Thursday, March 30, 2023


RV Gadget: Why your RV needs a Water Bandit

By Dustin and Ashley Simpson, California RV Specialists
Camco’s Water Bandit is one of the handiest RVing accessories you can buy. Why? Well, t
here are few things more annoying than trying to screw a hose onto a water spigot that’s dirty or has broken or missing threads.

It eliminates headaches from broken spigots and helps stop leaking hose connections.

You can also attach your hose to water sources you wouldn’t otherwise be able to. The Water Bandit™ can attach to broken spigots, other hoses that are damaged, spigots with stripped threads, and more.

It fits any standard size spigot and acts like a rubber quick-connect for your water hoses.

It’s also useful for attaching to faucets. This device can help you fill your fresh water tank from places that might have been off-limits before, like sinks (if you have a long enough hose).

I’ve even used my Water Bandit for connecting to a short hose from the sink when I want to rinse out the toilet. This has saved me from dragging a long dirty hose in from outside into the bathroom.

You can find a Water Bandit at the California RV Specialists website here, or on Amazon here.

Want to read more gadget reviews? Click here.




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Tommy Molnar
11 months ago

I have a hose clamp on mine. In fact, I have TWO clamps! Without these, the unit just blows off the spigot. This is extremely useful when getting water from places they obviously don’t want you hooking up to. But, it will also blow up like a balloon if the pressure is too great. You learn to use this thing as you go along. OJT as it were. It is a MUST HAVE tool.

Chuck Dunn
11 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

I found a hose clamp with a thumb screw and it works really well. Like you said, useless without the clamp.

Tommy Molnar
11 months ago
Reply to  Chuck Dunn

I too have moved to the “thumb screw” clamps. Once you figure out how to use this stuff, it works quite well.

11 months ago

This from the Amazon website about the product…..

“NOTE: Discharge end of hose must remain open while in operation. Water Bandit is not designed to hold back pressure. Never leave Water Bandit connected while unattended. 
Not intended for use under pressure. Keep the other end of your water hose open or the pressure will pop the Water Bandit off the spigot”.

11 months ago
Reply to  Stevo

DITTO! You beat me to the draw! .

11 months ago
Reply to  Ran

Can only be used to fill fresh water tank. Otherwise useless.

11 months ago
Reply to  Stevo

That’s why I keep a hoseclamp on mine. Just snug it up and it works fine. I would never leave it on with pressure for an extended length of time. It’s come in handy many times on boogered up threads.

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