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Old 08-27-2016, 09:24 PM   #11
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I had been using 5/8 for the last 3 yrs and needed a new hose on our current trip and got 1/2 cause they had lots of it and a good price. I haven't noticed any difference over the 25 ft I have ran it...perhaps I would over a longer distance. Keep in mind that as soon as the water reaches the trailer plumbing it's all 1/2 inch anyhow.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:28 PM   #12
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keep in mind, you're in an RV not at home in a house, we carry a 10' and 25', ... both are 1/2" and provide all the water and pressure we could ever want, a 5/8" hose is just more bulk,... I use the 10' if I can, the 25' if I can't, and the 35' if needed,.....
More bulk?!? Come on, man! We carry two 25 footers. Most of the time one will work, but sometimes I hook up both just to be able to put them under the RV and out of the way, depending on where the pedestal is.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:44 PM   #13
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More bulk?!? Come on, man! We carry two 25 footers. Most of the time one will work, but sometimes I hook up both just to be able to put them under the RV and out of the way, depending on where the pedestal is.
yes, a 5/8" hose is more bulk than a 1/2" hose, duh??.... to each, his own!...... maybe you need a large hose?,.. but all of us aren't towing a 32', 9,000# 5er,..... so for some of us, a small hose works just fine!.... and I would also imagine that thru that large hose you only get "all the water that you need", and to your surprise, we get the very same amount thru our small hose, thru it we get "all the water that we need",... how about that? .......
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Old 08-28-2016, 12:22 AM   #14
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A 1/2" hose 25' long @ 40 psi = 24 gpm.
A 5/8" hose 25' long @ 40 psi = 44 gpm.

There is quite a difference there.
And all your fixtures are most likely water conservation fixtures at 1-2 gpm. You could turn on every faucet in the rv wide open and still not reach 24gpm. In addition if you're in a site without sewer, do you really want to fill your holing tanks that much faster and have to either pull down to the dump station or use one of the dump dollies?
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So you figure using a larger hose will cause your holding tanks to fill up quicker? I think maybe I will switch to a 1/4" hose then.
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So you figure using a larger hose will cause your holding tanks to fill up quicker? I think maybe I will switch to a 1/4" hose then.
If you manipulate the fixtures and remove the water saving portion, yes they will because you can then supply 44gpm.
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you can use a fire hose if you want, you are still limited to the same flow from the small pipes and low flow faucets inside the RV
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To the OP

Bottom line is you will have the same water flow out of your faucets whether you use 1/2" or 5/8".
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Bottom line is you will have the same water flow out of your faucets whether you use 1/2" or 5/8".
If that's true, and if outside flow is immaterial, then why is a regulator suggested to be put in the line outside????????????????????
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