Zero G RV/Marine Fresh Water Hose Review
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A year ago I picked up two 25 foot Zero-G RV fresh water hoses. As a full time traveling RVer I use my fresh water hose all the time. It is connected & disconnected every time I move and it is in use every day I am at an RV park.
My old white PVC fresh water hose was bulky, heavy and awkward to handle. So, when I saw the Zero-G RV/Marine fresh water hose I knew I had to give it a try.
What do I think after over a year of daily use?
The Zero-G RV/Marine hose made connecting our fresh water much easier. I never imagined it would make such a big difference.
After over a year of enduring varying weather, the hose is still perfectly functional and shows no signs of wearing out. It is extremely lightweight, flexible and easy to handle.
This is by far the best freshwater hose we have used in over 8 years of RVing full time. Definitely a great upgrade!
I’m never going back to my old PVC fresh water hose.
Why I like it
- It is light and easy to handle – I can easily hold it in one hand and connect it to the fresh water spigot with the other.
- Very easy to coil – more like coiling a rope than a water hose.
- Remains flexible and easy to coil in cold weather.
- Sturdy – after a year of daily use in temperatures ranging from 29-110 degrees Fahrenheit, it is still in great condition. (It has been exposed to a lot more hot weather than cold weather over the past year. )
- Water pressure is fine – it seems to be the same as it was with the old school PVC hose.
- The flexibility of the hose makes it much easier to connect to the RV fresh water inlet.
- Easier to empty after use.
- No kinks yet.
- Small and easy to store on travel days – takes up a lot less room than my old hose.
- When coiled, the hose is easily held with one ball bungee cord (more on this later) and can be hung pretty much anywhere.
- Puts less pressure on RV fresh water inlet because it is lighter and more flexible.
- 600 psi burst rating
- Lead free & drinking water safe
- 5 year warranty
What I don’t like
- It smelled a little rubbery when it was brand new. Not a great start! Fortunately the smell subsided after about a day.
- More expensive than the standard PVC fresh water hose. (But honestly totally worth it because it is so much easier for me to use.)
Tips & Tricks
Get two 25 foot hoses instead of a 50 foot hose.
Three reasons to get two 25 foot hoses instead of a 50 foot hose.
- A 25 foot hose is easier to handle.
- On the infrequent occasion your water connection is more than 25 feet away from your RV you can just attach the two hoses together to make a 50 foot hose.
- You’ll always have a spare hose on hand just in case you need it.
Ball bungee cords are perfect for hanging this hose
I had a few ball bungee cords lying around and they were perfect for this hose. First I coil the hose and wrap the ball bungee cord around the coil. Then it is simple to undo the ball, free a length of hose from the coil and reattach the ball. The best part is, I can easily hold the coiled hose in one hand while I connect the hose to the water source. I can also hang the coiled hose pretty much anywhere and don’t need to look for a place to lay it down.
after a year of daily use, the Zero G Fresh Water Hose is holding up very well. Even better, it has made hooking up & disconnecting our fresh water much much easier. To top it off, it is small and does not take a up much space when stored on travel days. We are very pleased with the upgrade and highly recommend this hose. For more RV gear we love check out our 50+ Favorite RV Accessories (After 9 Years of RVing).
Other things we use for our RV freshwater system
- Pressure Regulator
You really need one of these – it will prevent damage to your RV pipes if you stay at an RV park with high water pressure.
We’ve used this pressure regulator daily for 8 years with no complaints.
Seriously, who wants to have to unhook their fresh water when it’s time to flush the black tank or wash something down.
With a splitter you’ll always have an open water connection.
- Digital water flow meter
I really didn’t think I needed this… it turns out I love it!
The digital flow meter shows me exactly how many gallons of water I add to my fresh tank. Water is really heavy and 8.34 pounds per gallon adds up fast – now I know exactly how much weight I add. If I’m not boondocking I don’t need to carry a full tank of freshwater around the country.
- Fresh water tank filler with shut off valve
The fresh water tank filler slips right into the tank fill port and stays there, you won’t need to stand there holding it! Plus you can turn off the water flow from the end of the hose without running back to the faucet. It even stops the water from splashing out of the inlet port while you are filling too.
- Water filter
We use a Travel Berkey for drinking water but we still filter all of the water that comes into our RV with a Camco Inline Water Filter. It keeps the sediment and junk out.
- Water Bandit
The water bandit is awesome when you come across a water fill station without a threaded spigot. Just connect your hose to the water bandit and slip it over the faucet.
- Travel Berkey Water Filter System
The Travel Berkey sits right on the counter and is gravity powered. You pour water into the top section and once the water has passed through the filters to the bottom section it is clean and safe to drink. According to Berkey each set of two filters will filter 6,000 gallons of water making the cost per gallon less than 2 cents and it filters water so well that it is actually a water purifier.
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