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Posted: 10/07/19 12:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi All,

After getting a new camper last spring, I had to think of a different way to hook up my freshwater hose. The new camper had a universal docking station. That meant I had to run a hose up through a port in the RV floor to hook it up inside a storage compartment. I couldn't seem to get the hose tight enough and had a drip. I think I have solved that. I used one of the flexible hose couplings that come with a water filter and put that in between the hookup and the hose. I also added a few other things like a quick connect and a better water hose. I did a writeup of all the parts I use to hookup my freshwater hose at drinking water hose connections

Wondering what people do to plug the port in the floor. I would prefer not to have mice, ants or other pests come into the camper through that hole. So far, I have just been stuffing a rag in around the hose. Anyone have a better solution?

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Steel wool will be a better plug than rag that a mice can still gnaw through -- assuming your flooring is not wood, thin plastic, etc .

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Posted: 10/07/19 12:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I put a 90 degree elbow on before the hose. The hose fills the hole quite nicely.





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Posted: 10/07/19 12:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

K Charles wrote:

I put a 90 degree elbow on before the hose. The hose fills the hole quite nicely.

+1 Brass 90 degree elbow. Also make sure you replace the rubber washer every now and then.


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Replace existing port with a deck plate thru floor that you can cover when not in use. Small one just for hose.
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Thanks for the answers so far.

Bob213 said "Replace existing port with a deck plate thru floor that you can cover when not in use." I appreciate the idea.

Just to clarify, the port has a flip up plate that covers the hole when not in use. When I put anything through the port - like a hose or cable tv cord - the plate is in the open position and there is a significant gap around the hose & cable. It seems like a bad idea to have an open hole in the floor leading into the storage compartment.

Thanks Yosemite Sam1 for the steel wool idea. Sounds promising.

Any additional recommendations?

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Posted: 10/07/19 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Or, just fill your fresh water tank, disconnect the hose, close up the hole, and pump the water from your tank, no pressure regulators needed, no critters, bugs, or problems, and it also makes you keenly aware of how much water you are using.

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we use a heavy duty sponge for tile grouting. Cut it to shape of the hole with a slit cut into the inside hole for the hose.


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2chiefsRus wrote:

we use a heavy duty sponge for tile grouting. Cut it to shape of the hole with a slit cut into the inside hole for the hose.


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Switch out your hatch for one of These.

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