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Old 03-11-2016, 05:02 PM   #1
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2016 CR Sunset Trail 290QB (Water System)

I have a two part question.

1) My old travel trailer had a built in water filter. Why doesn't this trailer have one, and do you recommend putting an external one on?

2) I noticed that the city water line is only a 1/4" and goes into a larger diameter line. Does this alleviate putting an external regulator on.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:44 PM   #2
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First off, welcome to the forum and congrats on the new RV..

1. I would guess it's because of added cost they don't install one. Manufactures want to keep the costs down. A better question is why don't they let you have the option of having one installed when the rig os ordered. I don't have one but then we don't camp a lot in places where the water is bad. We bring gallon jugs and use that for coffee, drinking, etc and we buy bagged ice.

2. Not sure I understand the question. My fresh water water supply inlet on the rig is a standard garden hose size (1/2" hose with a threaded coupling) and I do use a regulator on my water supply hose at the pedestal end. Not sure where you got 1/4".
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:05 PM   #3
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Regardless of the diameter of the water supply line I would highly recommend using a regulator, not the cheapo pressure restrictor, but an adjustable household regulator or at the very least a pressure gauge to verify the supply pressure. Your rv is rated for 60-65 psi, but we have been to several parks that were between 80-100 psi.
As for the water filter, most rv supply stores have a filter with a changeable cartridge that you can connect to your hose, I WOULD NOT use one of those blue hose filters but once then throw it away unless you are using it continuously til used up, don't use it throw in your bucket & use it next week or it will be full of all kinds of YUK.
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