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Dusty R

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Posted: 01/21/21 12:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a white flat hose, that we don't use. Don't remember why for sure, but I think that it might be because it puts a taste in the water when used full time.

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Posted: 01/21/21 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dusty R wrote:

I grew up on a dairy farm. In the summer time we ran many hardware store garden hoses to several different areas watering livestock and chickens. We often drank from those hoses and never gave a thought about what the hose was made of.
Now 50-60 years latter it's hard to find a hose that does not put a bad taste in the water when hooked to an rv. full time.
Makes a big difference if the water is flowing all day and you take a sip vs. if the water is stranded in the hose for an extended period.

Sure I drank from a flowing hose as a kid. Always let it flow cold before I took first sip. You would never grab a hose from the garage and drink the stale water.


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Posted: 01/28/21 03:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I ordered one of those Forest Service garden hoses from Rawhide Firehoses, and it was delivered yesterday.

That’s a nice hose! I tested it, and it doesn’t seem to add a taste to the water. I’ll hang on to my old hose though, just in case.

It’s much lighter than the old hose, and fits on my hose reel better.

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NRALIFR wrote:

I ordered one of those Forest Service garden hoses from Rawhide Firehoses, and it was delivered yesterday.

That’s a nice hose! I tested it, and it doesn’t seem to add a taste to the water. I’ll hang on to my old hose though, just in case.

It’s much lighter than the old hose, and fits on my hose reel better.


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My problem with that style hose is that you have to unreel the entire length even when just a few feet are needed.


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Posted: 01/29/21 12:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

D@MN!! [emoticon]

Yet another example of “One size doesn’t fit all”!

That won’t be a problem for me. The old hose wasn’t exactly problem free itself, especially when it’s cold.

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NRALIFR wrote:

D@MN!! [emoticon]

Yet another example of “One size doesn’t fit all”!

That won’t be a problem for me. The old hose wasn’t exactly problem free itself, especially when it’s cold.

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Let me / US know of your thoughts on the hose after using it a few times....


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Posted: 01/29/21 06:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will.

In case your not familiar with my camping style though, I’ll tell you right up front that I never connect my TC to the campground water system. The freshwater tank is always full when we’re traveling, and the hose only comes out to refill it. Why? Because my waste tanks are smaller than even a newer TC of this size has nowadays. Using the water pump keeps everyone focused on not using too much water.

Also, where I store the hose isn’t a “wet bay” area like a lot of RV’s have, so I’m in the habit of draining the hose completely before putting it away. I can’t have a water filled hose leaking into that storage compartment and damaging it.

But, if the new hose turns out to not be a good fresh water hose, then it will replace my old “utility” hose. That’s the one I don’t mind connecting to the black tank wand, or any other unsanitary chore. My current utility hose is a cheap-o flat hose on a wind-up reel that I think I bought at a dollar store. It has issues that’s making it difficult to wind back up, and needs to be replaced anyway.

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Sjm9911 wrote:

Zero g hose. Try it , you will not go back.


Zero G hoses are awesome!


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