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Old 09-03-2014, 12:21 PM   #1
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City and Gravity water inlets. Who makes good ones?

I'm going to replace my city and gravity water inlets. Who makes good ones and where do I get them?
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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If I were to replace the city water inlet I'd go with a marine unit because they're generally more robust and weather resistant than RV stuff. I use a lot of stainless on my trailer. It's pricey but generally good stuff. You did ask for "good". (West Marine has couple stores near by me. You look to be pretty landlocked so web orders for you I expect if you went that route.)

The tank filler I'd probably have to go RV because I don't see a marine equivolent.
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Little House Customs has replacement parts for Casita trailers but you may be looking for something a little more heavy duty than OE
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If I were to replace the city water inlet I'd go with a marine unit because they're generally more robust and weather resistant than RV stuff. I use a lot of stainless on my trailer. It's pricey but generally good stuff.
I agree with Steve 100%, I have done the same and use a number of marine fittings and items.

For the water fill I have used a marine deck fill. you will need to place a hose into the opening to fill the tank and not user friendly to bucket fill, but it will out last your trailer.

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I have one of the gravity inlets Ian refers to on my boat for the fresh water tank and it looks as good after 40 years as it did when the factory installed it.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:55 PM   #6
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The marine SS inlets are very nice. Never would of thought looking for inlets at marine stores. On my trailer there is an overflow tube connected to the gravity fill inlet. Should I find one with an overflow tube built in or forget about it and just cap the overfill line coming out of the water tank?
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The overflow also acts like vent to allow the water to flow easily. On a boat I have a separate vent. I think you'd want to keep the overflow feature.
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it will out last your trailer.
Old eggs never die, they are just waiting on the right person to come along to fix them.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:38 AM   #9
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Here's what I ordered, thanks for the info.

Ambassador 316 Stainless City Water inlet
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HTWP59S/...332200_TE_item

Gem Deck fill inlet. The only metal one I could find with a vent.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/400751652444
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The city connector is an output connector.Wrong grnder threads. Also your city connector needs to havea check valve.
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Oops wrong link posted. edited.
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