Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Importance of a Fresh Water Hose for the RV Lifestyle

A fresh water hose is an important essential to add to your "must have" accessories. An RV fresh water hose is designed for drinking water, is constructed of FDA approved materials, and usually comes with a white jacketed cover. Sorry folks, your garden hose is not safe to use as a drinking water hose, so be sure to have a couple of these fresh water hoses on hand. If one springs a leak you'll want to have an extra tucked away so that you don't have to scramble looking for a new one when you aren’t near a store. Due to sanitation concerns, you'll never want to use these hoses for anything else. You can keep a regular garden hose to use for washing your RV, or for connecting to a black holding tank flushing attachment. That will keep dangerous bacteria away from your fresh water hose fittings. It's also important to remember that when you store your fresh water hose, keep the ends together to keep them clean. Be sure to flush your fresh water holding tank with bleach every few months to help keep bacteria from forming. A teaspoon of bleach to 20 gallons of water is plenty, and this will also help clean your fresh water hose. After flushing with the bleach solution, flush again with fresh water. If you don't already have one, or need a couple new ones be sure to stop in and see us - or you can even order one on-line.
Happy Rving!

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