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shastagary

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Posted: 07/16/20 09:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you can replace the hose washer there cheep even staples stores sell them Rubber Hose Washers at staples or any hardware store has them.
unless your hose end is all bent up or the hose inlet on the rv is bad that should cure the problem every time.

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Posted: 07/17/20 05:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You do need to replace the washer from time to time
One of the reasons I tank up and use tanked water. Re-filling as needed from City water.


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ford truck guy wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

Teflon tape on the threads of a hose connection does absolutely nothing. The hose seal is two flat surfaces being squeezed onto the rubber washer between them. If the washer is leaking, Teflon tape won't hold the water in. In addition to the water leaking out through the threads, where your Teflon tape would be, it also leaks out the back side of the hose nut. That is open also.


huh... I guess I have been lucky for the last 56 years as almost always does teflon tape work for me,.... in fact, I just added some to my "Y" connector this past trip due to a small drip....
and obviously speaking, that is as long as the washer is in good shape as well.

Do what works for you. It certainly can't hurt anything. But, if I had to guess, I would say that when you put the Teflon tape on the threads, it lubricated the threads of the hose connection which allowed you tighten the connection down more, sealing the connection with the washer better.


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Posted: 07/17/20 12:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my experience, the cheap male ends of the white hoses you get at camping supply stores get flattened over time which is the cause for the leaks. Even good washers don't help. Get hoses with good brass ends (hard to find) or replace the ends with good brass fittings.


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Posted: 07/17/20 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Teflon tape has always stopped that pesky city leak here.

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Posted: 07/18/20 02:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with keeping an adequate supply of water in the fresh tank and using the demand pump full time. This keeps water circulating through your self contained system and not letting it become stale. I let the tank run out or almost out often to make sure it remains fresh. Just requires a little attention to be sure I don't run out at 2 AM.

I keep the RV in a storage lot and having onboard water allows me to wash up occasionally.

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The real reason I fill the on board Well the ORIGINAL reason was super chlornation of the city lines. >Took forever for the taste of bleach to go away but I recalled from my Fish Tank days if you let it sit in the supply tank (NOT under pressure) that clears quickly (like minutes).. Sure enough it worked.

Plus the city water being chlorinated keeps the system healthy.

Now... I move from park to park every two weeks. My tank lasts 3-4 weeks. So Both fresh and waste (normally) so now I only hook up at one park At the other park I always get my favorite site cause it's 50 amp, Level. Water and Electric, NO SEWER so it's perfect for me.

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