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Posted: 12/10/20 06:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I carried one, it leaked, I tossed one..

I now carry a 25' white ... and 3 at 10'


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Bumpyroad wrote:

afidel wrote:



I'm not afraid to, but if I've got water at the site it's a heck of a lot more convenient to not have to even think about how much I'm using, plus there's no noise and vibration like with the pump.


x2, who wants to hear that pump a shakin all the time?
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I got rid of the vibrations by using pipe insulation where the piping contacted walls, and almost all of the noise went away, so it was a win win.

We almost always boondock or dry camp, so it is natural to leave home with a full tank of fresh water. Two years ago, we were at a state campground and the water smelled horrible. Several of the folks we were there with ended up getting, well, they couldn't wander far from their toilets. We had our normal water, and my DW said we will NEVER leave home with an empty water tank, I of course said "yes dear".

Edit to add: We know we can go through two fresh tanks before we have to worry about our black and bathroom grey tanks, so we don't have to worry about those stupid gauges not working.


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After rolling around in the grass trying to roll up a white water hose, we bought a blue 50 foot EZ hose. No issues, no leaks yet, coils easily, and stores with the filter in a plastic trash can. I put a pressure reducer and the filter on the spigot first, then the blue hose.
Our issue with the white hoses were that they were so stiff.
Each to their own preference.

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Posted: 12/12/20 05:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a zero g hose and a flexzilla I like them both and they both work much better than the cheap white hoses.
My zero g hose is the gray color, the only issue I have with it is at times when it is laying on the ground in the grass it can look very much like a snake.


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how did I get by all these years with my white hoses and not have all of these dire consequences??????????
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I replaced the marine/RV hoses with Zero-G hoses because it was a pain to coil them, especially when cold and put them in their Rubbermaid container. In addition, seems like the white hoses always got a kink in the same place. I don’t miss the white ones at all.


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I think some of you are confusing Zero G with other brands of hose. I shop both Lowes and Home Depot and the Zero G hoses sold at both have metal ends. I have never seen Zero G hoses with plastic ends anywhere. Ours is out in the sun all the time here in Florida and shows no signs of deterioration. We use it all the time hooked up to the pressure water at the campsites. The bursting strength on the zero G is 650 PSI. If a campground produces more than that water pressure, there is a serious problem. Ours gets run over by the cars often when stretched across the driveways at home. No issues there either. Chuck

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Speaking from experience, just on time hooked up to a campground supply that stinks, tastes funny and looks rusty; and you will appreciate that extra 15 to 20 gallons in the fresh water tank.

I prefer the taste and smell of my own well water. [emoticon]


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Love my zero g, hated my white non zero g. Got one when they first came out. 12' 5/8". I never read directions or ask for them, I'm a male!!


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afidel wrote:

......if I've got water at the site it's a heck of a lot more convenient to not have to even think about how much I'm using, plus there's no noise and vibration like with the pump.


I do not use the hose hooked to the RV and pressurized. Only once have I done that. You don't have to worry about waking up in the middle of the night and discovering the floor is awash in water. Guy at work had that happen. Had some relatives with him, one of them took a shower and left the shower head in the "drip" mode with the faucets on. During the night the gray tank overflowed and the shower pan filled up and the trailer filled up. Insurance totaled the trailer.

With the pump, you know if you have a leak, faucet on, etc, you hear the pump cycling. My complaint with the trailer I have now is the pump it TOO quiet, I can barely hear it. I only turn the pump on when I need water or am using it frequently (meals, etc), anytime away from the RV, or not using it for extended periods, at night, etc, pump is off.

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