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Old 03-10-2009, 12:57 AM   #11
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Re: For First Timers - water pressure

That's good to know. The information on the Escape site says it has a 25' 30 Amp power cord. If it is supplied that's one less thing to think about.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:24 AM   #12
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Doug must be right, but I will find out the scoop for sure this weekend. Any trailer that I have seen that has a 30A service and cord, requires a 30A plug which plugs directly into a campgrounds 30A service. If you wish to plug into a 15A plug at home, or anywhere else, you just need a simple adapter like these ones. They are all 30A female to 15A male adapters.








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Old 03-10-2009, 01:12 PM   #13
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Thanks Jim,
A picture is worth a thousand words. I'm sure others will find this useful.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:07 PM   #14
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Re: For First Timers - water pressure


This is what comes with your Escape. Coming from the left is the cord from the trailer. On the right is the adapter for household power.
I think I had it the other way around in my earlier post.

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Old 03-10-2009, 07:10 PM   #15
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You may note that the adapter is chewed up a bit. I had to shave it down some to fit into a box that contained the electrical outlet at one campground.

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Re: For First Timers - water pressure

Yes Glen, you were confusing me, though that is a real easy thing to do.

It is nice that Escape will supply the adapter to a 15A plug, one less thing I have to worry about.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:56 AM   #17
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That is nice. Smaller than the one I have, and now I can leave the old one at home and pack something else on our flight out. Thanks for the info : - )
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Re: For First Timers - water pressure

I just learned about the pressure reducer this weekend as well - never thought about it before. I didn't have one, so I just put the tap on low - enought to get water through, but not much more.

Is this a fair way to do it or should I get the reducer?
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:43 AM   #19
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Re: For First Timers - water pressure

Dirk, doing that would reduce the flow, not the pressure. A water pressure reducer works by allowing only enough water through the reducer to keep the desired pressure on the load side. It closes off completely when the desired pressure is reached, and no demand for flow is put on it. I imagine setting the tap for a low flow would help though, as the reduced flow volume would reduce the water hammering effect which is the hardest thing on the pipes.

Bottom line, if there is a chance of too much water pressure from a campground service that could damage the trailer plumbing, then a reducer should be used.

I had not even thought about it for the trailer myself, but we do have some situations in residential plumbing where we have to reduce pressure somewhat.
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