Spare Tire Hose Storage

July 31, 20152

We rarely travel with a fresh water hose, always boondocking (rather than a full hookup site), and almost always filling up with water at home. However, after forgetting the hose on a trip last year where it was needed to refill, I started looking for a storage location. Today, I had an epiphany – the spare tire!

The solution is quite simple really. Roll the hose up tight enough to fit within the wheel, use some bungee cords to attach it to the spare, and place the tire cover back over everything.  Out of sight, yet there if I need it.

Extra Credit

Only use hoses approved for drinking water. Standard garden hoses can be made with toxic chemicals that you don’t want contaminating your drinking water. Don’t worry, a drinking water hose can be purchased for less than $10. Connecting the hose together keeps out critters and road dust.

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I've been camping regularly since I was a kid, from quick Cub/Boy Scout trips to week-long backpacking trips and everything else in-between. We got a popup camper when our kids were 1 and 3 years old to enjoy more time outdoors together alongside a few conveniences like heat and running water. Since then, we've spent over 75 nights together as a family in our popup camper. I've learned a lot about the intricacies of a popup tent camper during this time and love to share those lessons here for the benefit of others.


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