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Old 09-12-2015, 11:19 AM   #1
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pocket hose?

the pocket hose concept seems perfect for the RV life style, ....small package, light weight, fills a sometime need(2nd water hose), ect.....BUT, are they any good? .....there are several brands on the market, but I can't find any that have good reviews,.....the question is, does anyone use one with your RV?........ I carry a regular size non-potable hose for my sewer solution and for black tank flushing, but a hose with a smaller foot print would certainly be more desirable, if they're any good??.................
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:26 AM   #2
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most of them are garbage, so wouldn't use one for a water supply. Also not good idea for drinking water. For a temporary hook up as for black tank flushing, it would be fine.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:36 AM   #3
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the pocket hose concept seems perfect for the RV life style, ....small package, light weight, fills a sometime need(2nd water hose), ect.....BUT, are they any good? .....there are several brands on the market, but I can't find any that have good reviews,.....the question is, does anyone use one with your RV?........ I carry a regular size non-potable hose for my sewer solution and for black tank flushing, but a hose with a smaller foot print would certainly be more desirable, if they're any good??.................
They have came out with new model you can drive your truck over the ends and now are okay for drinking water they are Blue not the garbage green ones.
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:48 AM   #4
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Based on the fact that the require water pressure to expand, I would not expect them to be good for the sewer solution as it would seem they would be hard to clean for storage.
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Based on the fact that the require water pressure to expand, I would not expect them to be good for the sewer solution as it would seem they would be hard to clean for storage.
How would sewage back up your hose. There is a black anti siphon valve on all units and even on some there is a back flow installed on some units besides the Black valve OC has one on his flagstaff that he showed in a picture which I do not have. Besides all that you are putting in positive flow the whole time. Only back flow you get is from the positive side of the Black valve. Just a question?
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Someone gave me a pocket hose for a gift. If the water pressure isn't enough (regulated pressure @ 50 lbs), that puppy won't expand fully. I hooked it up to an unregulated hydrant (~90 lbs.), and the end blew off.
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wow, looks like some people are having problems. we have an expandable hose (Walmart $20 50 foot) that works fine! use it for all uses except drinking water hook up. the male end (discharge end) has a quarter turn ball valve that can be used to turn the water flow on and off. close that valve and turn the faucet on and the hose will expand to full length and stay that way. and when not being used it contracts and stores real nice and doesn't kink.
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I had often wanted to get one of these to just save space but they never seemed to be rated well. Seemed like it was either a real winner or blew apart on the second use.

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Someone gave me a pocket hose for a gift. If the water pressure isn't enough (regulated pressure @ 50 lbs), that puppy won't expand fully. I hooked it up to an unregulated hydrant (~90 lbs.), and the end blew off.
why not just shut the valve off and let it expand? seems simple, 90 lbs would blow off a camco also. My house has only 65 lbs PSI on city water and my well is set to the samething. Glad you didn't hook that to your city water it would probably blow every fixture off in your trailer, let alone all the fittings and couplings on the flex lines. Those green ones are garbage but they say the new blue ones work well. I run my water pressure a little higher only at 55PSI. But at most CG you can't get over 45 PSI only. That's to low IMO wife always say's no pressure but as they say you going to get what you get...
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We use it for black tank flush. Going on 2 years so far no problems. Wouldn't use it for drinking water.
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