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Old 08-16-2019, 04:13 PM   #1
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Wink water hookups and leaks.

Anyone else irritated by pesky leaks in the city water delivery systems? I know some CG faucets seem to have built-in leaks, but doggonit it seems we could get water to the camper from that faucet w/o making a mud puddle every time! If they make quick connects for propane and compressor hoses (which don't leak) why not for water hoses? Anybody got a better system than the piles of Teflon tape we seem to use each time? Along that line..what type "female" conector does ETI use at the trailer? Or,,can you still call it a female connector?
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Hmmm, I don't use any tape on any of the hose fittings and can't recall any leaks. I use a brass 90 at the trailer connected to the regulator, then the hose. Sometimes 2 hoses.

I do replace the o rings/washers every year.
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:44 PM   #3
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It's a pain. The older the campground, often the worse the threads on the hose bib. Cross threaded, nicks in the threads. All you can do is a couple good wraps with teflon tape, cinch down the regulator and hope for the best. I turn off the water when I'm away from the trailer, no point in making the mud puddle worse.

On the trailer side, I pretty much have something permanently mounted and it certain speeds up the connection and so far everything that I can control is leak free.

This is on the freshwater connect on the trailer. One-half of a quick connect.OnTrailer.JPG


The other half is on the hose elbow
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which is permanently attached to a good hose
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and a good regulator is on the hose at the bib end.
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When disconnected, I put this on the quick connect.. trailer side. It's a chair leg cap and hasn't flown off during travel. Fits pretty tight.
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filled with epoxy this goes into the hose elbow quick connect
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and this also filled with epoxy and is screwed into the regulator.
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The hose can then be coiled up and put away and won't leak.
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If it is not properly installed it will leak, if properly installed no leaks, no tape needed, ever.
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If it is not properly installed it will leak, if properly installed no leaks, no tape needed, ever.
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Yep I've tried different type washers, teflon tape and so on.. LOts of times the CG faucets have been near ruined by folks cross-threading them..need lots f tape
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If it is not properly installed it will leak, if properly installed no leaks, no tape needed, ever.
I'd like to think that's true. But often it as nothing to do with installing 'correctly,' but everything to do with the abuse to the hose bib threads. None of us can control the condition of the faucet. I was at a park last summer, it looked like someone had taken a hack saw to the threads. The best I could do was to hope to slow down the leaks. I DID report the issue to the management on my way out.
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If the threads are ruined you need one of these for leak proof hookups- water bandit
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Connect...gateway&sr=8-1
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If the threads are ruined you need one of these for leak proof hookups- water bandit
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Connect...gateway&sr=8-1
That can't be used under pressure so no use. Only good to fill up your trailer fresh water tank.
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That can't be used under pressure so no use. Only good to fill up your trailer fresh water tank.
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Yep I've tried different type washers, teflon tape and so on.. LOts of times the CG faucets have been near ruined by folks cross-threading them..need lots f tape
Just another reason we boondock wherever possible and when having to use campgrounds almost never have hookups. So no problem with c.g. hosebibs.
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