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Old 04-06-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Am camping in my Hi-Lo for only second time this weekend and the campground has a notice that says: "Park has high water pressure (90psi).Brass fitting on water tap is a backflow preventer, not a pressure regulator. Cust must provide their own."

What are they talking about? Do I need to get a pressure regulator from Camping World USA or do you think WalMart will have it?
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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Get one at Walmart. Get a metal one, not plastic. What you get at Camping World would be the same thing for a higher price. When the campground has posted the high pressure notice that is a definite reason to have a regulator. You can't afford to blow you plumbing apart.
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Am camping in my Hi-Lo for only second time this weekend and the campground has a notice that says: "Park has high water pressure (90psi).Brass fitting on water tap is a backflow preventer, not a pressure regulator. Cust must provide their own."

What are they talking about? Do I need to get a pressure regulator from Camping World USA or do you think WalMart will have it?
Yes you do need a regulator. Wal-Mart usually has them and camping world does, prices $10.00 to $20.00. You do not need an adjustable one or one with a gauge as the gauges are cheap ones and don't last long. Put the regulator at the water tap so it protects the hose also. You should also consider a exterior carbon disposable water filter as a lot of city water taste bad. Have fun.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:55 PM   #4
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The water filter should be right next to the regulators at Wally World, I just got a new one for $18. Both are necessities in my book.
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If by some reason you cannot locate a water pressure regulator in time for your camping trip, just use the fresh water tank. You don't need a regulator to fill the fresh water tank. That way you can enjoy your weekend of camping and not worry about damaging your water lines. You should be able to locate one fairly easy.

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I got a metal one with a gauge so that I could see what pressure I had in the hose. The regulator attaches to the faucet. Next, the gauge tells me the line pressure I am delivering to the hose and the plumbing of the trailer.

I've had this for three years now and it has not failed. But if the gauge DOES fail, it's a separate device that is easily replaced. I wanted to make sure the regulator was doing it's job.

And, neither one is expensive.

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Where'd you get it then? I think I want that same one that you got, Jack.

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I just picked up a brass on e at Wal-Mart this week for eight dollars and some change.
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