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Old 01-03-2016, 11:43 AM   #1
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Heated Water Hose

Anyone seen or used this? Seems like it would be an amazing add on to SMBs if it is a good quality product.

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Old 01-03-2016, 12:05 PM   #2
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Pretty interesting - Researching this a bit showed quite a few manufacturers.

Here are some electrical specs for Pirit units: (better than I expected)

12' (1/2" inner diameter) 90 watts .75 amps 120 volts 60 hertz
25' (5/8" inner diameter) 180 watts 1.5 amps, 120volts, 60 hertz
50' (5/8" inner diameter) 360 watts, 3.0 amps, 120volts, 60 hertz
100' (1/2" inner diameter) 500 watts 4.50 amps 120 volts 60 hertz

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Old 01-03-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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I considered one. Seems kinds expensive for a hose! I opted to just fill my tank for cold nights and use the pump, or let a faucet trickle if I'm on sewer.
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:38 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what you see that would make a great addition to an SMB. It just keeps the hose from freezing. And on cold nights I'm not using much water anyway.

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Old 01-03-2016, 07:01 PM   #5
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That's pretty ingenious. I can see it being pretty handy for winter camping.

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Old 01-03-2016, 07:30 PM   #6
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It's just some self-regulating heat trace built into a pipe... You can buy hear trace for WAY cheaper than that and apply it to your water lines yourself...
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:06 PM   #7
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Seems like they're more for those who visit 30* or lower weather conditions while keeping full time hookups engaged day to day.
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:19 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by 86Scotty View Post
That's pretty ingenious. I can see it being pretty handy for winter camping.

Indeed. Not something we'd need where we live but it's certainly a neat idea.
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:52 PM   #9
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OK, hopefully there is still time before the OP actually orders a "Heated Hose"....

Here is my 2cents worth from 5 years of full time living in an RV.

DO NOT BY A PIRIT ...or any other heated hose based on thermostat in the mix.

Here is what we have used in our rig since the _old style_ Pirit brand hose nearly cost us having to install new pluming in our big rig (i.e. thermostat failed and lines nearly froze).

This is the best hose IMO and there is no thermostat. You know it is working because it is warm to the touch. Plug it in, it works.

Here is what I recommend:
Camco 22904 hose

PS... OK, so why do we have one here on the mild-weathered Oregon Coast? Because we've learned that all it takes in a typical RV park is for temps to hover around freezing for any amount of time and the feed line from park to rig is likely to freeze. Back in a stick and mortar home you could just leave a sink on drip mode. But in a rig you will chance freezing the water in your grey tank or the line to the park's sewer. I've seen both and these are expensive repairs...just ask my neighbors who still don't believe it _freezes_ on the Oregon Coast.

Last night temps were mid 20's as recorded at our rig's weather station.

They work amazingly well.

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