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Old 11-11-2015, 03:28 AM   #1
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Replacing the water hose

The water hose on my '09 Camelot desperately needed changing after 5 years of full timing. Problem is, the hose reel (made by Shoreline) is almost impossible to reach. Ended up removing the wet bay panel, a drastic chore in itself just so I could get at the reel.

Anyway, a 15 minute job turned into a 4 hour job thanks to the almost impossible access to everything behind the panel.

If you ever need to replace your water hose contact me, I have a few hard learned hints.

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On ours I just pulled out the hose as far as it would go, cut the hose at a convenient spot. Bought a new white hose cut the male end off and using a 1/2 inch male to male splice I pushed old and new together and clamped them. Took 6 minutes and has been working for two years.
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I replaced the hose on our 07 Camelot last month, & like John, figured a short amount of time, but turned into a half day -- I ended up taking the hose reel out -- I started to do like Ross, but with my luck, it would break upstream of the splice -- I had the 1/2 barb fitting in hand, but went hard way -- I replaced the vinyl front in the wet bay with a stainless one, & it`s not a chore to remove -- Just a lot of wires -- I didn`t learn any short cuts, so I would advise anyone thinking about this to contact John for advice -- Bill Willard
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On ours I just pulled out the hose as far as it would go, cut the hose at a convenient spot. Bought a new white hose cut the male end off and using a 1/2 inch male to male splice I pushed old and new together and clamped them. Took 6 minutes and has been working for two years.
As stated, this is a 1/2" hose. I tried to use a splice but the hose had expanded, enough that it now needed a 5/8" splice. I could not get a good splice seal except by using a stainless steel hose clamp. This clamp worked, but had a lot of sharp edges. And being inside the reel means that you would never see if there was any lurking damage from the clamp rubbing on the adjacent hose.

From experience, I discovered that when something goes wrong it is always at the worst possible time. So I did not take a short cut and replaced the hose the way it was supposed to be replaced.

Besides, I'm retired and have the time

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