Make it Mobile!
25 foot hose
Instructions Below

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Make this rack mobile for
your Recreational Vehicle or Work Truck

Advantages of using this method of storage:
  • Take only the hose you need off the rack!!!!

  • The rest of the hose stays NEATLY on the rack, even with the water on and under pressure.

  • Remove BOTH ENDS of the hose from rack.  Attach one end to the faucet and the other end to the water inlet.  Leave the rest of the hose on the rack.

  • Keep you water hose off the ground and out of the mud.

  • Easily store the hose when not in use.

  • Screw the hose ends together to keep bugs and dirt out.

What you will need:
  • At least 2 Gecko's Toes Hose Racks
  • 6 self-tapping screws (approximately 3/4 - 1 inch long) (counter-sink screws are suggested)
  • A flat mounting surface.  You could use a plastic cutting board, a piece of plywood, a sheet of plastic, a piece of aluminum, a storage compartment door, or other flat surface.  (The cutting board in the demo is 14" x 18".)  14" x 14" should be the minimum size for the mounting surface.
  • 25 foot hose

How to create this device for a 25 foot hose:

  1. Use a hand saw to cut the Gecko's Toes Hose Racks in half.  There will be 5 'toes' on one half and 4 'toes' and 'hook' on the other half.  (Brown pieces in demo.)
  2. Place 3 halves of the racks on the flat surface.
    • Lay the pieces out in the shape of the letter "Y".
    • If you used the "HOOK" of the rack, you should put the hook to the OUTSIDE edge.
    • The inside edges of the 3 pieces should be approximately 4"-5" apart.
    • The outside edges of the 3 pieces should be approximately 12" - 14" inches apart.
  3. Use the self-tapping screws to mount the pieces to the flat surface.  (2 screws for each piece.)  For Safety - make sure the screws do not poke out the back of the flat surface.

****After cutting the racks in half -you will have a short piece of hose rack left.  Use it somewhere around the house as a hose rack.  As short as it is, it will still hold over 50 feet of hose, depending on the length of the loops that you make.

How to wind the hose:
  1. Begin in the CENTER of the rack.

  2. Put ONE LOOP of hose between each set of toes.

  3. Work OUTWARD - AROUND the rack until you reach the OUTER EDGE.   (You should now have half of the hose on the rack.)

  4. When you reach the OUTER EDGE...

  5. Put the SECOND LOOP of hose between each set of toes.

  6. Work INWARD - AROUND the rack, until you reach the CENTER.  (You should now have all the hose on the rack.)

  7. If you want to keep out bugs or dirt, screw the ends together.

 How to use the hose:
  1. If the ends are screwed together, un-screw them.
  2. REMEMBER:  only take off the amount of hose that you actually need!
  3. From the center, pull some of the top loops off until you have as much as you need and connect it to the faucet or water inlet.
  4. From the center, pull some of the bottom loops off until you have as much as you need and connect it to the faucet or water inlet.
  5. There is NO need to remove all of the hose from either the top or bottom loops. 
  6. Turn on the water.