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Old 11-21-2020, 09:43 AM   #1
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Expandable water hose

I think I already know the answer but does anyone use an expandable water hose for hooking up to campground water? I would think under pressure for long lengths of time these hoses would fail pretty quickly.

If you do use one could you recommend a brand.
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We use a simple white hose that is drinking water safe for potable water and a black hose for everything else. Stored separately. When coiled for storage we screw the ends of each together so no critters can get in.
We are in New England so coach is in storage a lot in Winter so buy a new potable water hose each Spring. Cheap insurance and no worries. ( Spray paint the ends of the old hose and use at home in the yard, no mixups ) Overkill ? Maybe but no issues.
We also disinfect our fresh water system each Spring with Purogene and citric acid .
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Have had Zero G hose,50' at home two yrs under pressure. No problem. Use 25' in coach at campgrounds. Nice rolling up
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I use the Zero-G hoses! They collapse flat and can be rolled up on one of the plastic reels made for electrical cords. Great warranty too!
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They are not a true "expanding" hose but I also use the Zero G hoses and have been very happy. I hate fighting with the white hoses.
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Thanks for the replies. Anyone use one with an automatic reel to wind up the hose. I wonder if I get one and when I wind it up and make it rather loose, would their be enough room to expand if I don't take every foot of the hose off the reel.
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Thanks for the replies. Anyone use one with an automatic reel to wind up the hose. I wonder if I get one and when I wind it up and make it rather loose, would their be enough room to expand if I don't take every foot of the hose off the reel.
If you leave the hose pressurized when you roll it, it may work.

There is a reason why fire trucks use rigid hoses on reels and soft hoses are for rolling or folding.
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Do you all use the standard Zero-G 4001 series hose as your supply line?
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I don't trust expandable hoses when I cannot see what they are doing. A drinking water approved white hose I would trust to be hooked up at all times.
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Thanks for the replies. Anyone use one with an automatic reel to wind up the hose. I wonder if I get one and when I wind it up and make it rather loose, would their be enough room to expand if I don't take every foot of the hose off the reel.
We use Zero G on the boat and at home. Home is on a reel and no problem with partial deploy and use. We do usually fully extend as it so easy both out and in.
They are also drinking water rated.
Will add one to MH when needed. I now have extra white hoses so using those up till replacements needed. On boat & MH (no reel) while more expensive, I like shorter hoses with quick connects that let me tailor the length to match the situation cs have a lot of excess laying around.
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Another user of the Zero-G. No problems over the past year.
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Zero G at home and in the RV.
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Do you all use the standard Zero-G 4001 series hose as your supply line?
I think all of the Zero G hoses are drinking water safe!
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