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Old 11-15-2022, 09:06 AM   #1
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If you have an exterior shower connection.....

Then I recommend having one of these that already have the "quick connect" feature attached
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Old 11-15-2022, 09:07 AM   #2
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Here is a link...
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Old 11-15-2022, 06:00 PM   #3
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That’s a good price, Jim. As you know, depending on price or availability one can also fit their own quick connect. Either way, works extremely well for the external dishwashing station.
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Old 11-15-2022, 10:25 PM   #4
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Thatís a good price, Jim. As you know, depending on price or availability one can also fit their own quick connect. Either way, works extremely well for the external dishwashing station.
I believe RecPro makes a similar kit. Another option. This kit from Loc Line is available on Amazon at $6.90 for a 1/4 inch hose

https://www.amazon.com/Loc-Line-Cool...30&sr=8-1&th=1

The shut-off valve is sold separately, for $5.11:

https://www.amazon.com/Loc-Line-Cool...s%2C208&sr=8-3

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 $2.20 on Amazon for 1/4" FNPT:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...EMX0ZAGX&psc=1
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Old 11-15-2022, 11:02 PM   #5
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Is it just me or does anyone else have a heck of a time removing the hose from the exterior shower disconnect? Only time we have ever turned it on is when I winterize. The water and antifreeze will not flow through without connecting the hose which hasnít been all that easy for me either. This year, I had to get out a big honkingí pliers to successfully push the quick connect in, so that I could pull the hose out. Really wish we hadnít paid for this option. Anybody have any trade secrets on how to use that thing?
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Old 11-15-2022, 11:15 PM   #6
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Is it just me or does anyone else have a heck of a time removing the hose from the exterior shower disconnect? Only time we have ever turned it on is when I winterize. The water and antifreeze will not flow through without connecting the hose which hasn’t been all that easy for me either. This year, I had to get out a big honking’ pliers to successfully push the quick connect in, so that I could pull the hose out. Really wish we hadn’t paid for this option. Anybody have any trade secrets on how to use that thing?
It sounds like you got a defective faucet. Ours has always just popped in or out easy peasy.
They aren't too expensive and would be easy to replace depending on the location. There is good access on our 5.0 with it on the passenger side. It would be easier than replacing the kitchen sink faucet anyway.
https://www.amazon.com/RecPro-Exteri...e%2C185&sr=1-4
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Old 11-15-2022, 11:20 PM   #7
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It sounds like you got a defective faucet. Ours has always just popped in or out easy peasy.
They aren't too expensive and would be easy to replace depending on the location. There is good access on our 5.0 with it on the passenger side. It would be easier than replacing the kitchen sink faucet anyway.
https://www.amazon.com/RecPro-Exteri...e%2C185&sr=1-4
Thanks. I may have to try a new one. Wish I had the experience/confidence to install a shutoff valve inside so I would not need to winterize the exterior shower.
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Thanks. I may have to try a new one. Wish I had the experience/confidence to install a shutoff valve inside so I would not need to winterize the exterior shower.
They get sticky and stubborn sometimes. Probably more so with lack of use. You can just replace the quick connect piece versus the whole faucet
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:17 AM   #9
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Is it just me or does anyone else have a heck of a time removing the hose from the exterior shower disconnect? Only time we have ever turned it on is when I winterize. The water and antifreeze will not flow through without connecting the hose which hasnít been all that easy for me either. This year, I had to get out a big honkingí pliers to successfully push the quick connect in, so that I could pull the hose out. Really wish we hadnít paid for this option. Anybody have any trade secrets on how to use that thing?
Ours was impossible to install or remove. Then I realized if the water pump is turned off and the kitchen faucet run until there is no water pressure it goes on and off easily.

Or it could be something else.

Food for thought,

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Yes, reducing the water pressure allows easier removal of connected items....
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I know this was on another thread, but there is a tag on the hose that explains what to do. I never noticed it and someone in another thread pointed it out. Have not had any issues since following those instructions. ��
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I know this was on another thread, but there is a tag on the hose that explains what to do. I never noticed it and someone in another thread pointed it out. Have not had any issues since following those instructions. ��
Unfortunately, if I ever had a tag on that hose, itís long gone.

Thanks, Jim and Perry for that tip. Iíll put that in my winterizing notes and see how it goes.
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See attached. Save some $$.
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Old 11-16-2022, 01:57 PM   #14
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Thanks, Kathy!

Anyone have any idea what would be a proper lube for that?
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We just did one squirt of this stuff. It is food safe in case you use the water for dishes or ??
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We just did one squirter of this stuff. It is food safe in case you use the water for dishes or ??
Thanks! I carry a can of silicone in the camper, so should work fine. We never use the outside shower but I still prefer not to introduce a contaminant, just in case.
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Then I recommend having one of these that already have the "quick connect" feature attached
Ours has an on/off valve, which makes it much easier to use once you've set the hard to turn hot/cold valves. I assumed it came with the trailer, but if not Shawn must have bought it.

The quick-connect socket on the outdoor faucet stopped working. Fortunately, in the storage box was a brand new one Shawn must have bought. I started to work on the sealant around the box, then realized I could just replace the valves and simply screw on the pipes. Easy job. The new quick-connect socket works easily.
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I returned that Hamilton Bowes Flexible Spout Quick Connect from Amazon twice because both times they leaked when I had the water on with an inline shut off valve.
My blue Escape supplied coiled water hose did not. Maybe the RecPro RV does not. At the time everyone was using eTrailer supplied version and not having any trouble.
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I returned that Hamilton Bowes Flexible Spout Quick Connect from Amazon twice because both times they leaked when I had the water on with an inline shut off valve.
My blue Escape supplied coiled water hose did not. Maybe the RecPro RV does not. At the time everyone was using eTrailer supplied version and not having any trouble.
Yeah not sure about these other cheaper versions but we havenít had any trouble with the D&W version available at eTrailer. Most times you get what you pay for
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I have several 'quick connect' devices and a squirt of lube when connecting will make it easier to use them, especially if they are not used very often.
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