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Old 01-22-2019, 09:42 AM   #1
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plastic taste from new hose

how do you get the plastic taste out of a new hose? Last trip was too far from faucet to reach with my old trusty 25' hose so bought another one and connected them together, rinsed it out and connected as usual. Next morning made coffee and it tasted like plastic REAL bad. Had to throw it out and make it with bottled water. DW made biscuits and gravy and they tasted a bit like plastic. How do you get rid of that taste?
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:49 AM   #2
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how do you get the plastic taste out of a new hose? Last trip was too far from faucet to reach with my old trusty 25' hose so bought another one and connected them together, rinsed it out and connected as usual. Next morning made coffee and it tasted like plastic REAL bad. Had to throw it out and make it with bottled water. DW made biscuits and gravy and they tasted a bit like plastic. How do you get rid of that taste?
Are you using the White RV water hoses?? Should not have a plastic taste.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:57 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, a very few of those hoses do that.

My brother bought one at a local R/V supply store (drinking water safe) and the odor and taste of plastic were unbearable. He rinsed it several times with bleach and honestly, I think that made it worse. He returned it and got a different one from Wally World. It was OK.

You might try bleach or vinegar but I wouldn't count on it.
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Are you using the White RV water hoses?? Should not have a plastic taste.
They also come in blue now .
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Do you use a water filter? And do you have it at the TT freshwater inlet, not at the supply spigot?
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you mean you drink the campground water coming from the hose? Many just buy a gallon jug of water to drink or make coffee... I recall that taste when drinking from the hose when I was a kid... did not kill me, and I finally decided that it tasted so bad I did not want to do it anymore.
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I don't think you can from a cheap hose, usually the thin wall kind that kink easy. We bring bottled water for coffee and cooking. Most campground water is ok for showers and cleaning dishes. I still use a good quality potable water hose and one for a spare when one alone won't reach or a hose freezes.
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When filling up or at a campground we use a inline filter and also have one on the RV. We also use bottle water for cooking. still haven't had any bad taste or odors from the hoses.
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Activated Carbon or Charcoal filter

An in-line filter with activated carbon/charcoal should get rid of any plastic/plasticizer taste from a hose.
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An in-line filter with activated carbon/charcoal should get rid of any plastic/plasticizer taste from a hose.
Charcoal filters organic contaminants not inorganic like plastic and metals.
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