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Old 01-21-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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City Water Hose Connector

The plastic connector for the city water hose hookup has become increasingly difficult to turn and now it's nearly frozen. Does anyone know what would be causing it to bind and how to release it? Will forcing it damage it further?

The unit holding it and the fresh-water tank fill valve have been riveted into place and I'm hoping to not need to replace it. What can I expect to find if I do have to remove the unit?

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Old 01-21-2017, 07:59 PM   #2
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Warming it may help if frozen, if stuck then it may need replaced. Not sure if there is a plastic lubricant.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:02 PM   #3
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Water valve

When ours got a little sticky a couple years ago, I sprayed it down with silicone made by CRC that I got from an auto parts store. Left it alone for a day or two, them "exercised" it and it freed up. Doesn't seem to be any damage or deterioration two years later. That's what I did, YMMV.
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Warming it may help if frozen, if stuck then it may need replaced. Not sure if there is a plastic lubricant.
It's hard to find but there is a food safe silicone lubricant spray made by CRC used for meat slicers and such. We used it with our previous trailer that also had a very difficult to use plastic hose piece. I've seen the spray at a few ACE hardware stores at times.
We normally use it when we make soap as some molds that have a lot of fine detail will not release right.It is safe for most plastics and rubber.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:14 PM   #5
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I've always put a Quick Connect for the hose on the city water. The male side of the quick connector stays permanently attached so you don't have to put undue stress on the plastic inlet screwing hoses on and off. Those city water inlets aren't the most robust items and get worse with lots of screwing hoses on and off. Plus it's a lot faster hooking up and unhooking the water hose. When you get it unstuck if not damaged you might want to check out the quick connect setup.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:14 PM   #6
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Warming it may help if frozen, if stuck then it may need replaced. Not sure if there is a plastic lubricant.
Evidently, frozen is not the right term for immovable. We are in FL so it's not frozen from the cold.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:20 PM   #7
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I'll try the CRC silicone and if that works get the quick connect.
Thanks for your suggestions,
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Water hookup

I think there gets to be a deposit of lime or other residue in low clearance places. Maybe a little spray of lime away would help if you don't use silicone. We used products like that in the mechanical rooms at the city pools as the chlorine air would corrode things quickly. We used Fantastik a lot to keep chlorinator probes clean and reading accurately.
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Any Home Depot has the Quick Connects for garden hose which is what I use. About $6 or $7 bucks.
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I'll try the CRC silicone and if that works get the quick connect.
Thanks for your suggestions,
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Do you have the no-door version or the earlier version that Escape had with a door? The no-door works better so wonder if you have a problem with that one.
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