I love the sears rubber hoses because of thier durability and longevity. I purched 2 sears ribber hoses in Illinois in 1975. I brought them to Florida when I moved here in 1978. I used them until 1998 and sears replaced them at no cost due to the connections froze together. I countine tp buy only the sears rubber hoses after trying others with no where near the satisfaction that these hoses give me. I am a true testimony to their preformance and thier guarentee keeps me a satisfied customer for life. "WOW" is my summation of this product.