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Old 04-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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How do you wrangle your water hose?

Just got back from trip and was our first time to pack up in the rain. Also the first time we had to deal with 50ft of water hose. Question is how does everyone roll, stow and generally wrangle their water hose.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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A few years back I found one that was only 10 or 15 feet long. It worked for most sites and I carried a 25 footer also, which gave me 40 feet if necessary. I drain the water from them roll them up, screw the ends together and put them in the compartment.
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Just got back from trip and was our first time to pack up in the rain. Also the first time we had to deal with 50ft of water hose. Question is how does everyone roll, stow and generally wrangle their water hose.
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I use a cloth in one hand and slide the cloth along to wipe down the hose while I roll it up on the other arm. gets a bit tricky but it helps to have both ends disconnected.

Sometimes it does the boa constrictor thing and need to call the DW.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:37 PM   #4
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I carry 2 25'ers, coil them up like you would an electrical extension cord, draining as you go, then hook then ends together to prevent and remaining water from leaking out into trl.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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Here are two ways I have handled the hoses. The tub is what we used for yrs until we got the new 5ver and use a regular holder like on a house. This one has a compartment to stow fittings, nozzles, 'Y's etc.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:23 PM   #6
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I use these for all hose and cord management in the camper.
While not this brand; Lowes carries the type.

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Old 04-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #7
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I brought the 25' Never-Kink hose and it goes easily into a small plastic container with a lid. I also connect the ends together.

Originally I did liked the hose from Walmart but it was a battle getting it rolled up small enough to fit back into the tub. It could take 20-30 minutes of fighting it before fitting.

I tried a coil type hose but it was spring loaded and dangerous. So far the Never-Kink hose is holding up to its name. Between the two hoses I have 50' if needed.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:21 PM   #8
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You absolutely can not beat a hose reel with a flat hose. See American Specialtyģ Handi-Hose & Reel (RT-50) - Garden Hoses - Ace Hardware
The whole 50 foot hose winds up to about 14" dia. by 2" thick. Mine (a Toro) is almost 20 years old and still not leaking. The only caveat is that you must lay them on the ground with no sharp bends or they will kink and shut off the flow.

There are several brands available, but be careful. Not all of them are rated safe for drinking water. This one is.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #9
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I use two round laundry baskets.
One for water hoses and one for electrical cords.
As was mentioned above, when it's real cold and the hoses get stiff, I get SWMBO to help me.

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I use two round laundry baskets.
One for water hoses and one for electrical cords.
As was mentioned above, when it's real cold and the hoses get stiff, I get SWMBO to help me.

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She is "walking the dog" while I am rolling up hoses!
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:02 PM   #11
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I use two round laundry baskets.
One for water hoses and one for electrical cords.
As was mentioned above, when it's real cold and the hoses get stiff, I get SWMBO to help me.

Bill
Sort of different but not too much - I have a 30' power cord that I have to drag out of the basement at the CG and then put it back before we leave and it is a PITA. I brought a white plastic cord carrier at CW and haven't yet used it, but I am not holding out much hope that it is really going to be a big help.

I am jealous when I see a big MH pull in and the guy goes to the back of it, opens a door and pushes a button and his power cord just reels out. It is even easier when he unhooks the cord and pushes a button to reel the cord back in. I envy the rich

We have somewhat "trained" our power cord to roll/coil up the way we want, but it is still a job.

How do others deal with the power cord issue?
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I used one or two of those oversize twisty ties. I can't think of the product name but Sears and K-Mart sells them in the tools section. They are bendable and come in handy for many tasks. When the tonneau cover is opened I can't reach the pull strap so I added a twist tie in a loop and now I can close the cover.

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Camping World sells a zipper bag for to store the water hose in. I bet it could work for the power cord too. I have one but I used it to store the collapsible safety cones.
http://www.campingworld.com/search/i...y&Nty=1&Ntpc=1

A laundry basket would be able to fit through my bay door so I had to find other options.
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I used one or two of those oversize twisty ties. I can't think of the product name but Sears and K-Mart sells them in the tools section. They are bendable and come in handy for many tasks. When the tonneau cover is opened I can't reach the pull strap so I added a twist tie in a loop and now I can close the cover.

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Camping World sells a zipper bag for to store the water hose in. I bet it could work for the power cord too. I have one but I used it to store the collapsible safety cones.
Search - hose bag - Camping World

A laundry basket would be able to fit through my bay door so I had to find other options.
I don't think trying to stuff a 30" power cord into a bag would be any easier than the way I do it now - but thanks for the suggestion.

I think I will have to save my money and buy a MH with the power cord reel
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We've been using these for our water hoses from day one when we had our pop-up. They come in various sizes and can be found at most outdoor Flea Markets for about a buck a piece. Some places I seen them 4 for $2, depends on the size. I use them on my hitch where the towing extension cord plugs into the harness on the motorhome and the car. I wrap it around the latch and the cord is secure until I remove it as well.

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I use a cloth in one hand and slide the cloth along to wipe down the hose while I roll it up on the other arm. gets a bit tricky but it helps to have both ends disconnected.

Sometimes it does the boa constrictor thing and need to call the DW.
I do pretty much the same thing, once rolled up I have a plastic tub with a lid that I drilled holes in (to let moisture out to prevent mold) that I put all my water stuff in. I also have a tub for my electric stuff, and have a seperate tub for my sewer stuff. Keeps everything nice and orginized and clean
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I coil mine up small enough to fit in a milk crate. I have 3 25ft only because thats what it took to get from the old house to where the trailer was parked. I also connect the ends to keep bugs out and water from leaking in the storage area.
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We had one of these years ago and unless we had all 50 feet almost straight out it kinked off and the waterflow was next to none. Now I'm talking about 15 years ago and it came from Toro. Are you finding the same thing still happens?
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I don't think trying to stuff a 30" power cord into a bag would be any easier than the way I do it now - but thanks for the suggestion.

I think I will have to save my money and buy a MH with the power cord reel
Is 30" the standard size that came with the unit? I just assume it was but now I'm thinking its twice the lenght.
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We had one of these years ago and unless we had all 50 feet almost straight out it kinked off and the waterflow was next to none. Now I'm talking about 15 years ago and it came from Toro. Are you finding the same thing still happens?
Have not had any trouble yet but my camper is 40' so I allmost allways have it straight out. I do how ever carry a spair, just incase.
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