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Old 04-25-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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I have used a pressure regulator in the past but it really does seem to reduce my water supply to the shower dramatically. Has anyone ever heard of someone blowing a water line in the camper because they did not use one.
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Yes and it was behind a wall where it was a bear to get to. I have seen lines blown in boats when hooking to marina water supplies too.
Your problem might be that you have a regulator with a fixed output pressure in the 40-45psi range. I have an adjustable one and have it set to 50psi. The shower is fine at this pressure.
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I have used a pressure regulator in the past but it really does seem to reduce my water supply to the shower dramatically. Has anyone ever heard of someone blowing a water line in the camper because they did not use one.
They do wear out. Do you think it might need replaced? I've had to replace mine and I think that was one of the symptoms- low water flow. Try removing it and see if the water flow from the shower improves.

Does your water pressure seem OK in your other water faucets? Maybe the shower head is clogged.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. I use water in my camper without a pressure regulator now.Shower works fine. I know though I run the chance of blowing a line. I think the adjustable might be the way to go. This is also a Springdale TT I am talking about. Maybe after Friday it want be a problem as I am suppost to take delivery on my new 330rlts then.:hihi::hihi::hihi:
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I have heard of folks making up a splitter and running two regulators in parallel then combining them back to improve pressure.
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We use a regulator and have two filters. The shower in our trailer works just fine. Some parks you encounter may have very high water pressure. I never hook up without using one.
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Yes and it was behind a wall where it was a bear to get to. I have seen lines blown in boats when hooking to marina water supplies too.
Your problem might be that you have a regulator with a fixed output pressure in the 40-45psi range. I have an adjustable one and have it set to 50psi. The shower is fine at this pressure.
I stayed at a campground last year that had 150 psi water pressure. Being a nervous Nelly I opted to just fill my freshwater tank and use it.. I did not want to trust the regulator with that kind of pressure
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I "never" hook mine up without a regulator. My home base water pressure is 90-95psi. The campground where I am right now is 90psi.
Jayco told me their systems were designed for a maximum of 60-65psi.
I don't want 90psi on my rig even for a few seconds. Having to find and replace a blown line isn't worth it for me.
The Oxygenics shower head makes less pressure seem like more. Well worth the expense IMHO.
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Water Reg.

Also a thing to think about with the increase in pressure going into the RV, then apply some heat like what a water heater will do and you will increase the pressure greater than what was coming in. The pressure and temp valve on the water heater will keep it from going over 150 deg. but the pressure could burst the water lines.
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I have used a pressure regulator in the past but it really does seem to reduce my water supply to the shower dramatically. Has anyone ever heard of someone blowing a water line in the camper because they did not use one.
Yes, I did. A real pain.

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