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Has anyone replaced the city water connector on the Legacy II ?

Ours is leaking and would appreciate any input on replacement part as well as install tips.

Thank you,

Ellie 

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Before you replace it make sure the hex nut inside is not loose! Check out this thread

 

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Thanks for the reminder on the fix!

The location of the water inlet is one of the few things I believe Oliver could improve.  As I age, my flexibility seems to disappear, and I’d love to not be bent over or on my knees trying to hook up the hose.  I think I’ll add a quick disconnect to help attach the hose without a lot of fumbling. 

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19 minutes ago, Wandering Sagebrush said:

Thanks for the reminder on the fix!

The location of the water inlet is one of the few things I believe Oliver could improve.  As I age, my flexibility seems to disappear, and I’d love to not be bent over or on my knees trying to hook up the hose.  I think I’ll add a quick disconnect to help attach the hose without a lot of fumbling. 

I can appreciate your thoughts with the age thing. I am there as well. I use a good soft towel/blanket to kneel on and the knee joints get a little movement they do not mormally get!

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2 hours ago, Wandering Sagebrush said:

The location of the water inlet is one of the few things I believe Oliver could improve.  As I age, my flexibility seems to disappear, and I’d love to not be bent over or on my knees trying to hook up the hose.  I think I’ll add a quick disconnect to help attach the hose without a lot of fumbling. 

Quick connects are one of the more useful things I’ve added, they really do help as we get older and less flexible!  Also, I keep a foam knee pad in the basement for those time I do need to get down.  Mike

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For what its worth and I do not have the details on this - but - I understand that the water inlets for the 2024 Elite II Oliver's will be changing and simplified.  I do not know if these same changes will happen for the Elite I or not.

From what little I've heard - the city fill and fresh water tank fill will be combined and moved to the rear of the camper on the left side of the bumper.  The "winterization port" will remain on the right side of the bumper.  

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Just now, mossemi said:

This is what I use, since I don’t own a 1/2" Allen wrench!

AND - 

Mossemi's "tool" is a bunch less expensive too.  🤑

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2 hours ago, topgun2 said:

AND - 

Mossemi's "tool" is a bunch less expensive too.  🤑

That’s funny coming from "ol' squeaky" but does remind me, can I borrow that first dollar you ever made?  I know you were saving it for a new fly rod, but I sure could use it for some new Victron kit!

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2 hours ago, mossemi said:

That’s funny coming from "ol' squeaky" but does remind me, can I borrow that first dollar you ever made?  

And, here I was being "nice" - look where that got me.  Of course you can borrow it.  Rusty bolts used in making a homemade tool certainly can't cost that much more than a buck. 😆

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On 12/30/2023 at 8:45 AM, Wandering Sagebrush said:

I think I’ll add a quick disconnect to help attach the hose without a lot of fumbling. 

I bought this Eley Quick Connect System product for all hose connections in my setups. Think one-handed operation!

The components.

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Water pressure regulator and filter configuration.

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Eley installed at Oliver water inlets.

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Protective caps in place, utilized chain hardware from original stock caps

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Caps purchased.

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Ron, thanks!  I have a bunch of the brass couplers, but didn’t have a source for the threaded caps.  I’ve found the brass tends to start binding after exposure to dirt/dust..  I’ve used WD 40 on the couplers we use around the yard, but suspect food grade silicone would be a better choice for a RV.

Edit:  Just looked at the price on the Nelson couplers😳. Go to a tractor supply and find them at 1/3 the price.  They’re all probably made in China.

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2 hours ago, Wandering Sagebrush said:

Go to a tractor supply and find them at 1/3 the price

No doubt, as well as Amazon. However these Eley connectors are commercial grade, made with quality materials to ensure longevity and safe drinking water, of bigger overall size for a full 3/4” unobstructed flow, have serviceable o-rings and a 10-year warranty! You definitely get what you pay for IMO. That said, I also have been very pleased with several of the Gorilla Easy Connect hose terminal ball valves/couplers/nozzles, which I will share with if anyone is interested. 

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On 12/30/2023 at 5:04 AM, dewdev said:

I use a good soft towel/blanket to kneel on and the knee joints get a little movement they do not normally get!

I carry one of my throwable boat cushions with me at all times.  Generally is sits between our Honda 2200 and the curb side rear of the F-150 bed.  Great to kneel on when doing low work, or place on a 5 gallon bucket when doing mid height work.  

Much better than a towel.  An because it serves as a pad between the generator and the aluminum truck bed, it is almost always where I am. 

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Another great use for the two step Rubbermaid step ladder we carry. Makes a decent seat, when working lower.

My husband uses knee pads a lot, too , sometimes along with a gardening pad.

Even if you're younger, it's important to protect your knees. And if you're not, like us, well.... it's just that much more comfort.

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