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Old 02-09-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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Another Heated Hose Question

I've read some previous threads on heated hoses. Most are older posts. We have a 2015 351DS. We used to go to Taos, NM every spring break to go skiing in our previous 5th wheel. Before we traded the old 5th wheel in for the Georgetown we stayed in VRBO house rentals the last three years. Now we're headed back to Taos in the Georgetown.

We are staying in the town of Taos, not up the mountain. One year in our 5th wheel it snowed in town. We, or I always disconnected the hose every night, emptied the hose then reconnected before the breakfast burritos.

Has anyone used a Pirit, Camco K&H or other brand of heated hose without horror stories? I've seen stories of bubbling hoses, massive failure, etc. Before I spend $100+ on a hose so I can pee on the cold nights I'd like to hear what's up.

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Old 02-09-2016, 08:00 PM   #2
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I've read some previous threads on heated hoses. Most are older posts. We have a 2015 351DS. We used to go to Taos, NM every spring break to go skiing in our previous 5th wheel. Before we traded the old 5th wheel in for the Georgetown we stayed in VRBO house rentals the last three years. Now we're headed back to Taos in the Georgetown.

We are staying in the town of Taos, not up the mountain. One year in our 5th wheel it snowed in town. We, or I always disconnected the hose every night, emptied the hose then reconnected before the breakfast burritos.

Has anyone used a Pirit, Camco K&H or other brand of heated hose without horror stories? I've seen stories of bubbling hoses, massive failure, etc. Before I spend $100+ on a hose so I can pee on the cold nights I'd like to hear what's up.

Here's our cat Jerry looking out on that new snow.
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:09 PM   #3
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I've read some previous threads on heated hoses. Most are older posts. We have a 2015 351DS. We used to go to Taos, NM every spring break to go skiing in our previous 5th wheel. Before we traded the old 5th wheel in for the Georgetown we stayed in VRBO house rentals the last three years. Now we're headed back to Taos in the Georgetown.

We are staying in the town of Taos, not up the mountain. One year in our 5th wheel it snowed in town. We, or I always disconnected the hose every night, emptied the hose then reconnected before the breakfast burritos.

Has anyone used a Pirit, Camco K&H or other brand of heated hose without horror stories? I've seen stories of bubbling hoses, massive failure, etc. Before I spend $100+ on a hose so I can pee on the cold nights I'd like to hear what's up.

Here's our cat Jerry looking out on that new snow.
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If you want to Pee & Wash your hands in the night,just install a 3-5 Gallon pressure tank,when you disconnect the hose or go down the road you still have water! Youroo!!
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:19 PM   #4
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Spent an entire Winter in Pasco, WA. Frequent temps in single digits. Pirit hose functioned flawlessly.


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Old 02-09-2016, 10:08 PM   #5
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Used a homemade hose for about 13 years with no problems. We changed sites last year and had to get a longer hose. Bought a Pirit, haven't had any problems. Some people love heated hoses, some people hate them. If they work they're awesome, if they fail, not so much. :-)



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why not just put water in the tank and use the pump???
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2 winters below freezing and had no problems with the heated hose, only thing I had to do was cut the plastic tie off the temperature sensor, to get it out into the air instead of in the hose bay.
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Sounds like they only use a hose,maybe the FWT is not heated or can freeze? Youroo!!
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We are currently staying at Stone Mountain, GA and this has been a terrible winter. If I had known, I would have stayed home in MO. Last night was 23F and expected to be 22 tonight. I have been using the Camco 50' electric heated hose and so far has been great. Something else I learned the hard way last week: keep the water running somewhere to keep park's spiket from freezing. My line to the RV was fine but right at the valve it froze. Maint applied a little heat for a few mins to defrost it and all was well later that morning.

Since, we have kept the gray tank or the galley open and a trickle of water running overnight or during freezing temps. So far so good. Ready for spring weather though....
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We are currently staying at Stone Mountain, GA and this has been a terrible winter. If I had known, I would have stayed home in MO. Last night was 23F and expected to be 22 tonight. I have been using the Camco 50' electric heated hose and so far has been great. Something else I learned the hard way last week: keep the water running somewhere to keep park's spiket from freezing. My line to the RV was fine but right at the valve it froze. Maint applied a little heat for a few mins to defrost it and all was well later that morning.

Since, we have kept the gray tank or the galley open and a trickle of water running overnight or during freezing temps. So far so good. Ready for spring weather though....
Had that happen to us in North Carolina three years ago. Bought a heat tape at Lowe's and wrapped around the supply pipe. No more problems.....
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