Hose Pipe Connectors

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    SERIOUS QUESTION

    Last week Mrs ShiftZZ and I took our new van to France, we did not carry water in the Autosleeper besides the 'toilet' flush. All drinking waster was bottled.

    In the Rapido, there is only one central tank to hold all water, so we had to fill it up at an Aire (yes I used a watering can). The Water Output from the Aire appear to require a screw on attachment for a hose pipe.

    Can any funster advise as to what connectors I should ask MrsShiftZZ to get? (Delegation is always better as if it goes wrong then its not my fault) So bear this in mind, Mrs ShiftZZ will get the blame if you mess up....


    As always

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  2. DBSilverfox

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    I got mine from Homebase. you can get a connector there that takes two different widths of tap, one adaptor screws into the other for storage.

    Hope that helps

    David
     
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    Dave,,,,,,ALL THREE !/2"....3/4"....1" ....plus rubber connection if you are going to tour in France 3/4" is the most used...I will send a ebay list ......they are not expensive for a man of your calibre:Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    We have a tupperware box with lots of different hose fittings, all the connectors 1/2 3/4 and 1, as well as the screw head clamp on ones when you just get the french tap that resembles an old bath tap with no thread, along with joiners and 3 way splitters so you can hook up with others hose. I find one of each is not enough as I'm always losing them
     
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    If you have this type of water inlet

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAMMA-LO...ervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item45fe223e73

    It is worth buying one of these drain pipe off set bends
    68x68/112'..PVC off set bend

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112-Down-...main_3&var=&hash=item66723276be#ht_1730wt_905

    when you take your lockable cap off push one end into the opening, (mine is the collar end that fits) it makes it a lot easy-er to fill with watering can or a larger container like mine 10 ltrs

    This will save Mrs Shiftz spilling any water when filling plus Mrs Shiftz could carry the larger container like mine 10 ltrs to save going back so many times

    Mine was about 4 euros from Lidl bright red brill, with spout if needed or without spout for a quick fill.....
    similar to this one but it is better one from Lidl...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trakker-1...tingGoods_FishingAcces_RL&hash=item19be235fdf

    :thumb::Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1:




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    Dave.. what Wyn has suggested are good..... we have one (they are not cheap) but very good ....they save you when you at the opposite side of your van pressing the water tap button in to get water only to find your hose pipe has come out and you have been watering the grass ???:cry::Wink:

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    :Eeek: Don't even go there!

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    :Eeek: I pay about 90p for them-offset bend that is :BigGrin:
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    Terry...the ebay item No (as with all the others ebay No... I have put on) are just an example, pictures only nothing more,... just to show Dave ......it is not up to me to suggest to Dave how much to pay or where to buy from That is up to Mrs Shiftzz:Wink:..... if Dave intended to buy any of the items, it is up to Dave to source the items and cost for himself ??:thumb::Rofl1::Rofl1:...Maybe you could get one for Dave at 90p and post it onto him:thumb:
    ( I paid a lot less myself, maybe that's because I was in the building trade:Doh::Rofl1: 49years)

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    Whooooops:Eeek:....sorry Mrs Shiftzz:Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:...Mel........... it was just a suggestion
     
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    Well thats the Xmas present sorted....
     
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    we carry about five connectors as their are many types out there at least two different screw types plus taps sizes can differ too there is no standardization when it comes to taps and water supplies :cry:
     
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    I have seen that box in action at the fulltimers meet. Most impressed :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1: more than happy to do that :thumb: I may have a couple in the garage :Rofl1:
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