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Old 11-27-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Water hose storage

Just found an answer to my water hose storage problems. We usually carry two 25 foot white hoses with us. Went to Camping World and bought these. Now I can hang then up neatly in the storage compartment .
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http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...andi-hose/3072

This is not like those shrinking hoses you see on TV advertised all the time. These roll up nice and flat with their own holder.
Just thought I would pass it along.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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I have some old hoses like that made by Toro that I have used for years. They are really handy, just be careful around anything sharp (including rocks) as they are easily punctured. They sure are handy for storage though!
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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Do they have to be fully unreeled to use? The old ones I know had to be. I have heard there are flat hoses out there that do not need to be unreeled, but I have not seen any of them. As for storing standard hoses, I wind them up in a coil, connect the two ends and then use a few pieces of two sided Velcro to secure the coils together. In the trailer that is how all my cords and hoses are dealt with. Until I find something better.
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:10 AM   #4
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X2 what Jay said ^^
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Do they have to be fully unreeled to use? The old ones I know had to be. I have heard there are flat hoses out there that do not need to be unreeled, but I have not seen any of them. As for storing standard hoses, I wind them up in a coil, connect the two ends and then use a few pieces of two sided Velcro to secure the coils together. In the trailer that is how all my cords and hoses are dealt with. Until I find something better.
Wow… connect the two ends… what an obvious solution to keeping your hose sanitary.. I have to tell my husband about this idea, as we are always concerned about keeping the hose needs sanitary.
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... connect the ends, too. also, a couple of times a year, or as often as needed, I make a bleach solution in a drinking glass and clean both hose ends, then pour it into the hose and flush it through.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:48 AM   #7
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My flat hoses have to be fully unwound to use, from the picture it looks like the new ones do too.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:05 AM   #8
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Do they have to be fully unreeled to use?
Yes, if a flat hose is wound upon itself it would have to be fully unwound. Otherwise it would have no room to expand to allow water flow. You MIGHT get a very slight trickle through it but nothing usable.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #9
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Wow… connect the two ends… what an obvious solution to keeping your hose sanitary.. I have to tell my husband about this idea, as we are always concerned about keeping the hose needs sanitary.
If you're worried about "sanitary" then carry a spray bottle of diluted Clorox to spray on the water faucet. More than once I've seen people drag their drain hose over to the faucet to flush out the hose. Yuck!!!! Now I disinfect the faucet before I hook my hose up.
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I use a flat hose too. They are very convenient. The biggest issue I've had is kinks - the hose not only has to be fully unwound but also cannot have any kinks in it. This means extra routing of the hose to avoid any tight bends. It's not that big of a deal, just something to keep in mind (esp if you decide to buy the 50' one). I also use the pressure regulator before the hose (between the hose and spigot). I'm not sure if it's required, but my first hose fell apart at the spigot end because of high pressure (or poor QA...) the first time I used it.
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