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Water hose

Postby BAVO76 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:26 am

Hi all i am Darryl and doing up a home built motor home from a ex school bus and have never really known what fresh water hose to use can you give me a brand name as i have had plastic tasting water problem .Just today i went to bunnings hard ware and seen that they had food grade drinking water hose on special for $13.25 for a 10 metre roll its blue on the outside and white in the inside Brand is pope.So can anyone tell me if these are good and if not where and what brand fresh water hose do you own and how are you rolling up your hoses when not in use pictures or know how for easy access would be great cheers Darryl
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Re: Water hose

Postby Titch » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:38 am

Look for the food grade hose that has reinforcement in it, you will know it when you see it as it looks like its braided.
Brand name evades me, it is a cow to roll up.
Clarke rubber have it I think,or it may be in the plumbing section at Bunnings.
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Re: Water hose

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:04 am

Stay away from the Pope brand in Bunnings (personal experience)

Places like Camec, Coast to Coast RV Supplies, Arrow Caravan Services or Maytow Caravan & RV Accessories.

Alternatively buy from a Marine Supplies, Whitworths or similar and yes it does need to be a food grade hose and the specialist caravan/marine supply places will know exactly what you require.

I can't comment on the one Titch has recommended from Clark Rubber but either way be prepared to pay a bit for it as they are certainly not the cheapest in hoses.

On this occasion, you do get what you pay for.


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Re: Water hose

Postby CampGrrlz » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:24 am

Welcome Daryl ... the best drinking water hose and certainly not the cheapest is made in Australia by Flatout - www.flatoutaust.com - it is as the name suggests, a flat hose. It rolls up onto a reel supplied as a whole item and it rolls up quite readily. They make other kinds of hoses for the RV industry as well. Check it out, if you are going to do a lot of camping it will be well worth your while to have one.

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Re: Water hose

Postby Titch » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:07 pm

Possibly the same hose J L,
Here is a picture.
Yes not cheap,but a rinse out with a bleach mix every so so.

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Re: Water hose

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:42 pm

Titch, the one I am referring to is clear with blue lines through it.
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Re: Water hose

Postby Rosco532 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:35 pm

Howdy Darryl,,,,The Blue ''FoodGrade'' you are looking at at Bunnings is what I re-hosed our small campervan with and have had no problems....I will be using that same hose under the big bus when I get to that stage,,,,

Just on that hose business...We run a cup full of WHITE KING through the tanks then flush them every few months....kills any bugs and makes the water stay fresh tasting.

(While we have you here....can I suggest you ''repost'' your condensation problem you are having in your bus here as a new topic...There may be some other Ideas / suggestions from down your end of the cooler part of the Country.....'Ice-man' Titch may have some good ideas)

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Re: Water hose

Postby Rosco532 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:40 pm

Gypsy...Can I ask what problem you had with the Pope brand of hose...and was it in conjunction with water tanks or ???

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Re: Water hose

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:31 pm

Rosco, the water had a funny taste and I originally thought it was something else until I read about the Pope hoses from Bunnings on another forum.

I have a stainless steel tank on my CT and never had any issues with the other hose I was using....bought the bunnings hose to take with me to fill along the way when travelling. Never got that far, used it at home a couple of times and the water tasted terrible.

Drained & flushed the tank and went back to my original hose and all is good again.
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Re: Water hose

Postby Rosco532 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:33 pm

OK...You have me stumped there....All I can reiterate from what I said earlier,,,,We have had no problems what so ever...
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Re: Water hose

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:48 pm

Rosco532 wrote:OK...You have me stumped there....All I can reiterate from what I said earlier,,,,We have had no problems what so ever...
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I have no issues with that Rosco, obviously there is no real answer here as to why one is ok and the other is not.

Have a look here, this is one of the topics that alerted me what my problem might be.

http://www.caravanersforum.com/viewtopi ... ose#p13309
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Re: Water hose

Postby Rosco532 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:40 pm

Gypsy, I read those posts and apart from the person who wished it came in longer lenghts ..there was a person who said it tasted funny for a few days....that could have even been the water they put in the tank at that time....who knows ????
I would be more concerned about the carsagenic (sp)...from using the black hose.
We were always told never to store water in black containers as bugs breed better in that colour........
Clear or blue.....were the colours recommended.

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Re: Water hose

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:07 pm

Yeah, I certainly would not be using a black hose either Rosco.

I had another look at the hoses I have and I also have one that looks like the one Titch posted a pic of but did not get mine from Clark Rubber.

As Titch said, it could be the same one, just from a different outlet.
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Re: Water hose

Postby Titch » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:42 pm

I remember the hose being expensive,But no name on the hose,which surprised me.
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Re: Water hose

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:01 pm

titch wrote:I remember the hose being expensive,But no name on the hose,which surprised me.
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Yeah, mine was too...pretty sure I got it from Camec.
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