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Sharkbite fittings on trailer

kf4zht

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Anyone got water or air line on a trailer with sharkbites? Curious if the bouncing or road grit causes any issues.

Plumbing the water system on my trailer and considering using them for the water lines for both ease of later changes and I can get them locally and at any HD/Lowes if I am out somewhere and need to fix something, unlike the expansion pex that I usually use and requires special tools.
 
I do. 2 years and roughly 15k miles, no issues (on a 28' travel trailer). (Pex, for what it's worth).
 
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Tons of sharkbite connections on the 28' enclosed I just bought. Taking it all apart, and don't see any leaks at any of them. From what I can tell, they were installed for ~10 years.
 
Pex on my 53' toyhauler. Most of the fittings are Sharkbite. 4-5 years (cant remember exactly) with no issues. Put over 10,000 miles on it last year.
 
No sharkbite on my toyhauler but pex with the cheap ass crimp (pinch ear) ring and platic fittings, no issues out of them.

As much as I hate the idea of sharkbite I used a tee fitting in a laundry room remodel, felt a little like I was watching gay porn but it's in there anyway.
 
No experience with water lines but quite a bit with them on air lines. They can be a pain to remove if they are packed full of grit, some brake clean and compressed air cleans them out. Once you put them on they don't really leak as long as they are on a good section of line.
 
Sounds like they will work perfectly for what I need. Thanks everyone, means I might be able to knock all this out this weekend
 
Sounds like they will work perfectly for what I need. Thanks everyone, means I might be able to knock all this out this weekend

They are fast as fuck too, probably the reason they feel like they suck, not enough time investment :lmao:
 
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