I burst a hot water line in the old Jayco TT and had to make an emergency repair. I used the RV version of Shark Bite's on the clear-ish(opaque)line and it lasted that way with no problems for 5 years to the day we sold it. It's great stuff.
2010 Cedar Creek 34SATS (The Beast) & 20k Curt Q20 roller slider hitch
2006 Ford F350 SRW,SC Powerstroke diesel Lariat 2003 Harley Heritage Softail (Hogzilla) and a wifey with tons of patience....
In my 2011 Forest River Fiver,I have red and blue water lines that apper to be PEX (the are stiff and not fleible)with special permanent clamps. I also have white lines that run to the water pump to and from the winterizing valve and the outside shower. Also the black tank connection. They all use a special permnent clamp. My question is, do I need to buy these clamps and the expensive tools to install them? Or, can I use Sharkbites. Where do I buy Sharebites for RV use? Thanks.
My company does water treatment and plumbing troubleshooting for a major fast food restaurant chain. We have been using the SharkBite push on connectors for five years now in all sorts of repair scenarios. They are exposed to pressures up to 80 psi, sometimes more. Not one failure in five years...pricey, yes, but very convenient and permanent...
Debbie and Savannah the Wonderdachsund
2009 Big Horn 3055RL
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Dually LTX with the Gold Standard LBZ Engine and Allison Transmission
2011 F350 Lariat SRW CC SB 4WD 6.7 Diesel POS Gone Bye Bye
The Sharkbite clamps, like this one, can be installed with a vice-grip, though the (expensive) tool designed for them is faster.
The SharkBite valves and couplings, like this one, install easily without tools and mine have lasted for years. They are pricey and bulky though.