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Old 06-27-2018, 06:24 PM   #1
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Too much pressure

We just checked in at the Lakehead Boat Basin RV and they warned me that the water pressure there was 110 pounds and offered to sell me a device to attach to the city water intake that would make the pressure acceptable for the Scamp. It costs $15 so I passed and just filled my tank. Has anyone ever heard of this sort of thing?
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Not unusual thing. I always connect to campground water supply using pressure regulator. The cost is $5-7 in walmart's RV supplies department.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:33 PM   #3
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Not unusual thing. I always connect to campground water supply using pressure regulator. The cost is $5-7 in walmart's RV supplies department.
Yes a pressure regulator should be standard equipment when using the the city water connection.. But when filling and using the on-board tank, as you did, it does not matter (unless your filler hose can not handle the pressure).
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We just checked in at the Lakehead Boat Basin RV and they warned me that the water pressure there was 110 pounds and offered to sell me a device to attach to the city water intake that would make the pressure acceptable for the Scamp. It costs $15 so I passed and just filled my tank. Has anyone ever heard of this sort of thing?
Yep - KOA in Alamogordo has a similar warning - but they dont try to sell you a regulator.

Here is how we ALWAYS hook up water.

Filter -> Regulator -> hose.

Have fun!

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Old 06-27-2018, 06:40 PM   #6
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I always use a pressure reducer when connecting to my supply line.
Most pressure reducers will be in the range of 45-60 pounds.

The fittings and pump may not be able to handle 100+ pounds.
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Yep - KOA in Alamogordo has a similar warning - but they dont try to sell you a regulator.

Here is how we ALWAYS hook up water.

Filter -> Regulator -> hose.

Have fun!

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Interesting... I would have thought pressure reg first, to protect the filter. But I can see a good argument for the filter first (to protect the regulator from sediment)... Compare, contrast and discuss.....

BTW, the sale pitch was unusual but the price was probably fair, so perhaps they were looking out for you there.

BTW #2.. the most commonly used filter I think is:
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-TastePU.../dp/B0006IX87S

I use one and suggest it. Even then, I dont drink campaigner water very often.
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Interesting... I would have thought pressure reg first, to protect the filter. But I can see a good argument for the filter first (to protect the regulator from sediment)... Compare, contrast and discuss.....

BTW, the sale pitch was unusual but the price was probably fair, so perhaps they were looking out for you there.

BTW #2.. the most commonly used filter I think is:
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-TastePU.../dp/B0006IX87S

I use one and suggest it. Even then, I dont drink campaigner water very often.
2 for the price of 1
https://www.walmart.com/ip/TastePURE...arbon/14504322

Then buy a flexible hose with shutoff from HD.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gilmour-...05HD/205886165

Flex -> filter -> regulator -> white hose



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I recently realized I had a pressure regulator on BOTH sides of my filter. I must be in pressure heaven!
Don't leave home without one. ( or 2)

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Interesting... I would have thought pressure reg first, to protect the filter. But I can see a good argument for the filter first (to protect the regulator from sediment)... Compare, contrast and discuss.....

BTW, the sale pitch was unusual but the price was probably fair, so perhaps they were looking out for you there.

BTW #2.. the most commonly used filter I think is:
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-TastePU.../dp/B0006IX87S

I use one and suggest it. Even then, I dont drink campaigner water very often.
Our regulator is now built in to the shore water inlet, Always there, can't forget it!
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Our regulator is now built in to the shore water inlet, Always there, can't forget it!

That should come standard with all RVs really.
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Built in regulator doesn't protect the hose.
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Built in regulator doesn't protect the hose.
Granted. But I'd be willing to chance a relatively inexpensive hose for the guaranteed protection on the plumbing. It'll be a rare event if ever.

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i've had a lot of fresh water hoses that leak at the fittings at high pressure, but work fine after the regulator...
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