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Old 10-23-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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Heated freshwater hoses

I know some of you may have these and some (like me) didn't know they existed ... However for those of you who will be doing winter camping I think this would be so much better than the heat tape struggle...

Here is a photo of it (plugs into 110) I hope it is ok for the phone number to show ...

you dial 300 for the parts dept, ask for Christopher and he will explain it all.He was most informative and knowledgeable on all aspects of RVs He helped me on other questions too.

No I don't know this person. Just thought if you needed to know a contact
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I made my own.
15' heat tape = $25
15' Hose insulation = $5
1/2 " hose ends = $4
I cut an existing 25' hose to a 15' & 10' sections. I slipped the heat tape into the insulation and then fed the hose. Once all together I put the hose end on. There is a little excess tape, which I duct take to the 90 elbow for the city water hook up.
Under $50 and it hasn't let me down yet.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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Enoke, the issue I see with that heated hose is not the actual hose, it is the hose bib (faucet). The hose does not provide a way to keep the CG faucet heated. ITGuy has, IMO a much better solution that is more effective at about 1/3 the cost.
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I hear you, do you think perhaps the black 'sleeves' at either end might be the cold protection at the connections?

I see your point, but if one was 'given' such a hose, could you not just add heat tape at the ends around the connecting areas?
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My hose is a plain white hose with a string of Incandascent Rope Lights duct taped to it, The Rope is longer than the hose and the excess wraps around the park faucet.. I can then add insulation (or plug in additional light) to better keep it warm.

So far, So good.
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I have used that brand of heated hose 2 winters no problems
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I wrap the pipe and faucet in insulation, never had a problem.
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I have used that brand of heated hose 2 winters no problems
Thanks for the input, did you have to use heat tape at the connections?

Also how cold was your winter? What part of NA are you in?

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I just stay where it's warm. (-:
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I was in Newton,Iowa, and dodge city Kansas ,down in the teens.
Work keeps me in the cold areas ,can't just move to where it's warmer,
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Aluminum (foil) is a great heat transfer material so it could be wrapped in "key" areas to help. Some wrap the hose with foil before adding the heat tape axially then cover with pipe insulation and tape. The foil can be extended (under the insulation) to the bib. There are always options to consider like are the bibs fed by metal or pvc etc.- just saying.
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Aluminum (foil) is a great heat transfer material so it could be wrapped in "key" areas to help. Some wrap the hose with foil before adding the heat tape axially then cover with pipe insulation and tape. The foil can be extended (under the insulation) to the bib. There are always options to consider like are the bibs fed by metal or pvc etc.- just saying.
Thank you for this information, wouldn't have thought of the foil...
you have given me food for thought....
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I too use the heat wire and foam pipe insulation. I camped in a winter environment for an entire winter. That year I wrapped the hose with aluminum foil, coiled the heat wire then put the foam insulation on. I was in temps down to 0 degrees with no problems.
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I too use the heat wire and foam pipe insulation. I camped in a winter environment for an entire winter. That year I wrapped the hose with aluminum foil, coiled the heat wire then put the foam insulation on. I was in temps down to 0 degrees with no problems.
At the risk of showing my lack of knowledge, is this insulation foam pipe something found easily in a hardware store?

I have no idea what to look for, also is it split down the middle to wrap around or does it come in different sizes to slip over the hose?

How many feet longer than the length of the hose would I need?

Sorry for all the questions ... better than asking individual posts

Thanks for any help.
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