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Old 08-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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Should the water pressure regulator be attached to the trailer inlet or the water outlet at the site or does it matter. Thanks.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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I attach the regulator to the outlet at the site..I don't think it matters though. But it will protect the supply hose as well to high pressure. The bottom line is to protect the trailer water lines from high pressure and potential lines and fitting bursting.

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Great. Thanks a lot.
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Here's something as a suggestion. I added my regulator to the end of the garden hose closest to the RV. I then added one of those quick connect adapters that I got at the garden centre Shop Gilmour Metal Quick Connector Set with Overmold at Lowes.com The male end I securely fastened to my trailer and use a foam ear plug to plug the hole while we are on the road. When it's time to set up, DW can hook up the water and electrical while I do more of the heavier things. We also don't have a puddle of water where the water line enters the trailer as we get a snug fit every time.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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I was using the quick connects but had to take them off at one campground where the water pressure was so high that they leaked no matter what I did. I am going to rework the way I have everything hooked when I winterize. I may bite the bullet and get industrial quick connects.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #6
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I use those quick connects too between the hose and the trailer connection. Just one caution though, based on what I found today when doing some general maintenance ..... when you attach the male end of the quick-connect hardware to the trailer it hides the little screen strainer that is supposed to stop miscellaneous particles from getting into the system. When I happened to remove my quick-connect today I found the screen to be quite dirty. Just a reminder. I may decide to remove that screen and use one at the other end of the hose that is easier to see and clean. The fewer screens, the better the water pressure.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:39 AM   #7
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When I happened to remove my quick-connect today I found the screen to be quite dirty.
I have a filter in line after the pressure regulator so I am not too concerned with particles.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:09 AM   #8
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I was using the quick connects but had to take them off at one campground where the water pressure was so high that they leaked no matter what I did. I am going to rework the way I have everything hooked when I winterize. I may bite the bullet and get industrial quick connects.
If you put the pressure regulator on the faucet at the rv site would that not control the pressure so that your quick connects won't leak. or are you using quick connects on the pressure regulator too? Hmm don't make sense to me.
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If you put the pressure regulator on the faucet at the rv site would that not control the pressure so that your quick connects won't leak..
No, you are correct, it would. I had made up a system in the basement of the coach where everything was pretty much self contained and semi-permanent. The quick connects were between the back flow preventer and the beginning of my semi-permanent stuff.

I am going to rework what I have done somewhat, and either eliminate the quick connects or use some commercial duty ones.
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