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Old 01-14-2019, 03:08 PM   #1
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Zero-G Hose Questions

I am looking at the Zero-G hoses for my TT to use for fresh water supply and gray/black washout. I just have some questions for those who my use or have used these hoses:

1. The 4001-50 says it is drinking-water safe and lead free, but it is not labeled an "RV/Marine" version of the hose. Has anyone used this hose for their fresh water supply? Results?

2. The 4006-50 is only a 1/2" hose instead of 5/8". Has anyone use this hose? If so, did you have any problems with pressure or volume?

3. One listing of the RV/Marine version says that is should not be under constant pressure. Then how can that be useful for RV applications?? Any ideas?

Any help/insight would be appreciated.

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1. I use 2 of these for my fresh water
2. I actually dunno which I have sorry
3. /shrug mine are under pressure when in use...no issues so far.
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I have the 100' hooked up at home under constant pressure for 6 mos now with no problem. Love it. Lightweight and easy to use
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I have the 4001-50...and the 25 foot model. no issues and they really do wind up nice and compact in a stromburg cord caddy.

mine also said drinking water dsafe, but they arent the marine grade. they are both grey in colour. highly recommended.
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1. I use 2 of these for my fresh water
2. I actually dunno which I have sorry
3. /shrug mine are under pressure when in use...no issues so far.
Is yours blue or black/gray?
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I have a total of 4 - 25' Zero G "Blue" hoses, not sure of the model numbers.
I have 2 dedicated to filling the Fresh Water tank or City Water hook up, and another 2 dedicated to the Black Tank Flush and RV washing.
I have wrapped "red" electrical tape around the nozzle of the Black Tank hoses to keep them separate.
This is my first season using them and so far they are great, and have not noticed any pressure issues with the 1/2" size.
The packaging states "Lead Safe" "Drinking Water Safe".
No leaks, and in cold weather they are easy to coil up versus the old style white hoses.
These hoses are guaranteed for 5 years under normal wear and I have kept the receipts just in case.
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Is yours blue or black/gray?
If they are blue, it's a dark slate blue, but they look gray to me.

Also attaching the filter setup I built. (2) Whole Home filters from Lowes, (1) 4" coupler, (2) 3/4" to Hose Bib adapters. The Whole Home filters come with sediment filters, but theres a 2-pack of carbon filter replacements right there next to them on the shelf. Swapped in a carbon so as to have 1 of each. Also bought an 18 gallon Rubbermaid tote to fit it all in when traveling.Click image for larger version

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I have a 4001-50 and a 4001-25. Both are grayish/brown in color. I use the 25 ft for fresh water supply and the longer one for washing the windshield, holding tank flush, and any other thing around the coach.

Regarding the "under constant pressure", I just fill the fresh tank and then work off the pump, so it is only under pressure when filling.

Both hoses work ok so far. They are easy to handle, easy to roll up and store, easy to use. If one leaks, I will just buy a replacement. I don't intend to ever go back to the old style hoses!

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Thanks to everyone for great information (as usual). I decided to buy 2 25' rv/marine hoses and 1 50' of the standard hose.

We'll see how that works this weekend when we go out.
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It is getting cold this weekend. Can you post your experience? I think around freezing one of the nights.

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It is getting cold this weekend. Can you post your experience? I think around freezing one of the nights.

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Sure. It will be in the teens at night during the last half of our 4-day weekend.

We have a "4-season" trailer (Heartland Mallard M185BH). I put that in quotes because the Heartland rep said they don't make truly 4-season trailers although that's the way it is labeled and presented by them and the dealer. Anyway, since there is no sewer hookup where we're going, my plan is to fill the fresh tank 3/4 (on HL advice) and disconnect.

HL said I should be fine but advised not completely substituting furnace heat for portable electric during below-freezing periods. The reason is that he said the furnace system blows warm air not only in the cabin but into the enclosed under sections to keep tanks and pipes fluid.

This will be our first time out with sub-freezing temps.
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I saw the Zero G hoses on the internet,so I have been following this thread.I hate to try to roll up that dang white hose when its cold out,its like wrestling a python !!Thanks for the real world info.I think I am gonna get one for my fresh water.
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Leaking Zero G

There are several U-Tube videos showing leaking Zero G hoses just like the expandable hoses.
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There are several U-Tube videos showing leaking Zero G hoses just like the expandable hoses.
That was my initial concern,my DW has gone through a few of those expandable hoses.She would forget and leave the water on and they would burst.
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