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Old 07-11-2011, 05:08 AM   #1
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City-water connection...

Hello all,
Anyone ever have a problem with the city water connection? My inexspensive white RV hose keeps popping off the trailer (2011 Rockwood Mini-Lite 2304). My old used unit had a steel fitting on the trailer and the hose that came with it had a brass elbow on the end and it worked fine. The new unit has a rubbery white fitting. I wonder if I am just needing a better hose or some sort of fitting between the hose and the camper. Any input is greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-11-2011, 05:19 AM   #2
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I hooked mine up first time last weekend and had a big puddle of water in my camper, I am assuming because the fit was not tight at the city water inlet connection site. I added a 90degree elbow to the camper connection and after that it was much better.

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Old 07-15-2011, 12:11 AM   #3
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You can also buy the brass hose valves and attach to the end of the hose, the brass fitting will twist in much more secure into the trailer connection
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:23 AM   #4
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I have a pressure regulator and elbow on mine. I bought a Wally world hose and the male end blew off of it. I went to Home Depot and bought a new brass male end and a hose clamp, perfect!
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:45 AM   #5
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I had a problem last summer where water was spraying from behind the "dial" where the hose connects. The hose was under tension a bit and I thought I'd split something and the whole pass-through assembly on the trailer would need replacing. In the mean time, while shopping for a new pass-through assembly, I bought the brass elbow I should've been using from the beginning. I've used it every time since then and have not had a similar issue again and never did replace the pass-through assembly.

Moral of the story, get your brass elbows and use them. Much less stress on the hose connect on the trailer.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:49 AM   #6
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The male adapter with hose clamp and elbow should not be underestimated. It is the best set up there is for connecting to city water. However, city water is different everywhere. Has anyone tried filtrete water filters?
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:04 AM   #7
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Here's how mine is setup. The fitting where it attaches to the city water connection is a brass "T" so I could add a spigot (plastic to reduce weight). The spigot has an anti-siphon fitting and I only use the spigot for potable water purposes--never for flushing tanks etc. I have a separate set of hoses for that. The spigot comes in really handy though because it is filtered water and right there where I can use it to draw some drinking water, wash my hands, release the water pressure when striking camp, etc!

At any point where a hose may kink due to gravity I always use a brass fitting. I also add a bit of teflon tape to the male threads to get a leak-proof fit. The only thing I plan to add eventually is a pressure gauge.

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Originally Posted by Willis View Post

Great idea! Now who's gonna volunteer to do this for me, as my honey-do list is already overflowing!
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:22 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Campski65 View Post
Hello all,
Anyone ever have a problem with the city water connection? My inexspensive white RV hose keeps popping off the trailer (2011 Rockwood Mini-Lite 2304).
I have 1 RV hose that has an extra flange or something on the end of the male threads, causing to few threads to catch when connected. You might want to try a different hose to see if a new 1 will work better.


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