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Old 05-09-2015, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default Does 2008 189FBR have an integral water pressure regulator?

As I was beating on the wheel well this afternoon, I noticed a brass fitting on the water line that comes directly from city hook-up. It looks like a brass male/male water pressure regulator. I don't know why else it would be there, all the other connections are just plastic.

Anyone know if there is a water regulator on the camper? It would certainly help our water volume if we didn't have to put another one outside. I've put a picture here - http://wackypup.blogspot.com/

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Is there a way you can hook up a pressure gauge to any of your faucet lines, this will tell you what pressure you have. My outside shower hose has a fitting that will take a regular hose connection or a pressure gauge that screws onto a faucet.
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wow, now that is a neat idea. We think we might have an old pressure gauge from a pool pump laying around somewhere, but we have no idea where. if we find it will see if we can do that. I think I'm going to crawl back under there and see if I can take a better picture of the fitting from the front and get some of the writing on it.

thanks for the idea.

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That looks more like it's just a brass adapter fitting to connect those 2 hoses. Although I can't tell for sure. You could take it apart and then you'd know for sure. The fitting on one end is just hand tightened. It could also be a point for instering a water filter.
Did you buy your trailer new? If so, Cruiser RV would not have installed an inline pressure regulator. If not, who knows what the PO might have done.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:22 AM   #5
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you're probably right it's just a fitting. I was hoping it was a regulator because it had that smooth section between the threads and usually an adapter just has threads and a nut-looking part in the middle with no smooth section in between. I bought it new and so they probably didn't put a pressure reducer in but I was sure hoping. We have camped without using an additional pressure reducer many times with no problem.
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Liz, we bought an inexpensive brass regulator that goes on our hose, for those times that we are in an RV park. An easy and quick fix, and it gives us peace of mind. There are some places with very high water pressure.
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I think that's the one way valve that bypass water tank when hooked up to city water.
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fourfourto - you win the grand prize! I got a better photo today, and looked up the markings and it is a checkvalve to prevent backflow.

So, rats, it's not a pressure regulator. (of which I have about 5) I was hoping that we could increase our water flow if we didn't have to add the regulator outside

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I get more pressure with the onboard pump and water tank then I get hooked up to city water with the pressure regulator ?

I unhook the check valve to remove water from the line from city water/filter when I winterize.
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I get more pressure with the onboard pump and water tank then I get hooked up to city water with the pressure regulator ?

I unhook the check valve to remove water from the line from city water/filter when I winterize.
What pressure regulator do you have?

Is it one that is preset pressure or and adjustable one?
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We have this one - http://amzn.to/1ExTSAP

Valterra (A01-1122VP) Lead-Free Water Regulator

Protects your RV plumbing against high pressure
15 to 20 percent more flow than standard regulators
Regulates incoming water pressure to 50-55 psi
This lead-free brass conforms to CA & VT lead laws for drinking water fixtures

Don't know if it's really any better, haven't camped enough yet LOL

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I thought about getting a water pressure regulator but after reading the reviews on Amazon for the Valterra, changed my mind.

Seems they only last a year, maybe less, often times the gauge is defective, sometimes fail and leak all over after two uses and lots of comments they replace the regulator every year ~ IF it lasts that long.

Doesn't seem like a quality product.
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Most city water inlet fittings on RVs have an integral pressure regulator. I found that out when replacing one on our aframe. It is supposed to be around 50psi. Still. I run the very same Valterra you list as well, just to be sure. Yes, the pressure does drop with it inline, so it may not always be necessary.

This is the unit I installed on the aframe...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Most city water inlet fittings on RVs have an integral pressure regulator. I found that out when replacing one on our aframe. It is supposed to be around 50psi. Still. I run the very same Valterra you list as well, just to be sure. Yes, the pressure does drop with it inline, so it may not always be necessary.

This is the unit I installed on the aframe...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That appears to be a far better option than the Valterra ~ especially after reading all the bad reviews on the Valterra unit, And I like the fact it's installed and not an 'extra part' to carry & connect/disconnect for every use.
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