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Old 07-13-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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When connecting to camp ground water, it doesn't have to be a white hose correct? Any garden-variety garden hose will do the trick, as long as it's clean? I assume it's white just so it doesn't get confused with other hoses.


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Old 07-13-2014, 09:37 PM   #2
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It doesn't have to be white but it should be a fresh water hose. I'm not sure about garden hoses so I will other's chime in. I look for "Fresh Water" hose on the packaging. From what I have seen most fresh water hoses are usually white color but I have seen a blue one before.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:40 PM   #3
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Some hoses are certified for drinking water, other hoses are not. Read the labels. As far as I know certified drinking water hoses are white.

Even brass fittings may be labeled "not for drinking water", just because the manufacturer didn't go to the trouble to have the raw material and their manufacturing processes certified. Labels usually state something like "May contain lead, known to the State of California to cause ...". The key word is "MAY". Unless the product is specifically for drinking water they just put that label on and get about their business.

Just buy a white one and as you said, you will always know it wasn't used for some nasty service. By the way, drinking water hoses have been white for many years. I am still using two that I bought for my popup over 25 years ago. But in my ignorance (before California stepped in to save all of us) I filled my tank and water jugs with my garden hose.

We drank out of regular garden hoses for years and no one ever had a problem (that anyone really knows of).
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:41 PM   #4
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White hoses are made for drinking water...made of food grade material.
The garden hoses tend to give a "rubber taste" to water. I would NOT use them.
But that's just me...you do what you want.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:44 PM   #5
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Yes, there is a difference. Garden hoses can contain lead or other toxic chemicals (such as BPA) that might be dangerous to human consumption. A potable drinking hose is certified for supplying water for human consumption. And they are not always white, I believe some are light green and still certified for potable water.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:49 PM   #6
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I was told (by the dealer's tech) that the white hose won't disintegrate like a regular hose. The small fragments of rubber clog the filter in the trailer. He also said to always use a pressure regulator and an external filter to pre filter the water as it's cheaper to replace.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:51 PM   #7
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Thank you all very much for responding with the fabulous information. Looks like I can get a hose certified for fresh drinking water from places like Home Depot.

I don't want to have to drive the 25 to 30 miles out to a camping world or our dealer to pick up a hose.


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Old 07-13-2014, 09:53 PM   #8
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You can get one from Wal-Mart in their RV/Auto section. I bet you can order it online so you don't have to drive at all.
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One white, one light green, both safe drinking hoses.

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Who here drinks the water out of the faucet in their camper?


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