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Old 01-10-2015, 11:29 PM   #31
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I have always thought that the white hoses were for drinking water. Other hoses were not clear of chemicals and shouldn't be used for potable water. White hoses don't have that hose taste.
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:39 PM   #32
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You are correct Swift 2
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:01 AM   #33
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I have always thought that the white hoses were for drinking water. Other hoses were not clear of chemicals and shouldn't be used for potable water. White hoses don't have that hose taste.

Not really totally true. They are for potable water, but they are drinking water safe. There is a difference. This day and age lots of people do not drink water out of a hose pipe. And not all "white" hoses are for potable. Most are, but it is best to read the label. There are also blue hoses that make the claim they are for drinking water.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:16 AM   #34
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It's amazing I'm still alive. I used to drink from the garden hose all the time when I was growing up (and still do). I think the biggest issue with the "white" hose is that it does not have any lead contamination in it. Taste is secondary but good to have clean taste. And, taste can depend on water supply source anyway.
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:55 AM   #35
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The new cloth reinforced flat Handi-hose from Camping world is the cat's meow.

Handi-Hose 50' - American Specialty MRT-50 - Hoses, Reels & Fittings - Camping World

We have two 10 foot sections that fit in 1 gallon ziploc bags and the 25 foot section that fits on a rollup that forces the water out as you roll it up.
Henk do you have to pull it all the way off the reel when u r using it.If so I would be better off with 2 25ft ones. I don't see how you can use it on the reel
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:54 PM   #36
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Handi Hose

Sorry I need to revive this thread. I'm getting ready to purchase all new hoses for this year and have had my eye on the Handi Hose and saw this thread.
My hesitations are that I hear they kink easily and often. Also we like to be able to leave the constant pressure there, will the Handi-Hose last?

And then most importatly, unlike those green "pocket" hoses, what is the INSIDE diameter of the Handi-Hose? I bought a "pocket" hose once and found that the hose expanded but the inside diameter was only like 1/4 in thus largely reducing the flow/pressure.

I want to use the Handi-Hose for fresh water fill and full hookup specifically.

P.S. I don't want to have to worry that the kids might step or kick a hose and result in a kink.

Herk I see you have a couple, lemme know your take.

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Handi-Hose all in trash can; hated them. Bad taste if water sits in them. OK for your "shower" hose; I guess.

Have the Camping World white flat roll up hoses currently; and they also "kink" and they need to be completely unrolled to work; but no bad taste. They get really dirty and a beeache to get clean.

Still looking for a viable solution. Good luck.
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Handi-Hose all in trash can; hated them. Bad taste if water sits in them. OK for your "shower" hose; I guess.

Have the Camping World white flat roll up hoses currently; and they also "kink" and they need to be completely unrolled to work; but no bad taste. They get really dirty and a beeache to get clean.

Still looking for a viable solution. Good luck.
Thanks Herk, so your original post with the pic of the Handi-Hose your saying you now regret, right?

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I always soak our white hoses in a tote of bleach water at end of season to clean them up before storing for winter - have done this for several years - cheaper than buying new just because it is dirty

Ours is out all summer at seasonal spot
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Thanks Herk, so your original post with the pic of the Handi-Hose your saying you now regret, right?
Ah, I was referring to the "slinky" hose you see on TV.

That "Handi-Hose" is the one I am using now and have burned through several. Mostly leaks where the brass fitting attaches to the flat hose and pin holes from laying on the ground.

While I have not gone back to the "tried and true; but bulky" white water hose (YET), I have thought about it often. Mostly when I went out to get something out of the back compartment and stepped in the giant puddle.

There HAS to be a better way.
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