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Old 01-16-2020, 10:01 PM   #1
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Fresh water connector with vent?

I have been searching for a 90 degree connector for the freshwater fill that has a vent on it. The attached pictures show a regular brass elbow with a vent like I'm looking for and then the standard 90 degree connector you can buy anywhere. I can make what I want using the shown elbow and then some other brass fittings cobbled to it but - it will weigh more than I'd like.

So, anybody seen such a thing out there?
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What exactly are you trying to solve? If you want to bleed when connected to city water, opening a faucet will accomplish the same.
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Yes, bleeding off the air in the hose is the idea. I usually forget to charge the hose before connecting so I get all the "burps" when I turn on a faucet afterwards. I figure if the bleed valve is right there on the connection, it will jog my feeble memory...
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you'll still have air in the lines
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How about a hose tee and a hose valve?



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Old 01-17-2020, 10:36 AM   #7
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Thanks Bama Rambler, that might be a good alternative - certainly a lighter one.

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No, not a tee

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How about a hose tee and a hose valve?
A one-piece solution is to use a "Siamese", also called a Y-splitter. The 60-degree angle is close enough to 90 for the female inlet. The lower male outlet connects horizontally to the trailer fresh water inlet. The upper male outlet points straight up at the sky and is your vent.

We've done it this way for years.
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We use one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Works great for bleeding the line and I have a hose connection for any other need that might arise.

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We use one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Works great for bleeding the line and I have a hose connection for any other need that might arise.
Well now that's just excellent!
I'll have a couple of those as soon as Amazon can get them here!
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you'll still have air in the lines
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Originally Posted by nayther View Post
you'll still have air in the lines - Yes, but not a whole hose full!

Larry NR - I like your suggestion. I already use a Y connector at the CG's connection but using one at the trailer seems easy enough!
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you'll still have air in the lines - Yes, but not a whole hose full!

Larry NR - I like your suggestion. I already use a Y connector at the CG's connection but using one at the trailer seems easy enough!
It's also a convenient place to hook up the pressure washer when washing the trailer.

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Yes, bleeding off the air in the hose is the idea. I usually forget to charge the hose before connecting so I get all the "burps" when I turn on a faucet afterwards. I figure if the bleed valve is right there on the connection, it will jog my feeble memory...
Do you 'flush' the fresh water hose before you use it? That's always a good idea.
Putting a shutoff valve on the end of the fwh should solve some of the problem. Flush the hose, turn off the shutoff valve, connect to the elbow on the rig and turning on the shutoff valve should take out most of the air. Then all you'll have is the air in the rigs lines.
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We use one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Works great for bleeding the line and I have a hose connection for any other need that might arise.

OK, I think I found my winner here. Thanks!
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Having a bleed at the trailer would help with those cold nights when you have to empty your hose overnight.
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I have been searching for a 90 degree connector for the freshwater fill that has a vent on it. The attached pictures show a regular brass elbow with a vent like I'm looking for and then the standard 90 degree connector you can buy anywhere. I can make what I want using the shown elbow and then some other brass fittings cobbled to it but - it will weigh more than I'd like.

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Yes, that was mentioned in post # 8.
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I always leave the hose loose a little, turn it on than go back and tighten it up after all the air has bled out.
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