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Old 09-04-2020, 07:21 PM   #1
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hose advice

As a newbie, I purchased a drinking hose from the RV dealer for our new Chateau 24BL. It is so stiff I can't roll it up properly when camping. I can look for a more flexible brand...but...can I use a pocket hose the cloth (on outside) type that I use in the yard dedicating a new one for the purpose of a drinking hose? It would be extremely flexible and take up little space.
If that would work I could probably find a use for the large piping in the propane area that is dedicated for the sewer hose by Thor yet won't fit any end connector in it (sewer hoses) so it is basically being unused.

It would be great if another one could be used for the saniflush also.

Thoughts from experienced RVers?
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Old 09-04-2020, 08:39 PM   #2
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Grey zero G hose
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Old 09-04-2020, 09:10 PM   #3
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I have been using the cheap camco hoses from wally world. They are stiff at first, but they last a long time.
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Old 09-04-2020, 09:13 PM   #4
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Yes
Camco White 1/2Ē 25í hose is all you need
They roll up real nice, very supple
I carry two
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Old 09-04-2020, 09:28 PM   #5
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Drinking water safe zero g regardless of color.
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Old 09-04-2020, 10:58 PM   #6
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I use the Zero G Blue Marine drinking water safe hose and it works great. Easy to store.


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Old 09-05-2020, 01:15 AM   #7
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I've been using the same Camco hose for 3 years. When it finally goes to "Hose Hell": I'll get a Zero G for sure.
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Old 09-05-2020, 02:29 AM   #8
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Is it ok to store your hoses together hose and sewer if you put the drinking hose inside the sewer it keeps it from unrolling
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Old 09-05-2020, 02:36 AM   #9
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I sure wouldn't...
Mine are stored in separate bays.
I keep my drinking and clean-out hoses in separate storage bags.
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Old 09-05-2020, 01:21 PM   #10
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You need to keep them separate so as not to accidentally cross contaminate them.


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Old 09-05-2020, 03:29 PM   #11
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is it ok to store your hoses together hose and sewer if you put the drinking hose inside the sewer it keeps it from unrolling
no no no!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-05-2020, 03:39 PM   #12
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Is it ok to store your hoses together hose and sewer if you put the drinking hose inside the sewer it keeps it from unrolling
Itís as safe as making coffee using the water from the toilet..
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Old 09-05-2020, 03:43 PM   #13
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Itís as safe as making coffee using the water from the toilet..


My dog isnít dead yet. Does it everyday
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Old 09-05-2020, 08:11 PM   #14
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We stopped using our older stiff hose and bought a zero G. $28 and well worth the decreased storage hassle. We have a good sized compartment and so we do store the water hose in the same compartment as the sewer but always make a closed loop with the two ends of the fresh hose and it is in a separate side, away from the sewer hose.
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Old 09-05-2020, 08:16 PM   #15
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My dog isnít dead yet. Does it everyday
But does he know what he's drinking from?
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Old 09-09-2020, 08:10 PM   #16
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But does he know what he's drinking from?
you ever wonder what your dog thinks about what YOU do in his water dish???
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Old 09-09-2020, 08:12 PM   #17
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Flexzilla hose

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As a newbie, I purchased a drinking hose from the RV dealer for our new Chateau 24BL. It is so stiff I can't roll it up properly when camping. I can look for a more flexible brand...but...can I use a pocket hose the cloth (on outside) type that I use in the yard dedicating a new one for the purpose of a drinking hose? It would be extremely flexible and take up little space.
If that would work I could probably find a use for the large piping in the propane area that is dedicated for the sewer hose by Thor yet won't fit any end connector in it (sewer hoses) so it is basically being unused.

It would be great if another one could be used for the saniflush also.

Thoughts from experienced RVers?
Flexzilla hoses are drinking water safe and very flexible and dont harden in the cold. However, if you are looking for lighter and space saving what you suggested could work. I use a 25' Flexzilla and its not very heavy nor does it take up much space.
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Old 09-09-2020, 08:39 PM   #18
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you ever wonder what your dog thinks about what YOU do in his water dish???
Our dog weighs just under five pounds, and shares bottles of drinking water with us by drinking from the cap.
Although she does wonder why we do what we do in that smelly room... And she has to go outside in the rain!
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Old 09-09-2020, 09:10 PM   #19
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I use a blue Zero-G drinking water hose that I got at the RV dealer's shop. I think it's 50 feet. It rolls into a small plastic tote that I keep it in, with my water filter. I also cap the ends after I drain it and stuff it into the tote, to help keep the hose and threads clean. See photo.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wqx...ew?usp=sharing
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Old 09-09-2020, 09:36 PM   #20
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As a newbie, I purchased a drinking hose from the RV dealer for our new Chateau 24BL. It is so stiff I can't roll it up properly when camping. I can look for a more flexible brand...but...can I use a pocket hose the cloth (on outside) type that I use in the yard dedicating a new one for the purpose of a drinking hose? It would be extremely flexible and take up little space.
If that would work I could probably find a use for the large piping in the propane area that is dedicated for the sewer hose by Thor yet won't fit any end connector in it (sewer hoses) so it is basically being unused.

It would be great if another one could be used for the saniflush also.

Thoughts from experienced RVers?
Many do it yourself places have the cloth covered hoses and most say drinking water safe. I also use quick disconnects on everything. when I'm done I put both ends of the hose together to keep them clean. If people did this they could put anything in the compartment and not contaminate the drinking water hose. I also bought a thread cleaner for hose threads because some campgrounds and friends houses have messed up threads and this will make them like new
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