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Old 05-23-2011, 06:37 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if the CF305SKP has a pressure regulator for the city water input? If it doesn't, do you know if it is safe to assume that a city water connection will not put too much pressure in the system? Is there an in-line water pressure regulator available and should I be using one? Does anyone know what pressure the system is rated for? I just read the owners manual and I don't see anything about any of this.

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Old 05-23-2011, 06:43 AM   #2
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I do not believe there is a water pressure regulator on the water system when you purchase the unit. There are regulators that you can purchase and several on here are using them. Not saying that the regulators are not needed but i can't imagine any water supply that would have to much pressure for the plumbing. Unless the factory did not connect the pex tubing correctly. That stuff is pretty strong.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:54 AM   #3
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I have a Watts Adjustable 263A Regulator ($59.95) that I bought from the site below. I know one park we stayed at had a warning sign that they had high water pressure. I would just as soon not take a chance. Another thing we do is turn the water off each time we leave the site, I figure if we are gone for a while and a line breaks in the trailer it would be a nightmare when we got back. My wife made a small sign that she put right by the door to remind us to turn it off if we are leaving.



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Old 05-23-2011, 07:07 AM   #4
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There is no built in regulator and yes you should buy one. I've been at campground with 90+ PSI water pressure. That would blow the plumbing in your rig.



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Old 05-23-2011, 07:13 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reminderHunter11 !!
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:47 PM   #6
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+1 on the regulator....then again I have been at some parks where you get better pressure filling the tank and using the water pump



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I have a Watts Adjustable 263A Regulator ($59.95) that I bought from the site below. I know one park we stayed at had a warning sign that they had high water pressure. I would just as soon not take a chance. Another thing we do is turn the water off each time we leave the site, I figure if we are gone for a while and a line breaks in the trailer it would be a nightmare when we got back. My wife made a small sign that she put right by the door to remind us to turn it off if we are leaving.



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Ditto. Purchased my Watts (different model) from the same folks. NO ONE knows more about RV water issues than these folks. Nice they can be trusted to give honest advice even if they don't make a sale.

Hard lesson learned in West Virginia when a line blew while we were gone for the day. We always turn the water supply off when leaving.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #8
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I too have been in campgrounds with 90 lbs of water pressure. You should use a pressure regulator. I use a watts adjustable one like HunterwhenI am going to be in a campground for a while. If I am traveling and only staying a night or two I use the non adjustable cheapy models that cost about $10. Always put them betweenthe water source and yourwater hose. Unless you have a high pressure hard vinylhose, it can't take 90 lbs either. Most of them are set at about 45 lbs.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:35 AM   #9
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Always use a regulator and, like Keith, ALWAYS turn off the water while away from the RV. We also turn off the hot water heater if we are to be away overnight or longer.
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yes we have had water pressure very high
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