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Old 05-27-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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Water hose question

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We have a 318 bhs. What is the preferred water hose 1/2 inch or 3/8 inch?

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I love my Apex neverkink. It is 5/8 inch and made by one of my customers that I supply.
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Thanks. Didn't know if 5/8 would cause too much pressure (I know I'm an idiot). Also, wife and I are "discussing length," sounds bad get your mind out of the gutter. But I want 50' she thinks 25' is enough. Thoughts?
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Thanks. Didn't know if 5/8 would cause too much pressure (I know I'm an idiot). Also, wife and I are "discussing length," sounds bad get your mind out of the gutter. But I want 50' she thinks 25' is enough. Thoughts?
Suggest a pr of 25' of the 1/2" or 5/8" that are for potable water. Not then regular garden hose variety.
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I'd go with 2-25'ers. Don't forget the water pressure regulator.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:28 PM   #6
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Size of you hose is going to control FLOW, not pressure. Always run 5/8 hose from the pressure regulator at the pedestal to the trailer. This will eliminate any external flow restriction you may encounter. Make sure you have a good full ported pressure regulator at the pedestal. I prefer those made by Watts.
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I'd go with 2-25'ers. Don't forget the water pressure regulator.
X2. I have seen places where there is one water for multiple sites and is more than 25'.
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I started with 25' and eventually had to go buy another 25' for one of the campsites we were at. Fortunately I keep about a 1/2 tank of freshwater all of the time and we were able to run out the next day.
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I guess I live dangerously. I put the pressure regulater at the trailer, not the pedestal. That way, I eliminate the pressure drop of the hose and filter. Granted, it puts more stress on the hose and filter, but to date, I have never had a failure due to pressure. And FYI, I use only 5/8" hose.

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