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Old 07-20-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Waterhose!

Alright gang, from reading many threads on here I can tell we have some clever and smart campers. I was just starting to reload our camper that we FINALLY got back after a 2 month debacle at the dealer/factory. Anywho, I'm sick of always struggling with the 50ft water hose I have. It's new and it has 0 memory. The freakin think just will not roll up nice and neat. Any of you have any ideas on a roller system or some other way to store it unroll roll yada yada yada???
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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We carry about 250 ft of hose and believe it or not we have used all of it at a few campgrounds. We struggled with different ideas and wound up buying a regular garden hose reel that rides inside the trailer. Done this for about a year and has worked great for us. Bought a grill cover to throw over it outside to keep it dry and clean.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:33 PM   #3
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I saw a hose on tv that goes flat when the pressure is released. It has two stiff ribs with soft sides that collapse. looks like it would roll up real easy.
There is also that silly hose that shrinks that you see all the time on tv, but I think it wouldn't last. Probably just surgical tubing in a sock.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:39 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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Well way to go gang!knew I could count on you thanks! Love the pic of the roll up thing, looks like winner to me!!
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:56 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #7
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Looks like I'll have another purchase to make. Already have 160' of white hose, but four reals of that seen to make sense. Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:23 PM   #8
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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.
Have used these for years! I carry a 25' standard hose for general connections and use the reels for extended reach.
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I see mixed reviews on the hose and reel but I generally trust info i get here, we camp alot and I am concerned about the life of the hose compared to the white hose how much abuse can they take?
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I see mixed reviews on the hose and reel but I generally trust info i get here, we camp alot and I am concerned about the life of the hose compared to the white hose how much abuse can they take?
On my previous camper, I had 2 reels that we used at a state park all the time. I was 90' from a water spigot that was across the drive, filled my water tank all the time while cars would drive over it. Never hurt it a bit. I don't use mine for full hook ups, but rather when I need that extra reach to fill my tank.
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