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Old 04-29-2016, 10:45 PM   #1
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Pocket hose

Anyone use a pocket hose to rv input with pressure on it all the time? Wondering if they will not blow up after a while.

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Old 04-29-2016, 11:06 PM   #2
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I don't think they are recommended for drinking water if that's what you were thinking. I had one that I used for the black tank flush and misc utility. It started leaking like a soaker hose one day when I was trying to test an outboard motor. I think the dog bit it and just maybe it was not the fault of the hose. I will buy another at some point.

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Old 04-29-2016, 11:36 PM   #3
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I looked into this a year ago. I really wanted a couple of 50' hoses for the camper because one of the places I go most of the summer I need it to get to the water spigot. It would be nice not to have a mountain of hose in the basement. I read review after review from the bottom of the line to the most expensive and they were all the same....not durable. Most will separate....just a matter of time and with some it's not that much time at all. Another issue is the volume of water they will flow due to the ends being restrictive. I didn't really care about the drinkibility aspect of it as we use it pretty much for showers and dishes but quickly determined the pocket type hoses aren't where they need to be yet for me to gamble on them.
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They are junk and they do not stand behind them.
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compact hoses

I just purchased a "Zero-G"hose made i think by Teknor-Apex, a compsny I am familiar with thru food service biz. Lowes has them for less than $40. Have used twice and seems to be substantial quality for a "compact" hose. States they are safe for potable water, however, I like white so as not to confuse drinking with that other flavor.
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Agree they are junk. Bought 2 of the "heavy duty" ones that are black with the brass fittings. Lasted 3 or 4 times before pin holes started forming everywhere.
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Originally Posted by larry koenn View Post
Anyone use a pocket hose to rv input with pressure on it all the time? Wondering if they will not blow up after a while.

Lowes carries a new design and I think 500 lb busting and drinkable looks a whole lot better than the other junk.
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Originally Posted by larry koenn View Post
Anyone use a pocket hose to rv input with pressure on it all the time? Wondering if they will not blow up after a while.
I have tried several different brands because they are so convenient. They have ALL failed.
I got a Zero G from lowes and it is still ok but not for constant pressure. It has lasted far longer than a pocket hose and is easy to handle.
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I bought a Gorilla hose last june - it blew apart last week - I sent them an e-mail with purchase date and Amazon order number- could not believe it but they sent a new one. one year warranty actually honored no questions asked
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:33 AM   #10
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Handy Hose flat roll up hose works great. American SpecialtyŽ Handi-Hose & Reel (RT-50) - Garden Hoses - Ace Hardware
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I have both versions of the pocket hoses. I use the black, brass version for my deionized water rig and use the cheaper version for my RV.

The black, brass version is definitely not for drinking water. It says so on the label that the brass fittings contain lead. The cheaper green version is all plastic, so I assume it's safe for drinking water and I use one hose for the city water inlet and the other hose for flushing my black tank (I'm assuming there's no check valve on the black tank flush so I'd rather use a separate hose). We don't drink the house water in the MH, but we do brush our teeth and whatnot.

I've had these hoses for a month or so and minimal use. But no problems so far. I doubt they would stand up for constant use, but the lightness and portability makes them very attractive for what I use them for.

All that said, they are not cheap so you are paying a premium price for something that is probably not very durable, but seems to be ok for light duty like I use it for.
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Yup--I bit and bought one from HD while in Phoenix this years--used it a few times and so far so good. Doesn't sound like its going to last long based on comments above. Do like the compact nature of the hose vs a std garden hose. The fact that the hose stays pressurized after use so you have to discharge all pressure before disconnect--or you get sprayed--not nearly as handy as the TV ad--duh! Also note that if you don't have a lot of water pressure, the hose doesn't fully expand and you get seriously reduced water flow.....
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I was in need of a new water hose and stopped in Camping World just outside of Little Rick, AK. They had a drinking water safe hose that is designed like a pocket hose but much sturdier and not not quite as compact as a pocket hose. Bought one just to try it out and I really like it. Comes in 25' so the next time I see another I get an extra for when needed. Wasn't cheep but I think worth the money. I looked on the CW website but did not see.

I use and carry the other pocket hoses to wash the RV and when needed to connect to tank washout. Don't use them for drink water connection.

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I use one when washing the roof. The first one I had blew open becasue it was connected to 90psi house faucet.
Looked on the box, and they are rated at 65psi (from what I remember)..

I would not use it with constant pressure for a house coach supply line.



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