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Old 08-12-2014, 12:22 AM   #1
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Newbie, what water related items do I need?

Hi, just picked out a 24 foot fifth wheel and i am wondering what water related items i will need to buy? ie hoses, drain hoses, regulators etc.

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I use a Watts Regulator with a PSI meter, which I set at 50 PSI. The regulator you can buy for a few bucks control flow but not water pressure, so I upgrade to the Watts. You will need a "White Hose" which you can buy at Walmart or an RV dealership. It must be marked suitable for drinking or something similar. Don't use a regular garden hose. Of course you will need a sewer hose (stinky slinky) and support. The support the hose and also positions the hose to lie at an angle, supporting a good flow to the CG sewer system. Also consider buying a surge protector for your rig. If you have specific questions about what it does you can complete a search on this forum or google it.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:32 AM   #3
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As far as water related items, I would recommend at least 50' of hose for potable water use. Depending on the type of camping you do and where you like to go, 25' might be enough but sometimes it's not.

If you do a lot of boondocking and staying for more than 2-3 days, you'll need a way to refill your fresh-water tank. The blue 6-gallon totes might be the easiest way to accomplish that. There are many variations of that, but that'll get you started.
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If you have a flush system built into your black tank, buy a separate gorden hose just for this, any type of hose is good for this. Never use your drinking water hose for this.
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Because we are snowbirds we got a heated water hose.. It works great. It can still be pretty cold sometimes in the desert at night time.
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