Patent Number: 7,201,190

Title: Fluid fill hook up assembly for a recreational vehicle

Abstract: A plumbing apparatus includes a housing having first and second opposite ends and defining an interior volume therebetween and an inlet fitting connected to the housing and connectable to a fluid source external to the housing. In one embodiment, the plumbing apparatus may also include an outlet fitting connected to the housing, disposed on the exterior thereof and in fluid communication with the inlet fitting; and a hose assembly receivable in the housing for storage, with one end thereof connected to the inlet fitting, and the other end of the hose assembly connectable to the fluid source. The plumbing apparatus may further include a cover member to cover one of the ends of the housing. The cover member may be operable between a closed position preventing access to the interior volume and an open position allowing access to the interior volume. The hose assembly may include a female fitting on said end connectable to the fluid source. The plumbing apparatus may further include a fluid line interconnecting the inlet fitting and the outlet fitting. The housing may further include an end cap covering the end of the housing opposite the end having the covering member. The end cap may include an aperture extending therethrough, with the fluid line interconnecting the inlet fitting and the outlet fitting extends through the aperture in the end cap. The plumbing apparatus may also include a flange mounted around the end of the housing having the cover member. The housing is configured to mount in an opening in a side wall of a recreational vehicle with the flange mounted around the opening adjacent the side wall. The flange may include a plurality of holes for use in mounting the plumbing apparatus. The outlet fitting may include a check valve.

Inventors: Warning; Anthony (Elkhart, IN)

Assignee: D&W Incorporated

International Classification: F16L 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-04-10 0:00:00