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Posted: 10/18/22 08:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just wondering what is recommended for a potable water hose?

Been looking at the Camco EvoFlex with the springs on the ends.

2x 25ft
1x 4ft or 10ft for filter to potable port.

I would think these are good, correct? I don't think I need to pay extra for the "best", keyword: think.

Should I consider others that are less costly?

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Posted: 10/18/22 09:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a Camco EvoFlex 35 ft. during warm weather (filter is inside the heated service bay) and this during the winter:

NoFreezeWaterHose

Both work well.

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Whatever brand you decide on, just make sure it's "drinking water safe". I bought a 50' hose, cut it into a 15' and a 35' (adding the required ends). Usually the 15' is sufficient. Sometimes the 35', and rarely the full 50'. This way I only have to have what's needed out.


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@Second, I choked on the price of that winter hose. Still getting used to this.

@4x4, 15' and 35' from a 50', I like that!

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here is what I use. I have a 25ft and a 50Ft. takes up almost no space. Have used them for over 10 years now w/o any issues.

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SCADAMAN29325 wrote:

@Second, I choked on the price of that winter hose. Still getting used to this.

Thanks to all.


I agree - pretty steep. But the cheaper (think Camco and others) typically don't last more than a couple of winters and often have a terrible plastic taste. If you are full-time, as we are, and don't run from winter and very cold temps, it's more than worth it.

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This is what I just bought to replace our Camco hose, which has served us well but was time to a new one, https://www.amazon.com/Flexzilla-HFZG525YWS-Garden-Swivelgrip-Drinking/dp/B06XWGC62L?th=1.
Haven't used it yet with the RV, but also bought one for home use. And the grip is terrific for tightening, especially with arthritic hands.


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I use Flexilla hoses (Amazon has them) that remain very flexible even in sub-freezing temperatures. They're drinking water safe. In sub-freezing temps we just fill our water tank and use that after draining the hose.


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I buy garden hoses that are designated "drinking water safe" or "potable water safe". They make them but you often have to order them online. I use the thicker hoses because I make my own insulated heated winter water hose. I also buy the hoses in much longer lengths and cut them into several different lengths (long, medium and short) and put hose menders and quick connects on the ends. It allows me to have a hose of the length I need without having a too long hose curled up. I store hoses in Christmas wreath storage bags. Neoprene foam insulation allows the hose to be curled up tighter than the polyfoam pipe insulation.

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Second Chance wrote:

SCADAMAN29325 wrote:

@Second, I choked on the price of that winter hose. Still getting used to this.

Thanks to all.


I agree - pretty steep. But the cheaper (think Camco and others) typically don't last more than a couple of winters and often have a terrible plastic taste. If you are full-time, as we are, and don't run from winter and very cold temps, it's more than worth it.

Rob


I find the biggest issue with heated water hoses is that only the hose is heated. Fittings before and after the hose are not heated, and prone to freezing.

I made my own with a standard water hose, heat tape, and foam pipe insulation. The heat tape is about three feet longer than the hose, I can wrap the faucet and the inlet at the trailer and really be protected.


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