittings (mine cost about $35 4 years ago) & then you can adjust it til your satisfied. We've been to several parks recently that they had signs posted about the high water pressure, 90-110 psi & no way would I use one those restrictors on that kind of pressure.
Also get an Oxygenics shower head, they are awesome even with lower pressure.
I wholehardedly agree with travelin texans. I have had a Gates adjustable household regulator for 12 years now and an Oxygenic shower head also.

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