New water hoses

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  • #78940

    Kwahl1
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    I’ll try this on this forum, just because it’s new.

    The two water hoses for my motorhome need replaced. Kinked, folded and dirty. I’ve seen a variety of them out there. Currently I have the two white Camping World 25-footers. Any recommendation or ones to avoid? I do not have room for any sort of hose reel or automatic reeler.
    Ken

  • #79032

    Hikes in Rain
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    I have the same hoses, still in great shape. However, if I had to do it over, I’d check out the newish Zero G hoses. Lighter weight, less space occupied. If/when my hoses bite the dust (so to speak), that’s where I’d go.

  • #79402

    Russ De Maris
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    Have had several cw hoses. Trouble I’ve had is when the fittings go, the hose is a gonner. Trying to replace end fittings has lead to having the hose blast off the fitting under pressure–very costly when you factor in paying for several hundred gallons of water as we were away for a few hours at the time.

     

    The 25 foot no kinkkink hose works fairly well, but the longer hoses kink something awful.

  • #79403

    Russ De Maris
    Moderator

    Have had several cw hoses. Trouble I’ve had is when the fittings go, the hose is a gonner. Trying to replace end fittings has lead to having the hose blast off the fitting under pressure–very costly when you factor in paying for several hundred gallons of water as we were away for a few hours at the time.

     

    The 25 foot no kinkkink hose works fairly well, but the longer hoses kink something awful.

  • #79466

    Magic
    Participant

    In addition to a couple of 25′ hoses, I also have a 10′ which actually gets the most usage.  Using a Clorox (or similar) towelette to clean it after each use will keep it white and sanitary.

    (The power cord also gets pulled through a towelette to keep it clean.)

     

  • #80609

    Jim Schrankel
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    I purchased 2 15′ and one 25′ blue Camco brand hoses based on the heavy duty, well made fittings.  My only complaint on them is they are fairly stiff to coil up.  I solved that problem by purchasing a few of those figure 8 looking things that Coil N’ Wrap sells that aids in coiling your hoses effortlessly.

  • #80615

    WALDO GILLEY
    Participant

    I have a 50′ and two 25′ white hoses. The main thing is don’t kink.  When I was fulltime never put out hose in campground, used water pump and filled tank.  That way we always had fresh water in tank & used our own bathroom when traveling.

  • #80616

    Phil Smith
    Participant

    Zero-G is definitely the way to go – it packs up small, and is easy to drain. Kinks are virtually eliminated. I have several for my home and one for the RV.

  • #80617

    Irv Kanode
    Participant

    I use the Teknor Apex 4002-25 Zero-G Hose – 25′ x 5/8″.  It folds up small.  When water stands in it for a day, there’s a slight plastic taste.

    When I bought it, I put a cap on one end, filled it and let it rest for a couple of days, emptied it and repeated.  I think the plastic taste was reduced.  I haven’t noticed the plastic taste when using it in the RV.

    At the time I bought mine, they didn’t make anything shorter than 25′.  I bought a second hose and cut off 10′ and added hose connectors to the new ends.  That harder to do than with a regular hose but it has held for a year.

  • #80618

    Wolfe Rose
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    I carry 2×50′, 3×25′, 3×10′ and a monster 150′ (no idea who made that one…).  It’s easy to think I’m crazy,  but when you don’t need to break camp and tow to fill up at a spigot several hundred feet away,  envious folks ask to borrow all the time.

    One problem I have noted,  however is that the hose ends on some hoses are too similar looking,  and joined to another hose or looped for storage,  it’s actually hard to tell which end to unscrew.  After a fellow tore the female connector off one of my hoses,  I now label length and direction on each hose end…

    • This reply was modified 6 days ago by  Wolfe Rose.
  • #80634

    Drew Mueller
    Participant

    There is a folded flat water hose that can be stored anywhere- in the tightest space.  I have one and it’s absolutely the most compact hose you can find.

     

    Save Space And Reduce Hassle With A Flat RV Fresh Water Hose

  • #81061

    Mitchell Reeves
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    We have been fulltime for 5 years and have used a lot of different water hoses. Recently went with a blue 35 ft Camco hose from WalMart. Not as happy as the 25′ white hoses (they kink far too easily) but I must say the return policy at WalMart is easy. Just keep your receipt.

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