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Old 05-24-2012, 09:52 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Ramblin View Post
I use the white hose exclusively for fresh water. I know folks that fill with a garden hose, and have never had a problem. I drank hundreds of times from garden hoses when I was a kid, and only suffered minimal cognitave imparement as a result. YMMV
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:56 PM   #16
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I no longer have that problem, However I used my Potable water hoses (All of them cause it took that many)

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Old 05-25-2012, 02:05 PM   #17
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The water in our fresh water tank is not used for drinking so to us it really doesn't matter. We always carry bottled water on board for that.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:44 PM   #18
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I use the stainless steel braided water hoses. I've been using them for almost 9 years now with no problem. However, we never use the supplied water for any drinking purposes or cooking. it is only used for showers, cleaning and the toilet.

I have one from the pressure regulator to my filters, another from the filters to the softener, and a third from the softener to the coach.

I never have to worry about the sun bursting my hose when it's hot outside.

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My concern about using a regular garden hose is that when you buy one now there is a warning, on the packaging, NOT to drink out of your hose because they are now made out of recycled materials that are not safe for drinking water. Where did the good old go when you could just grab the hose for a nice cool drink!
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I use only the white hose which has been chlorined and then through the filter into the tank.
Brita et. al. pitcher and point on the faucet filters take out chlorine but little else. Folks this is largely a matter of doing your homework. The internet has some good objective evaluations of water purification devices. A not too bad start RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV
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We don't normally drink from the tank, PVC hoses only make West Texas water taste better, Not good enough to drink on purpose ,just to stave off severe dehydration.
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Actually their is s new Blue hose out for RV's and that is all I use and we fill from a Softened tap from home before we leave.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:26 PM   #23
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My white hose is actually yellow .But it is food safe . Who knows what the chinese used to make the garden variety of hose.It's not the flavor but the chemicals that leach into the water.Rincing will remove the heavy concentration but you still get some chemicals after that.

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