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Old 01-10-2013, 06:47 PM   #11
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You gotta keep your hose warm in the winter!!! We are planning on going to West Virginia next week, highs 30, lows 10's, this will work in that kind of weather.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:45 PM   #12
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I carry a 25' white hose, brand unknown, but with metal end connectors, and also another similar 10 footer. Try to find ones that don't kink too badly, or have too much coiling memory. I've found that carrying a "Y" splitter is also a good idea, as well as a standard hose bibb, one of those "water thief" gadgets that allow you to hook up to those unthreaded hose bibbs you see from time to time, the pressure regulator, and a quick shut-off nozzle.

I also carry a couple of short (10' & 20') extra 20 amp electrical extension cords, and an adapter or two for the main 30 amp cord.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:46 PM   #13
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Got a new trailer. Got the starter kit with the white water hose thing.....It stinks like rubber kerosene and glue All at once. After about four weeks of use it stops to stink so much. Definitely keep it out of your Rye. it will @*$% it up bad.. Never mind the 11:00pm tea and oatmeal c chip cookies...
If you know what I mean. After about 8-weeks either you don't notice the smell or you just don't care any more .I dumped a liter of bleach and it worked... sort of.New trailers you love them or get use to them...
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Keep in mind that bleach will rot rubber.
Camping supply shops have and sell potable tank refreshing additives and water treatments.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:06 PM   #15
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Thanks to all for the hose information. Your knowledge and experience is so helpful!
Along the same line (water that is), any recommendations for brand/type of water filter that attaches to the clean water hose or are they all pretty much the same?
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:01 PM   #16
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I have never bothered with a water filter. So long as the water is potable, we use it for everything but drinking in some cases, and then use filtered water from jugs for that.

Often we are boondocking, and rely on what is in the tanks and our portable bottles anyway. Having a filter would not do much good there.
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Yes you are correct, it wasn't bleach that you would use in laundry it was that tank refresh additive. It did help some but I realized it wasn't the tank but the white hose causing the odor and off taste. The odor went away as the hose got more use. I think it will be fine this next season. But I'm considering a in-line filter some place.
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Speaking of hoses, do folks do anything to keep the ends of the hose clean? I carry the hose in the front storage box, along with tire chocks, lawn chairs, the stabilizer arms from the weight distribution hitch (when in storage). Somewhere along the way I noticed that I was storing the hose with a lot of dirty stuff. And every now an then, one end or the other gets dropped in the mud. I suppose I could find a hose bag for it, or maybe there are a couple of end caps that I find that would screw over the ends and prevent dirt from getting inside of the hose.

Do the rest of you do anything about this, or am I just being too fuss-budgety about it?

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Do the rest of you do anything about this, or am I just being too fuss-budgety about it?
All I do is give it a bit of a rinse at the tap, if needed. I do wipe it down before storing if it gets dirty laying on the ground, which happens in many sites.
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I screw the two ends together. No little drips of water to dribble out in the storage area. Just following the KISS principle. Nothing to buy, nothing to lose.
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