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Old 06-27-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Reel-EZ question

I've noticed that my original water hose is starting to get soft in a couple of places. For the life of me though, I can't see how to get the spool off the Reel-EZ so that I can get the old hose out and get the new one back through the hole in the back. Does anyone know the secret combination to replace the hose?
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:16 PM   #2
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I've noticed that my original water hose is starting to get soft in a couple of places. For the life of me though, I can't see how to get the spool off the Reel-EZ so that I can get the old hose out and get the new one back through the hole in the back. Does anyone know the secret combination to replace the hose?
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I've never done this job Booby...ehh...Bobby, as we don't have no fancy stuff like that on our rig!!! , but I know a guy that has....if you don't get good answers here, send me an email and I'll get you in touch with him. I DO know that you don't want to replace the hose with the "heavy duty" stuff like "never kink". It's too fat, displaces too much room and you can't get much rolled up on the spool. So in this case bigger isn't always better.

I bet there will be more folks here chiming in. We have lots of SKIAs here!!!
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Here is what I found when looking at mine a couple of years ago. You just need a 50 ft. regular RV hose. You can disconnect the existing hose in your basement using a slip joint pliers. It will slip through the hole in the Reel Ez and allow you to place the new hose through the same hole. It is not a hard job to do at all. You do not need to remove the Reel Ez at all. just take all of the hose off of it and you will see what I'm saying.

Now for Tom not to have a solution, just shows that he is slippin a little.
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Now for Tom not to have a solution, just shows that he is slippin a little.
still, You knew that before I posted it!!! Like I said, we don't have that fancy gee-gaw on our unit. Seems like half the folks love theirs and half hate it. Actually I think I forgot to order it!!! rockin'
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still, You knew that before I posted it!!! Like I said, we don't have that fancy gee-gaw on our unit. Seems like half the folks love theirs and half hate it. Actually I think I forgot to order it!!! rockin'
Myself, I would not order it. I don't hate it but for me I don't mind digging out a hose and hooking it up to the city water inlet. Most places that I stay, I'm within 15' of the water fauct, so I don't need much hose in the first place. I do carry about 100' of hose for those locations where water is shared by several people.
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still, you stay at places with water???

BTW......did you notice the number of quality post I've made here???
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still, you stay at places with water???

BTW......did you notice the number of quality post I've made here???
Yep! Learn to do that last fall on the Excel Tour. Kinda nice.

As for quality post, do we need to take a poll on that???

There go getting us again.
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still, You knew that before I posted it!!! Like I said, we don't have that fancy gee-gaw on our unit. Seems like half the folks love theirs and half hate it. Actually I think I forgot to order it!!! rockin'
Oh oh, Tom forgetting is either a sign of "maturity" creeping up on you or else it's just another excuse to order a new rig.

We have one and have never used it. It just doesn't fit our operational setup. WHEN we sell or trade our rig, the new owner will have a brand new hose to start with.
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Here is what I found when looking at mine a couple of years ago. You just need a 50 ft. regular RV hose. You can disconnect the existing hose in your basement using a slip joint pliers. It will slip through the hole in the Reel Ez and allow you to place the new hose through the same hole. It is not a hard job to do at all. You do not need to remove the Reel Ez at all. just take all of the hose off of it and you will see what I'm saying.

Now for Tom not to have a solution, just shows that he is slippin a little.

Thanks - I'll give it a try this afternoon. I was afraid if I pulled it out then then I wouldn't be able to get the other one fed back through.
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