Hose pipes

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  1. ips

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    How many people carry there own hose pipe for filling up there tank when on CL's. Interested to know if one should be supplied or not.
    I carry a short length about 6' but its not allways long enough depending on where the tap is. Not normaly a problem cos I generally fill up from home before we go.
     
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    Hi Most people carry at least 20meters of hose, some a lot more, I would recommend food grade hose, others will disagree.
    Michael
     
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    Good Afternoon Mr IPS.

    We always carry hose pipe but very often dont use it because the tap's too far away or we just dont need any water.

    Jim
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    Our hoses live in the van permanently but I normally fill up using a 25 litre jerry can from which I then pump the water into the van. Our van came with a submersible pump which plugs into a socket next to the water filler.

    Graham
     
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    How does this work Graham, does the pump fit through the fill point of the jerry can, its getting a bit much for me to be lifting the jerry can to the filler point on the mh.

    Jim
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    I use one of these, the spout fits in the standard water filler.
     

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    Where did you purchase it from, if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    I have three lengths of hose on the van all the time. Each one is about 15' and each one has a different connector on it as some campsites have different connectors on their taps. A bit of a pain really but it means I don't have to fiddle about changing fittings on site. Mel.
     
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    Yes Jim, you got it. The fill point is about 2 inches or so diameter and the pump body is an inch or so diameter. The pump body has a neck onto which a short length of hose (about 2 metres) is pushed. Pump into can, other end of hose into tank filler, plug into 12v socket and away you go.

    Our van has the socket fitted onto the side but it can also be done by plugging into an "indoor" socket with the right length cable/plug.

    I have a lightweight trolley for transporting the full jerry can - also used for transporting full grey jerry can & loo cassette to dump points if need be.

    Graham
     
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    I use one of those but the fill point on the mh is about 7 Foot high so it takes a bit of heavy lifting and juggling.

    Jim
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    Spot on Graham, I have 110 Volt sockets on the outside of the van but I dont know whether they work or not, I ve never needed to use them. Anyhow I can plug into 230V inside.
    Know to find a pump.

    Jim
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    Back to OP queston - I wouldnt supply a fitted hose, as the next thing is it would be being used to rinse out some unthinking persons cassette. Seen it happen a few times.
     
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    12V (as per post responded to) would be somewhat safer. :thumb:

    I think most systems fitted as original rely on the Whale Submersible pump. (but I haven't got one, so I could quite easily be wrong) :Sad:
     
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    Yes, I think 12v might be safer - especially for a 12v pump :BigGrin:

    I don't know what make our pump is but it is similar to This One on eBay.

    Graham
     
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    I try NOT to carry any unecessary weight, so a 2m lenght of hose, various connectors and a 10litre plastic container is all I need.
    Our 20m hose might be used at home, if we are only going rallying at a nearby location, otherwise I don't normally carry it.
     
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    1 x 2mtr 1 x 10mtr, 1x50mtr and a box of adapters/connectors plus 2 gall watering can. I would NEVER use one supplied, as Chatter said they get used inside cassettes, disgusting habit.
    Beside why whould a CL provide a hose?
     
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    Well thats sorted then we thought people may expect it. We have a dedicated hose near the cdp for the purpose so sounds like were ok. many thanks for the replys
     
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    Totally agree - we carry a 15m layflat + 20m cassett and a 10 metre length of layflat if we are on a site that gives a permanent hookup as for using one provided - not a chance
     
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    Because I would never pay for parking I don't use CL's or any other paying sites, therefore have no need to carry a hose to fill up from their taps. I fill up instead at petrol stations where water is provided free on a stretchy hose, so all I have to do is put the nozzle in the filler hole and squeeze the trigger until my tank is full :Smile: Much easier than filling from a tap, in which case I would have to fill plastic container and then lift the full, and therefore heavy, container up to shoulder height to pour it in.
     
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    forget the hose .last winter we did 7 weeks without turning on a tap. caught rainwater coming off the roof .and that was on the algarve. get one of those big black flexy buckets see them every where abroad. do see them here sometimes yellow in builders merchants . hope its better this year. got webbed feet last year. cheers alan.
     
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