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Old 11-29-2007, 01:15 PM   #1
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How many feet of Sewer connection, Potable water hose and electrical cable should I carry???

I have 2, 10' lengths of sewer hose, 2, 25' lengths of potable water hose 25' of tank flushing hose and the 50 amp cable that the coach came with, about 25', adapters 50A-30A and 30A-15A,

Should I have more???

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Old 11-29-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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How many feet of Sewer connection, Potable water hose and electrical cable should I carry???

I have 2, 10' lengths of sewer hose, 2, 25' lengths of potable water hose 25' of tank flushing hose and the 50 amp cable that the coach came with, about 25', adapters 50A-30A and 30A-15A,

Should I have more???

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Old 11-29-2007, 01:26 PM   #3
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I carry too many hoses and adapters, but this is what I recommend. A 10' and a 20' sewer hose with an adapter to connect the two. That way you can have 10', 20' or 30' of sewer hoses.

A 25' and a 50' drinking water hose. In some public parks I have had to run a distance to get fresh water and 75' will usually work. If I need more I borrow a hose from a fellow camper.

I carry a 25' 30-amp extension cord and I have needed to use it a few times. Also a 50-30 amp and a 30-15/20 amp adapter.

I carry a 50' regular garden hose for flushing the back tank and for washing the motorhome and car.

I think with the above you can get by 99% of the time, but there will always be that 1% when you need a 150' water hose and a 100' extension cord.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:33 PM   #4
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I carry and have used;
2 20' sewer hoses, together at one campground,
25' 30amp elec extension cord used with my 50amp coach cord,
25' and 50' water hoses,
50amp to 30 amp adapter,
30amp to 20 amp adapter that I hope never to use.

I am considering a 50amp extension cord, as I needed it once, but had to settle for 30amps.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:58 PM   #5
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Latitude,

I would tell you to only carry 5/8" water hose- gives more volume than 1/2" and for parks with minimum water pressure it helps fill your holding tank faster for showers with your demand pump. I also would only use the Rhino sewer hose system-- it's fantastic. You can carry 30' feet more of hose because it collapses everytime to a store bought condition. It costs a little more but it's hassle free--
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:10 PM   #6
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We've been caught in some situations where more is better.
Sewer- We have a 15' RhinoFlex hose which works 90% of the time but have 2 20' sections of regular hose w/adapters.
Water- 75' of hose.
Electrical- Here's the biggie. We go to a lot of rallys where there's 30A power and the temp is still quite hot. Yeah you can run your 30A cord and get power but if you run your 50A cord there's less resistance and the AC works lots better.
So we carry the standard 50A cord, an additional 30' 50A cord and adapter, 50A female to 30A male for a 30A hookup, also a 50A male X 30A female adapter. Yeah it's heavy but it works. Also carry an additional 25' 30A cord as well as a 50' 30A cord only to be used in extreme situations of length and/or low amps usage. We have had to use 75' of cord at times.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:34 PM   #7
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I think the water and electrical lines you have would probably do you about 99% of the time, but I would get another 20 feet of sewer hose. A couple of campgrounds I have stayed at have the sewer connection a considerable distance from the other hookups, either through poor design, or to keep the "icky" stuff away from the "yummy" stuff.

Considering how sloppy some people are about making sewer messes right next to the water hookup, it's probably not a bad idea to keep them well separated.
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:33 PM   #8
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OK I think I am gonna trade in or retire one 25'potable for 50'. Max!! my 25'hoses are 5/8" but I can't find 50' 5/8" so it might have to be 1/2".
I will get 10 more feet of sewer line. and 25 more feet of 50A power chord.

That 'Should' do it But there is always that 1%

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That 1% happened to me at a Canadian Prov. Park where I needed 95 ft of electrical cable to get the the connection. Fortunately I had it.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mike Finnerty:
That 1% happened to me at a Canadian Prov. Park where I needed 95 ft of electrical cable to get the the connection. Fortunately I had it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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I only have been RVing 6 years but we RV 5 months each year. I have put over 75,000 miles on RVs and I have used up to 40' of sewer hose and 50' of water hose, but that's rare. I have never needed more 50 AMP line; so I just carry an 80' 12 wire extension cord. If I have to use that I wouldn't stay more than one nnight.
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I carry 4' water hose, a 6" flex hose and a couple of 45 and 90 degree brass angles. These allow connection to wierd faucet layouts (there have been a few). In normal circumstances I use either a 10' or a 25' regular hose as required. And I have one of the 'flat' 50' hoses on a reel for the rare times when 39' is not enough and thought I was good.

But no, I was short at my dad's place so got another 25' hose from WalMart. I left it at his place since I didn't really have a good place to store it. I'm keeping my eye out for a good sale on the 25' flat hose.

Electrical, the existing 50 amp cord is usually enough, although there have been a few times when its been a few feet short (when the outlet is at the front of the motorhome). So I carry a 30' 50 amp extention which has been plenty so far. For safety, I also carry my old 30amp extention cord from my trailer days, and a ultra heavy duty 15 amp 50' cord. All the various adapters, of course.

For sewer, I've tried the Rhino system, and it is good quality, but the fittings leak for me, so it is not primary. I've got 50' of PrestoFit I use to dump at home, but don't carry it with me as it is flimsy and the bayonet connectors don't fit as well as I'd like. So usually I end up using 1 or 2 10' sections of 'flat' hose (Level-upp, but good luck finding them). This gives me 20 feet of reliable hose and 35' with minor leaks. 20' has always been enough so far. Of course, for longer stays, I install the 12v macerator which gives me 50' through 1" (or maybe its 7/8" or 3/4", don't remember) hose or longer through bigger sections of PVC. This system will also pump uphill.
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