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Old 07-29-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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City water hookup

I am going to be hooking up to city water for the first time. I purchase water pressure regulator. Is there anything else I need to know?


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Old 07-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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Highly recommend a Water Filter too. I use...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006IX87S/..._df_B0006IX87S

...not so much for taste, but to help keep sediment out of the TT plumbing. You can get these almost anywhere, Walmart has them if one if close by.
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Filter? You betcha! Don't leave that item out.

In addition, when you you hookup put the regulator first, then the water filter, then the white water hose (do not use a typical garden hose), not the trailer yet. When you turn the water on let it run a couple of minutes to flush the spigot pipe, the filter and the hose. Then connect it to the camper. Do this EVERY time you set up.
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Highly recommend a Water Filter too. I use...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006IX87S/..._df_B0006IX87S

... You can get these almost anywhere, Walmart has them if one if close by.
Where could you be where there wouldn't be one close by?
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Where could you be where there wouldn't be one close by?
LOL, believe it or not there are still places in CA were Walmarts aren't just 5 min away.
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LOL, believe it or not there are still places in CA were Walmarts aren't just 5 min away.
That is for sure. We are 40 minutes from the nearest WalMart.
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There are places in Virginia that are almost an hour away.
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City water is a great convenience and I use it when available, but I still fill my tank before making the connection. Although its never happened to me, there are stories of pump failures and pipe breaks. Usually it's not necessary, but I like to know I have a supply of fresh water regardless of what happens.
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I might add one more thing. Use the filter even when filling the fresh water tank. As clubhouse pointed out, you want to do everything possible to keep sediment out of the RV system. The valves do not tolerate it well at all.
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I place the pressure regulator first on the water spigot then the water filter then my fresh water hose and finally my 90 degree elbow is last and attaches to my TT.
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