Originally Posted by chris mac
Ours is stiff if its pressured up.
When done, I turn off the pump, then drain the hose before disconnecting.
Reconnect the hose before turning on the pump.
We don't have the pump on or pressure in the system before the hose connection goes into the fitting and is still firm to insert.
When finished, we turn off the pump and drain all pressure beyond the pump and drain the hose.
It's still better than the old faucet type fitting that originally was on the boat
to hook up the wash down hose.