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Old 12-09-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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How much water hose?

We carry 250ft of water hose and we have used every inch of it several times this year, We have been coiling it into a round bin but are considering a hose reel. We have never used one at home so was wondering if anyone had suggestions for brand or any other suggestions on what to do with all this hose!
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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I've seen folks use a 5gal bucket.

I have two 50' RV/Marine Hose from Camping World. Cost a few $$ but very handy and compact.

RV/Marine Hose - 50' - American Specialty Mfg F5012WR - Hoses, Reels & Fittings - Camping World
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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We carry 250ft of water hose and we have used every inch of it several times this year, We have been coiling it into a round bin but are considering a hose reel. We have never used one at home so was wondering if anyone had suggestions for brand or any other suggestions on what to do with all this hose!
250 feet!! You are supposed to disconnect from your house before traveling and connect it again at your destination.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:31 PM   #4
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Ditto on the 250' ... Use a 25' hose and carry a 50' extension in the jockey box that I have yet to have to use
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #5
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I carry 2-50 foot flat hoses plus 3-25 foot regular hoses. still no enough for some forest service campgrounds, depending on which site you get.

I carry 2-5 gallon collapsible water bottles with me at all times, just in case. Since 2005 I have used them only once.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:11 AM   #6
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So how long is your electric cord? Does it reach the house also?
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I have 1 50', 2 25', 1 10' and a couple random smaller ones. Only time I have used them all was to fill fresh water tank at a state park that only had electric at the sites. It sure was nice not needing to travel with the fresh water tank full or worrying with filling via 5 gallon buckets once we got there.
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And what about black water and grey water?
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:00 PM   #9
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We carry 2 25ft fresh water hoses and seldom have to use more than one. We also have a 50ft hose used exclusively for flushing the blackwater tank.
However, we also carry a 100ft 'spare' hose, which sure came in handy at one campground in Canada for filling our freshwater tank. There was no way to get our rig closer than about 140feet from the tap in that CG!
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #10
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re: length of sewer hoses and electric cords

Forest service campgrounds normally have water only.

I never run out of gas, so I never run out of electric. The ATVs and motorcycles have about 10 gallons of gas combined, plus the 15 gallons I carry in cans. Compared to the toys, gas generators sip gas.

My holding tanks are larger than the fresh water tank. Besides that, I have a 20 gallon blu-tote to supplement the black/gray tanks. So dumping is not my biggest problem.

We use about 5 gallons of water per person per day. With 5 adults, 35-40 gallons of water does not go very far. When boondocking I carry 3-8 gallon jugs plus 2-7 gallon jugs to supplement on-board water. If we are just dry camping in a forest service campground then I do not need to carry the supplemental water because I can use the hoses.

For a 3 day weekend I need 80 gallons of fresh water.

Some, but not many, forest service campgrounds have a dump station. Otherwise I have places on the way home I can stop at.

On my list of things to get is a macerater pump, so that I can, if necessary, dump into the campground sewer system via the bathroom.

I do not have much use for full hookups. Since 2005 we have used hookups 4 times.

If my camp site is smaller than 1/4 acre then it is too small. It is easy to find 1/4 acre spots boondocking. It is not too hard to find 1/4 acre sites in a campground. I have never seen a 1/4 acre site in an RV park. So RV parks are just not for me.

I do have a 25 foot power cord for when I want 30 amps in the driveway and a 50 amp cord for on the street. I have no reason to plug them together for 75 feet. I never take them with me, they are used only at home.
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