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Old 01-05-2016, 07:11 PM   #1
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Rolling up hoses

I have extremely hard time rolling up water hoses without them kinking. Has anyone got suggestions for this. Also how to store these same hoses. Tia
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Need to twist (roll) as you roll up. Practice using extension cord
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It helped me when I started buying a higher quality hose. My cheap one always kinked........


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Need to twist (roll) as you roll up. Practice using extension cord
You are going to have to explain this to me.
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I coil it into a bushel basket, works well.
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I coil it into a bushel basket, works well.
X2 What Donald suggests. I bought a "Homer Bucket" from Home Depot and coil my water hose in the bucket then remove it and bag it (water hose fits great in bags designed to hold side mounted BBQ grills!) Then I coil my 50AMP cord into the Homer Bucket, and put our Progressive EMS unit in the center. Cable & hoses done!
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You are going to have to explain this to me.
You can join the Navy and they'll teach you (or else!).
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Check these videos and they will explain it. First one talks about the twist and the second calls it the over and under method.





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X2 Over Under!! 37 years of doing this as a profession! However the Walmart cheapo RV hose is a tough go no water you do..
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X2 Over Under!! 37 years of doing this as a profession! However the Walmart cheapo RV hose is a tough go no water you do..
Good videos. My storage doors are very narrow so I am limited to a small size container which means tight coiling. My previous water hose finally became trained but someone stole it and now I'm dealing with a new hose that is a bit stubborn. I never heard of Over Under but it does make sense and try it next time I roll up my water hose.

In watching the videos I quickly learned that I am killing my cables with how I rolled them up. I like the tip of draining the water first then roll up. I have been draining the water as I roll it up but sometimes I end up wet.
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I always disconnect and lay hoses out straight as possible then start to roll (you will drain hose at the same time). Hoses and cables have a "natural lay" to them. You will need to twist the hose to keep that "natural lay" in check. You can coil hose on the ground or in hand and each coil should lay flat if it doesn't lay flat or if it kinks you didn't twist enough. Warm hoses are much easier to deal with.
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Good videos. My storage doors are very narrow so I am limited to a small size container which means tight coiling. My previous water hose finally became trained but someone stole it and now I'm dealing with a new hose that is a bit stubborn. I never heard of Over Under but it does make sense and try it next time I roll up my water hose.

In watching the videos I quickly learned that I am killing my cables with how I rolled them up. I like the tip of draining the water first then roll up. I have been draining the water as I roll it up but sometimes I end up wet.
If you have some one hold the other end of hose a pull hard a couple times. It will help relax the hose and make it easier to deal with. Just don't pull on the connectors, cheap ones will pull out.
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30' of flat hoses for the win.

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If you have some one hold the other end of hose a pull hard a couple times. It will help relax the hose and make it easier to deal with. Just don't pull on the connectors, cheap ones will pull out.
I wish having someone help was an option as I am a solo camper. Would it help to reconnect to the faucet and give it a good tug get out the kinked/twisted part?

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I almost brought that type but the sales person talked me out of it.
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I wish having someone help was an option as I am a solo camper. Would it help to reconnect to the faucet and give it a good tug get out the kinked/twisted
I would not do that. You could put it on soft ground and put a truck wheel on it JUST DON'T CRUSH CONNECTOR! Or do it on a cold day.
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Change hose...most that kink once will always do it...the lay-flat hoses, made lately, might work. I have a 50' 3/4" fire hose that came out of old mill...it's a lay flat type
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I'm jealous...
I almost brought that type but the sales person talked me out of it.

I like them. But, I took Herk's suggestion and bought 10' "utility" hoses. This kind of hose can't have any sharp bends or it blocks the flow of water. The 10' sections make it very manageable.
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I like to use shorter hoses; not over 25'. have a 25 & 2 10's. Never have need any more & shorter hoses are much easier to handle.
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I agree with the 25' hoses. I have several potable water hoses that I store in a clear 28 quart Sterilite tote that's 23" L x 16ľ" W x 6" H I can get 75' of hose, the filters and all the fittings (90ļ el, spring flex end, regulator, etc.) in it and it fits nicely in the passthru drawer.

Also, when I roll up the hoses I always connect the ends together, and I usually leave the filter connected to one of them.
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