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Message posted by MALCOLM1726 on 15/3/2019 at 4:14pm
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Can anyone advice me on what length food grade water hose I need to purchase for a serviced pitch?
Looking forward to your valued advice.
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How long is a piece of string? It depends on how far the tap is from the water inlet on the caravan and none of us have any idea how far that might be.

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I think you will have to wait until your van is sited and measure it properly. There is no compulsory pitch set up, all are going to be different.

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Who needs food grade hose?

We've never bothered with it.

In the past on serviced pitches, we just used a wind up lay flat garden hose....

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Malcolm, I was always taught that there is never a stupid question, BUT, without the finite detail, well ........

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In all fairness, knowing what length water hose you need is like asking the same question regarding the length of mains electric cable you need. I have a 10 metre cable and a 25 metre cable and most times I use the latter but if any longer I can join the two together to make 35 metres. So the only answer really is to carry two lengths of hose pipe so if one is too short then the longer one should reach the water point. I know it's extra equipment to carry but if you want the luxury of a serviced pitch then it comes with an extra price tag to be prepared for the unknown.

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Our food grade hose is I think 25 ft long and I find it’s not long enough sometimes. If your water standpipe is at your actual pitch , I would think you’d need bigger than that so that you don’t have to face your van in a way that it accommodates the hose reach.

If I were to buy a new hose, which is likely, I would buy a flat food grade hose on reel, much longer than the one I have. I’m thinking if I compare it to the size of our hookup 25M , it might be just too long.

Most pitches, I have been at, which are fully serviced, the water tap has always been on the pitch and not beetween 2 pitches (I guess that’s why you pay inflated prices for a fully serviced pitch). In that case surely something in the region of 10 M would be more that long enough to cover all scenarios?

That’s theway I’d think.

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Thanks tango55 and Lorfal, those were the helpful answers I was looking for.
Thanks to all who took the time to reply.
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Can anyone advice me on what length food grade water hose I need to purchase for a serviced pitch?

Sufficient length to go from the caravan to the tap.

Probably no more than 15m on a fully serviced pitch

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I carry hose and waste pipe that I can make up to whatever is required with connectors. I have a range from 2m to 12m

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Quote: Originally posted by GCMS2012 on 15/3/2019

Who needs food grade hose?

We've never bothered with it.

In the past on serviced pitches, we just used a wind up lay flat garden hose....


As I remember, “Food grade hose” is quite expensive compared to common green garden hose and also available only in comparatively short lengths!

Unfortunately, common green garden hose seems to react with tap water leaving it with an awful “metallic” taste. Although perfectly OK for washing, showering etc., as drinking water (Tea, Coffee etc.,) it becomes unpalatable.

In my day, I continued to use green garden hose to feed the “Aquaroll” but our fresh “drinking” water was stored separately in a couple of large plastic milk bottles (well rinsed I might add).

I’ve no idea if the later “flat” garden hose effects the taste of drinking water but it might be worth a try before spending a fortune on many metres of the food grade stuff!

Has anyone tried it?

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Yeah, food grade flat hoses are not cheap! But when rolled and stored carefully take up much less space.

I have, on rare occasions, used site hoses already attached to taps......however I find generally they are not well cared for and left open for beasties to crawl in....yuk! These hoses haven’t been food grade, we have taken water from it to drink and have been totally fine.......well except the time I used a hose that had been used to rinse toilet cassettes by mistake.......lol, another story and lots of puriclean

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I once saw a guy on a very nice French campsite deliberately rinsing out his toilet cassette with the hose provided for filling visiting Campers with fresh drinking water. He actually had the hose inserted inside the cassette!

Before I could get to him (with the intention of ramming it down his throat or up the other end) he had finished his disgusting task, replaced the hose and driven off. (I was in the 2nd floor office of an adjacent building).

Lesson learned, never use the public hose for drinking water!

But I digress! I am curious to know if modern flat type garden hoses (cheaper than food grade) also taint drinking water with this metallic taste? as did the old green round type which I used to carry.

Vin Blanc


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Quote: Originally posted by Vin Blanc on 16/3/2019
But I digress! I am curious to know if modern flat type garden hoses (cheaper than food grade) also taint drinking water with this metallic taste? as did the old green round type which I used to carry.
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I usually fill my internal water tank at home using my green garden hose and I've never noticed any bad taste. I prefer to fill the internal cold water tank and the hot water tank at home using a hose as it means I don't have to go and fill an aquaroll as soon as we arrive on site.

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I have a good quality hoselock 25m.
Then cut in two and add appropriate joint piece.
90% of the time 12m is well long enough and if needed the other one is available to join to it. Never found one more than 25m away even in France where they can get creative with tap positions.

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I use the shortest of the Hozelock expandable hoses, the one that expands to 15 metres. This has been a great buy, being long enough to fill at a waterpoint on the other side of the vehicle.When disconnected it shrivels up so it can easily pack into a bag, and takes little room in the side locker.It is eminently suitable for service pitches.

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