Freshwater Hose

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  1. carol ilfracombe

    carol ilfracombe Read Only Funster

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    Having previously filled water tank at home which i now found is not reccomended because of the extra weight, do i need to carry my own hose to access water or do sites usually have a hose on the tap? I will usually be using Camping and Caravanning Club sites.Many thanks Carol.:Smile:
     
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    Never seen a hose being supplied by the site. We carry our own hose, plus a bucket, watering can and a funnel.
     
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    In my view, you cannot carry enough hoses !

    The bigger camp sites usually have water on the pitch, smaller ones may not.

    As for which type etc, lots available. Some recommend food grade hoses.
    If you drink the water from the on board tank, (ie from the tap cold in squashes etc) then yes. If your going to boil the water for tea etc and use bottled water for drinking, (as I do) then don't bother with fancy hoses. See whats in B&Q etc and get a couple of coils.

    Cheers

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    Far better to have your own hose. I carry 2 one short & one about twice the length made from hose from B&Q with fittings attached to make joining both together possible.That way does not matter how far away tap is can normally get near enough. You know how your hose has been treated.

    Don't trust hoses supplied have seen what people do with them.:cry:


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Recently in France saw someone using the hose provided by the campsite for fresh water with it stuck in their toilet waste canister to clean it out! (Yes it was a Brit. ) If that's not enough to persuade you to take your own hose.......! On some campsites the only drain for grey waste is below the fresh water tap so always best to carry some disinfectant wipes before attaching your hose.
     
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    Unless I know that the site that I am going to has water on tap and close at hand I always fill my water tank at home before leaving.

    Theres nothing worse than arriving and then having to kick off with filling up with water from a remote tap to make a cuppa.

    I carry my own hose and a plastic water container with a fitting that allows you to pour the water without drowning yourself.

    I never drink water from a tap unless it is boiled. Cold drink water comes from a bottle or maybe a can.

    Jim
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    i never drink tap water unless it is sterlised with amber falling down liquide:Rofl1:
     
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    Why bother with the water. It makes the glass heavier.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    I knew there must be other artists about :BigGrin:
     
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    hi
    I just use a watering can and every time i walk past the tap for the boys room i fill up , just have to worry that i get it all in the right order::
    Wanderer
     
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    I don't understand the above?

    You'd never catch me rearranging the external lockers to get three crates of beer in...'cos the fridge is full, the cupboard over the dinnett's, errr full, and there certainly wasn't a full cool box under the table:Blush:

    Well, we were off for two and a half weeks!


    Hoses, two blue(food) a must for us, it's not so much drinking it just I noticed 'the taste' with normal, even boiled, and have RV will leave home with a full tank for the most part. Joy of MH, pull up on site, and that's it, beer time, no setting up for me!
     
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    Are you sure that sounds like a short weekend.:Wink:

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    We were in the pub most days, didn't want to over do it:Blush:
     
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    Don't forget the hose-to-tap connectors as well - saves getting your trousers/legs wet when trying to hold a pipe on the tap:Doh:
     
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    you may sometimes find a short, maybe 1mtr, hose attached to the tap.....

    dont use it!

    i 'v seen people washing out toilet cassettes using this hose.:Angry:with the hose IN the cassette:Eeek:

    buy as many different tap adaptors as you can find for your specific hose, hoselock have a good selection, as there are many different tap types out there......thread size, no thread etc.
    dont be afraid to remove any existing adaptors to use your own.:thumb:

    if you fit an inline water filter you can use water from just about any source for drinking without problem.

    better still...forget the water and stock up on beer/wine instead:BigGrin:
     
  17. sinbad1

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    All this time, and there I was thinking it was rust:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    OHHHH!!!!! Sinbad1
     
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    One short hose and a 15 litre collapsible container. Just keep topping it up.

    P.S. Got a 22 year old Jack Russel called Rusty. Seems an even more appropriate name now! :Sad::Blush:
     
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    I`ve got a long hose with a fitting a short pipe with a rubber connector sometimes an aquaroll and a little submersible pump to empty the container into the tank it saves lifting heavy buckets but then I`m gettin old and lazy and weak and:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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