RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-13-2013, 01:29 PM   #41
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by HERmit View Post
Coulda saved ya'll the wait...I bought one of these (the green one) a couple of months ago. It lasted all of 2 weeks.

It came with a busted connector too. Fix that, then made the mistake of stepping on it. OOPS! The inner rubber liner split about 3 inches.

It'd work great as an outdoor shower now. Turn it on and stand near the split portion.

Also it tends to forget its memory over time. It shrinks less and less every time it's used.
The hose we use is the Blue one, bought 2 100' green ones and they both split the 3rd time being used. I bundled them both up and sent them back just before going to Goshen. Haven't heard a word and really don't expect too, but they now have them.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 07:03 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
Gregg Willow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northern Minnesota
Posts: 254
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
The hose we use is the Blue one, bought 2 100' green ones and they both split the 3rd time being used. I bundled them both up and sent them back just before going to Goshen. Haven't heard a word and really don't expect too, but they now have them.
OC, where did you send the green ones back to? The xhose.com site does not have them. Were they a copy?
__________________
2016 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab XLT EcoBoost
2012 Salem Cruise Lite 221RBXL, Andersen No Sway WDH, (2) Honda EU2000i's
Gregg Willow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 08:01 PM   #43
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregg Willow View Post
OC, where did you send the green ones back to? The xhose.com site does not have them. Were they a copy?
Just by luck, I still had the invoice and sent it to the return address. Yes, the green ones are imitations.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 08:08 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
Gregg Willow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northern Minnesota
Posts: 254
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Just by luck, I still had the invoice and sent it to the return address. Yes, the green ones are imitations.
Good to know. The website's video mentions the "original blue" hose.

When you use it for your black flush, I assume the hose expands to its full length even though you may be 10 feet away. True? Not sure why I'm even asking it.
__________________
2016 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab XLT EcoBoost
2012 Salem Cruise Lite 221RBXL, Andersen No Sway WDH, (2) Honda EU2000i's
Gregg Willow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 08:14 PM   #45
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregg Willow View Post
Good to know. The website's video mentions the "original blue" hose.

When you use it for your black flush, I assume the hose expands to its full length even though you may be 10 feet away. True? Not sure why I'm even asking it.
Yes, it expands the full 50' and doesn't tangle. Takes a few seconds to collapse when you shut the water off. I stuff it in a 3# plastic Folgers coffee can and put the lid on. For what I use it for, it is so much better than carrying a 50' regular hose. I carry 3-25' white hoses which I would like to find a way to reduce the bulk, but have a hose carrier mounted inside the storage area more or less out of the way.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 08:21 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
Gregg Willow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northern Minnesota
Posts: 254
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Yes, it expands the full 50' and doesn't tangle. Takes a few seconds to collapse when you shut the water off. I stuff it in a 3# plastic Folgers coffee can and put the lid on. For what I use it for, it is so much better than carrying a 50' regular hose. I carry 3-25' white hoses which I would like to find a way to reduce the bulk, but have a hose carrier mounted inside the storage area more or less out of the way.
I think I'll grab the 25' footer Pro and pay the extra p/h for the second one. Looks like a good product. Love this forum!
__________________
2016 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab XLT EcoBoost
2012 Salem Cruise Lite 221RBXL, Andersen No Sway WDH, (2) Honda EU2000i's
Gregg Willow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 10:09 PM   #47
Member
 
Ole Sage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 46
I use the Xhose to flush the black tank at the campground dump station.
It doesn't take up much space
__________________
Home is where you park it.
Ole Sage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 10:35 AM   #48
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 5,173
Used ours for the first time this past week on the black water flush. I too noticed that it shrinks right away as soon as the valve is opened. It'd be better to just call it a 25' hose instead of a 50' one, since you only get 50' when it's not in use and under pressure. I had to rinse in short bursts to keep the hose long enough to not put strain on the fittings.

I think this would make a great garden hose though. Just close the valve and have it grow to the full 50', hook it up to your lawn sprinkler as far from the house as possible, and watch it magically take care of moving the sprinkler for you as it shrinks.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 10:44 AM   #49
Graduate Member
 
RoadTrip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 508
Tried the green one this weekend for the "city water" hookup. No go.

It builds up too much pressure in the hose and won't seat properly - causing water to spray out at the connection.
__________________
--2009 Sunseeker 2860DS (Class C)
- one Hotwife, and two boys under 2(with one on the way!)
2013 - 53 days
2012 - 26 days

RoadTrip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 07:21 AM   #50
2011 Forest River Stealth
 
rwtdct's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Paso Robles, Ca
Posts: 356
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Not so fast there dude, where do you think all these senior citizens (including myself & DW) drank from when we were kids. We also survived lead based paint, riding bikes without headgear, played in parks without rubber mats, went to schools that had asbestos insulation, carried our lunch to school in used paper bags and rode in cars with suicide door without seatbelts, airbags. Don't know how so many of us survived without "Big Brother" watching over us. We even shared bottles of pop, played baseball and football with no protective gear whatsoever.
Oh, by the way, some of us also got our rearends warmed by switches, belts and calloused hands for misbehaving.
Don't forget, riding in the back of a pick-up truck, standing up behind the cab or riding on the tail gate when it was down.

What happen to the Good Old Days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
2011 Stealth CSFCK3214
2003 Ford F250 Crew Cab 4X4 7.3
2011 Polaris RZR 4
rwtdct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 08:08 AM   #51
Site Team
 
Platokidd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: top side land of Lincoln
Posts: 7,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
I take it you never drank out of a regular old rubber garden hose when you were a kid?
I sure do, hot summer days playing wiffle ball in the backyard. The hose was were we got water to drink.
__________________
2014 LaCrosse 323RST-TE-C
2009 Chevy 2500HD Z71
Seasonal

R.I.P. Luke the campin dog
Platokidd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 08:24 AM   #52
Site Team
 
Platokidd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: top side land of Lincoln
Posts: 7,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
Not so fast there dude, where do you think all these senior citizens (including myself & DW) drank from when we were kids. We also survived lead based paint, riding bikes without headgear, played in parks without rubber mats, went to schools that had asbestos insulation, carried our lunch to school in used paper bags and rode in cars with suicide door without seatbelts, airbags. Don't know how so many of us survived without "Big Brother" watching over us. We even shared bottles of pop, played baseball and football with no protective gear whatsoever.
Oh, by the way, some of us also got our rearends warmed by switches, belts and calloused hands for misbehaving.
teeter totters too if you remember those old wooden ones. Not the ones you see today ridding wheelies on a stingray bike.
Its no wonder the baby boomers are so messed up today! Thanks big brother
__________________
2014 LaCrosse 323RST-TE-C
2009 Chevy 2500HD Z71
Seasonal

R.I.P. Luke the campin dog
Platokidd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:14 AM.