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Old 04-09-2013, 12:28 AM   #1
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Hose Management

I am looking for a good way to store my water/waste hoses. Currently I have two 25' water hoses and two macerator waste hoses and they are more or less just stuffed into a bay. How do you store your hoses in your RV? I like pictures if you have them.

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Old 04-09-2013, 12:32 AM   #2
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I roll the water hose up and lay it in the wet bay behind the divider for the sewer connection.

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:00 AM   #3
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A coiled hose used to flush the black tank is stowed with the sewer hose. I keep the potable water hose in a storage bin just forward of the wet bay where the sewer hose is stored. Rolled up and tied with two of those looped bungees with the ball. A seldom used 75' garden hose is similarly stowed there as well.
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The black water hose and all connections for it is in one storage bin. Another storage bin has the other hose and connections. The electric and those connections also gets their own storage bin. With the bins we can pull out just the parts we need and not worry about combing thru everything else.
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I have a water softener mounted in the bay next to the wet bay. The FW hose is simply pulled into this compartment when not connected. The end with the pressure reg and Y valve stay in the wet bay but up high and off the floor. When hooking up at a CG I simply pull the hose out at the wet bay and connect it to the water source. The softener stays connected all the time.
The sewer hose and sewer weights are the only thing kept in the wet bay. I have another compartment dedicated to "clean" stuff. Spray bottle with bleach solution, Clorox wipes, paper towels, extra FW hose, black tank rinse hose, etc.
These hoses are simply coiled up, the ends connected to prevent any leaks, and velcro strapped.
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Water hoses coiled into wet bay.

Sewer hoses in a draw-string topped laundry bag, stored in a small bay by itself.
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x2 for keeping water and sewage hoses in separate compartments. I coil and connect two 25 ft. hoses into a little basket in the wet bay, along with the water pressure regulator and two 3 ft. water hoses connected together. I use these when the water connection is within 6 ft or less. Much less hassle than the longer hoses.

Sewer hoses & connectors are in a big plastic tray; above the black water tank in another compartment.

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Water hoses coiled into wet bay.

Sewer hoses in a draw-string topped laundry bag, stored in a small bay by itself.
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I went and got two small clear bins at target one has the sewer hose and all connections for it and the other has water hose and all connections for it, I have them stacked on top of each other ( they have lids) and keep them in my storage compartment next to the wet bay, wet bay has no room for anything have a 6 inch tall gape at bottom of bay that goes in 9 inches just so you can see the water tank so no storage in there
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I bought a couple of those slide top clothes hamper bags (not sure what they're called but that's the claimed use) and put the coiled hoses (potable and sewer separate) in these but in separate compartments. When I coil the hoses after use I also screw the ends together so that nothing can get inside which is important on the potable water hoses.
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Milk crates! Garbage bag in one to hold slinky, droop the bag over the sides, use the hose, put back in the crate and twist the top of the bag shut. Nice and neat. Same with macerator hose(extension), electrical cords, FW hoses and anything else. Grouped items by general use and they're stackable to boot!
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i was lucky when buying as the water hose is on electric reel as is the shore power cord and the two sewer hoses have there own round compatment, one on each side of coach..and the black flush hose is short and keeps under dump valve...was one of the reasons i wanted an older top line coach.....jeff
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I coil my water hose and connect the two ends together effectively sealing the hose so no "bugs" (or anything else) can get into the hose. It goes into the bay at the rear of my coach along with my 50 amp cord. The sewer hose collapses down, I cap the ends and it goes into the wet bay.
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I store my water hoses in with the propane tank. Sewer hoses go in a large bucket in the bin forward of the water supply bin.
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Water hose on hose reel (piped in to water filters) in wet bay retracted with brass end cap when not hooked up.

Sewer hoses (stinky slinky) each 10' connected end to end, sewer adaptor, weights, and donut stored in a covered Rubbermaid tote just ahead of the wet bay.

4' Black tank flush hose 2 coiled and connected end to end stored hanging in wet bay from the faucet.

Extra 25' hose coiled end to end, new spare stinky slinky, filter cartridges, psi reg when needed stored in a separate tote.

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