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Old 10-01-2016, 05:40 PM   #1
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City Water - No water pressure?

So we're camping today and I go to take a shower and there's very little pressure. I go out and grab the water hose and it tight with plenty of pressure. I think there must be a backflow valve malfunction or something.

Turns out our water hose had a bunch of dead June bugs in it that had literally clogged up against the city water screen.

Next time I'll make sure to blow out the hose BEFORE I connect to our rig!


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something you might try is when you are going to stow your water hose roll it up and connect the male to the female coupling so the hose is sealed that what I do to keep dirt and such out.
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something you might try is when you are going to stow your water hose roll it up and connect the male to the female coupling so the hose is sealed that what I do to keep dirt and such out.
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something you might try is when you are going to stow your water hose roll it up and connect the male to the female coupling so the hose is sealed that what I do to keep dirt and such out.

Great idea!


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something you might try is when you are going to stow your water hose roll it up and connect the male to the female coupling so the hose is sealed that what I do to keep dirt and such out.
I used to do that, but got to worrying about what might grow in the hose if it's left closed, and wet, for an extended time. Now I try to empty it as much as possible, leave the ends open, and run a couple of minutes of water through it before hooking up to the RV.

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I used to do that, but got to worrying about what might grow in the hose if it's left closed, and wet, for an extended time. Now I try to empty it as much as possible, leave the ends open, and run a couple of minutes of water through it before hooking up to the RV.

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You know I have read all the threads about sanitizing this and that and what might happen and I have yet to run into anyone that has ever gotten sick from their RV water system or from not wearing gloves while hooking up systems. That is not to say it hasn't happened I just have never met anyone that had a problem.
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You know I have read all the threads about sanitizing this and that and what might happen and I have yet to run into anyone that has ever gotten sick from their RV water system or from not wearing gloves while hooking up systems. That is not to say it hasn't happened I just have never met anyone that had a problem.

Agreed. We drink bottled water and use the RV water for cooking, washing, showering etc. I use a in-line water filter instead of the FR one under the bed for convenience sake. Main reason is to keep the tanks/lines from getting contaminants in them. Probably overkill.


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It's funny - as we've become more "risk-informed," we've become more "risk-averse." We're scared of everything.

Problem is that most people don't understand probability. People who are afraid they're going to hit by a meteor go out and buy a lottery ticket thinking they're going to win.

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