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Old 05-22-2018, 08:44 PM   #1
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Outside Shower Trouble

I used my outside shower last night with no problems and when I went to use it tonight. I cannot get the hose or spout to go in the quick connect fitting.

Looks like a brass plug in the quick connect hole, but have not put anything in other then the coiled hose that came with or the Phoenix spout and both worked fine last night.

I'm currently at Osoyoos. Looking for help please??
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:08 PM   #2
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Had the same aggravating problem and was driving me crazy. I can tell you what worked for me. Not sure if I recommend it.
Took a screwdriver and gave it a sharp tap right down the Center (mainly because I was losing my mind trying to get it to work) and knocked mechanism on the inside off Center. Manipulated straight again. Now works every time.
Probably want to make sure the water is off though.
Again, I would do it at your own risk.
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:18 PM   #3
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It just worked last night so start simple. What you see is likely part of the check valve mechanism. They can get sticky. Read the maintenance section on the attached. Maybe some Vaseline and gently try working the hose end in and out?

http://www.phoenixfaucets.com/resour...-HC-BTW-RT.pdf

Interesting that part C in the maintenance section was updated and does mention tapping a screwdriver lightly with a hammer to free the valve similar to what Bakes99 describes
http://dwincorp.com/wp-content/uploa...ll_H-C_Web.pdf

...and if all else fails you can just replace the quick connect fitting
www.dwincorp.com/product/quick-connect-valve/
http://dwincorp.com/wp-content/uploa...structions.pdf
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Old 05-22-2018, 09:32 PM   #4
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Or you can hold up for a day or two and ask Reace when he shows up. As we do not have that feature , I don’t know what he will say but when he came around a couple years ago and I told him our max fan was acting up he said show me. I pushed a
Couple buttons and he asked if I had read the manual and if I could read the words
On the fan. No on both counts. He reset the fan and I was forbidden to just push buttons again. Fan worked fine from then on. So take advice and read the book before you ask Reace. YMMV
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I used my outside shower last night with no problems and when I went to use it tonight. I cannot get the hose or spout to go in the quick connect fitting.

Looks like a brass plug in the quick connect hole, but have not put anything in other then the coiled hose that came with or the Phoenix spout and both worked fine last night.

I'm currently at Osoyoos. Looking for help please??
Join the club. I don't know what we last did but maybe tried turning off the water and then running water at an inside faucet. Someone there will know what is best.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:14 PM   #6
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I used my outside shower last night with no problems and when I went to use it tonight. I cannot get the hose or spout to go in the quick connect fitting.

Looks like a brass plug in the quick connect hole, but have not put anything in other then the coiled hose that came with or the Phoenix spout and both worked fine last night.

I'm currently at Osoyoos. Looking for help please??
Had the same problem. What works for me is to turn on one of the spigots before inserting the quick connect. Seems to release the pressure behind the ball valve.
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:45 PM   #7
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Had the same problem. What works for me is to turn on one of the spigots before inserting the quick connect. Seems to release the pressure behind the ball valve.
^^^Second this, we now release the pressure that way every time we connect/disconnect the hose.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:45 PM   #8
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Thanks all, I went and found another Escape owner with same outside shower and his still had the pink tag that actually tells you to insert a screwdriver and tap with hammer.

Did not want to try that, but the winning combination was turning off water to trailer. Bleed pressure from inside and then turn on outside shower faucet. Hose or spout went right in.

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Thanks all, I went and found another Escape owner with same outside shower and his still had the pink tag that actually tells you to insert a screwdriver and tap with hammer.

Did not want to try that, but the winning combination was turning off water to trailer. Bleed pressure from inside and then turn on outside shower faucet. Hose or spout went right in.

Hi: Kent... I've never had enough nerve to use the outside shower. Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
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Hi: Kent... I've never had enough nerve to use the outside shower. Alf
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and the world is a better place for avoiding that scene......
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