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Old 03-02-2015, 01:59 PM   #29
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I seen one thread on here where everybody was talking about you had to use a white hose for fresh water,Is there anything to that?

Stan, I think the green rubber can sometimes impart a taste to the water. Doesn't bother me, but some folks are sensitive. I think all the rest is marketing. I don't believe there's anything in the green that will hurt you. Hell, anyone over 55 or so drank all summer from green hoses when we were kids!
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Thanks for all the replies. After reading them all, I think what I will probably do is get a 10 and a 35. That should be enough to hook to the house and if the 10 doesn't work at a campsite, the 35 will.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:30 PM   #31
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Biggest mistake I made when we first started out was to get the large ID hose (5/8" &/or 3/4"). Hard to coil up when cold and, if you think about it,almost useless because your plumbing inside the coach is usually 1/4" ID or smaller. So, I now use 1/2" ID drinking water hose and I have room for three hoses of different length so I end up with "just right" for hookups.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:41 PM   #32
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There was a thread last summer discussing the following link:

https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/Hoses.htm

They make quality hoses (lots of different lengths) along with filters, connectors, pressure regulators, etc. Take a look, I am considering new hoses soon and may just give them a try!

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BTW, for those of you not in the fire service, when your hose comes up a bit short, just use a hose stretcher. . . . .
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Ten foot is a bit small. Even if it reaches you'll need some slack. I always had two 25' and only used the second one a few times but I was glad I had it.
Me too, only I carry 4 of them; 2 I use and 2 new ones-just in case.
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Agree on the two 25'


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1 - 25' - 5/8" heated hose and 1 -25' - 5/8" hose. All hoses or drinking quality.
1 - pressure reg. 1 - in-line filter and 1 onboard filter.
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We have an on board power reel hose. I'm not sure how long it is but besides that we have three 25' drinking water safe hoses. Where we winter we park face in toward the ocean so the connections are on the wrong side so there goes the on board hose and one 25'. The second one feeds the portable ice maker. The third is for lots of stuff like washing the MH, rinsing salt water off the Sea Doos or scaring off the iguanas that drive the dogs crazy,
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I use white for potable water and any other color for non. Easy to keep them seperately and no need to mark which one I drink from all the time -the others are still used to drink from if hooked up and I'm thirsty....

I also have a short 15 foot black for bleading off the grey. Which I NEVER drink from.
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Is anyone else using the 1/2 inch hose instead of the larger 5/8?
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I changed the hoses from white 1/2 in to a blue colored drinking water safe 5/8 in. Nice durable hose that will last a long time . That having been said I will change back to 1/2 in this summer .the HD hoses are too much of a PIA to coil and stow in a crowded water bay or under the RV. The 1/2 is more used friendly and will supply all the water I can use . of course YMMV
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I can carry more 1/2 inch in less space. Plus my coach lines are 1/2 so I don't think 5/8 would do any better job-just more problems.


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Is anyone else using the 1/2 inch hose instead of the larger 5/8?
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Me. A larger diameter hose only increases volume, has little effect on pressure. Since all the coach lines are 1/2", having a larger hose is useless.
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I have, on occasion, gotten by with five feet, (Rare) but my suggestion is a 10 and a 20,,, that way you have 10 feet, 20 feet or put 'em ed to end and you got 30 feet,, Low, Medium and High.
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