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Old 08-01-2020, 10:58 AM   #1
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RV specific hoses?

we just blew a bubble growth in the hose to our 5th wheel, in a reg garden hose.
For full time water pressure, do we need special psi hoses?..or all rubber?....and yes, i have the regulator installed.

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Assuming the pressure regulator is installed at the hose bib, you shouldn't need a special hose pressure-wise but you should use a hose specified for drinking water, not a generic water hose. Here are some examples:


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don't use any hose NOT designating for drinking water, you are poisoning yourself !
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:04 PM   #4
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I guess I'm supposed to be dead, because I drank from a hose as a kid for as long as I remember.
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Old 08-01-2020, 08:49 PM   #5
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Ditto on drinking from a hose as a kid. I use just a regular garden hose but I will absolutely not drink water from the fresh water tank. We use bottled water or most of the time fill jugs with the RO water from home. Our trips though are usually less than a week. Our motor home has a filtration setup in it but it was never used by PO and I took the faucet off the top as it was just in the way.
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Yes, you should have a hose that is certified for potable water.
I've been drinking the water out of TV's tanks since 1957 when my parents rented a TT. I got my first TT in 1968 and always drink water from the fresh water tank with no ill effects.
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OP question/answers got off track. A regular hose or one for drinking water will work (like many others, we use a flexible hose and bring our own drinking water - to each his own). The trick is to use a pressure regulator at the post end, not the coach entry point (or use both). The problem is the water pressure at sites can vary by LOTS. One safety measure is to check via a pressure gauge at the post before hooking up. I've had readings above 90psi and others here on the forum have had above 120psi! That will more than just make a bubble in the hose. We all expect it to be about 40-50psi but that just doesn't happen. Set the pressure you want at the post before hooking up your hose.

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Old 08-02-2020, 06:37 AM   #8
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A good quality (NSF approved)drinking water hose should be used with the regulator at the post as said.

I was disappointed with the Camco Premium hose I bought.
The female end hex is too rounded off which makes it difficult to tighten on to the spigot.
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:57 AM   #9
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That will happen to the hose when its hot and the sun is on it. You either need to run more water or turn it off. We always ran from the tank and just filled the tank when needed. I use the black Goodyear hoses for everything as they are the most durable.
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As fulltiner for nearly 10 years, we have never had any issues with waterlines bursting.
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we full timed in our coach for over 8 years. yes, a regular garden hose will work, but if you leave it out in the sun, the heat causes gases, and chemicals in the hose makeup to be released into the water in the hose.
that said, i also have drank out of a garden hose all my life. not dead of covid yet.
there are several hoses available that are ok's for use to fill tanks, and to drink out of.
many years ago, i bought a 50 ft marine hose, certified for use as a fresh water drinking hose, cut it in half, and made two 25 ft hoses.
cheaper that way. anyway, with a pressure regulator on the post end, i can use any length of good hose to fill my water tank, and leave the good hose out in the sun.
we have also used our fresh water tank for drinking water. we do have a good filter in the kitchen sink area for drinking. we even use it sometimes. especially for the cats.
i dont want get to be poisoned by a regular water hose and die of covid.

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Old 08-02-2020, 10:11 AM   #12
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at lookout mtn campground, the pressure at the lower area is 120 lbs. at the upper ares, its 50.
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Here's a recent review of RV hoses:

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Just a bad or old hose, They do that at times.
I use close to a thousand feet of hose at my place and use a regular hose to fill my tank, do not fill with a hose that has been setting in the sun with water in it. flush out the hose for a few minutes if you have to use it. With the volume that run through the hose the contamination are parts per billion.
I would not use anything but a RV hose to connect to RV that has a line that that lay out in the sun

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