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Old 05-15-2015, 10:42 PM   #31
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I like the blue hose also--except in cold weather. I need to coil it into about 18" diameter to fit its space. When it is cold and stiff, I am fortunate to get 2 feet and toss it in the back of the truck.
Yes, that is a problem with it that we have also found.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:51 AM   #32
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I like the blue hose also--except in cold weather. I need to coil it into about 18" diameter to fit its space. When it is cold and stiff, I am fortunate to get 2 feet and toss it in the back of the truck.
In the cold weather you will need a rubber hose, more flexible and heated.
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In the cold weather you will need a rubber hose, more flexible and heated.
"Cold" is a relative term... the heated hoses typically won't turn on any heat until it is close to freezing, so a few degrees above that you just have an unheated hose made stiffer by the heating wire.

Rubber hose can certainly be more flexible at low temperature than vinyl hose, but it's hard to find rubber hose rated for potable water use; most are intended for hot water, or heavy-duty contractor use, and are definitely not for potable water. Those heated hoses may be the way to go just because they are intended for RV use and thus potable water.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:51 PM   #34
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Apex no kink . The one made for fresh water only RV . Used them for years and years . Just bought new hoses for almost new trailer however the old ones from previous camper for 12 years still didn't leak and am using them for other uses. Pat
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:41 AM   #35
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No one has mentioned these hoses .... the ones advertised on TV that start out as a small hand full ball and grow (I think ) as water pressure increases to perhaps 50 feet. Seems like an ideal hose for RV or boat. The hose feels like its made from some sort of material..... about $20.00


I have never owned one so don't know what they are like or if they leave a taste to the water.


I'm sure someone here has done extensive testing .... right?
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:08 AM   #36
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They don't last - light and really great for a week then they rip open
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in addition not sure they are for potable water, they may be as bad as drinking out of the spigot or lawn hose I used to do as a kid...
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Left the water pressure on one for a day, never shrank back up after that.
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Left the water pressure on one for a day, never shrank back up after that.
sounds like you have too much iron in your water........
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Water hoses

We bought a pair of the new updated black stretch hoses with metal ends, they lasted about a month, Nancy really liked them for the yard, but not to buy every month.
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