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Heated Hose


As a newby to full-time rving, I have a question as we get ready for the beet harvest experience before spending the winter in the Tucson area. As the temperature in Upper Minnesota can get pretty cold in October, I may need a heated hose. The reviews on these hoses are not very good and so I would like the group’s opinion. Are there any heated hoses that you would recommend? Should I just buy a heat cable and other supplies and make my own?

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Much safer to fill the fresh water tank and use it, and not stay connected to city water, cold weather or not.



-- Edited by LarryW21 on Wednesday 11th of September 2019 03:40:45 PM

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Had one for about 4 years using it for a month each spring and fall. It worked well for that time but eventually gave out. You need to wrap the pedestal with something like a blanket or it will freeze.....the hose worked fine. The one I had was orange....the name escapes me but I think it was something like pirit.

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What I've heard about the Pirit hoses is that they and any other heated hose may last for a year.  Now, that said, I've only used ours for one year and not since.  Most of the time, I use heat tapes and insulation, and if the hydrant is not underground, I build a plywood box with a lid to cover the hydrant.  (I should add that the wife and I stay in one place for months and months, so it isn't like we are moving very often.)  I also put a screw with an eye at the top of the box to hand a trouble light on, which keeps it warm inside the box.

Terry



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We have a Camco heated hose we've had and used for the past four winters. The Camco hoses work a bit differently in that there is no separate thermostat and each part of the hose heats based on what is sensed in that segment. Our hose is still in very good condition and works well - though I only get it out when temps are below freezing. I also made an insulation "envelope" from Reflectix to put over the water standpipe and move the pressure regulator and filter inside the service bay (heated) when the heated hose is in use. We've weathered temps in the teens this way. If it gets to single digits, I fill the fresh water tank during the day and use the pump and tank for a day or two... or at least overnight.

Rob

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