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crushor 06-18-2013 05:02 PM

As seen on TV - Pocket hose
Well, as our first year and only 13 days of camping are behind us... I'm looking at carrying more and using less space (in the basement). Last year I had 125' of white hose and am looking at purchasing the newer flat white hose that is on rolls. Also, I was thinking of pulling the 100' of green hose that I use for tank cleaning (fitting on side of CC to put water in black tank) and going with this new Pocket Hose that is sold everywhere. Space savings would be beneficial but I'm not sure about the quality. Any thoughts?

David 01 06-18-2013 05:09 PM

I have a couple of these hoses and so far so good....That being said, the light green one sprung a leak yesterday, I keep that one in my garage and suspect it was defective as none of of the others have caused me problems. Of note, they don't shrink back to package size, but small enough I keep it stored in a flower pot.

2014 Puma 8 days camping 2013 (so far)

realebill 06-18-2013 05:11 PM

go to Google,look up pocket hose,read the reviews and decide. seems this hose is not to dependable along with the other 2 that are advertised on tv.

scroll down to reviews

Camping Buddys 06-18-2013 05:11 PM

The hose looks good and is very lightweight, got it a week ago for my next trip. Haven't used yet. Next trip in two weeks!
And is not safe for drinking water!

crushor 06-18-2013 05:20 PM

Thanks for the info. I'm aware that mostly "as seen" items are not as they should be. I will look at the reviews. We're taking Big Ben out in about 8 days for a 12 nighter.

ependydad 06-18-2013 05:27 PM

The thing that people seem to complain about them the most is the plastic fittings. There's one called the X-Hose Pro that has metal fittings. It's more expensive, but seemingly fixes that one issue.

Otherwise, they're not drinking water safe and aren't designed to replace your white hose.

crushor 06-18-2013 05:32 PM

Thanks on the pro info. Yes I knew they weren't for drinking water, I'm looking at flat white roll ups from my dealer (with of course the DW discount). I was looking at the pocket hoses for the blank tank flushing.

ependydad 06-18-2013 05:34 PM

Flat white rollups? I'd be interested in those... :-)

I've had a few family members but the Pocket Hose from Bed, Bath and Beyond. Mostly happy with the exception of one recently breaking.

asquared 06-18-2013 05:45 PM

We own 3. One is used for sewer flush other 2 are in our garden at home. We have both 25 ft and 50 ft sizes. Work pretty well and light weight. We did break a plastic fitting but still usable. It's pretty cool to watch it shrink as the water runs out.

bikendan 06-18-2013 08:36 PM

i bought one of the blue ones and so far, it works great at home.
plan to take it with us on our next camping trip. also plan on using it for the black tank flush wand.

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