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Old 03-01-2019, 07:16 PM   #1
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Simple mod....

Easy to do. Handy.

https://dragonship.blog/outdoor-hose/
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:08 PM   #2
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Is the Pressure satisfactory just running the water pump? And it holds a good flow at that length?
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:54 PM   #3
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Is the Pressure satisfactory just running the water pump? And it holds a good flow at that length?
Good question, and I haven't checked that. The pump is pretty peppy so I guess it didn't occur to me. I will check in the morning.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:29 PM   #4
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You made me go out there......

Straight up about 15-17 feet. Max distance about 25.

Pump wasn't even running full bore.

It'll do.
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:32 PM   #5
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Nice mod

This is great simple mod... thanks for sharing....


... now on my to do list..
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Old 03-03-2019, 02:15 PM   #6
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Oscar,
I did the same mod on my motorhome shortly after I got it.

There are two things I do to take advantage of it.

First, instead of protecting the threads with a cap, I have an old female garden hose repair that has a pipe coming out of it. That way, I can drain the water any time I want without having to remove (and potentially lose) the cap.

Second, I've got an old washing machine hookup hose with a right angle on one end. I have a male to male adapter for one end, so that it works like a regular garden hose (M to F). This allows me to run the water from the pickup like yours into my black tank flush. I can even run the hose through the waste water drain hole, and close the bay door. That way, I can leave the MH with a friend and they can easily dump at a full service campsite. Overall, using this for dump water lets me do the dump job quickly but properly when there is a queue at the dump station.

The washing machine hose is stored in my water bay.

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Old 03-03-2019, 06:14 PM   #7
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Ah... I like the black rinse application. Cool. Thanks.
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BTW on the black rinse strategy, when finished, disconnect the hose at the bottom fitting that you just installed first. Then, the back flow (fresh water because of the air break) will go out through the hose to the ground rather than dripping into your water bay.

If you forget the correct order, you'll quickly learn!

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Old 03-03-2019, 07:59 PM   #9
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Yeah, I learned the hard way. Now I pull the hose and slide sideways 3 feet simultaneously, to immediately move back with a big sponge as the arc decreases to where the water goes inside the bottom edge of the door frame.
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Love this idea..with an additional mod

So, think I will do this but also put in a "T" valve so I can permanently hook up the black water tank. Put it after the installed cold water drain valve. That way the black water tank is easily cleaned each time you dump without having to get out any additional hoses. When done, close original valve and adjust "T" valve half way so water runs out the drain. No need for sponges. BTW, just installed the 7 gallon electric hot water heater. Valved that so it can be taken out of the system when dry camping. No more inconsistent hot showers with long delays for first hot water to appear. Thanks Dragonship Blog!!!
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