How to Get Clean Drinking Water On Your Next Road Trip

Never go thirsty.

Rvs lined up in a campsite
Make sure you’re got clean water, no matter where you’re traveling.Pixabay

When you’re packing up your RV, items such as toilet paper, snacks, clean bedding and lots of boredom busters are top of mind. But one thing that’s often overlooked is an RV water hose. You simply won’t realize how crucial a freshwater source is until your family is lacking one they can safely drink from. Easy to use and connect—and an environmentally friendly option—here’s how to find the right one for your next RV trip.

Flexzilla Garden Hose, 5/8 in. x 100 ft., Heavy Duty, Lightweight, Drinking Water Safe - HFZG5100YW
Flexible design and works in all weather conditions. The material is made to have no memory, so you don’t have to worry about it bending or forming a kink, potentially cutting off water flow.Flexzilla

A major consideration for your RV hose is its length. The distance from the campground water source to your RV can greatly vary, and you want just enough length so you’re connected without putting a strain on the hose. If you have the storage space, it’s beneficial to consider having a few different hoses of varying lengths to cover all bases.

Camco 35ft Premium Drinking Water Hose - Lead and BPA Free, Anti-Kink Design, 20% Thicker Than Standard Hoses 5/8"Inside Diameter (22843)
Available in sizes ranging from 4 to 50 feet long. It can tolerate hot water up to 180°F.Camco

A kink-free hose is a headache-free hose. Water lines don’t flow when there’s a kink, so look for RV water hoses that are resistant to any type of blockage in the line. You want a hose that’s flexible, yet stout enough to keep their shape when rolled up.

BEAULIFE Short Metal Steel Garden Hose 15 Feet Drinking Rv Water Hose Dehumidifier Drain Hose Connector Extension Attachments 3/4” Hose Bib Faucet Reel Extender for Outdoor
This hose is lead, BPA and phthalates free. It comes in lengths from 1 foot to 100 feet long, and can work in temperature from 14ºF to 122ºF.BEAULIFE

With so many elements your hose line may encounter—from sharp branches to rocks or debris—durability is non-negotiable. Material like stainless steel not only hold up against the elements, but also will keep performing in all types of weather-related obstacles too.