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Old 09-25-2019, 12:19 PM   #1
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NoFreezeWaterHose Products

Just curious if any folks here have used these folks products for winter camping?

https://nofreezewaterhose.com/

If you go there you'll see their products LOOK far superior but I would sure like to hear from folks who have actually used them compared to Campco like products.

They are quite pricey but 'perhaps' they are worth it?

For two hoses, one for drinking water and one for waste house it's over $600!!!

Any input is appreciated.

BTW: I did ask about military or over 65 discounts, just haven't heard back yet. I'll let you know if I do.
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Ive not used that one. I use the pirit hose and ita given me no issues in very cold conditions
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:56 PM   #3
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I have seen these used in the North Dakota oil field area. They do work as advertised. BUT they are not cheap either. The Camco and Pirit hoses will freeze in subzero temps, the No Freeze stays fluid. It's worth the money.
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:10 AM   #4
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I have no experience with the No Freeze Hose. I had a Pirit hose which heated quite well for three winters, but physically broke during that third winter, through brittleness, not electrical problem. I replaced it with a Camco, because the Camco seemed to be more robustly constructed, better protected. I would also note that the Camco is made with a female hose thread fitting on each end, and includes a male-male hose thread coupler. This coupler you can mount on either end to locate the power plug in the most convenient location. The Camco is now in its third winter and working fine.
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Welp...I 'almost' went with these folks especially after talking with CS. They are knowledgeable and very helpful, but in the end I decided just to make an insulated hose myself. Besides cringing a bit on the price, $250 for a 15' hose, they were not able to get it to me in time for this weekend which was forecasted to be 22 degrees!

It wasn't too bad of a process to make. I took my $19 Camco drinking water hose and stretched it out between my awning arms, securing it with velcro, so I could clean it, dry it, apply aluminum foil, heating cable & 3M tape, foam pipe covering and more tape, and TAHDAH! one insulated drinking water hose completed! (Of course now my hands are aching from all the hand work required to put it all together.

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Nice job. What was your final construction cost? How tightly can you coil it for storage? How long will it last?
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Nice job. What was your final construction cost? How tightly can you coil it for storage? How long will it last?
Thanks JFXG! Total cost was $104. Uhm..yeah, coiling it could be an issue. Since technically, we're not real full timers, I'll just store it at our house, (once we actually own one), but yeah, I bet I could fit it in one of my pass through bays...if I had to.

How long will it last? I don't see why it wouldn't last a long time. I don't think that heat cord puts out enough heat to damage anything. When I got home last night I put my finger on part of the cord that was exposed and it was only warm, so I don't see anything breaking down. And since there's no thermostat to go bad, it should last indefinitely.

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The only reason I asked about longevity (anticipated) is that I have observed those near me with DIY heated hoses. After a couple of seasons they appeared to be fairly ragged and weather worn, clearly on the downhill slide. That said, however, all that I’ve observed have been heat line and basic HD pipe insulation secured with duct tape. You’ve clearly used higher end materials, and can likely — I suppose— expect a longer life. Good luck!
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