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Old 07-14-2016, 06:28 PM   #11
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I like to turn the water off when I leave in case I spring a leak.
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:30 PM   #12
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I do not connect my hoses end to end , that seals them up a allows all kinds of mold and stuff to grow in that hot , moist area . When using again I will let it clean itself by running for 30 seconds or so .
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:46 PM   #13
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Connect your (white) hose to the campsite source, connect the filter to the other end and attach that to the trailer.
I prefer to place the filter at the trailer end to filter out any potential contaminants in the hose.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:09 PM   #14
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It should be very simple. Connect your drinking water hose to the city connection and turn it on. You leave you water pump switch off. Open up the kitchen sink facets, both hot and cold until the air is out and you are good to go. Most everyone recommends that you use a water pressure regulator on your hose. I hook mine up directly to the connection at the site and then hook the hose to the regulator so that the hose is protected. Other than that there is not much to it.


I agree. Flush spigot, attach pres regulator then hose and if you like, depending on how the water tastes and in fact, most places just to keep sand (like often in beach city water supply) out of my valves, lines and pump. A blue filter on hose end, before it enters the coach.

Lysoling the fixture is something I usually save for campground bathrooms and showers, but hey why not. The last guy to drink from that spigot or touch it With his hands might have GOD only knows what dreaded disease.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:14 PM   #15
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Before we hook up, after running some water out, I fill a cup from the tap, check for clarity, smell, and taste. Some "potable" water looks, smells or tastes terrible- don't want it in my plumbing. I have, on occasion, when "overnighting ", just used the water from my tank to avoid hooking up to "bad" water.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:19 PM   #16
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Thanks for the replies everyone!
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:56 PM   #17
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I agree with just about everything already but wondering why no one mentioned using the 'L' adapter when connecting water filter & hose? I have used them on several rigs, allows everything to hang straight down and doesn't cause undo strain on plastic fittings.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:18 PM   #18
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I like to turn the water off when I leave in case I spring a leak.
+1 You don't want return to a flooded rig, never know when something in the plumbing might fail.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:33 PM   #19
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Before I put my hose ends together I put a half cup or so of bleach inside. I just make sure I let it run until I cant smell bleach then connect it up to the trailer.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:00 PM   #20
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I agree with just about everything already but wondering why no one mentioned using the 'L' adapter when connecting water filter & hose? I have used them on several rigs, allows everything to hang straight down and doesn't cause undo strain on plastic fittings.
It was mentioned in post #3, mentioned as a 90* elbow.
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