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swimmer_spe

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Posted: 09/26/18 08:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The water hose between the tap and the trailer, why are they white? Any issues with using a new garden hose instead?

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Posted: 09/26/18 08:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The white hose is specifically designed for potable water, a garden hose can contain impurities and leave a taste. Besides, you don't want to accidently use the one for rinsing the waste tanks.

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They're not all white. I have a blue one. But they're typically not the common green or black of garden hoses.

Garden hoses usually use plastics which add bad chemicals/flavors to the water, especially when they sit in the sun for a while with no flow.

Get a hose made for potable water, they really don't cost much more than garden hoses.

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Mine is yellow and green. Green for black water flushing, yellow for fresh water filling. When I first started using the yellow hoses, all 200 feet, I ran straight bleach through them. Then flushed them out and never had hose taste, unlike my brown one on the ground at home. I still drink from it though.


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As said typically white hoses are drinking water safe, however I did get a couple about 6 years ago from Lowe's that were blue and they were drinking water safe. They had a white liner on the inside that was made out of food grade material. They were a bit stiffer than the white Swan brand hoses, especially in cold weather. What ever you get, just make sure the label says it is drinking water safe or the lining is made from food grade material.

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OP here.

I don't ever plan on hooking up water and have it pressurizing my system. It is only to fill the tank and then put it away, out of the sun.

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swimmer_spe wrote:

OP here.

I don't ever plan on hooking up water and have it pressurizing my system. It is only to fill the tank and then put it away, out of the sun.
So, save $2 and take a risk of getting cancer or ???. If you don't care, why should anyone else?

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I don't hook up to camp water either.. I fill up at home, but use a white potable water hose when I do it..

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Posted: 09/26/18 11:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

swimmer_spe wrote:

OP here.

I don't ever plan on hooking up water and have it pressurizing my system. It is only to fill the tank and then put it away, out of the sun.


That is a good plan.

I don't hookup to city water connection either
Use to but back in 2008 a $.50 fitting broke and flooded my 5th wheel while sleeping....$6000 repairs/costs

So it has been fresh water tank/pump ever since

BUT I still use a POTABLE water hose to fill tank with


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Posted: 09/27/18 01:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's cheap to buy the white hose, so why bother with the alternative.

That said, talk about cancer is hype or we would all be long dead. If I only had a green hose and needed to fill the tank I would do so with no worries.


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