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Old 08-08-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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Water Hose Question

My 2003 Pace Arrow's outside hose connection is the typical flimsy female hose style connector mounted on the panel. Every time I connect my hose, I wonder if, why the manufacturer didn't come up with a more mechanically secure connection, and one where you could tighten the hose connection without fear of breaking it off or screwing up the treads.

As my bin cover only opens up half way (slider above) it is not easy crouching down to get a tight, but not over tight connection. I recently saw a guy check into my campground with a similar coach who had his hose already attached to the connector. While this would save time and aggravation, it seems like it would put a lot of stress on the flimsy connector, especially with all the bumps on the highway.

I wonder if others with my type of hose connection have found a better solution?

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Old 08-08-2013, 10:09 AM   #2
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At CW you can get a 45 or 90 elbow for a hose connection, which is how I leave mine connected all the time. I bet HD or Lowes has them too.
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Put a 90 degree down turn on it. Install it once and leave it. This makes it alot easier to connect the hose each time or you could add quick-connect apapters.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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I have a 1998 Pace Arrow. I installed a 90 degree adapter and metal quick disconnect adapters. It takes about one second to attach the motorhome end of the water hose.
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I'm having a hard time visualizing what these 90s look like. Anyone have any pics?
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$6 online - that's a 45 that I use but they come in a 60 and a 90 I believe
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Time out.

Are we talking water supply hose or sewer hose in this thread?
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He is looking for a water connection 90 degree not a sewer connection.
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He is looking for a water connection 90 degree not a sewer connection.
That was my read.
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Wow, that's the biggest water supply connector I've ever seen.
One option is to use a quick connect. Most, and I say most, of the ones I have use do not leak. Might even use a short piece that hangs down slightly with the quick connect on the end. Might make it easier to get to.
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Sorry in my haste etc



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What if you have a water panel that looks something like this one?


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The supply connect comes out at about a 45deg angle. Don't think the 90deg adapter will work too well in that case?
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$6 online - that's a 45 that I use but they come in a 60 and a 90 I believe
I wouldn't want to drink the water that comes through there.
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