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Old 06-12-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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No kink RV water hose

Hey y'all.....

we are thinking about getting a NEW NO Kink RV water hose.
In doing my research... I see that they are made by Apex and Valterra.
Some are 1/2' or 5/8.

My question is which manufacture is better?
And with diameter is better?

Any advice or suggestions?
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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Not familiar with those two brands but I got a "Never-Kink" hose from CW that is working well. I really like the pastic piece on the end of the hose that attaches to the faucet easily without hurting my hand. I believe I got the larger 5/8 size.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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I think you can't beat these...

Coil Garden Hoses - Lawn & Exterior Maintenance - Outdoor, Gardening & Auto - Miles Kimball

I carry 3 25 foot ones.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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Hey Lou... but we want if for drinking water... do you have one of these? does it make the water taste funny?
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My DW says, based on my clothing selections anyway, that my taste is in my feet.

So, no; can't say as I have tasted a difference.

Your experience may differ.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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Before buying the 'Never-Kink" hose I did buy a coil fresh water hose. I really wanted one since it would pack up smaller with no effort than a regular hose. When I went to connect it to the faucet I didn't have it on tight at the trailer connection so it came off flying & amost hitting me in the head.

I still like the coil ones but no longer own one.
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I carry 3 so that it does not need to be stretched all the way out.
You will not get a full 25 feet from the coiled hose like you would with the roll hose. I just hated fighting with the white snake...
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I can see using more than one hose will help cut out the tension; therefore, no need to duck & cover.

Actually I wouldn't mind giving the coil style hose another try.
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Hey y'all.....

we are thinking about getting a NEW NO Kink RV water hose.
In doing my research... I see that they are made by Apex and Valterra.
Some are 1/2' or 5/8.

My question is which manufacture is better?
And with diameter is better?

Any advice or suggestions?
Personally, I like kinky.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:45 PM   #10
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5/8"

I go for the larger diameter. The reason is that at some camp grounds the water faucets require a "water theif". With a small diameter hose there is more resistance to flow and a stronger grip or clamp is needed to keep the hose connection to the faucet. The faster I can fill the tank the better.
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I used the No-Kink from Camping World for about a year and a half. It worked well - till we did a winter trip thru AZ last Jan. Temps were down in the teens and I had a problem with the plastic end cracking when I attached it the water. (no - I did not leave it attached - only long enough to fill the water tank..).

But here is the happy news - the MFG offers a lifetime warranty. This is also not one of those warrantys where you send it back to them. I just took it back to Camp World and they gave me a new hose.

Can't beat that!

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Old 07-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #12
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We have 3 good 50ft no kink garden hoses, used to have regular drinking water hoses but they didn't hold up and I can't say as I have noticed a difference in taste of the water, but we always have used a filter either the outside ones you connect to the hose or have the filter inside the camper.
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