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Old 10-30-2019, 09:10 AM   #1
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Coiled Drinking Water Hose

Has anyone used the 3/8" coiled hoses for their drinking water supply? I hate having to coil up the white hose and finding somewhere to store it. It usually ends up with a kink in it and picks up a lot of dirt.


Maybe I'm wrong but the coiled hose looks to be much more convenient to use.



Does the 3/8" diameter adversely affect the water flow?


This is the one I am looking at:



https://www.amazon.com/Water-Right-P.../dp/B003P9XAHS
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:46 AM   #2
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The problem with those coiled hose of 3/8ID is this restricts the water flow to your camper. I had one but it is now at home being used for watering the garden when needed.

I use the 1/2ID white water hose and wipe them off every time I put them away. The ends are screwed together and stored in a plastic storage bin with a tie wrap placed around the coil hose.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:51 AM   #3
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Yes, it will restrict the flow. You need a hose with at least 5/8" diameter and preferably 3/4"
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Tried two and both developed pinhole leaks in under a year. So back to the regular white or blue potable water hose.

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Tom, I highly recommend the Zero G hoses for all purposes, including freshwater supply. They are safe for drinking water, have a 5-year warranty, rated at 600 PSI, and lay flat so they can be rolled up on a reel.
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Tom, I highly recommend the Zero G hoses for all purposed, including freshwater supply. They are safe for drinking water, have a 5-year warranty, rated at 600 PSI, and lay flat so they can be rolled up on a reel.
we have the Zero G hose in 1/2" and really like it, so easy to roll up and store away. I hate the stiff white hoses, if I had to buy a new Zero G every year I would do it rather than use the white hoses.

why would anyone need a 5/8 or 3/4 hose. 3/8 will flow plenty of water for an RV.
I suppose if your running the clothes washer and the dish washer and taking a shower all at the same time 3/8 might not be enough.
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Go with the Zero-G hose. You can thank me later.
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Jay, Just wondering, Have you tried a larger diameter hose? Or are you just criticizing my recommendation without having used one?
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I have Green coiled hose. It is used as the flush hose for the black tank and as a utility hose for car washing etc. It works fine. Plenty of flow for these uses.

Most RV pumps will deliver <5 gpm @ 40 psi. and the most faucets have 2 gpm restrictors.
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I bought one of the orange plastic reels at Lowes that is made for electrical cords. The 50' Zero G hose fits it perfectly!
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:45 PM   #11
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Try a reusable "TyRap"

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The problem with those coiled hose of 3/8ID is this restricts the water flow to your camper. I had one but it is now at home being used for watering the garden when needed.

I use the 1/2ID white water hose and wipe them off every time I put them away. The ends are screwed together and stored in a plastic storage bin with a tie wrap placed around the coil hose.
Instead of a TyRap, I use a 3/4" wide Velcro strap and cut to length, you would be surprised how often you find a use for it. Extra tip: Cut at least on one end on ~ 45 degree angle so it is easier to remove when you need to undo it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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im just can't see someone needing a 5/8 or 3/4 hose when the orifice of the hose bib at most camp grounds are 3/8 at the most. I guess one can have anything he wants. I get plenty of flow out of a 1/2 hose.
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3/8" is a poor size for RV use. It simply isn't large enough to efficiently fill your water tank, or take a shower when the washer is going. Can you do it? Sure, but why would you want to restrict yourself? If you have a small RV, use little water, or have the patience to wait while your tank takes 20 minutes to fill, then go with small. Otherwise get a 5/8" hose(s). If you don't like white, they come in blue also. (and other colors from some mfg's)

A 5/8" hose will flow over twice the volume that a 3/8" hose flows. Use short lengths. A 25', 5/8" hose @ 40 psi will flow 44 gpm. At 50' it flows half that, 22 gpm. We all occasionally need 50' of hose, so buy 2 25' hoses and use the shortest total length each time. Better quality hoses are more supple and roll much easier than cheap hoses.
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Camco makes those white hoses in different lengths. You can avoid the inevitable kinking issue by buying a few 10' lengths and just using what you need to reach from the spigot to the RV. If you need more than 10', just add another 10' length.
Ten foot hoses are a lot easier to handle and store and are less prone to kinking than a 25' one. Walmart sells them for about $7 apiece.
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