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enblethen

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Posted: 05/12/20 08:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

He found the hatch on the bottom of the compartment!


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Correct, I found the hatch/hole in the bottom of the compartment. The one that was RIGHT in front of my face [emoticon] Now I can lock the compartment while the water is connected.

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Sheepdog85 wrote:

Correct, I found the hatch/hole in the bottom of the compartment. The one that was RIGHT in front of my face [emoticon] Now I can lock the compartment while the water is connected.

Thanks again.

Sometimes, those are the hardest to find.


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Lwiddis wrote:

Continuous city water hookup is dangerous IMO. Something pops when your gone and what a mess. Fill your FW tank and use the pump.


^^^THIS

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Double post due to poor connection.

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mobeewan wrote:

I lived in my trailer for 5 years sitting in one spot the whole time. The only time I ever disconnected the water line was when the temperature was going to freeze the hose going to the trailer. I would disconnect the hose leaving it lying on the ground disconnected from the water spigot so it would drain. I also brought my regulator/filter assembly which hung under the trailer inside and drained both of them. The regulator assembly had a watts house regulator with gauges I added on the inlet and outlet side of the regulator. It was set to 50 PSI. The trailer pump was set at 45 PSI.

When the hose was disconnected I would run off the water tank refilling it as needed and then reconnect the water hose when the temperatures would be staying above 30 degrees at night. Never once worried about my PEX tubing rupturing and flooding the trailer when the hose was connected and the water turned on. I only worried about the hose freezing solid or the filter housing bursting.


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Lwiddis wrote:

Continuous city water hookup is dangerous IMO. Something pops when your gone and what a mess. Fill your FW tank and use the pump.


What do you do at your home? No difference of a busted water lines in the camper or the house.


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I keep connected to city water but have an Y adapter so its easy if I am gone all day to just flip the lever to shut it off to the trailer and flip it back when I get back.



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CharlesinGA wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

Continuous city water hookup is dangerous IMO. Something pops when your gone and what a mess. Fill your FW tank and use the pump.


^^^THIS

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Maybe the OP will hire both of you to sit at his camper and turn the water off when he leaves, and then turn it back on when he returns....


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Maybe the OP will hire both of you to sit at his camper and turn the water off when he leaves, and then turn it back on when he returns....


What kind of salary are we talking here? Benefits, 401k matching etc...

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