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Old 01-09-2017, 10:04 AM   #1
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Water pressure regulator?

Is a water pressure regulator a good idea for a Scamp 13?

Does anyone know what the max water pressure is for the scamp 13 if so?
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:18 AM   #2
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Yes it is a good idea. We have a Watts brass pressure regulator.
We have experienced water pressures in excess of 100 psi at several campgrounds , which is too high . We have not had any problems with water flow.
Our original pressure regulator was plastic and was not satisfactory IMHO. We use a water filter ahead of our pressure regulator.
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It could save you some headaches so my answer is Yes. You can get them at Walmart and they come in plastic or brass. I think the pressure is 50 PSI.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:44 PM   #5
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Yes it is a good idea. We have a Watts brass pressure regulator.
We have experienced water pressures in excess of 100 psi at several campgrounds , which is too high . We have not had any problems with water flow.
Our original pressure regulator was plastic and was not satisfactory IMHO. We use a water filter ahead of our pressure regulator.
Same thing I did. It worked fine for years until I sold that trailer. I think I set it to about 25 PSI. I laid the regulator on the ground and ran a short hose up to the trailer's hose connection.
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I believe the fixed pressure regulators are set at 40PSI and that's what I've usually seen recommended for an adjustable one.
It's also what I set my compressor to when I do the blow out method of winterizing.

Placing the filter before the regulator is best practice. The filter is there to protect all the following components and is the only piece intended to be regularly replaced.

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https://www.amazon.com/Watts-Water-P.../dp/B003L9H7YO
Watts makes a pressure test gauge that can be used to see what the water pressure is where ever you are camped and determine if you need a pressure regulator or not.
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My pressure regulator is attached to my hose. It just is. Always is. Why would I need or want another device to tell me the pressure going into the regulator?
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40PSI

I use a brass pressure limiter, at 40 psi.
I place it at the campground faucet, so everything downstream is protected, the hose, the filter, and the camper plumbing.
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My pressure regulator is attached to my hose. It just is. Always is. Why would I need or want another device to tell me the pressure going into the regulator?
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https://www.amazon.com/Watts-Water-P.../dp/B003L9H7YO
Watts makes a pressure test gauge that can be used to see what the water pressure is where ever you are camped and determine if you need a pressure regulator or not.
Trouble is, the pressure can change significantly with a number of factors behind the scene. A regulator is always on the job.
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Always use the pressure regulator first, then filter, etc. I have seen the filter blow out if attached first and also had a hose rupture from overpressure/ weak. A regulator is cheaper to replace then the filter.
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My CAMCO regulator is 50psi. I have a gage I use regardless whether it's necessary or not, and my home is right at 50psi as well. It's interesting to see the pressures and here's why....

If you have LOW pressure at a CG and are not aware of it, you can beat yourself up trying to find the "problem". On the other hand, I've learned from experience that there ARE problems that can occur. For instance:

Inline Water filter; faucet filter; hose screen. I recently thought I had a problem and found out it was as simple as screwing off the "kitchen" faucet screen in my Scamp and cleaning it out. Worked perfectly. The gage instantly eliminated a wonder about my incoming water pressure. Once before, I had a particular brand of water filter (that had not been in use long!) stop up and prevent my water flow through the hose! It's the only one I've ran into for that to happen.

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