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Old 06-21-2013, 11:05 AM   #21
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one failed RV water hose.

Debating whether I should also replace the second hose (appears to be its sibling).

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Old 06-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #22
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Garden hose -type water hose?? If that is it-be sure to replace with a "drinkable" water hose- usually white and sold in RV stores. Maybe that IS what you are talking about. So far, if that is the extent of your problems----you are doing pretty good , here.

Also- I've got a 2001 22 ft and I cannot imagine there is much difference between the two( yours and mine) as far as all components go. Mine is a mile or two away at a storeage lot and I dont have time today but tomorow if I can get over there I will snap a photo or two of my by- pass valves for winterizing. However, mine may have been set up a bit different given I live in Wiscosnin and I assume this is more critical here than down in your parts. All that said- if you dont have extensive water damage----you got a HELL OF A DEAL IMO on that set-up. Count your lucky stars.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:46 PM   #23
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an RV type hose (one of the two that came with the camper). They were both pressurized for several days when one coupler blew off. And no, the water pressure is typical, nothing excessive.

I've now replaced it with another RV hose, but this one in bright blue with a large standoff ? connecter. I went with it because the two original white ones showed lots of dirt and I'm hoping this one will disguise the dirt better.

As I haven't had even a frost in 2-3 years I don't plan on running anti-freeze thru it, just draining and leaving them all open. Doing that will ensure an extra cold winter.

I can't tell how bad my water damage is; from my viewpoint as long as they stay upright on the walls then I'm OK with it. If I get ambitious I might try and cover them up with a sealer/paint - or wallpaper. Function over beauty.

Any bidders for the old blown hose? (Sexy new one shown for comparisons only).
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The white water hoses are made for drinking water. The material they are made of will not give you a rubber or vinyl taste. The blue one is a household, garden variety hose and it will affect the way the water tastes in your trailer. Just thought you should know this.

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And, Wrascal, you should not connect your RV hoses directly to "line water pressure" and leave them pressurized. You should buy a water pressure regulator (they sell them in Camping World, I have one like this: In-Line Water Regulator Gauge Combo - Lead Free - Valterra A01-1124VP - Faucets & Inlets - Camping World) and put it on the supply end of the hose. Mine reduces the supply pressure from about 75-80 psi at the faucet to 45 psi through the hose and inside the trailer. You can buy them without the pressure gauge too, but make sure you get a brass one (not plastic) and don't just buy a common one at Home Depot or Lowes. You want one made especially for RV use.

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Old 06-21-2013, 03:47 PM   #26
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The white water hoses are made for drinking water. The material they are made of will not give you a rubber or vinyl taste. The blue one is a household, garden variety hose and it will affect the way the water tastes in your trailer. Just thought you should know this.

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I compared both white and blue side by side - they were both marketed the same - IE: RV drinking water/free of all the nasty types of materials. I just liked the large standoff and the bright blue. I think it cost a buck more than the white one.
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"Wrascal, you should not connect your RV hoses directly to "line water pressure" and leave them pressurized."

I previously considered one then figured I'd pick one up somewhere down the line. I believe in this case it was just an old hose that's out lived its life. That's why I'm considering replacing both hoses.
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Well today I went back to the waste tanks. The gray was still full but the black was a tiny bit low ... checking underneath I could see it drip - drip - dripping from around the discharge tube. As this is currently my tight spot/close to the ground with just enough room to look but not able to climb under, I don't know how they attach to each other.

Is there a gasket clamped between them or just glue/sealant, etc?
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Default I fixed the drip, drip, dripping

by emptying the two dirty tanks. As hoped for the black water looked like fresh water with no paper, chunks or odors. The gray water (emptied secondly) actually had a moment of cloudiness before clearing up. So .... one more thing completed on my to do list.

Of course I still need to stop the drip when tank is being used.
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is my water pump.

Leadup:
After my sewer flush checkout I filled the fresh water storage tank (and will observe it for 24 hours); I also toggled the discharge valve several times and am happy that it opens and seals properly.

Assuming it is still holding water then tomorrow I'll add Clorox. I haven't a clue how big this holding tank is nor how much Clorox to use. Guess I'll just wing it and then do multiple flushes for several days. I am aware that (once I get a running pump) I should run the cold water (but not the hot side? is that the current consensus?) to flush the lines with Clorox treatment.

I would think the hot side tank would be a greater problem area and could also use treating.

Problem:
the pump doesn't pump; the motor runs and it sounds like it's trying but no joy. I gave it about 5 min. to prime then shut it down. It'll be a bugger to get to as it's behind some plumbing and then bolted down to the floor. Any hints or tips will be eagerly read.



I wonder if it can be fixed (parts availability) or if it is even worth it, I would imagine it shouldn't cost too much ???

The best helpful tip will be invited over for burgers and beer Sunday. Plus I also have room for another camper or two.
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