Got water? If you find yourself trying to hook up your fresh water hose to a source that isn’t threaded or is the wrong size for your hose, you might have a hard time getting water for your camping needs. So that you don’t find yourself all washed up, consider purchasing The Water Bandit! This ingenious invention makes filling your buckets quick and easy.
There are some regional, state, and national campgrounds that have thread-less spigots at their campsites. If you don’t know this ahead of time, you’re in for a big surprise when you get there and need to hook up your hose for some water! This is a perfect example of a time when having a Water Bandit would come in very handy!
The Water Bandit is a flexible, but firm, rubber sleeve that features a brass hose connection on one end. The inside of the other end of the Water Bandit has rubber threads that screw onto a damaged, threaded hose faucet, and below that there is a smaller opening for a friction fit on a non-threaded faucet. It can be used on any faucet!
The Water Bandit is ideal for securing a connection to a spigot where it’s not intended. It’s so easy to use! It connects the female end of your hose to the male end of the Water Bandit, and then you simply slide or twist the flexible end of the Water Bandit onto the water connection or faucet until it feels tight.
While the Water Bandit is a great tool to have on hand, it isn’t meant for use under a pressurized water hose. You need to keep the other end of the hose open, otherwise the pressure will pop the Water Bandit right off the spigot. You can also use the Water Bandit with the kitchen faucet by pushing it up as far as it goes and using a screw tightening hose clamp on the Water Bandit to lock it onto the faucet.
The Water Bandit is manufactured by Camco, which makes many other RV accessories. At around $5 a piece, investing in this is a no-brainer. There is another company that puts the exact same thing out except in a different color and that one is called the Water Thief. If you need to get your water from point A to point B and your water hose has un-threaded faucets the Water Bandit will solve the problem.