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Old 03-07-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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It wasn't something that occurred to me and I was lucky I had a good neighbor. He watched me hook up to the campground water supply for the first time and warned me that I should get a pressure-reduction valve before doing so, as I could blow out the lines in the trailer. The campground had extremely high water pressure.

The valve cost about $20 at a Home Hardware store and is fitted between the camp water supply and the hose to the RV.

And, he warned, remember to take it with you when you unhook.

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Old 03-08-2009, 09:06 PM   #2
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Re: For First Timers - water pressure

Hi: All..."remember to take it with you when you unhook" Bin there done that!!! I guess that's where most campgrounds get their supply of pressure-supply valves
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:50 AM   #3
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I would have never thought about water pressure, and the need for regulation, but I have never used hookups in campgrounds, almost always boondocking or dry camping. I will likely be doing more camping with hookups in the future, so will need to watch this. I was curious as to why Escape offered a water pressure regulator in their Starter Kit.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:39 AM   #4
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We were told that is what happened to our Casita with a former owner. When they finally found the leak, it was behind the bathroom wall so they had to re-route the water supply to the sink. Now you can see the water lines because they're no longer behind the wall.

Even with a pressure regulator, when I hook up now I turn the faucet on very, very low.
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Does anyone know how much pressure the Escape lines can handle? I have seen at Camping World a water pressure regulator with a gauge. Also has anyone ever used a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter for their Escape? An uncle told me about the water pressure issue, but the amp reducer was read about in another forum. I understand most rv places have 30 amp hook-ups.
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has anyone ever used a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter for their Escape? An uncle told me about the water pressure issue, but the amp reducer was read about in another forum. I understand most rv places have 30 amp hook-ups.
I don't think I've ever been in a campground that only had 50 AMP service, but I have been in quite a few that only had 15/20 AMP service (standard 3 prong 110v). So the adapter you will use OFTEN, is the 3 prong (male to attach to the source) to 30 AMP (female - typical camper connection, to plug your Escape cord into).
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Does anyone know how much pressure the Escape lines can handle? I have seen at Camping World a water pressure regulator with a gauge. Also has anyone ever used a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter for their Escape? An uncle told me about the water pressure issue, but the amp reducer was read about in another forum. I understand most rv places have 30 amp hook-ups.
Hi Sandra

For the power hook up all you need is a adapter to take you from a 50 or 30 amp configuration to a 15/20 amp connection (no reducer required)
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Thank you both. Should I get the 15 to 30 for my trip back to California? (I think I will need some electricity other than the battery.)
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Hi Sandra, I wouldn't worry about it to much most RV sites that supply power also have the adapters.
Also check with Reace as I think they come with 30 amp cords, so then you would want a 30 to 15 amp adapter
so you could plug in at home.
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Now I'm starting to get confused again.

My Escape plugs into a three-prong extension cord at home. Escape also supplied an adapter for use at RV parks. Since I don't know my amps from my a**, that's all I have to say, except I've had no problem plugging in at parks or at home with the supplied equipment.

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