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Old 09-28-2019
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Does anyone use any kind of flat water hose? Hauling around a regular hose is getting old.

I was thinking I could use a small-diameter firehose type thing for filling my fresh water tank and save some room?
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I like the Walmart metal shower hose type thing, I put it in my wash bucket. Very durable.

Oddly BB used to supply a flat hose in a roll-up carrier, my SP36 had one.
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Does anyone use any kind of flat water hose? Hauling around a regular hose is getting old.

I was thinking I could use a small-diameter firehose type thing for filling my fresh water tank and save some room?
I have been RVing since the 80s and have used something very similar to this. Unfortunately, not long ago I broke the plastic real and am now just using the hose, but it still is less trouble than the garden hose type. They are nothing short of a PIA in my opinion. Sorry, I just noticed I didn't add the link. Getting old sucks.
Here it is https://www.amazon.com/Mintcraft-YP1.../dp/B000KL5A72
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I carry a 50' "expandable" hose, (the kind that shrivels up when there's no water pressure), for filling my tank. I've had it a couple years now; it's lost its elasticity, but still takes up far less space than the conventional "garden hose" type. I don't know how it would fare if constantly under pressure, I've heard others say that they sometimes burst over time, but I just fill the tank, then turn off the spigot & drain it. Works for me!
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I went with one of these Zero-G hoses. It doesn't collapse like the expandable ones and you have to actually work to kink the thing.
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^^^ what Kiwi3 said. Love it.
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Thank you Bruce & Jim. I cut the bottom off (about 10") of a plastic 40+ gal trash can and have been coiling our vinyl water hose in for years. It's getting to be a PITA to get the hose to coil. Seems they have a mind of their own. I just ordered the ZERO-G 25' and 50' hoses.
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I use the expandable one as well, takes up far less room since I put it in a bucket. Works great, use it and turn off the spigot, don't leave water pressure on it, it may rupture. I use one at the house too.
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Years ago Swan made a true flat white hose. I had 2 that lasted 25 years!! But nothing that good is available anymore. Toro had a nylon hose that rolled into a plastic case. I keep it as a spare. Still works well. I saw the Zero G in a store and it looks good. Might just buy one.
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Are any of these certified for potable water?


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