Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-19-2014, 04:21 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
reubenray's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake Osprey RV Resort, Elberta, AL
Posts: 2,740
Cutting 75' Water Hose??

I bought a heavy duty non-kink 75' water hose for a trip that required more than what hose I have already. This hose is to hard to roll up and store, so I am thinking about cutting it in half and putting new ends on. The DW thinks I am crazy for doing this and afraid I will ruin it.

What type of repair kits would ya'll recommend to make sure the DW is not right?
__________________

__________________
Raymond, Dee Dee and Sophie (Yorkie)
2013 Tiffin Allegro (Sold) - 2017 Ventana LE 4037 -
2016 Chevrolet Equinox - V6 - AWD
reubenray is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-19-2014, 04:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
chuckinthebus's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 1,711
Buy a hose repair kit for the inside diameter of the hose and cut it. Any big box hardware, Walmart or other similar store should have the repair kit you need.
__________________

__________________
Chuck, Sara (RVM 50.5) & Chopper (the fuzzy 1)
2003 DSDP w/2015 Jeep Wrangler, 2 Kayaks & 2 bikes. Living and Loving life.
RVM50
chuckinthebus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 04:29 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
road dogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: 7S5
Posts: 571
My first advice is, it's easier to beg forgiveness than ask for permission, especially in dealing with such important decisions as cloning hoses. That being said, any hardware store should carry easy to use plastic or metal hose repair ends, just measure the ID of your hose and get one of each (M & F) and attach them per the instructions.
__________________
2004.5 GMC SLT CCLB, Ride Rites, Turbo brake, EFI Live
2012 Arctic Fox 29 5T 5th Airborne, B&W, Prodigy
Papillon navigators Lily, Buddy and Willow
road dogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 04:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
nctox's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Western NC
Posts: 387
Quote:
Originally Posted by reubenray View Post
I bought a heavy duty non-kink 75' water hose for a trip that required more than what hose I have already. This hose is to hard to roll up and store, so I am thinking about cutting it in half and putting new ends on. The DW thinks I am crazy for doing this and afraid I will ruin it.

What type of repair kits would ya'll recommend to make sure the DW is not right?
Ray,
I've repaired or shortened several water hoses and never had a problem with them leaking or anything else. Lowe's or HD will have the ends to attach to the two pieces and are simple to do. Then you will have two pieces that will be far more useful than one long one.
Tim,,,
__________________
Seeing this country from ground level.

2016 Allegro Bus 40AP
nctox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 04:46 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
gruelens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,286
I prefer the metal repair fittings over the plastic ones.
__________________
George R. - Fulltiming since January '03
2007 Newmar Mountain Aire 3991
2012 Chevy Malibu LT1
gruelens is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 05:52 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Tha_Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,516
Quote:
Originally Posted by reubenray View Post
I bought a heavy duty non-kink 75' water hose for a trip that required more than what hose I have already. This hose is to hard to roll up and store, so I am thinking about cutting it in half and putting new ends on. The DW thinks I am crazy for doing this and afraid I will ruin it.

What type of repair kits would ya'll recommend to make sure the DW is not right?
Adding a new end to a hose is simple is it a drinkable water hose.
__________________
2007 Fleetwood Revolution LE 40V
Tha_Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 09:06 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Port Dover, Ontario
Posts: 206
Look for the repair fittings that have a compression fitting rather than the ones using hose clamps...looks much tidier...

http://www.amazon.ca/Nelson-50405-8-...rhf_se_p_img_1

http://www.amazon.ca/Nelson-50400-8-...on+hose+repair
__________________
2009 Monaco Monarch 33SFS...Jeep TJ
Wintering in Apache Junction. Summer in Ontario.
harris155 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 09:25 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Santara's Avatar
 
Forest River Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: S florida now Cocoa
Posts: 275
don;t cut in 1/2 instead make it 25 & 50 more useable only use what u need at cg. or 45-30 or what ever better to have 2 diff sizes
__________________
Rick & Barbara
"98" 30 'Coachmen C Santara FL (front lounge) V 10
TST tpms, ScanGauge 2 cats Tyler,Lucy
Santara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 10:11 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Thebaldeagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 102
I found a good type of coupler made by Orbit at Sutherlands Lumber. Easy to put on, no sharp edges like a clamp and no protruding bulges to hit you in the shin when you pull it past you a little too fast (or am I the only klutz out there?

http://www.orbitonline.com/products/...-female-mender
__________________
Thebaldeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 10:17 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,493
If you want to do it best seek out an industrial rubber supplier.

They have every kind of hose as well as the connectors.

Most crimp for free with the connector and the cost is not too bad.

Many options with repair kits but some are not that good for unattended continous pressure.
__________________
Tony & Lori
1989 Country Coach Savannah SE
TQ60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 04:11 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Larry & Rita's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tulalip, WA
Posts: 943
FYI: I kept a pot of super hot water close by when I did mine and I put the end I cut in the water for a couple of min's, it sure made the end expand and the barbed end just slipped in-no problem, OH Yes- I remember- if your using the type of repair end with the screw tightener be sure and put it on BEFOR you insert the new end.
__________________
Don't pray for a blessing--Pray to be a blessing.
2006 Holiday Rambler Endavor 40 footer
Tulalip,WA
Larry & Rita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 06:21 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
reubenray's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lake Osprey RV Resort, Elberta, AL
Posts: 2,740
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tha_Rooster View Post
Adding a new end to a hose is simple is it a drinkable water hose.
Yes it is a drinking water hose.
__________________
Raymond, Dee Dee and Sophie (Yorkie)
2013 Tiffin Allegro (Sold) - 2017 Ventana LE 4037 -
2016 Chevrolet Equinox - V6 - AWD
reubenray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 06:32 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
brobox's Avatar


 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SW FL
Posts: 15,088
Quote:
Originally Posted by reubenray View Post
I bought a heavy duty non-kink 75' water hose for a trip that required more than what hose I have already. This hose is to hard to roll up and store, so I am thinking about cutting it in half and putting new ends on. The DW thinks I am crazy for doing this and afraid I will ruin it.

What type of repair kits would ya'll recommend to make sure the DW is not right?
I cut the the metal ends off of my new drinking water hoses and replace them with plastic clamp on ends, Lowe's' Home Depot, Walmart, etc. The factory metal ends will start leaking in a short period of time. Doesn't hurt to cut a new hose, I do it.
__________________
Chuck in SW FL
A "Classic" 2014 Entegra Anthem 42RBQ
2016 Colorado Z71 PU
brobox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 12:32 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
britcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 577
Santaras' suggestion ( cut 25' & 50' ) makes a lot of sense. Very seldom have we encountered connection points that require more than 25', but you do need to have 50 or 75 for that strange place.
__________________

__________________
2014 Newmar Ventana 4037 / 4018
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd.
1940 Chevrolet Pickup
britcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water holding tank cracked connections OneSiren Class A Motorhome Discussions 15 07-28-2014 08:19 PM
The Sewer Solution Idiot Jeffreys RV Systems & Appliances 37 04-05-2014 12:38 AM
3rd pressure coolant hose on ISL 425 on 08-09? kraig Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12 11-07-2013 12:34 AM
Water Hose Question Craig36 Class A Motorhome Discussions 17 08-09-2013 08:48 AM
How to fill fresh water? 6mm iRV2.com General Discussion 13 08-04-2013 11:05 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.