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Old 04-28-2019, 11:44 AM   #29
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I just couldn't mine, then but in the old milk crate . I did see a person that could her's then puts into a bag that would have held jumper cables. Have to say it was nice. Just have to find a new jumper cable bag

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We use 2 hoses, white for fresh, grey for unsanitary projects. They are stored in appropriately colored, separate dry bags.
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I coil it up, screw the two ends together so no residual water drips, and stow it in one of the storage compartments
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I use a round plastic Christmas wreath storage container for my stinky slinky and a separate one(of course) for my fresh water hoses. Very cheap right after Xmas. My expandable hose just gets dumped in a plastic bucket. All hoses have quick disconnects and every connection gets dunked in a high ball glass of alcohol before and after every connection.
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I use Zero G 5/8" hose and an orange cord reel from Home Depot
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:00 PM   #33
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RV Show Bags

When I go to an RV show I collect large sturdy plastic bags from Camping World and other vendors. I can roll up two 25 foot hoses and fit them both in one bag. Since the bags are plastic (you also will find plastic lined bags) they can handle a bit of spilled water without a problem. Use a smaller bag for just one hose. After rolling a hose up I couple the ends together before bagging and that eliminates any water leaking issues and helps to keep them rolled up. If you have an external water filter and/or water softener you can store your shorter hoses the same way.
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:37 PM   #34
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I have the same question and haven't read the description of the expandable hoses. I was curious as well if they are NSF? Since we have several using them someone should know.

I could be mistaken, but I think the "expandable hoses" that came out several years ago mainly expanded in length and maybe slightly in diameter. The newer Zero hoses appear to expand in diameter but little if any in length. I like that concept much better.
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:44 AM   #35
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People say we drank out of garden hose when we were kids so big deal. But! We drink out of our hose 24/7. I don’t want lead poisoning. We use Zero-G.
We don’t carry extra water unless it taste bad.
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:46 AM   #36
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This is what we use. However, we use bottled for consumption.

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Same here. I store it in a clean plastic pail. We have never carried bottled water for drinking purposes.
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every connection gets dunked in a high ball glass of alcohol before and after every connection.
What is your preferred alcohol for that application, tequila, gin
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I use a Cordpro I found on Amazon. It can be a bit of a pain for rolling up but stores very compactly.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:43 AM   #39
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May I inquire. When you say expandable, I think of the garden hose you get at many places. However, they are not designated "water hose" and I have been taught (maybe falsely) you need a true water hose to get clean water for RV use.
So, more info, please.
You need two hose systems. One to flush things when dumping and the other to supply drinking and cooking water. The expandable garden hoses are suitable for flushing. There are expandables that are specified to be good for drinking and cooking.

The difference in materials used to construct the hose is lead free (heavy) metals and nontoxic plastic or rubber flexible hose material and washers.

I saw one post where a park ranger told a camper he could not hook a blue expandable potable water hose to park water spigots. He was only allowed to hook white hoses.
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I also use the Zero-G 5/8" hose. Have quick disconnect on coach and hose. Store in a plastic bad. Two years and no problems. My stinky slinky is on my Aquahot bay door. See pic.
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I stuff a Zero-G hose in this. Protects the hose, easy in and out, then I throw it in a plastic box to contain any drips.
Now that is cool. Thanks
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I use two hose support brackets (the type you buy to support garden hose) mounted on the wet-bay door, wrapping the hose (expandable 50 feet) around them, leaving the rv end connected. Has worked well for 8 years with one hose replacement. The brackets are mounted at 10:30 and 1:30, far enough apart to allow the hose to clear the coach drain plumbing when bay door closed.
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