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Old 10-18-2015, 12:41 PM   #1
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Keeping the wet bay neat

Thought I would share my water hook-ups on my Seneca. The objectives were (1) the need to know water pressure for on-demand HW heater without having to hook it up each time, (2) the desire to keep the post hook-up dripping outside the wet bay, and (3) minimize the wear and tear on the flimsy fittings provided by Jayco.

I used 2 90 degree copper elbows, a pressure regulator with built in meter, and 2 short hoses purchased from CW, plus some teflon tape.. I plug the lines when stored with a PVC plug keeping junk from getting in the lines. Each line is liberally labeled as "BLACK WATER" or "FRESH WATER".

When I hook up I just pull the short hoses through the opening in the bottom of the wet bay, unscrew the plug, and hook up to external hose. Any drips are now outside of the wet bay.
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:38 PM   #2
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I like that idea, will do the same thing.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:12 PM   #3
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Interesting concept! I really like the idea and may duplicate it. Do you put a pressure regulator at the supply end of your hose? I lost a good hose that looked like a snake after just eating a number of rabbits by having the regulator at the wrong end of the hose. ;-)
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:21 PM   #4
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Ric, the pressure regulator and gauge are one unit. I do not put one at the faucet end and have never lost a hose in 4 years of doing it this way. Did you have one of the "flat" hoses that roll up easily? Or, did the mowers come through?
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:47 PM   #5
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No, nothing like that. We were at Minuteman Campground northwest of Boston. I had a setup of a 90 degree turn, a filter and a pressure regulator. To this I hooked the hose. The hose was the white RV hose with a blue stripe. Not old and before this in good shape. We had done it like this since 2010. this was the first campground I was in with such high pressure. Anyway, had to replace the hose, it was shot. Since then, I always put the regulator and gauge at the faucet, then the filter, then hose to the camper.

Looking at your set up, as I said I really like the idea. I think I would put the 90 degree turn, a gauge, a blue in line filter on the short hose and then the supply hose and an inline regulator at the water supply faucet.
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:12 PM   #6
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The only question I have is: the regulator is heavy, I have one just like it. If you leave it hooked up as you travel will the weight if the regulator eventually brake the cheep plastic connector that Jayco installed.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:25 AM   #7
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I have had the same setup in my DP and have had no problems with stress on fittings. I think the 90 degree elbows keep the weight close and don't provide much of a lever to stress the fittings. Much less stress than if you put channel locks on it to keep the connection from dripping.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:09 AM   #8
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Very nice, I do something very similar with my HTT, but have to remove it before traveling. I also added a 1/4 turn brass valve so I can shut the water off at the regulator if I need or want to do anything.

I also like the 90 deg elbows they seem to take a lot of stress off the plastic RV coupler.

I think I would make one change to your hoses. I think I would add a couple of wraps of Black electrical tape to the Black water flush, and either nothing to the fresh water drinking line, or possibly a few wraps of say a bright green or yellow to have a clear visual on which hose is which.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:34 AM   #9
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I have almost the exact same hookup for my Grayhawk, except I use one of these in between the water inlet and brass right angle connector:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BZCZZE


Also, I use a green hose for the Black water flush.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:52 PM   #10
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LkptRVPilot, if I understand what you said, the difference is that you disconnect in the wet bay whereas I do not. My 4' hoses always stay connected.

I do use a grey hose to attach to the 4' hose. I don't think the black tank stuff can flow out of the sprayer attach…there should be a valve there…nevertheless I feel better with separate hoses too.
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