Reel Inside Or Outside Of Van....? + Hose Guide

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  1. Lukeey

    Lukeey Member
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    Hi everyone.

    [font="'comic sans ms"]The past year from using the WFP system, ive been putting the hose reel connected to the back of my van strapped in securely..but just thinking what would be the best to have the reel left out of the van while working with it or to have it in the van... sometimes can be awkward when its strapped in the back when your trying to reel the hose out on a tight corner.... any ideas greatly appreciated :) [/font]

    [font="'comic sans ms"]What do you find best?[/font]

    [font="'comic sans ms"]Plus does anyone use any hose guides? wondering if I should get some?[/font]
     
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  2. mark m

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    I have mine outside so i can point it in the direction i am working thought about fixing it in the back of van but i cant always park up how i want
     
  3. Lukeey

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    Sounds good!
     
  4. nearlyclean

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    in tight corners i pull the hose out in the opposite direction tell i know i have enough to reach where i going then walk back. i have the hoseon the ground as i use a trolley and get every thing i need out then lock my car. (be desperate to nick my gear)
     
  5. harunh

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    This is what i do mate:

    I pull all the hose out and walk to the back of the garden * (all ways start at the back of the house) then i can lock the van with my hose in it... my door just traps the hose a little bit but i can still lock it and water flow is still normal ;)
     
  6. Lukeey

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    oo cool cheers for the posts ;)

    Seen hose guides for sale that you can use for the hose in the van, but I think i might start putting it on the floor
     
  7. harunh

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    What hose reel have u got mate ? what make an what size hose ?
     
  8. Njones

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    I had my reel outside for years - just point it the direction I needed. I switched to having it mounted in the van because all that lifting in and out of the van & winding when the reel was down at floor level started giving me a pain in my elbow. Now I have it mounted just inside the back door & installed a roller guide in the back door, so I can go 90degrees to either side easy enough. It also lets me work with the van locked completely - handy for some of the rougher areas by me!
     
  9. rcproperty

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    i have a van scured hose reels, save moving them all the time and if the hose locks up for some reason it dont pull over the reel! i have hose rollers too!
     
  10. Knoxy

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    Have my hose outside pointed in the direction I'm working.
     
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