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Old 05-19-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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City water connection?

I have a 2014 Sunset Trail and when I hook up the hose to city water I have a constant drip at the connection. The small screen and rubber washer seem to be fine. No matter how tight I make it there is still a drip. I even tried a second washer but that made it worse. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:50 PM   #2
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Check your hose, it may have a defective male thread. You can also try a new washer/screen.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying Stan. I tried 2 different hoses. Both leaked. I will have to try a new screen/washer thingy. I wonder if those are available only in camper type stores?
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You can find those at any hardware store (ace, Home Depot, lowes, menards)

They are cheap, and it pays to keep a few on hand for when you loose a washer out of the hose end.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:37 PM   #5
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And dump the garden hose with the cheapo ends and get one with the brass ends. Solves a lot of leaks.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:07 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I will get a few screens tomorrow. Both my hoses have brass ends. BUT I got them at Walmarts. Not my favorite place to shop.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:25 PM   #7
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Sometimes too tight can malform the washer? I have had the cheap hoses leak between the crimp on the hose and the end.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:05 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone. I will get a few screens tomorrow. Both my hoses have brass ends. BUT I got them at Walmarts. Not my favorite place to shop.
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Do they have the heavy machined brass ends or the thin formed ones? WM sells one in the RV section with machined ends, very nice hose. Not cheap though. Look for the blue hose not the Camco. On another note while browsing I found the Camco quick disconnects for $6.88 while in the garden dept was the same thing in a different package for $4.73. Gotta look around.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:09 AM   #9
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Many newer hoses now come with a larger type o-ring instead of the flat washer.
I don't like the o-ring set up but they do work okay and are available where the replacement flat washers are.

I too agree, less tightening can many times work better then using a pipe wrench.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:09 AM   #10
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Well I want to thank you all for the suggestions. I bought the heavy duty blue potable hose. Very nice machined heads. Plus I purchased a 90 degree angle do-hickey so when I hookup it aims straight down. Also got 3 new rubber/screens. Hooked it all up and NO leaks. Not sure which piece actually solved the leak, but something did. I went to a local camper dealer to look at their hoses, and the blue heavy duty one from WM put theirs to shame. Highly recommend it. Thanks again for all your replies/help.

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