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Old 06-11-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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Host Camper Outdoor Shower Question

We have a 2007 Host Cascade 10.5' camper and we are trying to repair the outdoor shower compartment as it has gotten wet inside. We bought a replacement outdoor shower hose, which was broken. It has a backflow preventer on it, which states that it bleeds off water back out from the bottom of the hose (which seems it would allow water back into the compartment). We are thinking this may have also been why it was wet in this area. The outdoor shower hose that was previously there also had this backflow preventer feature, but we do not know if it was original equipment. How does one ensure that this type of outdoor shower hose doesn't bleed water into the compartment? Is it a matter of how one puts it away that matters? Do you have to lay it on the ground and let the water bleed out of it before hanging it back up? As you can probably tell we are fairly new at camper ownership. Thanks for any feedback you can provide.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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Backflow valves are meant to stop water from going back into the system. They are usefull during floods when water pressure is lost in your residence. Unless you ford a lot of rivers I see no practical use for them in your camper. My experience with them has been near the coast (Atlantic) and at least 50% of them leaked. If it was mine I'd do away with it.

Good luck, Happy trails. Peppi
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