I have it on good authority that I sound like Donald Duck when I am trapped outside our cozy RV in the rain, trying to connect the stinking hose to the stinking pedestal in the stinking campground.
It's a mess: my hands fumble with the stupid end of the stupid hose and the damn thing won't turn the way it's supposed to. And when it's all connected and I turn on the stupid water, it shoots out on both stupid ends of the hose.
This is the point at which I will stop, briefly reflect on my predicament, and revisit the outraged Donald Duck sounds.
It's exactly what you want, right? At the end of a long day behind the wheel, to stand in the stupid rain making sounds like an annoyed cartoon waterfowl.
But you can put an end to your Donald Duck show!
See those wonderful things in the shot above?
They are half of a Quick Connect Coupling set. One connects to the RV outlet, while the other connects to the campground water supply.
You know what makes these beautiful? You simply pull back on a coupling unit and click it smoothly into place. No spurts of water. No messing with the hose. No duck sounds.
The key to doing this properly is to get brass fittings (which ran us about $16 at the hardware store or Canadian Tire for a complete set) as opposed to the much poorer plastic varieties. Ours comes with a two year guarantee.
The last thing is to REMEMBER TO TAKE THE BRASS FITTING FROM THE PEDESTAL WHEN YOU BREAK CAMP.
It's really a lovely system that pays you back double your investment in terms of self respect the very first time you use it.
PS See the image below...the couplers store beautifully in the city water compartment on the RV.