Water Hose Trick

Maybe we’re slow learners, but since this took us 7 years of full-timing to figure out, I thought I’d share the stroke of genius that Brian recently had.

Whenever we use the faucets after plugging into city water they sputter, sometimes causing crazy water explosions that are really quite startling sometimes spraying water all over the place. Normally, I would just be extra cautious until the water flow improved, but now I don’t have to.

Recently, Brian realized that the water sputtering is caused by the air in the empty hose. Now, he fills the hose with water before attaching it to the trailer, and guess what? No more crazy water explosions inside!

2017 Cost of Camping:
4 nights free camping
9 nights paid camping (thru 1/13)
13 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $463.86
Daily average cost of camping: $35.68

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  • Reply Russ January 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I love Brian’s hose trick!

  • Reply David January 11, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Leave the hose full, and screw the ends together. Prevents other stuff getting into the hose, and if you’re connected to a municipal supply, also leaves a small amount on disinfectant in it.

    • Reply Leigh January 13, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Interesting idea! 🙂

  • Reply Ben January 13, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Took me about a year before I figured that one out myself. Sometimes I still forget.

  • Reply Mike Fischer January 25, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    We had that issue when we started out too. Eventually we realized we can just set our water connection to “tank fill” when we first hook up. That way the air/water mix goes into the fresh tank. Once the gurgling stops, we switch over to “city water” and none of the air makes it into our main pipes. So many tricks to learn! -Mike & Kat

  • Reply Clifford February 8, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Flushing the hose is always a good idea. I’ve had our little Florida friends (lizards) take refuge in my garden hoses.

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