RV Tech Tip: A Hose of Plenty

rv tech tip for water hookups

RV Tech Tip for water hookups: a hose of plenty.  

When hooking up at the campground-water faucet, a 25-foot hose is often a bit excessive. Whether it’s sunny or not, the coiled-up 25-footer generally acts as a heat sink, making the water too warm before it enters the trailer.

To solve this, I cut a 25-foot hose into three pieces (two 10 feet and one 5 feet in length). I purchased two sets of 3⁄8-inch repair connectors to make three complete hoses. Now, I have five hose lengths to choose from: 5 feet, 10 feet, 15 feet (one 5-footer and one 10-footer), 20 feet (two 10-footers) and 25 feet (using all three). I find that most of the time the 5- or 10-footers will do. It keeps things clean, and I don’t have to drain all the excess water from a longer hose length.

This RV Tech Tip for water hookups will come in handy for those hot days when you want your H20 as cool as possible!

Check out Camping World’s selection of water hoses and more RV products.

James H. Jipping, Holland, Michigan

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