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Old 09-21-2018, 11:05 PM   #1
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Water hookup - what order?

This is probably another dumb newbie question , but does it matter what order you hook up the pressure regulator, torpedo filter, and hose to the city connect? I’ve been attaching faucet to hose to the regulator to the filter to the coach with a 90-degree elbow (see photo). My thinking is anything (ie bad taste) in the hose gets filtered. But I’m seeing most folks with the regulator and filter right off the hose bib. Does it matter? Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:24 PM   #2
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This is probably another dumb newbie question , but does it matter what order you hook up the pressure regulator, torpedo filter, and hose to the city connect? I’ve been attaching faucet to hose to the regulator to the filter to the coach with a 90-degree elbow (see photo). My thinking is anything (ie bad taste) in the hose gets filtered. But I’m seeing most folks with the regulator and filter right off the hose bib. Does it matter? Thanks!
Your setup is fine but the section hose from the bib to the regulator is at full pressure (whatever that is). Having the regulator at the bib like you've seen others do, means that the section of hose would be at the regulator pressure.

This season I've had the regulator attached to a Y that is connected to the bib. The Y gives me an attachment point for my 'brown' hose. Other seasons I've had the regulator at the trailer end.

I've not detected any taste from RV water hoses, but there is no reason not to do it your way. I do run water through my fresh water system and hoses before attaching them to the trailer just in case a bug made a home in there.
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Thanks! I just bought a “Y” for the bib and some quick connects for the fresh hose and my black flush. But should I put a back flow or something to prevent contaminating the “clean side” of the “Y”?
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I install the water filter at the bib just so the weight of the filter won't be on the TT connection hanging in the air so to speak.
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Thanks! I just bought a “Y” for the bib and some quick connects for the fresh hose and my black flush. But should I put a back flow or something to prevent contaminating the “clean side” of the “Y”?
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If it was me, I don’t know if I would leave my black tank flush line connected to the “y.” Maybe I’m just overly paranoid about such things.
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I don't know if there is a "right" way, but here's my 2 cents.
I start with connecting the filter to the bib to avoid running contaminated water through my equipment, keeps my regulator, hose, and trailer cleaner. Next, the pressure regulator; this way I'm getting clean water through the regulator and not exposing any expensive components to excess pressure. Then the hose, and finally a 90 degree elbow to the city water inlet on the trailer.
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We try to do it in this order:
spigot > water pressure regulator > water filter > fresh water hose > water hose elbow > water inlet on camper.

If the spigot is really low to the ground and we can't get the filter on straight, then we will attach it to the camper elbow.
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We try to do it in this order:
spigot > water pressure regulator > water filter > fresh water hose > water hose elbow > water inlet on camper.

If the spigot is really low to the ground and we can't get the filter on straight, then we will attach it to the camper elbow.
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:03 PM   #9
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We usually go filter regulator hose 90 degree elbow at camper. I always wanted to put clean water through the regulator and get my full 45psi in the camper inlet. Saw a guy the other day put the hose on the bib then the regulator and filter at the camper connection and seemed to work fine?
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I've burst a hose before, so I put regulator at the spigot.
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