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Old 10-27-2008, 12:45 AM   #15
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Don't know if you have room, but I use those brass 'quick-disconnect' hose fittings on all my fresh water hoses and connections.

I put one on the city water intake fitting and fit the matching fitting with a plug in it, into the intake while on the road to seal the connection from unwanted bugs, etc.

I carry an additional spare Q-D brass fitting to screw onto the water supply valve at the park when I'm hooking up...then it's simple to Q-D my hose to both the trailer and supply. I have several other spare hoses, so I can simply Q-D another if I need a longer length, etc.

I think there would be less 'strain' on that water inlet fitting on the trailer by just hooking and unhooking the pre-installed Q-D on the supply hose, as apposed to screwing/unscrewing a hose...or maybe you could permanently mount that 'spring' extension hose with some kind of rubber covered clamp - then put a Q-D fitting on the other end...to transfer the strain away from the valve assembly.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:04 AM   #16
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Hose Stub Without Spring?

Hi Mexray,

I use one of those in-line filters before going into the trailer (It's blue & I forget the name). In any case, I'd like it to hang down a bit on something moderately flexible to reduce the chance of a bump breaking something like what did happen. Does anyone make a short (Maybe 4 to 6") hose stub without a spring (The spring on those I've seen is overkill by far)? The PEX itself in those I've seen seems more than adequate to avoid kinks (Especially if I have more than 40# of water pressure coming in).

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Old 10-27-2008, 02:36 AM   #17
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I just made up my own hoses using brass garden hose end repair fittings...you can see them in the photos below...also the brass Q-d fittings I use.

I mounted some fittings, a valve and in-line water filter in a plastic tote box...

I also use the SewerSolution type sewer drain device that used a water jet to break up the solids and then drains through a one inch hose...works great!

I stow the whole set up in a larger plastic tote...all the hoses connect to themselves with the Q-D ends during storage.
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I just made up my own hoses using brass garden hose end repair fittings...you can see them in the photos below...also the brass Q-d fittings I use.

I mounted some fittings, a valve and in-line water filter in a plastic tote box...

I also use the SewerSolution type sewer drain device that used a water jet to break up the solids and then drains through a one inch hose...works great!

I stow the whole set up in a larger plastic tote...all the hoses connect to themselves with the Q-D ends during storage.
Mexray,
That's a pretty cool little setup you've got there. Can you provide a quick parts list so I can make one???
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:38 PM   #19
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If you click on the pic of the tote box, it will enlarge so you can pretty much see the components I used...

Inlet side;
1. female garden hose adapter x 1/2 PT (pipe thread)
2. 1/2 PT three-way ball valve

LH branch:
1. 1/2 PT street ell
2. 1/2 PT x male garden hose adapter
3. water filter with garden hose threads
4. quick-disconnect female connector
5 garden hose to trailer inlet with Q-D fittings both ends.

RH branch;
1. 1/2 PT street ell
2. 1/2 PT anti-drain back valve (check valve)
3. 1/2 PT plastic pipe nipple - 10 inch, or to fit
4. 1/2 PT x male garden hose adapter
5. garden hose to sewer solution device with Q-D fittings on both ends.

You may need several 1/2 PT close nipples to attach garden hose adapters, depending on what type are available.

Use all brass components to avoid rust of iron pipe fittings.

Large hole in end of tot box for water filter so it can easily be replaced when needed.

hope that helps...I bought most of the fittings from Home Depot and Lowes...
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