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Old 05-13-2016, 08:35 PM   #1
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Kwiklink Connector for City Water

Looking for advice on the 90 degree Kwiklink connector. Will it easily fit on a late model AS?
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I tried one on mine and did not like the way it stuck out from the side of the trailer.
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:48 PM   #3
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If not Kwiklink is there another quick connect that works?
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Old 05-14-2016, 09:03 AM   #4
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Still looking for some Kwik Link advice.
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Still looking for some Kwik Link advice.
Been using one for close to 15 years - first on my Casita and then on all 3 Airstreams. Still have the first one I bought. Very handy and makes hookups easy. The little that it sticks out is not objectionable to me.
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Thanks for the feedback. I am trying to picture how it fits onto the AS connection that has that black cover? Can you easily remove the OEM cover?


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Been using one for close to 15 years - first on my Casita and then on all 3 Airstreams. Still have the first one I bought. Very handy and makes hookups easy. The little that it sticks out is not objectionable to me.
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We have been using brass quick connects for all of our water hose connections for the past en years. We do not have the have the 90 degree Kwiklink, but am now thinking about getting one. We leave the male end of the quick connects on the Airstream. We plug them with small marine plugs when not in use. They do stick out a bit, but it has never been a problem. Our camping style is that we don't often spend more than a couple of nights at a single campsite. Therefore we are always hooking up water and taking it down. These plumbing quick connects are a super conveniences.

Here are pictures of our connections.

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The Kiwklink should definitely be lower profile. Looks like AS moved the city connection above the waste connection on our FC.

Does the cap on the OEM city connection detach easily since you will no longer need it?
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I checked out my city water connection and am not sure what to do with the attached cap if I go to a Kwiklink?
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When we added the plumbing quick connect to Lucy's water inlets, we just cut off the OEM plastic caps.

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I prefer not to cut it if there is a way to remove it. Not sure how the cap retainer is connected behind the front plate?
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I am a newbee and looking at your connections. Blue tubing is fresh water as I see the filter. What is the purple hose for? Husband says you shouldn't need flush connect as there is flush feature on rig? What is the purpose of the purple hose connection?
We are waiting delivery of our new Pendelton and checking out how others are doing things.
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The purple hose goes to the Sewer Solution. This is an RV black water drain system that we have been using for the last ten years. There are a number of threads here on Airforums about the Sewer Solution.
The curly hoses are the way to go as far as I am concerned. They are much easier to store and handle than standard hoses. I have both a 25' and a 50'. I buy the type that are certified for drinking water. I have never seen these at an RV store. I buy them on Amazon. They are a bit pricier than regular drinking water hoses, but well worth the extra cost for the extra convenience.

I use brass quick connects at every hose connection. I buy these at Tractor Supply Company. They have the best price on these. Buy only the solid brass quick connects. The aluminum ones are junk.

I also use in-line cut offs on my hoses to make quicker work of plumbing changes.

We change campsites often and find that these plumbing accessories make life a lot easier.

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Brian, that is about the fanciest sewage drain hole I have seen. Is that at your house or a campground?
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