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rynosback 09-11-2017 11:00 PM

Breaking it down
 
You have to hate cold mornings when you are packing up to pull out. Most of all packing the water hose when you have to wrestle it into the best circle to store it away. This is as good as I could get it.
http://www.m109riders.com/forums/att...9&d=1505170558

99dart 09-12-2017 12:26 AM

LOL.... I feel your pain! :) :lol:

wingnut60 09-12-2017 02:43 AM

Should have tapped the hot water spigot to warm it up...

rynosback 09-12-2017 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by wingnut60 (Post 87881)
Should have tapped the hot water spigot to warm it up...

What hot water spigot could you hook it up to?

wingnut60 09-12-2017 03:53 AM

Sorry, bad attempt at humor...

rynosback 09-12-2017 04:41 AM

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Originally Posted by wingnut60 (Post 87889)
Sorry, bad attempt at humor...

No problem, I was thinking that you hooked it up to the water heater relief valve and opened her up. :whistling::coolsmiley::hide::eek::nonono::ermm:

Mr176 09-12-2017 08:24 AM

I used to use the outside shower on my old toy hauler. I'm thinking I might be able to use the hot side low point drain to run a little through the hose on the DRV.

JamieGeek 09-12-2017 12:36 PM

We used to carry a little heat tape for our first trip of the year when we knew there was a possibility of the water line freezing.

Barring that I'd just coil it up as best I could and then dig it out when I got home (granted if you're full-timing you are "home").

revjeffrey 09-12-2017 01:13 PM

I see that as "Art Work" that should be installed @ the Motorhome Museum in Elkhart In. A modern day Picasso!

wingnut60 09-12-2017 02:01 PM

This goes for the 50amp cord also--solved that with the power reel on the new coach. Sure hope it has enough power to coil a cold cord...

"Barring that I'd just coil it up as best I could and then dig it out when I got home (granted if you're full-timing you are "home"). Exactly what I usually end up doing.

rynosback 09-12-2017 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by JamieGeek (Post 87908)
We used to carry a little heat tape for our first trip of the year when we knew there was a possibility of the water line freezing.

Barring that I'd just coil it up as best I could and then dig it out when I got home (granted if you're full-timing you are "home").

It did not freeze. I would NEVER leave my hose out on freezing nights. I have camped in below freezing and I put water in my fresh water tank and put away the hose. But when it is 40 degrees outside the hose stiffens up. Making is a pain in the arse to coil back up nicely.

rynosback 09-12-2017 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by revjeffrey (Post 87915)
I see that as "Art Work" that should be installed @ the Motorhome Museum in Elkhart In. A modern day Picasso!


You got me. :thumb:

Homer3 09-12-2017 09:21 PM

try this
 
hi ryno - check this out at campingworld.com

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...and-cord-caddy

it's a Carlson hose/cord caddy

Homer3 09-12-2017 09:26 PM

hose caddy
 
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here's a picture of the hose caddy

rynosback 09-12-2017 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Homer3 (Post 87988)
hi ryno - check this out at campingworld.com

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...and-cord-caddy

it's a Carlson hose/cord caddy

Bad link, but I know what you are talking about.

Travelin' Texans 09-12-2017 09:52 PM

That caddy looks handy, but if the hose is cold what you took out wouldn't go back in that neatly.

Walker 09-13-2017 01:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr176 (Post 87892)
I used to use the outside shower on my old toy hauler. I'm thinking I might be able to use the hot side low point drain to run a little through the hose on the DRV.

That is a great idea, add a Shark bite adapter to hook the hose up, hold up the other end of the hose, or just elevate some and fill it with hot water. Coil hose while warm.... :coolsmiley:

Cummins12V98 09-14-2017 01:50 AM

I HIGHLY recommend going to "rvwaterfilter.com" and buy their white hose in what ever length or lengths you like in either solid brass or stainless fittings. Yes they are 1/2" ID but that really is NOT an issue with a RV. I have 5, 10 and 15' hoses. They are still flexible in COLD weather!

I also recommend buying what ever length of 50A "SO" cable and the Camco yellow ends. Flexible in COLD weather also. Always easy to coil up.

Walker 09-14-2017 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Cummins12V98 (Post 88211)
I HIGHLY recommend going to "rvwaterfilter.com" and buy their white hose in what ever length or lengths you like in either solid brass or stainless fittings. Yes they are 1/2" ID but that really is NOT an issue with a RV. I have 5, 10 and 15' hoses. They are still flexible in COLD weather!

I also recommend buying what ever length of 50A "SO" cable and the Camco yellow ends. Flexible in COLD weather also. Always easy to coil up.

For the shore power cord, I let MorRyde coil it. Does a great job! All my short hoses are from the RV water store. RV to water softener to filters, then the cheapie hose to the water faucet.

rickymac 09-14-2017 01:07 PM

I really like the 50ft BLUE water hose, but it could be difficult to roll up at times. So, I took my 50 BLUE hose and started using it by my swimming pool, looks great.

I went to Amazon and purchased 2 10' and one 25' BLUE water hoses. I also purchased brass quick connects for all hoses. Now, I just use the shortest hose possible when I setup camp. Most of the time I only use one 10', makes life a little simpler.


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