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Old 05-07-2015, 10:38 AM   #1
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What kind of water hose is the best for easy storage and durability

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Old 05-07-2015, 10:46 AM   #2
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I just have a white drinking water quality hose from Walmart. It's probably close to 20 years old. Just look for one that's very flexible. Stiff one's are hard to store.

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Old 05-07-2015, 10:48 AM   #3
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Drinking hose I assume? I use Camco.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:40 AM   #4
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The white hoses are typically known for being drinking water safe. However if you go to the store you will find that there are a lot of hoses now that are drinking water safe that are not white. Just look at the label.

I carry two 25 ft hoses and a 10 foot hose. Most of the time a single 25 foot hose is enough. If you are at a full hook up site, often a 10 foot hose will suffice.

As for storage, after draining the hose, I roll it up, and connect the two ends together to keep everything clean. I also have some two sided Velcro that I secure the coil together in a few places.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:50 AM   #5
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Can't beat the white Camco's for price. I had one of the flat hoses that come with a reel (see Camping World) that worked for 4 years and this year when I hooked it up it was full of pin holes, but I might still get a replacement hose as the reel is still good. Efficient use of space but durability is not ideal. I also just got one of these new clear all-weather hoses that are safe for drinking water. They also go flat and roll up. They are much more expensive than the Camco hoses, but roll up compact and have a 10 yr warranty.

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Definitely get 2 - 25ft hoses rather than one 50ft as it will save you rolling up 25ft of hose most every time you hook up the water. If you have space a 10ft hose is the one you will probably use most at serviced sites.
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I also carry one with the heating element in case we are in the mountains overnight. It can be used with or without heat - so multipurpose

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