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Old 06-21-2015, 06:03 AM   #1
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So, in our prior trailers when they sat for awhile I would sanitize the water tank periodically. Our home is ona well, no clorine etc in the water. To do so I would pour a gallon in the filler neck, fill with water and let sit overnight.

How do I do that in our class a? It don't have a filler neck, has a splitter valve that diverted the water to fill the tank. Which is very nice by the way.

Anybody solve this problem?

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Old 06-21-2015, 06:10 AM   #2
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Fill filler hose with bleach before attaching to rig and water source. Then fill tanks and run through lines to faucet, let sit over night.
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And a gallon of bleach seems to be overkill. A couple of cups worth should be plenty.
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From what I have read.. This is what I do. First find your tank capacity.. Use 1/4 cup bleach for every 15 gallon tank capacity. Hook the hose to your RV, then before hooking to the home faucet, poor the bleach into the hose, You just sanitized the hose, Fill your holding tank, now run each faucet in the RV till you smell bleach.. I dont remember the exact time but maybe 4 hours, then drain and rinse the tank out,, rinse out each faucet.. You might need to rinse twice. I do this every spring before hitting the road
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Sounds like a plan. Thought maybe I missed a better way.

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I have a filler access on the passenger side of the motor home and have always poured the bleach solution in there and filled the tank with water. I like the idea of pouring the bleach into the hose and then filling the tank through the normal fill point. Our coach has a 30' hose on a reel that I connect a garden hose to. By pouring the bleach into the hose at the house, I can sanitize both the garden hose and the 30' on the reel. That's a great idea. Only wish I had thought of it.
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From the Clorox website:

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If you have a tank with clear water that you simply want to make sure is safe to drink or use for human contact (hand washing, laundry, etc.), then you can follow the protocol for emergency disinfection of drinking water. In that case, the correct ratio of bleach is ½ teaspoon Clorox® Regular-Bleach per 10 gallons of water (or for a smaller size container, 2 drops per quart). Stir the bleach into the water and let stand 30 minutes. Properly treated water should have a slight chlorine odor—if not, repeat the dosage and let stand an additional 15 minutes.
Read more at https://www.clorox.com/dr-laundry/bl...WT8kvdJXyPJ.99
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