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Old 03-24-2021, 03:48 PM   #21
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What do you do with the water in the pipes of a Scamp after disconnecting the hose hookup? Do you open a faucet to reduce some pressure? Do you release the backup valve at the water intake? Do you drain any pipes before moving on? Does it matter how much water pressure there is on the plumbing parts when in motion? I'm not referring to fresh water tank, only water from hose? Thanks.
We have had a 19' Scamp 5th wheel since 2003 and always just disconnect the "city" water & go. Have never had a problem.
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Old 03-25-2021, 02:27 PM   #22
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I do the same as Ken. This helps cycle fresh water through the fresh water tank. I also only turn the pump on when using water.
Same here. I have always advocated for use of the tank and pump, just run the pump when you need water, and same for the water heater.

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Old 03-25-2021, 02:32 PM   #23
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Everyone is talking regulators set to 40 psi. Is there a reason that a PEX RV system wouldn't gracefully handle 100 psi shore supply?
The PEX would, but the fittings might not. The fittings are generally plastic compression fittings, not the brass with squeezed compression rings like in a house.

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Old 03-25-2021, 02:42 PM   #24
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Actually my pump gives higher pressure and flow than the city water regulator on my Scamp.
I think that many parks run higher pressure to make up for too small pipes in their distribution system.
That is OK as long as the water is being used, but when the usage goes down the pressure might go pretty high.
My trailer has only good quality fittings and faucets and PEX tubing everywhere, except going to the fresh water tank and pump.
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Old 03-25-2021, 07:06 PM   #25
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The PEX would, but the fittings might not. The fittings are generally plastic compression fittings, not the brass with squeezed compression rings like in a house.
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Consider that my house, built 19 years ago, has PEX with brass fittings.. and three of those fittings have failed in the past 48 months due to aggressive well water. And all the others showed outward signs of corrosion. When we remodeled the bathroom two months ago my plumber used plastic fittings and assured me that they would last much longer than the brass ones.
So I guess it depends on how good the water you get is.
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