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Old 11-26-2009, 11:50 PM   #15
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You can't beat these hoses- RV Water Filter Store: Food-grade Hoses for RVs

They are available in standard lengths or any custom length you want. I use white for drinking water and grey for everything else. I out-fitted them with quick disconnects from the same place for ease of use.

We have had ours for several years and they are still like new. That's with 200+ days of use each year.

By the way, I have my regulator, a good quality Watts, inside the RV, therefore, I run the water thru the hose and my two water filters before it gets to the regulater then into the RV. These hoses are very tuff and are not visibly affected by expansion when in the sun or any water pressure that I've encountered.
While visting the Quartzsite show a few years ago we bought hoses, quick disconnects,and a nice adjustable Watts regulator from the RV Water Filter Store. I've been very satisfied with no problems with their products.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:30 PM   #16
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I use 50' of 5/8" Never-Kink from CW connected all the time to the MH and stored in a flat roll in the water compartment. I only need to take out what is needed to reach the hook up. I got tired of using the 25' and then having to drag out another 25' at some places. No longer a problem now and less connection to leak.

I only use the regulator if the campground pressure is over 65 PSI. May only run into one or two a year that have the higher pressure
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I noticed for a few dollars more Wally offers a marine water hose. I haven't tried it yet; anybody else used one?
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I use two 50ft sections of Never Kink hose, a presure regulator at the spigot, and an inline filter with quick disconects at the TT. I keep the hose in a hose reel that I carry in the TV so I only pull out enough hose to make the connection. This set up has lasted through two TT's (about 5 yrs). I've never had a problem with leaks are bursting.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:47 PM   #19
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I have used WM white hose(SST ends) for years without problems. I also have a PVC 1/2",20' coiled hose W/ machined brass fittings, for overnighting while enroute. It's easy/fast to store, use, and drain when unhooking. My issue with water hoses is I can't find decent washers that seal without using a plier to tighten them.
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I use the white 5/8" hose found at any RV, Walmart, etc store. I then cut both end fittings off and put the nylon "Gilmour" repair fittings on both ends of the hose. I like the extra leverage I can get on both ends, bare handed, to secure the hose with no leaks. I have twice replaced the RV's city water inlet fitting thinking that was the problem--- Wrong!! It was the crappy factory fittings on the hoses.

The bride and I both noticed an increase in water volume flow going from 1/2" to 5/8". I'm looking for a 3/4" hose now. I can only find it in restaurant supply stores on the internet and it is "dear" in price.
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The bride and I both noticed an increase in water volume flow going from 1/2" to 5/8". I'm looking for a 3/4" hose now. I can only find it in restaurant supply stores on the internet and it is "dear" in price.
Here's another older thread on a similar topic: Is bigger better?
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For those of you that would like a recommendation on water pressure regulators, I would suggest using only a household watts adjustable pressure regulator normally found used in a house along with a gauge to see what the actually water pressure is going into your coach. Everything else is a waste of your money and will generally only restrict the water versus reducing the pressure. And with the watts, you can adjust the pressure each time depending on how much initial water pressure the RV park has to start out with.

Regarding hoses, I gave up on the white RV approved hose years ago. However I do own a flat roll-up 25ft. hose that was purchased from CW but have never used it to date. It sits in the basement storage in one of my storage bins. What I do use is a series of 6 ft. stainless steel covered washing machine hoses. One that goes from the watts pressure regulator to my house water filter, another going from the filter to my water softener, then a third going from the softener to my coach. One important thing that I must point out is that we only use the water to wash dishes, shower, the ice maker with extra filtration and for the toilet. We never use the water for general drinking or cooking purposes. The water quality where we are in Santa Clarita, CA is quite hard, hence the reason for the softener, so as a result, we use bottled water solely for cooking, drinking and even for our dog's water dish.

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What I do use is a series of 6 ft. stainless steel covered washing machine hoses. One that goes from the watts pressure regulator to my house water filter, another going from the filter to my water softener, then a third going from the softener to my coach.

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So, to clarify, you have three hoses and two contraptions (regulator, filter) before you even hook up the hose to your MH? All this is what, laying on the ground or what? I'm trying to visualize where to put a regulator, as I have a water line leak behind the shower that I'd like to fix only once, and wondering if it might be from excessive water pressure. Thx,

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So, to clarify, you have three hoses and two contraptions (regulator, filter) before you even hook up the hose to your MH? All this is what, laying on the ground or what?
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The watts regulator is attached directly to the water supply valve. It has two fittings mounted into the 3/4 inch internal threads, one on each end. The input side has a female hose bib fitting that screws onto the water supply valve. The output side has a male hose bib fitting where the first of three 6 ft. stainless steel hoses are attached. That hose goes to the input side of the a stand alone house filter hanging on one of Camping World's filter brackets stuck into the ground. The house filter has hose bib fittings installed at each end too. Then a second hose going from the output side of the filter to my stand alone water softener sitting on a pad next to my coach followed by the last hose going to my coach. I have the pressure gauge attached to a T on the output side of my softener, thereby allowing me to see what the static water pressure is when not drawing water. I am running about 50-55 lb's static pressure and about 25-30 draw down pressure.

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Hi Richard,

Thanks for the details; that's quite a setup you have! I think I'll see about installing at least a pressure regulator. My owners manual says the water pump protects against excessive pressure, up to 200 psi, but who know if it's accurate after 20 years or even the original pump. No gauge of course.

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If you would like some photo's, they are easy to take and post.

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Haven't had one of the cheap Wal-mart jobs fail yet, have two of the 25' ones which I used connected together.

However, I did wrap all my hoses with foam pipe wrap at the inset to protect them from sun and cold since I had to run them roughly 50' to get my water supply.
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