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Old 12-01-2023, 03:06 PM   #1
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Outside shower hose fitting

Hello everybody
Looking for some help finding the proper quick connect fitting for the outside shower on the Escape trailers. I would like to find the fitting to put into the outside showers on my trailer to quickly winterize with out having to fill the removable hose with antifreeze. Having a shower on each side of the camper I would have to fill the hose with antifreeze on one side and flush it with water and refill with antifreeze on the other. My thought is if I have the blank fitting I can connect it on each side until antifreeze flows from each. I usually air flush the system but will be making trips south and back to the great white north and have to winterize on the road without my large compressor.


Thanks in advance for the help with finding this fitting.
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Old 12-01-2023, 04:01 PM   #2
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Hello everybody
Looking for some help finding the proper quick connect fitting for the outside shower on the Escape trailers. I would like to find the fitting to put into the outside showers on my trailer to quickly winterize with out having to fill the removable hose with antifreeze. Having a shower on each side of the camper I would have to fill the hose with antifreeze on one side and flush it with water and refill with antifreeze on the other. My thought is if I have the blank fitting I can connect it on each side until antifreeze flows from each. I usually air flush the system but will be making trips south and back to the great white north and have to winterize on the road without my large compressor.


Thanks in advance for the help with finding this fitting.
Here is a quick disconnect adapter that should work. it has threads to connect a standard garden hose. Hope that helps.
https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-PF24...s%2C118&sr=8-9
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Old 12-01-2023, 08:15 PM   #3
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It sounds like the OP is looking not for the standard air fitting that you use to blow out the system via the city water inlet, but rather the nipple like is used on the removable shower hose, to allow venting of air and anti-freeze without contaminating the shower hose and nozzle.

Am I correct?

If so, the shower hose nipple is a unique design not like that used for compressed air fittings.



https://www.amazon.com/Exterior-Opti...084JFRB97?th=1



The OP may do well to simply get one of these bendable spouts that plugs into the water valve, as they would be very easy to rinse out and also would redirect the mess of antifreeze away from the trailer.





RecPro RV 12" Replacement Flex Spout Hose for Exterior Spray Port Faucet

The nipple appears to be thin walled and have a larger opening, and looks suspiciously like a Milton high flow air fitting, which is not interchangeable with standard air fittings. Note I am guessing that it might be the Milton, I have no first hand experience with it, just going by its unusual looks.

From Northern Tool Milton V-Style Hi-Flo Steel Plug — 1/4in. MNPT, Model# S760-1



At Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Milton-S-760-...000TJEZOE?th=1



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Old 12-02-2023, 04:50 AM   #4
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Having moved from NH to Florida in 1985, I no longer winterize my trailer. But when winterizing my “stickie” campers in New England, I always used air pressure (35-40 PSI) to blow out the lines, opening one faucet and the toilet flush valve at a time. I only used antifreeze in the sink and shower traps. With an outside shower, if the hose supplied with it is attached, these lines can be evacuated. The first time I winterized a trailer (in the mid 1970s, I used 5 gallons of antifreeze pumping the lines and traps full, purging it all in the spring to me was a PITA. Last I saw, RV antifreeze was over $10/gallon. Compressed air is far less expensive and it takes less than 1/2 gallon to fill the traps.
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I’m not sure if Unit1 already has quick connect shower hookups. This is what might be needed, then the quick connect flexible spout would be good.
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Old 12-02-2023, 07:38 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input. The fitting that SRS mentioned was what I initially had in mind but the flex spout seems very interesting. I am thinking with the flex spout I could leave it on one of the the shower stations while camping and set a 5 gallon bucket below it and to provide a easy access wash station.

I think I'll order one of each.
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Old 12-02-2023, 10:11 AM   #7
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It sounds like the OP is looking not for the standard air fitting that you use to blow out the system via the city water inlet, but rather the nipple like is used on the removable shower hose, to allow venting of air and anti-freeze without contaminating the shower hose and nozzle.

Am I correct?
Charles, it is a Milton fitting. I purchased some at Northern Tool locally. They work. I posted some of this information last year and I'll update it given that prices have changed and some links are no longer working.

The female couplers that are used in the outside shower kits distributed by RecPro and Empire are not compatible with most male quick-connect plugs. I've contacted a number of suppliers including etrailer to ask for the specifications. No one could provide the information I needed. After taking the measurements of the plug that is provided with the RecPro spout and perusing hardware stores, I found one type of male plug that works, and it's $2.46 on Amazon for 1/4" FNPT:

https://www.amazon.com/Milton-Indust...003V5NQ2U&th=1

I used this female NPT fitting with a Loc Line coolant hose, nozzle and shut-off valve to make a flexible hose to attach to the outdoor shower quick connect. They are certified as safe for potable water, great for washing dishes outside. You can adjust the water temp and then turn the water on and off with the Loc Line nozzle:

https://www.amazon.com/Loc-Line-Cool...81&sr=8-3&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/Loc-Line-Cool...s%2C281&sr=8-9

If you were to order 2 of the quick connects, you would be able to make 2 spouts with shut offs for 11.51 each. Pressure and flow is excellent, and they are light and durable. The Rec Pro version is 16.95 and is does not have a shut off valve.
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