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Old 01-12-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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Aluminum Water Hose

For those of you who just have to have aluminum everything for your Airstream you can now include the water hose:

The Only Armored, Kink Free, Drinkable Water Hose on the Market | Armadillo Hose Products

Just back from the Tampa RV Super Show and brought one back with me. Although the guy told me it had been around for several years this is the first I heard of it. Needless to say I have no idea how durable it is; have no interest in the company and know nothing else about them.

There are two things I can tell you for sure:

1. When you hook it up water does flow through it.

2. It looks FANTASTIC hooked up to the Airstream.

So if aluminum all the way is your thing, this is for you.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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Cool find Al.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:33 PM   #3
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2. It looks FANTASTIC hooked up to the Airstream.

So if aluminum all the way is your thing, this is for you.
Just the thing for that hard-to-find gift for your AS friends...
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25' hose for $100?

I think I'll stick with basic white...
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25' hose for $100?

I think I'll stick with basic white...
Sounds right to me. Sal.
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But it LOOKS so cool...isn't that enough?

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Old 01-12-2011, 01:44 PM   #7
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But it LOOKS so cool...isn't that enough?

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For 100$ I can get enough adult beverage so that I wont notice what it loos like.
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it's still just pvc with a metal shell.

maybe i'll wrap my water hose with aluminum foil and stand back.

should look almost as cool.

- if i do this in arizona will i always get hot water?
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As I believe I've mentioned before, I went to my local rubber products shop and had them make up some fresh water hoses out of vacuum hose - which won't easily 'kink' when in storage, use, etc...

They attached real brass, machined hose ends (not those cheapo 'rolled' thread type ends you find on 'RV' hoses!)...

I had (5) 10 ft hoses made up so I can attach only the lengths I need - I think I paid about $12-$15 per hose...

These hoses look very similar to the 'aluminum hoses' shown above - except the coil is a lighter color...

I guess I should have jumped on the band wagon and marketed my version last year...
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Ray, is that vacuum hose rated as acceptable for potable water?
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Re: Al's original post. If anyone has ever had a fresh water hose bust while being away and then finding their trailer flooded when they get back, these seem like a great idea! Fresh water hoses seem to be much less durable than our regular garden hoses.
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A $100 hose?

I would rather have one of the 120 volt heated hoses for winter use.
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How does it polish?
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Aage...Yes, the plastic vacuum hose is rated safe to use in the food processing industry - don't have the specs, but their info indicated so...

I really set out to find fresh water hoses that wouldn't kink when coiled for storage, AND, I wanted heavy, brass, machined ends that could be tightened into other connectors without 'stripping', as the rolled threads of the cheapo hoses often do!

Have you ever tried to thread your hose into a plastic, inline filter and have the hose not tighten properly, or just keep turning as it get tight!

I use quick disconnects on the FW hoses, and many times the regular hose ends with those shallow threads would strip when tightened...Most RV and garden hoses have thin shell ends that are just plain CRAP, IMHO...

I've cured all that with the hoses I had made up - hopefully I'll never need another fresh water hose again...

Here's a similar product: Untitled Document
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