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Old 07-15-2015, 04:06 PM   #21
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e have used flat hose for 9 years, the same 2 hoses. One 25 one 50 foot. Need a new 25, sandburs got it. I roll them in the reel that came with them and cover ends with hose caps.

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Old 07-15-2015, 04:11 PM   #22
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Wondering how everyone stores their fresh water hose. I can't decide if I should screw the ends together to keep bugs and dirt out or leave them open so that the hose can air out and not grow mold inside.
We use a 50 ft Coil Retractable hose and keep it in a clear plastic box. Also use the pressure reducing valve with a 90 degree elbow on the trailer side valve. Also added a valve before the elbow, this way it is easy to turn on and off without actually using the tap.


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Old 07-15-2015, 06:22 PM   #23
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I went a little different route and bought some plastic wreath storage boxes from Lowe's. It makes it really easy to coil up the hose inside the container, keeps the hose clean, and easy to carry and store. There's enough room to store 2 hoses in each box so I use one for my 2 regular fresh water hoses and another for my black tank flush/utility hose. I think that I paid about $ 6.00 each in their after-Christmas sale.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:28 PM   #24
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Drain, coil and connect ends then store in tupperware tote with all other fresh water gear. In spring( first outing) and mid summer, I sterilize with a little bleach and store again. Also store elect cords,sewer hoses and exterior lights and bangles in separate plastic totes.

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Old 07-15-2015, 07:18 PM   #25
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That's one of the last things I remove. By then I'm ready to hook up and go. I just throw it in to the tub/shower and am done with it until the next time I need it.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:25 PM   #26
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Coil up. Tie ends together. Use velcro to hold together. Store in plastic leaf bag to keep dust and crud off the hose and other things. Before the season starts, I use mixture of water and bleach to sanitize at the same time as I sanitize my RV. Been doing this for 17 years - no problems.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:48 PM   #27
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I drain as I coil the hose, & connect the ends together. Never had an issue. Always run fresh water thru it before connecting to the trailer, to flush out.

have an inexpensive plastic (light weight) wall hose hanger that I mounted in the storage compartment, up high (doesn't use any floor space). It holds my 50' & two 25' (rolled to different diameters).
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:02 PM   #28
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Roll them up snuggly so that they are drained of water, toss them into one of three plastic bins with covers. Bins ride in the street side cargo hold. Bins are labeled:

1 Fresh water and electrical.
2. Sewer
3. Leveling

The only things that do not fit in the bins are the sticky slinky itself and the 30 amp power cords. Power cords ride on top of the bins and the dried out slinky goes in the bumper. Wet slinky rides in the back of the truck until dry.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:11 PM   #29
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I'm one of the drain and screw together guys.I keep a spray bottle mixed up in the wet bay of bleach and water.I always spry the ends before i screw them together and also spray the faucet and 5 er hook up before i hook up the hoses.

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