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Old 08-28-2023, 05:35 PM   #1
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Reinforce Exterior shower quick connect

Last spring, I had to replace the exterior shower valve because of a tiny crack in plastic. It only leaked when the knobs were turned on.
I did winterize the valve properly, i.e. drained it and blew air with a compressor.
Since then, I switched to mostly using a garden hose split off from the main water supply, with just cold water.
I think what happened to the valve is that it cracked under stress, i.e. this blue thin hose provided by Escape was weighing down on it, and maybe kids pulled it too hard.
So I wonder if there is a way to fortify the valve so that it won't break again when a heavy hose is attached to it.
Also, I am thinking of trying to use a short gooseneck instead of a blue hose.
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Old 08-28-2023, 05:52 PM   #2
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In general, I am looking for some compact and convenient solution to have an outdoor shower/faucet. I saw outdoor sink tables online but those are big and require setup.
When we were tent-camping, we used a 7-gallon plastic canister with a https://saveaqua.com drip faucet but we had to put that canister on a table somewhere.
What I am thinking is maybe I could have some expanding pole that I could screw into the ground, and attach my thin blue hose provided by Escape at the top of that pole so I could turn on the water and have my hands free when washing something or someone outside. I am also wondering what people have used to replace that suboptimal nozzle.
The idea is to be able to have running water for washing dishes and taking showers without having to hold the hose.
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Old 08-28-2023, 06:47 PM   #3
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In general, I am looking for some compact and convenient solution to have an outdoor shower/faucet. I saw outdoor sink tables online but those are big and require setup.
When we were tent-camping, we used a 7-gallon plastic canister with a https://saveaqua.com drip faucet but we had to put that canister on a table somewhere.
What I am thinking is maybe I could have some expanding pole that I could screw into the ground, and attach my thin blue hose provided by Escape at the top of that pole so I could turn on the water and have my hands free when washing something or someone outside. I am also wondering what people have used to replace that suboptimal nozzle.
The idea is to be able to have running water for washing dishes and taking showers without having to hold the hose.
I use a very light gooseneck tap with quick connect for dishes. Minimal weight. Photo attached. Details are available in another thread.
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Old 08-28-2023, 06:55 PM   #4
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right...
I guess I could try that gooseneck idea, too. It's good for washing dishes using a table with a portable collapsible sink.
My concern is a puddle right by the trailer when everybody starts using it not just for washing dishes. So far, we have been using the blue hose Ok, I just wanted some hand-free operation and a better nozzle.
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Old 08-28-2023, 07:26 PM   #5
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I use a very light gooseneck tap with quick connect for dishes. Minimal weight. Photo attached. Details are available in another thread.
same here on the passenger side...dishwashing station... drivers side shower for feet of hosing off after pool with supplied blue hose and spray nozzle that was include by ETI....Not used very much....But nice to have
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In general, I am looking for some compact and convenient solution to have an outdoor shower/faucet. I saw outdoor sink tables online but those are big and require setup.
When we were tent-camping, we used a 7-gallon plastic canister with a https://saveaqua.com drip faucet but we had to put that canister on a table somewhere.
What I am thinking is maybe I could have some expanding pole that I could screw into the ground, and attach my thin blue hose provided by Escape at the top of that pole so I could turn on the water and have my hands free when washing something or someone outside. I am also wondering what people have used to replace that suboptimal nozzle.
The idea is to be able to have running water for washing dishes and taking showers without having to hold the hose.
Maybe use a quick connect to male garden hose adapter and then an outdoor RV shower with female garden hose adapter. 70” hose and suction cup should give you positioning flexibility

https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...8aAqkFEALw_wcB
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B6MZQ2Y2...haWwp13NParams

We have a traditional shower on the driver’s side (older Escape provided unit) and the newer style quick connect unit on the passengers side that I installed. Best of both worlds. It is great to be able to rinse off hands free but you want to keep that water away from the area under your awning if possible.
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Old 08-28-2023, 08:30 PM   #7
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Ah, yes, I could use a suction cup support for the hose
And I have 17B, which does not have a passenger side exterior connection b/c there is no water on that side in 17B. 17B has both kitchen and shower on driver side.
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Old 09-05-2023, 05:35 PM   #8
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Ugh, the best I could find online is this
https://www.secahoseholder.com/produ...e-holder-black
I could also buy a metal rod and either bend it or attach some bracket to it but it's easier to just pay
Again, this is for a quick rinse. Washing dishes obviously is best done in a couple of warm water containers on a table.
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