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Old 11-14-2011, 07:44 AM   #11
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I have 3 25 footers. I have used them all on a couple occasions.
Having 3 short hoses is preferable to one long one because as many have
said, you only need 25 at lots of places and it's just easier to get out and
put away a short hose.

Plus even though you use RV safe hose it can put a taste in the water.
This is especially true if it's laying in the hot sun. Longer hose = more
plastic taste so the shortest you can get by with is preferable.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:53 AM   #12
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I have 3 25 footers. I have used them all on a couple occasions.
Having 3 short hoses is preferable to one long one because as many have
said, you only need 25 at lots of places and it's just easier to get out and
put away a short hose.

Plus even though you use RV safe hose it can put a taste in the water.
This is especially true if it's laying in the hot sun. Longer hose = more
plastic taste so the shortest you can get by with is preferable.
Yep, Dan nailed it for drinking water. 2-3 25' footers is much more handy than a single long run. You can also have the flexibility to use a Y adapter on the pedestal to a hand hose for washing the rig (if allowed) and/or washing the dog.

I also carry a short black 15 foot hose with numerous adapters (M/M, F/F, Rubber boot w/clamp to F) and an on/off valve connected to a one way check valve for the Turboflush. I can't tell you the number of dump stations I have found with crushed ends; severed ends; and flat out WRONG ends on the on-potable water outlet. I only use the black hose for the Turboflush.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:03 AM   #13
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Heck I carry about 250 feet and have used every bit of that and wished for more. It all depends on where you park. Full hookup sites then 25 feet is probably sufficient. Personally I tend to spend more time in the NF where water is farther away,hence the need for more hose.
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Don,

I really don't want to get into a "whose hose is bigger than whose" war.
I have been told that length DOES matter though...
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:52 PM   #15
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Don,

I really don't want to get into a "whose hose is bigger than whose" war.
I have been told that length DOES matter though...
Nope, I said HECK not Herk
No wars here. I carry lots of water hose and use it all at times. I can remember years ago when we had about 600 feet of water hose strung out to get water to our four trailers.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:36 PM   #16
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Gosh, I guess I should not give up my day job.
My evening job as a stand up comic won't pay my bar tab.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:37 AM   #17
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It would take more effort to get the water out of an longer hose when breaking camp. With using two 25 ft hoses if one goes bad you only need to replace the bad one and still could use the other hose.

BTW - I camp solo so it's a pain for me to get the water hose drip free when rolling it back up. Last thing I want is to drag it through the dirt while handling it. Maybe with two people it would be much easier to handle. I brought a new kink free hose that is not suppose to twist and is easy to drop into the bin for storage. I tested it at CW and it seems to work much easier than my other hose. Will find out if it easier to deal with in about a week. Pre-Thanksgiving camping plans are back on again.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:46 AM   #18
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Went RVing a couple weeks ago, we usually use the state parks in Fl. The spigot was 62 ft away. I always carry 75 ft of hose.
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I can't believe this, two pages on how long a water hose? All you need is enough to get from the spigot to the camper. That is the answer!!!!! Anything else is waste, or extra, or whatever. Most full hook up sites, in campgrounds, 25 feet is enough. Get a life and quit arguing over who's hose is longer.

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:51 AM   #20
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25FT we have used almost every single time but one. Lake Catherine State park in Arkansas has some funky setups in the older sites. Power is in very back, Water is almost curbside. I had to go to Lowes in HotSprings to get a 50 footer to attach to the 25.
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