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Old 07-23-2016, 06:29 PM   #11
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As someone who worked in industrial environmental for years I learned this: When you disconnect your white/potable hose and IF you walk it down to remove all the water you can, there is always some water left within the hose. When the hose is stored, with or without connecting each end to itself, this small amount of water will allow bacteria to grow particularly in warm climates. The same for you water filter whether it is the cartridge type that goes between the potable hose and camper, or the filters built within an RV, they will also grow bacteria. It would help if you would often put about two tablespoons of Clorox in your potable hose, fill it almost full, hook the two ends together and let this sit for an hour or so. Do not do this to the filter cartridges as this will ruin certain chemicals within a filter cartridge that are there to help filter out certain things. Filter cartridges are actually cheap if you think about it, they are designed to help clean incoming water no matter what the source.
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:40 PM   #12
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Noticed these are only 3/8" ID. A lot of hoses are 5/8" ID. Don't know how much difference the 1/4" makes but would think it would have some impact on water volume available at the RV.

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Old 07-23-2016, 09:30 PM   #13
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We have always used two separate hoses: one for connection to the campsite potable water supply, and one for flushing the black water tank. The fresh water hose should be designated for that use only, and should be designed specifically for that use. Do not use a typical garden hose for that service. The flushing hose can be almost anything else you can buy, or find for free. Free is good!! It helps if the two hoses are of different colors!!

We also use a specially designed sewer hose fitting that allows us to connect our flushing hose to the drain fitting and spray flushing water up into the drain pipes of all our holding tanks after they have been fully drained. It makes our trailer smell so much better!!.
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:34 PM   #14
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Noticed these are only 3/8" ID. A lot of hoses are 5/8" ID. Don't know how much difference the 1/4" makes but would think it would have some impact on water volume available at the RV.
Hmmm. Absolutely never thought about it.

I wonder if that might contribute to my issues with not having any hot water in the tankless system????
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:43 PM   #15
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They do have 5/8" drinking HD hoses......

https://www.plumbingsupply.com/drink...afe-hoses.html
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Old 07-24-2016, 10:29 AM   #16
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I use a 25' white drinking hose for filling the fresh water tank and hookup to city water. I have a spare 10' length available for times when it's just a little bit too short. I also carry a blue (cheap) 25' drinking water hose for times when I need a much longer hookup but the blue hose can't be left in the sun with pressurized water in it or it will bubble out from thermal pressure increase.

Pocket hoses are great for sewer work except that they have a very short service life. Every one I've tried has developed pinhole leaks in less than 5 uses but they are still suitable for outside use. I flush my black tank with a wand through the toilet (no internal sprayer of the tank on my 2011 Georgetown 327DS) and also have a lightweight 25' regular hose for the portion of the hose that runs through the RV when flushing the tank.

The only time I don't have enough hose to fill my tanks is when I'm visiting my daughter. I need over 100' of hose there so I use her water hose which is rated for potable water to make up the difference in what I need.

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5/8 inch

We camp often in Forest Service campgrounds, semi boondock it. We find that three 25 foot white drinking water, 5/8" hoses seem to do the trick for us when we run out of water. Hook them all together and stretch to the nearest hydrant. We also carry a 25 foot green 5/8" garden hose for flushing the sewer, washing the rv, etc. works good for us.
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I carry 3 white hoses that I use for drinking water (carry them in a plastic Christmas wreath box that keeps them clean). I also have a 50 foot non-drinking water hose that I use for black tank flush and just bought a 15 foot hose from Rural King that I'll use for black tank, etc. since it's easier to deal with when the hydrant is close by.
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I use a blue Camco water hose I brought at Walmart and for flushing I use the outside shower hose, it stays hooked up all the time to the black tank flush. I sometimes flush out the black water tank with hot water


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I use a blue Camco water hose I brought at Walmart and for flushing I use the outside shower hose, it stays hooked up all the time to the black tank flush. I sometimes flush out the black water tank with hot water


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