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Old 08-24-2016, 08:15 PM   #1
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New fresh water hose...(When?)

Just curious how often folks get a new fresh water hose?

I have one that is years old that I have kept for a backup as I bought a new one two years ago. I always wonder what type of "stuff" might be growing in my hose as it sits in the storage bay... When I store it I always coil it up and screw the two ends together.

I also have an old one that I use strictly for black tank and sewer hose flushing. Put black electrical tape around each end to identify it.

Anyway, how often do you get a new water hose???

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Old 08-24-2016, 08:32 PM   #2
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We keep ours a few years

Each year we winterize the camper, we soak the fresh water hose in a bucket of bleach water filling the hose and putting in a five gallon bucket overnite

It keeps the hose clean inside and outside which gets yucky - we store it in a clean plastic tote after rinsing and let dry for a couple days

Usually put new rubber gaskets in each year

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Old 08-24-2016, 08:39 PM   #3
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I have used the same hose for years I keep it clean and dry when not in use and haven't seen anything growing in it.
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Old 08-25-2016, 04:20 AM   #4
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Just like the RV plumbing, fill it with sanitizer and let it soak for a day each spring when you wake the RV from its long winter's nap.

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Old 08-25-2016, 04:49 AM   #5
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I get 5+ years out of mine, may have one older than that. It gets the bucket sanitizing treatment at least once a year, more often if needed. I live in the Deep South so icky stuff grows fast around here. Last hose I had to toss was due to a campground with brutally hard water with iron, stained everything, used up two filters on that trip too.

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Old 08-25-2016, 04:59 AM   #6
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I pick up a new one every other year and the old one gets down-graded to being the drain for the kitchen drain. (A tip to keep unwanted water from leaking when storing it is to connect the ends together after disconnecting it.)
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:35 AM   #7
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I keep mine for a year and then use it in my yard. Water hoses don't cost much, I catch them on sale at Walmart

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Old 08-25-2016, 09:01 AM   #8
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Some great ideas here. The potable water hoses are cheap, think I will replace ours in the spring and move use the current one to flush the black tank, then throw the other away.

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Old 08-25-2016, 12:28 PM   #9
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Water began tasting like plastic so changed hose. Got new premium CAMCO blue hose. Much better.
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:37 PM   #10
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Water began tasting like plastic so changed hose. Got new premium CAMCO blue hose. Much better.
I went to this same blue hose a few years ago. They are nice hoses until it gets cold outside and you have to roll them up. Very stiff and twist easily. Went back to the white CAMCO hoses. Roll up easier that the blue ones and not affected by the cold weather as much as the blue ones.

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