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Posted: 12/09/18 12:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Going to spend a few days in Monument Valley December/January.
Read about 25% failure rate on Camco 25 ft heated water hose. Sounds risky. Wrapping a 25ft hose with heating tape and then insulating the thing appears to be the only alternative.
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The only way I had success was to fill then drain the hose. Better than money spent for nothing only to end up with a split hose. Yeah it's a pain. Yeah it's winter. Better than melting snow with a campfire I guess.

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Posted: 12/09/18 01:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Right! Don't leave the hose out. Connect to water, fill, disconnect and drain hose. Rinse / repeat as necessary.


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Hard to camp in MV because it is mostly Navajo Nation land.

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Camp in the Valley of the Gods which is close unless you need hookups.


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Posted: 12/09/18 02:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Actually, I guess it would be ok to only connect when taking a shower and leave the grey open during that time. Thanks for the tips.

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Does your RV not have any fresh water holding tanks? If there are grey and black tanks you should also have a fresh water tank. You can leave the grey open as long as you have a sewer hook up as you won't want to be draining on the ground in the park. Also, if you do have hookups, be sure to empty the drain hose as well as it will freeze a bit over and over and then clog.

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Posted: 12/09/18 03:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why leave the hose out? Fill your water tank and use it. RVs don’t need to be tethered!


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Posted: 12/09/18 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

self contained RV
fresh water tank
grey water tank

fill it up , take shower
get more fresh water when needed
empty grey before leaving,

the only reason to stay connected to water and to open grey when showering
is 'on demand instant water heater' and 30 minute showers

well different strokes for different folks

but i thought RV camping people were used to being adaptable

weather is cold, skip the worry about using hoses


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