Hose Reel Tip
December 4, 2012
Filed under Trailer How To
I made a water-hose holder from a reel that’s generally used to wind up electric cords. The reels are sold at all types of stores, including Walmart. Mine holds 25 feet of hose. When I roll the hose I start at the male (RV) end and leave about 2 feet unwound (or the length you need to reach the city-water hookup from the ground), then I roll up the rest of the hose. At the campground, when we are ready to hook up, I take the 2-foot section and hook it to the RV. Then, with the reel on the ground, I unroll only as much hose as needed to reach the water spigot.
Richard Cartwright, Arlington, Neb.
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