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Old 07-14-2015, 02:04 PM   #11
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I roll it up on one of these reels from Home Depot:

Just have to squeeze the hose flat a bit to get it hooked in at the start.

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Old 07-14-2015, 02:29 PM   #12
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Rolled up and held together with Velcro. I carry 75 foot of hose (all 25' lengths) them in a small plastic tote with secured cover. Just pull out one lenghth at a time or more if needed.


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Old 07-14-2015, 02:57 PM   #13
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My experience with the flat hose( mini fire hose) is they don't hold up well and are prone to springing leaks after a year. These are like what CW sells on a windup reel? yes?. Valtera makes a white/ blue stripe hose that collapses pretty flat and can be wound up on a flat cord keeper that I think I'm on my 3rd year with. You might check it out on Amazon
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:09 PM   #14
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X5 I use the wire wrap that came with the hose to tie the hose. Later RJD
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:14 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Here's what I did. Haven't tried the flat hose for extended periods of time, so I will carry the regular hoses this winter in FL and if the flat hose works, will get rid of the regular hoses next spring.
now THAT is a great idea OC! Keep us posted on how the flat hose works for you - if it works well that will be the end to one of the most unwieldy things I have to pack (#2 is that &%$! 50 AMP cord! )
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:29 PM   #16
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Sounds like everyone screws the 2 ends together to keep the inside sanitary which is what I was doing. Just wasn't sure if I was growing mold also. Thanks for all the quick replies. I think I need some Velcro straps too.
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:45 PM   #17
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I roll mine nicely (a little OCD), screw the ends together, strap with velcro, and store in a small round wreath storage bin in the front pass through compartment.
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:28 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by HSVBamaBob View Post
(#2 is that &%$! 50 AMP cord! )
Since I've been going directly from one campground to the next, I've stopped rolling up the 50amp cord and instead sort of roll it and then throw it into the back of the truck. It's my greatest guilty secret.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:40 AM   #19
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I drain the hose and screw the ends together. never had an issue so far.
Yep, exactly...then put it in a plastic tub from Ace Hardware that I keep clean. Fill gizmo wrapped in paper towels in my clean dishtowel drawer.

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Old 07-15-2015, 12:03 PM   #20
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To organize my hoses, cords and tools, I purchased a 3-pack of these Rubbermaid Cargo bins at Costco.

Cargo Bin | Rubbermaid

They fit perfectly in the my storage area under the bunks in my Flagstaff 23LB. Each one holds quite a bit and they have rubber feet for stability and solid bottoms so any spilled liquids are contained.

FYI, I drain and couple my hose ends when storing. No issues yet.

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