How to Get Clean Drinking Water On Your Next Road Trip

Never go thirsty.

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.

Portable Potability

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 flow. Flexzilla

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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.

Fold and Go

Available in sizes ranging from 4 to 50 feet long. It can tolerate hot water up to 180°F. Camco

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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.


This one comes in lengths from 1 foot to 100 feet long and can work in temperature from 14ºF to 122ºF. BEAULIFE

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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.