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Taxman2436

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Posted: 06/15/20 07:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m wondering if I need to always use a white hose for the travel trailer if we don’t drink the water.


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Even for cooking, brushing teeth, or showering, it is best to use a hose that is drinking water safe. OTOH, never heard of anyone dying from drinking from a garden hose, or RV plumbing that was not sanitized.[emoticon]

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Posted: 06/15/20 07:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why not use the rig as designed?
Use a good quality drinking water hose either the white or blue.


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The zero G hose is rated drinking water safe.


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I never understood why some folks don't use a RV rated hose. I mean they are relatively inexpensive at Walmart, actually quite cheap.


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Posted: 06/15/20 07:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you are out buying a hose specifically for the RV, sure get the white hose. The cost difference is negligible.

If you happen to have a green hose handy, I wouldn't worry about it. You aren't going to die a horrible death drinking from it (not that you even plan to drink from it.


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You can use any hose you want as long as you don't mind the taste of it.

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valhalla360 wrote:

.If you happen to have a green hose handy, I wouldn't worry about it. You aren't going to die a horrible death drinking from it (not that you even plan to drink from it.

Are you sure? A friend of my cousin was told by his girlfriend who read on the internet that someone drank from a green hose.
They immediately solidified and crumbled into dust. [emoticon]

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The color doesn't matter. What does matter is that the hose is rated as drinking water safe. My Flexilla hoses for instance, are fluorescent green and rated as safe...

Flexzilla Garden Hose, Heavy Duty, Lightweight, Drinking Water Safe


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Just buy the RV hose. This way you don’t have to guess when pulling the one from the side of your house that was left on the ground with spiders and insects crawling around inside of it! Just make sure you store it in the trailer compartment. Also drain it before storing it.

BTW, we always use the water from our RV. I have the inline hose filter, and then a dedicated “while house” filter plumbed in the RV. I never worry about even drinking water from the RV.


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