Recently we've added several new sites to our RV Park and found that the water pressure there is very high, especially in the quiet season when we have only a few campers. So we've been advising all our RVers to take note of these few important steps.
First, always use a hose approved for RVs and drinking water. they are usually white. Regular garden hoses add a not so sweet rubber flavor to your water and chemicals can also leach into the water from a hose made for other purposes.
Just noticed a great video outlining how to safely hook up RV Park water to your RV and what you need to know for safety. Mark Polk from RV Education 101 makes it very simple.
In this video you'll learn:
- What a water regulator is and how to hook it up
- What kinds a regulators are available
- Ways to filter water entering your RV if desired
- A few other water safety tips for when you RV
Keep in mind that most RV's safely handle 40 to 60 psi (pounds per square inch) but city water systems tend to spike at much higher rates - as high as 120 psi here in Texas. A regulator will keep the water at a balanced rate. At Hidden Valley we do have a regulator at the entry point of water into our park but these can fail so we still recommend that each RV has their own regulator. We have seen some who install the regulator at the RV itself rather than at the water source and experienced a bulging hose and eventually a spraying, wet mess. Of course the worst scenario would be water getting through your hose safely but flooding compartments or rooms of your RV.
Fortunately, an little advance preparation and know how can prevent this from happening and lead to a much more enjoyable RV experience.
Happy Trails from your San Antonio RV Park!
Teri Blaschke is the RV Park operator of family owned HiddenValley RV Park in San Antonio, TX and writer of the park blog “A Little Piece of Country in San Antonio.” Teri contributes to various other blogs with a focus on either travel or social media and how it relates to the outdoor hospitality industry but her passion is serving the RV travel community by providing a memorable RV camping experience and growing the Hidden Valley RV family. Connect with us on Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter@HiddenValleyRV