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Old 03-20-2011, 07:11 AM   #1
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fresh water hose

I am new to this whole RV thing and just ordered my Jayco x17z and will take delivery in a month or so as soon as the snow is gone. I was just looking at what Walmart has listed on their website for RVs and saw fresh water hoses. Are these any different from regular lawn hose?
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:42 AM   #2
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Yes, that way you will know which hose to use for your drinking water. I recommend a pressure regulator since the water pressure at some campground could cause a leak in your system. I also use a water filter. That way I know I feel sure the drinking water is good.
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RV fresh water hoses are white and the water will not have that hose taste.
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I don't recommend you buy a fresh water RV hose at Walmart. I've bought two hoses there, and both had problems leaking at the fittings. It wasn't that the "O" rings weren't sealing, but the connectors themselves leaked.

And one of those hoses had to be thrown away after using it for only a few months. The outer layer of the hose separated last time I used it, making the hose blow up like a balloon.

If you do get one at Walmart, save your receipt just in case you have to take it back. Camping World might have better quality fresh water hoses than Walmart.

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I don't recommend you buy a fresh water RV hose at Walmart. I've bought two hoses there, and both had problems leaking at the fittings. It wasn't that the "O" rings weren't sealing, but the connectors themselves leaked.

And one of those hoses had to be thrown away after using it for only a few months. The outer layer of the hose separated last time I used it, making the hose blow up like a balloon.

If you do get one at Walmart, save your receipt just in case you have to take it back. Camping World might have better quality fresh water hoses than Walmart.

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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.
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When we bought our new Jayco in Feb this year there was a box in the storage compartment that had a sewer hose and fittings, water hose, a pressure regulator and the power cord. It came with the trailer.
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I totally agree with the WallMart hose comment. I bought one a year ago and the metal part just twisted apart when I tried to tighten it. I wasn't using pliers, just my hands.
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I have had several fresh water hoses from Walmart. All failed within a year. They are junk.

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Thanks for all the info. I was not planing on buying it from Walmart but just checking on what they carry for RV's and just noticed the water hose and the only question was if they are made different than a lawn hose. Thanks for letting me know one comes with my trailer so I will not worry about it at this time.

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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.
In 1987 your hose is most likely made in the USA
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