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”
    • Customer Service Techs

      Thanks for visiting the RV Repair Club site, the quick release adapter can be purchased at and RV dealer or parts provider and at most home improvement centers such as Lowe’s and Home Depot. I’ve also found them at hardware stores like Ace and True Value and recently even at WalMart!

      Hope this helps, and happy camping.

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  1. Dennis

    I have found the L-shaped connector also reduces a kink in the hose at the city water connector. Also, I remove the L-connector when traveling. I may just leave it on from now on as I don’t believe that a danger of theft can occur while traveling. I may look at getting a quick disconnect to attach to the L-shaped connector.

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  3. Sam Crabtree

    Having a quick disconnect for the fresh water connection would be handy. But I am hesitant to add anything, even a quick disconnect, that makes my trailer more susceptible to damage from branches, etc. Is that something to worry about?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Sam,

      You shouldn’t have an issue with adding a quick disconnect to the side of your rig as it only adds about 1” with the typical indention of the city fill valve. If branches and other items get that close to the rig you’ll have problems with awnings, vents, and other items which would not be as solid as this?

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      David RVRC Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Alain,

      That’s a good point! I typically have used this quick disconnect on units with the city water connection located in a compartment protected from the road, however our demo unit was the older type with an outside city connection. I would suggest either plugging the opening with a rubber stopper you can get at any home improvement store, or not using it in this situation. We will add a note to the video, again thanks for the comment!

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      David
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  4. Randy

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

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  5. 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.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Jim,

      You are correct and I should have stated to be careful not to get it inside the connection. It would be better to use mineral oil or a food grade oil such as olive oil etc. Thanks for the catch!

      Thanks,

      David
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  6. 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?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi PJ,

      Camco makes plastic and brass ones that were made for drinking water. I have included a link for more info and purchasing options. I hope this helps!

      http://www.camco.net/products-search?qs=quick+connect+hose

      Thanks,

      Dan
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