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Old 08-15-2019, 12:51 PM   #1
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Do You Prime Your Water Hose

My husband and I are having a "disagreement "....when I connect the water hose to a park's water supply, I start at the source, turn the water on to fill the hose, and then connect the "primed" hose to our trailer. I don't like all of that air in my lines in the trailer! My honey says nobody does that! Can I get a vote???
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:58 PM   #2
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Do it every time. No sense in introducing a bunch of air into the system causing water hammer. The plumbing gets enough shaking going down our wonderful highway system.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:01 PM   #3
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Nope, I don't do it.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:18 PM   #4
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I have a shut off on the end that connects to the TT. I always prime, shut it off and then connect and reopen. No need for all that air in the system, especially if you happen to use hot water first and get it in the HW tank.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:24 PM   #5
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I do. I have my wife open the faucets. Then I turn on the water.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:33 PM   #6
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I will have to try that next trip. I always have a shutoff valve at the camper inlet.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:56 PM   #7
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Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't. I think it has to do with the "tired" factor. Doesn't bother me either way. I can tell you though, my wife HATES it when I don't and doesn't hesitate to mention it to me...
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:06 PM   #8
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YEP ! do the same thing. Keep hose in a sealed bag but figure water will push anything out that may have gotten in to it.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:09 PM   #9
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I always run a bit of water throu the hose prior to connecting to the camper to flush out any contaminated water or bugs that may have gotten in there.

I've never seen that air is a problem so I'm not as concerned with that.
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Never intentionally. We do it sometimes just in the order of hook go up utilities. But not because I’m trying to specifically prime the hose.

I find we get sputtering at the faucets inside the camper no matter if I prime it or not.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:28 PM   #11
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I always run a bit of water throu the hose prior to connecting to the camper to flush out any contaminated water or bugs that may have gotten in there.

I've never seen that air is a problem so I'm not as concerned with that.
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My wife has no idea what I do she works inside I connect up the outside................

Do I prime the water hose to prime the water hose no way............. but I do run water through the hose to wash out anything that could had grown inside it.

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All the time. I have an outside faucet with a T for the city water connection. Open then turn on city water and close when I get there. Gets fresh water into the unit and the funky water on the ground rather then in my unit lines. Stale, rusty, sediments, etc.
Also use to relieve pressure before disconnecting city water and/or fill FWT.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:43 PM   #14
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I always run a bit of water throu the hose prior to connecting to the camper to flush out any contaminated water or bugs that may have gotten in there.
Bingo! I've seen dark water come out of the hose end from a spigot that evidently hadn't been used in quite awhile. I always flush a gallon or two through the hose first.
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I hook to CG water... Run hose out for 30 secs or so to rinse out. Hook up to city water connection (with filter and pressure regulator); open a couple of faucets; Hot and cold; turn on CG water and let it run for a couple of minutes just to turn over the water in the lines thats been sitting. No "priming" the hose. never really have seen a need or had a problem with air other than first use after winterizing. .... which I do with air blow out and not antifreeze.
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Never have, but now that you have planted that seed in my head...
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X2. I run the hose just a tad to ensure clear water comes out, then hook it up to the RV. Neither of us cares about air in the lines or the second or two of spurts it causes when you turn on a faucet.
Just not a thing we care to worry about
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My wife has no idea what I do she works inside I connect up the outside................

Do I prime the water hose to prime the water hose no way............. but I do run water through the hose to wash out anything that could had grown inside it.

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I never thought of it as priming but I guess I do. Run water to make sure nothing in it from previous use.
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:42 PM   #20
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We use the expanding hoses and have a shutoff valve on the end. Flush the line, close the shutoff on the end, hose expands and is then connected to the camper. when we leave for the day, we can quickly turn off the shutoff. always flush your lines, takes only seconds. I dont worry about the air and water hammer happening.
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