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Old 02-06-2023, 06:43 PM   #1
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Help! Water supply question

My son moved into my fifth wheel rv in my driveway. We ran a waterhose from our yard hydrant to rv but after a few days the waterhose always pops or springs a leak somewhere. Why and is there a way to connect the rv to yard hydrant on a more full time basis?
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Old 02-06-2023, 06:48 PM   #2
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First off, Welcome to iRV2!

It sounds like your water pressure is too high. You can add a regulator on the faucet to lower the pressure to the hose.
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Old 02-06-2023, 06:52 PM   #3
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Get a good water pressure reducer, put it on the supply side, and buy a good hose.
Many RVers do exactly this for months and years at a time.
You could always run a pipe from supply to RV, but seems like overkill.
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Thanks for replying but I've not been able to find a pressure regulator for a yard hydrant. It's not a faucet. Any ideas?
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Old 02-06-2023, 06:56 PM   #5
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I've bought the best water hoses out there and they still pop. 3 of them to be exact. Paid $150 for last one
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Old 02-06-2023, 07:41 PM   #6
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Guess I dont know what a yard hydrant is. But if you can screw a hose on it, you can screw the pressure reducer on the same way.
Have you measured the water pressure? Lots of cheap pressure testers out there. Would be interesting to know that.

Just looked up yard hydrant. Never knew they called them that. It has the same output fitting as a hose bib, so any RV pressure reducer will work.
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Help! Water supply question

Ok I donít know , so Iíll ask what the heck is a yard hydrant? If it can connect a threaded garden hose isnít it a ďfaucetĒ? The pressure regulator is threaded just like the hose also so? Inquiring minds and all from this city boy from Oregon I honestly never heard the never heard the term.
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Here is a decent one. Set it to 55psi or so. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B09JY...haWwp13NParams
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Run off the tank and fill it when needed. He might be talking about a frost free hydrant.
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But get a good whole house water pressure regulator with a gauge. Watts is one manufacturer. Big box stores have them, but you may have to add male and female adapters to change from pipe fittings to hose fittings.

Amazon has them with hose fittings.
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Run off the tank and fill it when needed. He might be talking about a frost free hydrant.
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Run off the tank and fill it when needed. He might be talking about a frost free hydrant.
Every frost free hydrant I've come across has standard water hose threads. As mentioned, a standard RV type pressure regulator should screw right on if there is a water hose attached now.

OP, with $150 hoses bursting, do not hook up your RV without a regulator. I would go with a brass Watts or equivalent with a gauge. Do not use one of those cheapy non adjustable types.
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My son moved into my fifth wheel rv in my driveway. We ran a waterhose from our yard hydrant to rv but after a few days the waterhose always pops or springs a leak somewhere. Why and is there a way to connect the rv to yard hydrant on a more full time basis?
The weather in Kentucky sometimes freezes. Freezing can cause hoses to burst. If this is the case, fill the fresh tank and remove and store the hose in an above freezing place.

Even the freeze proof faucet can be damaged by freezing if there is water trapped in it. Disconnecting during freezing periods is the safest procedure.
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Every frost free hydrant I've come across has standard water hose threads. As mentioned, a standard RV type pressure regulator should screw right on if there is a water hose attached now.

OP, with $150 hoses bursting, do not hook up your RV without a regulator. I would go with a brass Watts or equivalent with a gauge. Do not use one of those cheapy non adjustable types.
The OP is lucky the hoses have blown. Otherwise, the pressure may have flooded his RV.
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