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Old 07-13-2016, 04:26 PM   #1
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Hooking to shore water for the first time

Hi everyone.

This weekend we'll be hooking to a "full hookup" site for the first time since we bought our trailer. Aside form what the manual tells me, does anyone have any info they can offer in Lehmans terms about procedure of running off shore water as opposed to my fresh water tank? I just want to make sure I don't miss anything!

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EDIT: I have a water filter to hook up and also a pressure regulator to use as well.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:32 PM   #2
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Good to know you added the pressure regulator....my advice...run the water from the park tap for 30 seconds or so in case it's been a while since it was last used. Also, I spray Lysol disinfectant around the spigot. Some people put their sewer hose right up against those to rinse out their hose or touch the spigot with their dirty hands after handling their sewer hose. With regards to your water filter, is it one of the blue ones you add to the tap...if so run water through it a few seconds too, and when you are not using the trailer between trips, stick that filter in the fridge.
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I like to do as follows.
Run water from hose bib for a few seconds to clear it out.
Hook up a splitter, one for trailer supply one for a general purpose utility hose.
Hook an in line filter to the splitter for trailer supply. Let the water run for a few seconds to clear that out.
Hook a drinking water hose to the filter, a 90 elbow to the trailer, a pressure reducer to the 90 and the hose to the reducer.
Open the water and let it flow for regular supply.
I also have an in house filter to help out some with crappy water.
It's easy to overthink it, so don't worry . Water goes in and comes out, just wanna make sure it comes out the right places.


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Old 07-13-2016, 04:33 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:44 PM   #5
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So with my regulator and filter, the sequence should go: tap, regulator, filter, hose, trailer? I like the idea of the splitter. May have to invest in one after this weekend.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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when you are not using the trailer between trips, stick that filter in the fridge.
Why does this need to go in the refrigerator?
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:19 PM   #7
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Why put the filter in the refrigerator between trips??
To slow down bacterial growth.
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I make it a practice to connect my water hoses together as I'm tearing down my camper. Otherwise a roach or other vermin can crawl inside without your knowledge. That is until you take off the hose to investigate that awful taste and discover its remains.....😱😥🤒
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I make it a practice to connect my water hoses together as I'm tearing down my camper. Otherwise a roach or other vermin can crawl inside without your knowledge. That is until you take off the hose to investigate that awful taste and discover its remains.....😱😥🤒

I connect my hoses together also. I do it to keep dirt out, never thought about bugs, until NOW, thanks a lot.
I also flush them out real good before hooking into the coach.
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To slow down bacterial growth.
Somewhere I read to place it in a ziplock bag and place it in the freezer. Don't know if that's good or bad, but IMO better then leaving it in a hot rig for a month or more between trips. :-)
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