It’s no secret that Timber Valley has been experiencing unusually high water pressure for the past few weeks. We’ve sent “RainedOut” messages to alert our members about this situation and have been encouraging the use of water pressure regulators on every rig in the park.
In the past, our regular water pressure had been running about 55 – 60 pounds per square inch (psi). Many of us have been spoiled by the consistent and reasonable pressures and didn’t use a regulator at all. But for the past few weeks, it’s been fluctuating widely between 70 and as high as 100 psi, possibly even a little higher. Experienced RV technicians recommend keeping the pressure in your RV about 45 to 55 psi. and certainly no more than 60. So, you can see the problem. The best way to protect the fresh water delivery system in your RV is to make sure you have a regulator that keeps the pressure in the recommended range, regardless of the pressure at your water box. High pressure can damage an RV water system, and can even cause catastrophic leaking that can flood the entire RV.
What to do?….
- Make sure you’ve got a good regulator controlling the water pressure in your RV. I’ve included a link below to one type that is adjustable and has a good rating.
- It’s always a good idea to turn the water to your rig OFF whenever you leave for an extended period of time… a few hours… a day or more… it’s up to you.
- Be watchful for unusual wet spots, leaks, and problems on both your lot as well as any other area of Timber Valley. These high pressures can cause hoses to burst and other leaks to suddenly appear, and the sooner we catch them, the sooner we can fix ’em.
We’ve been working with the city to resolve the problem. And we really don’t know when or if the situation will get back to our old “normal”. The best advice for now is to get that regulator installed.