What is the difference between a garden hose and a RV water hose?
The main difference is in the materials used for their construction. RV drinking water hoses don’t have any materials that could contaminate water and make it unsafe for human consumption. Garden hoses are just the opposite and are designed only for outdoor use. They usually contain lead or other toxic elements.
Why use a white hose for RV?
Water doesn’t stay in your hose for very long, so contamination from lead and other chemicals is probably limited, but really there isn’t any price difference between drinking-safe hoses and those that aren’t tested, so it’s inexpensive peace of mind to just buy the white hose. And your water will taste a lot better.
Can you use a regular hose for RV?
Can I use a garden hose for my RV? Remember our first rule of thumb above: NO! Your general green garden hose is not safe to drink from. They release heavy metals and other toxic substances into the water that can make us humans sick.
How do you sanitize RV water hose?
You’ll also want to sanitize your drinking hose about twice a year, and you can do this easily by filling a tub or bin with a diluted bleach solution (about 1 cup of bleach to 5 gallons of water) and letting the hose soak in it for about 10 minutes. Rinse the hose out right after, and you should be good to go.
Are expandable hose safe for drinking?
Clear Flow™ is drinking water safe as it is made from flexible polyurethane that is NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) approved for potable water. The expanding material increases the hose diameter during use, for example, 5/8″ ID hose expands to 3/4″ ID during use.
How often should you replace RV sewer hose?
A good rule of thumb is to replace them every 36 months. If you’re a full-timer, make that 24 months. And always keep a back-up in case your’s breaks or you are at a site where the in-ground sewer drain is a bit farther away than typical. We like the Valterra Dominator RV sewer hose .