Caravan hoses you might need for your RV trip: caravan water hose lengths and types

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All caravanning fans know why they love it! Because when someone falls in love with caravanning, there is no chance that they will fall out of love. It is a unique way of travelling, relaxing, spending time, and for some even lifestyle. It ensures independence, freedom and closeness to nature. However, anyone who is not a newcomer to caravanning knows perfectly well that to be able to enjoy it fully, several key conditions must be met, first of all, proper preparation for the trip. Proper preparation means the impeccable technical condition of your RV, equipment including internal and external accessories and also adaptation of gasoline, water and food supplies to the length of time spent outside the main routes. If you take care of all these parts of your journey, you can be sure that it will be a pure pleasure. Of course, everyone remembers about such things as dishes, food, water, clothes or medical kit. However, there are some parts of your RV's equipment that may not be obvious to you. These are, for example, caravan water hoses. Not everyone knows that 10 m is the minimum drink water hose a camper should carry. However, these are the basics that need to be explored so that the trip goes smoothly.

What caravan water hose should you choose, and what caravan water hose length is the best?

A caravan water hose is one of the most important parts of your VR equipment. It is for your freshwater intake, so it is so important to pay attention to the quality of the caravan water hose first of all. With such a huge selection of caravan water hoses that the market now offers, you may have a problem with assessing which type of hose to choose and which will work best. First of all, you need to check what materials the hose is made of. They must be durable and resistant to harsh weather conditions such as frost, high temperatures or mud. The inner layer of the hose is very important. It must be made of materials that are safe for human health. That is, those that do not react with water do not change the taste of the water do not pollute the water. Another aspect you need to consider is caravan water hose length. 10m is the minimum drink water hose a camper should carry. The needed length depends both on the style of caravan / RV you have, the position of the inlet/outlets in your caravan and on the placement of taps on a campsite. With our caravan hoses, you can always buy additional lengths down the track and join hoses together when needed. If your hose is too long for the site you are on, you can coil the excess in a wide circle before hook-up. Our Flat Out International online store offers 10 and 15 m long caravan water hoses. There are also 5, 10 and 15 m replacement hoses, as well as filter attachments in case you need them. If you have any queries, the best thing to do is contact us for a little direction. If you are searching for high quality and compact drink water supply solution, you will surely find it in our online store.

Our caravan water hoses have abrasion-resistant woven jackets, potable PVC lining and brass snap-on fittings. Flat Out drinking water hose meets the requirements of AS402 and has a pressure rating of 1400 kPa, which is very good. All the water hoses you can buy directly on hose reels makes it easy to keep your caravan hose clean and tidy, but you can also purchase water hoses separately if you prefer.

How can you get rid of sullage while caravanning?

The water installation in the motorhome is drinking water, but also greywater. It is discharged to a special tank. The most important rule is not to pour grey water anywhere. It is unacceptable. To do this, you need to find a place with special markings where drainage is possible. There are special drainage basins or drains. Chemical toilets used in motorhomes can be divided into portable and built-in. However, the vast majority of VRs have a fixed toilet, which will certainly ensure high travel comfort. These types of VR have a special waste tank, which is equipped with a special indicator that informs you of the need to empty it. In the caravan's chassis, you will find a tap that, when unscrewed, drains the water from the tank located on the floor of the vehicle. It would help if you also got a high-quality sullage hose, which makes it easy to pour grey water into the drains. With our offer, you can have the most compact and easiest sullage solution. The flat caravan sullage hoses are made of heavy-duty elastomer. With a flexible smooth finish, they are durable in harsh conditions and the collection of debris inside the hose is inhibited. End plugs ensure no leakage or smell when stored. Flat Out sullage hoses roll flat onto multi-reels and automatically expand when unspooled to offer high flow grey water disposal. You can order hoses immediately wound on multi-reels, keeping them clean and tidy, or order them separately.

How to properly connect your water hose to your caravan

Sometimes things that seem very simple give us problems. One of such things is connecting your flat water hose to your caravan, camper or motorhome. However, it is only natural that if you have not done this before, you may find it difficult, but once you try it, you will find that it is quick, easy and fun. Most water hoses work best with a downstream connection. Failure to do so may result in a restriction of the flow. If you have a horizontal or upward-pointing BSP inlet, it is best to purchase an additional elbow adapter. Thanks to it, there will be no problems with water flow. Then you have to attach the hose to the tap and unspool the full length of the hose towards your RV. Then make a coil under your water inlet with the excess length. The coil should have about 0.7m diameters. Then connect the hose to your caravan water inlet and turn on the tap to add pressure. Gently release any kinks in the hose that may have formed when the water pressure was increased. A few simple steps, and you're done.


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