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CFerguson

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Posted: 02/18/20 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ppine wrote:

Having a pressure limiting device is much more important than what sized hose.


Heed ppine's post. This can be VERY important.

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OleManOleCan wrote:

I'm fixing to have a total knee replacement in March, so my camping will come a little later, after I've done a bunch of rehab.


Make sure you do the PRE SURGERY exercises, and follow the post surgery instructions. You can tell which friends have done what their doctors told them, as they are moving quite will a short time later. Those that didn't are months into recovery whining about how the surgery didn't go well.

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OleManOleCan wrote:


I put in 1/2" water lines and a quality pressure reducer at the hydrant.

I'm fixing to have a total knee replacement in March, so my camping will come a little later, after I've done a bunch of rehab.


I use 1/2" hose instead of 5/8" so that there is less warm water between the hydrant and the RV. A hose can get very warm if direct sun can hit it.

I did one new knee 3 weeks ago, doing well and walking unaided. Another one in just under 3 weeks is scheduled. Good Luck, do the therapy as best you can.





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either will work but make sure you attach a pressure control guage of some sort so you don't blow your lines up

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Posted: 02/19/20 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you everyone for the advise. love this place

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Will not make a lot of difference , go for 5/8 .

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Posted: 02/25/20 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As others have said it does not make a difference in pressure or volume. What I find is the smaller dia hose kinks less, rolls up easier and takes up less space in my water compartment.

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Whether you go 1/2" or 5/8", I'd suggest getting it 50' long, then cut it into a 15' and a 35', adding the new ends as necessary. That way, you can use only what's needed; 15', 35', or 50' (combined).


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Lynnmor wrote:

***I use 1/2" hose instead of 5/8" so that there is less warm water between the hydrant and the RV. A hose can get very warm if direct sun can hit it.***


I have used both sizes and given the small size of RV plumbing haven't found the 1/2" hose limiting in volume.

Agree with your comment + others that say 1/2 is easier to handle.

I lean towards 1/2".

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4x4van:
I really like your idea of the 15' & 35' lenghts. Make a lot of sense to me.


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