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Old 01-26-2022, 10:08 AM   #1
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RV Water Connection Hoses

So we have had our 2006 Winn Aspect since Apr 2012. We have always used the normal white 10' water hose. On occasion we had to use the 25' one instead and on very rare occasions connect both. But many times, when we unhook, the hose is very hard to coil up and kinks instead. Especially in cooler weather. I was thinking of switching to Silver Bullet/Collapsible hoses. I was curious if anyone here uses these for their camper hookup and their experience with these. Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks
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Old 01-26-2022, 10:17 AM   #2
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I use two 50-foot Silver Bullet/Collapsible hoses on my powerboat with quick disconnect fittings at each end.......one to supply pressurized shore water from the shore water connection at the bow to the boat's stern water connection and the other for washing the boat. Good value for money.
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Old 01-26-2022, 10:21 AM   #3
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How big is each 50' when collapsed? How long have you had them? Have they held up well?
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Old 01-26-2022, 10:29 AM   #4
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I have been using a Zero G hose for several years - best hose I have ever used -easy to store and does not get stiff in cold weather - and yes the are drinking water safe



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Old 01-26-2022, 11:06 AM   #5
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Upon the many many recommendations here for Zero G, I bought one. Never realized how much I disliked trying to roll up that stiff white hose until I didn't have to do it anymore. My 25ft one folds up into about the size of a medium loaf of bread.

My second hose isn't a Silver Bullet but is the same style. It's also 25ft and stows about the same as the Zero G. I don't use it a lot as it's a bit too "stretchy" for me to have faith in. Also I don't know but I strongly suspect the reduced inner diameter restricts my water flow a bit. It works well enough otherwise though.
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Zero G is a very good option but read the package carefully. There are two or three versions of it and only one is drinking water safe.

https://www.amazon.com/Teknor-Apex-4...%2C3652&sr=8-2

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Old 01-26-2022, 01:18 PM   #8
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I have been using a Zero G hose for several years - best hose I have ever used -easy to store and does not get stiff in cold weather - and yes the are drinking water safe



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X2, no hassle rolling up, no kinks, bought the 5/8 instead of 1/2.
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We have had the Zero G going on 5 years. Never a problem. Debbie even hooks the water up now when we arrive. She would not do it when using the white hoses.
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Does anyone know if Zero-G Blue hoses come in 5/8"?

I have a 1/2" I like but I know it reduces volume slightly. I can only find the blue in 1/2".
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Zero G is a very good option but read the package carefully. There are two or three versions of it and only one is drinking water safe.

https://www.amazon.com/Teknor-Apex-4...%2C3652&sr=8-2

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Don, Zero G support says that all of their hoses are drinking water safe!
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Old 01-26-2022, 04:19 PM   #12
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Zero G is a very good option but read the package carefully. There are two or three versions of it and only one is drinking water safe.

https://www.amazon.com/Teknor-Apex-4...%2C3652&sr=8-2

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Not true. I just looked and i have the 5/8 black and it also says drinking water safe ....
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In another thread about Zer G's it was put forth that al their hoses are basically the same AND drinking water safe. The real reason behind the different colors and stated use was really to broad shoulder shelf space at retail locations. IE then more room they take up, the less room their competitors get. A known marketing tactic. And why there are like ten varieties of Cheerios in the cereal aisle.
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I am overjoyed that all of you have had success with the Zero G hoses. I have had two and they both split in year two. Naturally I could not find the sales receipt. Neither hose was in full-time service.

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