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Thanks 2oldman. I usually look things up from past posts, but this time I didn't. Guess I had brain freeze. [emoticon]
I was just at lowes yesterday looking at the zero G on display at the checkout. I think price went down.

Skim over the link. I've needed a hose for months. For me I'm not all mr healthy but i dont trust what plastics appear to be doing to the brain. The zero g is not BPA free and even though I dont drink or cook with trailer water I figure it's best to find a hose that is.

Also not sure how the zero g is affected by heat. Sometimes that is a big contributor to bad chemicals leaching into water.

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The best thing I did to make my hoses last longer is put a right-angle fitting on it so when it comes out the side of the RV, the hose drops straight down instead of bending at the coupler.

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OCMan = the leak in this case is coming from the crimp. Not at the point where the coupling swivels. Good point, thanks.

riw999 = I do have a angle and the hose is straight. This particular hose that has the coupling leak is straight and is attached to my filter at ground level.

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"BUT I only use it to fill up the FW Tank and let the pump do the rest."

Hose failure...water line failure both lead to terrible results. I agree...fill the tank and use the pump.


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If the crimp is bad there are some good repair ends out there. Google stainless hose ends.


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Upon check all suggestions and the hose ratings I came to the conclusion that no matter what hose is purchased it will fail. I had mentioned that I am full-timing and when not traveling I have hose continually hooked up at my site. This is about 6 mo out of the year. It would not be feasible for me to use a tank. I am aware of the repair kits, but the hose that went is a 3' lead hose from the outside faucet to the filter and it would probably cost me more for the repair kit than another hose. Thanks all for your help. I will compare all suggestions and go from there.

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We have had good luck with the water hoses from Camco. Note I did say hoses. You have to remember that they often lay in the sun which will have an affect on how long they last. We are on our 3rd one in 10 years and are full-time.

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