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  • Don't forget to winterize your water pressure regulator!

    We have a very hard freeze coming tonight - mid 20's. This reminded me to get my pressure regulator inside the house. Trailer is fully winterized so OK there.

    Just remember if you have one of these or similar to bring it inside for the winter. They can freeze even if not connected as some water can stay inside them. I have ruined 2 over the past few years by forgetting to bring it in the house.





    I know they are expensive, so I thought I would pass this tip along. Might be wise to protect other types of pressure regulators too

    Hope this helps
    Keith
    2018 Reflection 150 Series 220RK 5th wheel. Reese R20 Titan hitch, Steadyfast system, 2004 F350 King Ranch dually

  • #2
    Good reminder, Yoda Keith - Rudy says he ruined one a couple of years ago that way as well
    Andi
    Brookings SD
    2018 Reflection 337RLS
    2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Duramax

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    • #3
      Thanks Keith,

      I have forgotten a few times and would have again if you didn’t post!

      Jon
      Jon
      2021 Solitude 310GK-R
      2018 Silverado 3500HD Duramax SRW

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      • #4
        Really? If no water. And oil based gage...how do they feeeze?
        2021 F350 Lariat DRW 4x4 6.7 diesel
        2000 F350 XLT HD SRW 2WD 7.3L diesel
        2021 Grand Design Solitude 310GK-R
        2019 Lance 1062, 2 slides.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sportsdad60 View Post
          Really? If no water. And oil based gage...how do they feeeze?
          I must admit that I have been wondering this too . . .

          Rob

          Cate & Rob
          (with Border Collies Molly & Angel and their kitty Gracie)
          2015 Reflection 303RLS
          2014 Ecoboost F150 with Heavy Duty Payload Package (retired)
          2022 F350 Diesel CC SB SRW Lariat
          Bayham, Ontario, Canada

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post

            I must admit that I have been wondering this too . . .

            Rob
            sportsdad60

            They are all made a bit different, but this picture might help



            Lots of little places for water to hide. Also the orifices to the gauge and the chamber in the gauge below the diaphragm (not shown) can act like a closed end straw and not let water out. Its the internals that get messed up. All I know is I have had at least two be trash come spring after being left in the trailer.

            Hope this helps
            Keith
            2018 Reflection 150 Series 220RK 5th wheel. Reese R20 Titan hitch, Steadyfast system, 2004 F350 King Ranch dually

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            • #7
              I sacrificed one to the queen of frigidity a couple of years ago. The official low at RDU 5 miles away was 29 degrees.
              Jerry and Kelly Powell, with Halo, Nash, Reid, and the baby kitty Cleo.
              Pilot (Zebulon), NC
              2020 Solitude 390RK-R

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