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Old 05-18-2015, 02:38 PM   #21
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I just order the Handi-hose myself. We used to have one for years. It is well worth it even if it's only for a few years. When you hook it up you have to make sure that it doesn't make sharp turns because it will kink but once you see how it works you will know how to stretch it out. It might be wise if you can afford it to get a 50' and a 25' for the shorter runs. Hope this helps
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:46 PM   #22
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I'd really like to find a source for the 10' Handi-Hoses. They advertise them on their own site, but you have to buy like 6 of them at a time.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:55 PM   #23
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Flat hoses are NOT Recommended. If you already have a water hose, this works very good:
According to americanspecialty, American Specialty Handi-Hose and Reel 25' - $31.99

"This durable water hose withstands pressures over 450 p.s.i. Safe for drinking water systems. 5/8" I.D. bonded garden hose with standard coupling fittings for hook up to regular home and garden faucets. Remains flexible and tough in all weather. Reel includes a built-in self-squeegee system. Reel hose length available in 25' and 50'. Priced each.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:03 PM   #24
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I was referring to *Garden Hoses* of the "Green PVC" variety
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:15 PM   #25
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Those mounted hose holders look really great but, how do you know where to put them in your compartment? I'm sure that if I put a screw hole into my camper, I would hit an electrical wire or something that would ruin my whole camper!
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:20 PM   #26
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Whatever you do,,,,don't buy one made in China. I had the taste in my mouth for a long time,,,,,and that was after flushing it out for an hour. Yes, it was a white "drinking" hose that I got from WalMart. Get one made in the USA for sure.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:26 PM   #27
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I find if you are using a regular white/blue hose and need to roll it up into a neat roll, it requires that you put a twist in it for every coil. You will quickly find it will rest quite nice when you give it the correct twist. Now, just give this a try with your yard hose and when you pull it out you will get twists in the hose. I find if you put your hose in a figure 8, no twist is necessary, grab the nozzle and go. Of course it's better to have a real reel. Just my penny thought.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:49 PM   #28
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Get a different hose that will neatly coil up and lay flat.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:57 PM   #29
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Flat hoses are NOT Recommended.
Don't worry, be happy. We've only been recommending drinking water rated flat hoses.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:02 PM   #30
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That's all we did in the summer when we were kids (drink from the garden hose).
Ya and don't you remember that funny smell and taste in the water that had sat in the hose for a while? Yuck. If you let the clean water run through the garden hose then it it is OK to drink. I've even filled my fresh water tank from a garden hose. No smell at all. But that doesn't apply to a hose hooked to the side of your camper.
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