How to Attach a Hose to My RV Sink

How to Attach a Hose to My RV Sink
Camping with an RV offers many amenities you won't enjoy in a tent -- not the least of which is access to a ready supply of running water. Even when your camping area doesn't have water hookups, most RVs have a substantial built-in water storage capacity. To make the most of this water for cleaning, laundry, and impromptu showers, attaching a hose to the sink's faucet is a handy and practical idea.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • RV with sink
  • Faucet adapter
  • Vise grips
  • Hose
Step 1
Purchase an adapter for your faucet. These faucet-to-hose adapters are inexpensive and available at most hardware or home improvement centers.
Step 2
Unscrew the tip of your RV sink's faucet. In most cases, you can do this with your fingers (they're not usually very tight). If you can't get it off with your fingers, wrap a piece of cloth around the tip and grab it with a set of vise grips. Turn the tip to the left to loosen and remove it. As the tip comes off, carefully pull it away, being sure no parts, like washers or the screen, are lost.
Step 3
Screw the faucet adapter onto the faucet by turning it to the right. A solid, finger-tight seal is sufficient.
Step 4
Screw the hose onto the faucet adapter. Make sure the rubber gasket for the hose is in place before screwing the hose onto the adapter, or you'll have leaks around the junction.
Step 5
Route the hose to where you'll be using it, and turn on the water at the sink to begin.

Tips & Warnings

 
Don't leave the end of the hose in any contaminated water or chemical solution when you're not using it. This can create a siphon effect that will reverse the flow of the hose and contaminate your water supply.

Article Written By Nichole Liandi

Based in Virginia, Nichole Liandi has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles have appeared on various print and online publications. Liandi has traveled extensively in Europe and East Asia and incorporates her experiences into her articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from West Virginia University.

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