With the right precautions, water can be an easy safe hook up. One thing to remember is that when making a reservation at a campground is that you know where the water source is. This can be a range of options from none at all, to a stream or from a stand pipe located in a camp loop to on site.
Today most campgrounds have an individual water supply at each campsite. This makes filling your RV water holding tanks really convenient. Being able to take a shower and such on site is a plus as well. However, remember that if your site does not have a sanitation hook-up you are limited to how much water you can use by your holding tanks grey and black.
Should your water source not be on site, you will have to fill your water holding tanks prior to arriving at your site or dry camp.
Hose: It is important to note that purchasing a quality hose for your water source is paramount. Please do not go to a local hardware store and purchase a garden hose for this purpose. Having a water hose that is lead free, BPA free, phthalate free is a must in our book
Regulator: Another item we consider a must have. Prior to connecting your hose to the source, install a regulator. This will protect your RV’s plumbing from excessive water pressure by limiting incoming water pressure to 50-55 PSI.
Connectors: It is a great idea to have many different connectors on hand for different situations at the water source. However, the connection at the RV never changes. To prevent kinking and damage to the hose and possibly the RV’s outlet, we install a 45 degree elbow.