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evanrem

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There are several good ones available online. Expect to spend about $30 for a good one. Can't count how many of the cheap Walmart $15 hoses I've thrown away.

Having said that, I've been very happy with this hose from Camco:

CAMCO 10 FT RV HOSE

I don't know if it's still available but about 2 years ago someone on Amazon had a 2 pack of these 10 ft hoses for about $25.00, which actually worked out good because sometimes all you need is a 10 footer, or combine them to make a 20 footer. The hose seems to be very good quality and does not kink. The metal ends are a plus IMO. Highly recommend this hose.


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I think the biggest factor in kinking hoses is people don't now how to coil the properly. Cable, wire and Semi-rigid hoses need to be coiled over-under AFTER initially fully uncoiling them, preferably in the hot sun. Also, make the coils as big as you can for your storage method. This method is used in repelling, cowboy lassos, portable sound systems, portable power systems, anywhere a spool is not used. If you don't know what under over means, Utube it for a video.


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2oldman wrote:

I like the new kind of metal ones that coil up like string.


Like STRING????

I have the metal jacketed hose (Still on the card) for when my existing already failed once in two places so I made it shorter plus the ends both went bad so they were replaced too White hose.

Got it at Dollar General by the way.
Alas I do not see it on their web site today.

This is what it looks like

But I did not pay NEARLY that much at DG (like 25 bucks was the price)


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RobWNY wrote:

We carry two 100' hoses for when we have to use potable water and can reach most spigots with that amount. We also have a 25' hose ...

People thought I was nuts carrying a 50' and a 25' !

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

RobWNY wrote:

We carry two 100' hoses for when we have to use potable water and can reach most spigots with that amount. We also have a 25' hose ...

People thought I was nuts carrying a 50' and a 25' !


I've been to state parks where there is one spigot for 4 campsites. I had to stretch my 100 feet to reach.


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I have another vote for the Zero G, have a 5/8" x 50' and haven't noticed any taste difference.


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jplante4 wrote:

I've been to state parks where there is one spigot for 4 campsites. I had to stretch my 100 feet to reach.
What's more fun is when there are no threads on the spigot.

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Always carry a Y splitter. I now carry TWO, one brass, one plastic. Do not buy the ones in the RV department at WalMart. Those are the zinc die cast chrome plated ones, they literally rot away. Get the better ones at a home & garden store made for outside heavy duty use.
Side issue: just because you're a long term CG resident does not mean you get to use any and all of the taps for spots not currently occupied. And don't get upset when someone removes your corroded Y connector with the black tank wand left attached from their tap! BAD FORM!

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DutchmenSport wrote:

Still using my cheap-o green garden hose I picked up out of the grass at home some 20 years ago, or was that the yellow one? Come to think of it, it's yellow. I put the green one back on the spigot at home! No, I think I ended up replacing the green one with a brown one a few years ago. I cut off the ends of the green one to make "water slaves" for spigots that have no threaded ends. At any rate, the yellow one is in the camper.

I suggest, go with yellow. It seems to have lasted the longest!
Obviously, the poison in the colored hoses have zapped your memory. I bet if you look at yourself in the mirror you will be shocked to see you look 20 years older than you did when you found that hose. By abusing your body with those hose chemicals for all these years I am willing to bet you won't live a day beyond your 120th birthday.
To answer the OP's question, a cheap hose will probably last 6 months before you do something to destroy it. If you splurge and buy the best, you can probably get a good half a year out it. My hoses die of abuse long before they would ever expire due to old age.

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