chunter said:Thanks for the reply. That is about what I thougt. I am currently at a park that is at 37psi, and I would like a little more. I too have a pressure controller, but I cannot remember that last time that I used it.
chunter said:Does anyone know what the water pressure average should be at campgrounds?
RV Roamer said:Water system designers usually figure about 40 psi for a community water system, i.e. one with no high rise buildings. Many older RV parks fall? short of that, but you will see other extremes too.? Sometimes the water supply is up ona hillside or boosted with a big pump and there can be very high pressure (55-65 pi) or pressure shock waves passing through the system as pumps cycle on/off. These waves can momentarily reach 100+ psi, so a regulator may be useful even when average pressure is low.
Your RV also has a water VOLUME problem because of the narrow diameter tubing used.? Higher pressure, e.g. running the pump as well as the campground supply, helps to overcome that.
By the way, your Rvs pump is typically set to produce 45-48 psi.
Jeff /Washington said:To improve water flow while you are hooked up replace the inline RV water pressure reulator with a house type. Ace Hardware sells one that is quite compact but with twice the cross section of the hose type regulators. I mounted ours in the water cabinet so it does not protect the hose but is much more convienent.
Haven't blown a hose yet and BIG improvement in the shower.
Agreed. I have a model, the Acme 134 that is designed for mobile homes. It has good volume and is adjustable. Put an inline pressure gauge downstream from it and you can keep the pressure right at 45 psi. I mount it at the hydrant end tho, not so much to protect the hose as for convenience of setting up