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Old 08-27-2016, 11:45 AM   #1
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RV Water Hoses - 1/2 " or 5/8"?

As a new member to RVing, which is the better water hose to use - 1/2 or 5/8 inches?
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Old 08-27-2016, 12:10 PM   #2
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I learned the hard way. I got "nice hoses". Posted a pic. Someone said "Hey, those are 3/8" hoses".

Duh. Yep, they were. *slapping head*

So I got more hoses.......5/8"......from these folks. If you need it, they got it.

https://www.plumbingsupply.com/choos...rden-hose.html

be careful to get hoses marked "for potable water".......
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Old 08-27-2016, 12:11 PM   #3
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5/8" equals more volume. Good to have more volume
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Ok - Last question - will a 25 ft. hose length be sufficient in most Rv Parks? - Thanks
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OK - Thanks - Last question - Will a 25 ft. hose length be sufficient in most RV parks?
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:20 PM   #6
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No way to know. I have a 25, a 50, and a 10 that goes on the camper side of the outside water filter. I've yet to connect both 25 and 50, but I have used both at times.
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:28 PM   #7
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Buy two 25 footers, use what you need.

I carry two 25 and one 35, never know when it will be handy.
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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.
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I have two 25' 5/8" potable water hoses and until a couple weekends ago I've never needed but one of them to make it to the water faucet, but on that site the pedestal was at the back of the site and it took every inch of both hoses hooked together to reach. I was sure glad I had that second hose. So, as said above, you never know.

I plan on buying a third hose just to be safe. I'd definitely recommend getting at least two hoses.
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As a new member to RVing, which is the better water hose to use - 1/2 or 5/8 inches?
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,.....
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