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Quick Release Adapters for Your RV City Water Inlet

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Sometimes connecting the hose to your RV city water inlet can be a challenge. Even if the connector looks like it is out in the open, it may not be easy to remove the cap and/or the hose once attached. That is why installing an aftermarket quick release connector or adapter to your water inlet is recommended. Doing so will make connection and disconnection from water sources a breeze.

These adapters come in a variety of styles and materials. Plastic ones are less expensive; however, the metal ones will last longer and are highly recommended. Some of the more expensive quick release adapters have both male and female connectors making it easy to connect to any hose no matter what the connector style is.

Quick Release Adapters for Your RV City water Inlet

Another option, though it is not a quick release adapter, it to install an elbow fitting, which easily twists onto the water inlet and can stay installed on the side of the unit at all times. This makes it easier to screw the hose onto the inlet.

If you are having difficulty removing the cap of the RV city water inlet it may be necessary to use some WD-40 to loosen things up a bit. Once removed, you can install an adapter or an elbow to make it easier to hook up to and disconnect from public water sources.

Your RV city water inlet is what brings pressurized water into your RV. That is why it is so important to ensure you get everything hooked up correctly. In addition to hooking up a quick release adapter, you may also want to include a water filter and a pressure regulator before connecting to your water supply.

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14 Responses to “Quick Release Adapters for Your RV City Water Inlet”

  1. Michael

    How about hooking up to a filter first? Some "city" hookups are in small towns or even campgrounds.

  2. Ed

    Do they make a cover for the quick disconnect so that dirt and road debris doesn't get into the city water fill? I saw the comment on the rubber stopper, but haven't found anything that fits.

  3. Chris

    This is a great idea! Thank you for this content. I didn't even know such a thing existed. It would be helpful to your users if you linked to the products, and beneficial to you if you have an Amazon affiliate account. *Edit: I see further in the comments there are some links, but it would be easier to find in the description area.

  4. JAMES

    Plastic vs brass quick disconnect: I switched to hose quick disconnects some time ago for our two RVs (big for seasonal stays, quite small for 'weekend trips'). I started out with lead-free brass but have migrated to quality plastic. Sure the brass is less likely to be damaged - but they are FAR more subjective to corrosion, not only making a watertight seal more difficult, but also making the disconnect sleeve harder to actuate. Sure I can coat parts with WD-40, but cringe at applying a petroleum based product on my potable water system. So long as they are not subject to abnormal abuse, the useful life of the plastic variety disconnect is longer - - and less expensive to replace if need be.

  5. Dean Brooks

    Hi guys do they sell the orings seperately? Or better yet include extra orings with it?

  6. Alan

    What’s the brand of the brass quick disconnects that you use in the video?

  7. PJ

    First I have concerns that you're spraying WD-40 on a fresh water inlet. I recently purchased a brass quick disconnect fitting but then noticed it says "For garden use only", as well as wash hands after handling, and "this product contains one or more chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects...." Are there specific quick disconnects that are drinking water safe, like the specific drinking water hoses?

  8. Jim

    Why would you ever spray WD40 on a water fitting? DUMB IDEA. this is your drinking water! nasty chemicals in parts per million and parts per billion with WD40. STOP this practice.

  9. Randy

    You might use the brass right angle with the connection as well. Helps with reducing pressure on the fitting.

  10. Alain

    What about the wet road won't they bring in contamination in to the system ?

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