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Old 05-18-2015, 04:58 PM   #31
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I have tried the American reel up hose. Kinda worked ok but gets dirty and eventually becomes difficult to roll up. Plus it kinks bad even with water in it...have to lay it out straight. I found this on Amazon and works great....

''Colorite WRHC8120025 Boat and Camper Self Coiling 25-Foot Water Hose, White" Can be used for potable water.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KL32YU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/URL]
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:35 PM   #32
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I found this on Amazon and works great....

''Colorite WRHC8120025 Boat and Camper Self Coiling 25-Foot Water Hose, White" Can be used for potable water.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KL32YU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/URL]
Got 2 air hoses like that and we've decided they are a big PITA as they coil back on themselves and get tangled real easy.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:45 PM   #33
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Water Hose

Expandable hose. Works GREAT in our 5th wheel
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:56 PM   #34
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Expandable hose. Works GREAT in our 5th wheel
Did you find a drinking water safe expandable hose?
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:03 PM   #35
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Try a laundry basket larger diam works pretty good
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:05 PM   #36
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I just coil it up screw the ends together and then bundle it up with an old boot lace that did not have a mate.
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I have not had time to read all the posts on this string but from an old Mariner....... and this is only if you have the room, coil your hose in a figure 8. This way it is not a "coil" when you got to use it and usually does not tangle or kink. Another (somewhat unrelated thing) I learned over the years that the "lay" of rope is such that when coiling, it should be coiled clockwise. However all cable, including most electrical, is "layed" in the opposite direction and therefore best coiled counter-clockwise. This is not to say that you cannot coil anyway you like but the correct direction usually makes it a bit easier.
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:01 AM   #38
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I know this is a dumb question but here goes anyway.

For those of you that have the storage compartment across the front of your Aframe, how do you carry your water hose?

I try to keep the storage box pretty organized but when I try to roll my water hose up it curls and twists and I finally just throw it into the storage compartment. I tried rolling it into a 5gal bucket but that was a pain.

Any ideas?

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David, I got rid of the regular water hose and purchased a coil retractable water hose. The best thing I ever bought for the trailer. Scroll down a bit on this page and you will get a picture.

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A lot of great ideas here. For us space constrained AFramers, I still find the self-flattening hose to be the solution.
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Might consider one of these.
American Specialty Handi-Hose and Reel 25' - $31.99


American Specialty Handi-Hose and Reel 50' $40.99
Those will last about 1 yr. before they leak from my experience. Suggest you look at Valterra W01-7300. Had mine for a couple three years and can be wound up pretty compactly on what you would use for an extension cord
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