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Old 11-15-2014, 11:52 AM   #1
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Potable water hose

Hi and thanks for helping me this past week.
I'm a new owner.
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When hooking hose to city water inlet
Do I need a potable white hose?
...even if I never plan on drinking from the sink?
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:14 PM   #2
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DO you plan to brush your teeth, wash your hands, shower, use for cooking....? The hose is a very minor cost compared to all other expenses. I carry one plain white water hose and a heated hose for those cold trips.
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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Sorry if that earlier post seemed sarcastic...not the intent. Granted most of us grew up drinking from garden hoses.......with no detrimental effects (we think). I went ahead and bought the hoses to be SURE....and to keep me from mixing up which hose is used to spray chemicals, flush black tank....and which is used for potable water.
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:22 PM   #4
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Yes to washing hands


I guess my question is that I know they recommend filling with a white hose
So if I am connected to a external water supply and therefore not using the pump, that hose too should be a white hose correct?
I'm jus not sure why a regular garden hose is bad even for just washing hands , shower, etc..

Also when city water is connected does it bypass the fresh water holding tank and just go directly to sink and shower?
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And thank you Toskeysam
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:28 PM   #6
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When you are connected to "city water" you do indeed bypass the freshwater tank (and pump). I would use the potable water hose for this connection also. The potable water hoses (typically white) do not release plasticizers and other plastic-related junk into the water. (Neither did the old rubber hoses from childhood.)
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Potable water hose

Why would you not use a potable hose? The cost difference is negligible and eliminates all risks.
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Sounds good
I have a white hose and will use for everything thanks.

I should have bought a longer one

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Glamper1...Have a great trip! Remember to laugh at what goes on in your small home......
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Hey Glamper,

Have a great time on your first overnight!

We are heading out Monday to California. Will be in Santa Barbara next weekend then to Monterey over Thanksgiving and then to Napa. Keep your eyes out for a Silver AI!

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Sounds good
I have a white hose and will use for everything thanks.

I should have bought a longer one
Two or three shorter hoses strung together are fine, and then you never have to use more hose than you need. I've never needed more than 35 feet of hose yet, so I carry a 25' and a 10' hose, which lets me choose 10, 25, or 35 based on where I'm parked relative to the service pedestal.

And in case you don't know (and apologies if you do know) when you're not using a potable water hose, the ends should always be capped or screwed together so that dirt, debris, and bugs can't get inside.
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I can second that on screwing the ends together. I usually do just that, but once this past summer in a rush...I neglected to do it. It was the time of summer in Michigan when the June-bugs were everywhere.......including the several hundred that crawled up into the hose and plugged it. One new hose and one lesson later.....
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I carry two white 25' hoses. On occasion I have needed the extra length. Also if one should fail I have a spare.
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