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Old 11-04-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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water hose length

What should be a "good length" of water hose to have when we do a city water hookup for our 5th wheel ? 25 ? 50 ? 75 ? 100? i would rather not take or carry too much extra hose
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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Water hose

I carry 2, 25ft hoses along with a pressure regulator and find that very adequate for most places. I also carry a 20 and 10 ft sewer hose and a coupler if ever needed.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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I think the potable hoses usually come in 25 ft lengths. I always have two "in use" and two brand-new ones for backup. I've had these hoses spring a leak (once in the middle of the night..."Honey, do you hear that hissing noise?"...as it sprayed the bedroom window).

One place we went I think the water spigot was exactly 51ft from the pad. Having an extra sure was nice. So when one goes bad I'm ready then at the first opportunity I get a replacement.

BTW, I've found that some of the 10ft and 3ft hoses can come in handy at times as well.

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Old 11-04-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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Never needed more than 25 ft, but I do have the hose provided with the TT as a backup if needed.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:48 PM   #5
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We carry a 25 and a 50, and will likely pick up a 10 for the next season. For the most part, the 25 is in use, but many of the newer RV parks are well laid out in terms of the hookups, so a 10 would do nicely.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:50 PM   #6
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We carry two 25 foot hoses.This has always been enough.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
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We got a 25 with the camper starter kit, and I picked up another 25 before leaving for the first night out in the new camper. Glad we did. Had to use all 50 feet with none to spare.

That's been enough except for last weekend. Needed an extra 3 feet, and borrowed a 10ft hose from a buddy camping a few hundred yards away. Now I'm Thinking of getting an extra 25' hose as backup. We don't use much water in the A-Frame but it is nice to be hooked up.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:13 PM   #8
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A 25 foot hose have been more than enough for me so far. I do carry a second hose just in case too.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:09 AM   #9
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Most places you will only need one, but I have need 50ft in a couple of places. I carry 2 25ft hoses
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:37 AM   #10
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Thanks for all of the input..seems.. its best to carry 50 ft or more if one has the room.
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