So last weekend we were out, and the water connection was just a little bit too far for my preferred fresh water hose. No worries, I carry 2 for just this occasion!!
So I dug the other hose out, got it all put together, pressure regulator, filter, etc. all hooked up. Turned the water on and it was like a water park! BOTH ends of my second hose were spraying all over the place!
Well, come to find out that the hose ends had split around the repairs I had done previously. No problem, got those all fixed up, cut out the split hose and replaced the repair ends, got it all hooked back up. STILL had a water park! One of the repair ends was defective and was leaking, A LOT. I carry a couple extra O-rings, so I popped one in hoping it would hold, NOPE, still got a leaker.
So I had to put the one hose on, which was literally hanging off the ground it was so tight, until I could get to the local hardware store (closed at 5
) to get a new hose end repair kit!
Lesson learned: periodically check your seldom-used equipment, lest it fail when you finally need it after it's been sitting for a year!