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Old 09-06-2016, 07:34 PM   #31
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Ok I am still at it, The hose that broken between the water pump and the cold water line is a clear, braided THIN walled line, Lowes, Home Depot, Aces hardware and various RV stores carry Clear Braided THICK walled hose. The thin walled is fairly flexible so a clamp might work, the thick walled, which fits loosely on the escape connectors is too big for a PEX crimp or clamp ring and too stiff to crank down a hose clamp on it without the gear skipping (ie leaks). I sent a question to Escape, why can't I just use the PEX hose there, or do I actually need a hi pressure piece of hose there. This is like eating an oyster, the more you chew the bigger it (problem) gets!
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:36 PM   #32
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On an added note , I bought the PEX tool and the hose clamps, the ones with the little piece you squeeze not the copper rings. Should that work.
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:39 PM   #33
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You want a flexible hose to/from the pump, otherwise with a more rigid connection you will feel the pump's vibration in the trailer. The flexible connections eliminates the transfer of the vibrations somewhat.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:09 PM   #34
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and too stiff to crank down a hose clamp on it without the gear skipping
You can always dip the end in boiling water or use a heat gun on the end. It will make it soft as putty and you can tighten the hose clamp more than when it's cold and stiff.

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Old 09-06-2016, 09:33 PM   #35
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Thanks 2 good points
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:25 PM   #36
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Final resolution, the clear braid 1/2 hose was too big, the 3/8's too small. heated and stretched the 3/8 to go over the connector and used hose clamps. Have not used it camping yet but did leave it hooked up under pressure for 24 hours with no leak. You know you start off thinking "this is a piece of cake, take me a 1/2 hour to fix" than you go look for a simple piece of hose and you hear "Oh - you got one of those...." You just got to love it! (this applies to boats X 5)
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