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Old 03-21-2011, 10:41 AM   #11
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Wow! They just don't make things like they used to. I've got a 50' fresh water hose that I've been using since I bought it back in 1987.
This is what happens when you buy from the lowest bidder..I am buying less and less at Wal-mart... they sell JUNK
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:46 PM   #12
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I recently read somewhere (possibly on the Escapees threads) that garden hoses are typically made from recycled material and may include small levels of lead. The white potable water hoses are constructed with new material and are lead free...
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:20 PM   #13
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Well as far as one comming with your trailer not all dealers include sewer hoses or water hoser mine didnt come with any of that stuff. so check with dealer then you will know what you have to get.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:00 PM   #14
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One came with my trailer and I bought another one from Camping World in case I needed extra length. So far so good.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:25 AM   #15
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ACE Hardware has good hoses. Not all ACE stores have RV supplies however.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:27 AM   #16
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have also seen fresh water hoses colored blue,but i have probably drank a thousand gallons of water from a plain old garden hose in my life. its just not pc anymore.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:24 AM   #17
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There is considerable misinformation in this thread about the color of water hoses and Walmart.

Most, but not all, potable fresh water drinking hoses are white.

Camco produces a Premium Water Hose that is not white and is available at some Walmart stores.

The heavy-duty reinforced 5/8-inch ID drinking water hoses are 20 percent thicker than standard hoses. It's anti-kink design features machined fittings and strain-relief ends for added durability. The hoses are available in 10-, 25-, 35- and 50-foot lengths. They are drinking water safe.

I purchased a 35' Camco Premium TastePure Water-hose from Walmart for less than $25. It appears to be a high quality product. Time will tell. I purchased it to replace a white 50' 5/8" water hose I purchased in the mid 1980's. I used it at that time for tropical fish tank maintenance. Since 1999 it has been used with my RV's. It is still functional. If the Camco lasts as long, it will be the last hose I have to buy.
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All I know is that the "food grade" white hose from Menards (Made in USA) makes the water taste like plastic smells and the green garden hose in my yard that's 20 years old imparts no taste to the water at all.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #19
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I too am a newbie...bought my first water hose(s) in the past month. Although I didn't buy them from Walmart, I did buy the same hose they sell there (they were actually cheaper on Amazon). I bought one each of the Camco's. One of the premiums and one of the regular duty in case I am short.

Besides Drfife, is everyone disparaging the Camco product...or some other Walmart hose? Should I consider upgrading?
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....Besides Drfife, is everyone disparaging the Camco product...or some other Walmart hose? Should I consider upgrading?
They probably were not commenting on Camco's Premium hose. Camco introduced it after most of the posts in this thread. It's a reasonably new product.
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