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Old 05-02-2014, 10:05 AM   #1
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First trip: sanitizing the fresh water tank

Heading out a week from today on our maiden voyage in the new TT. I need to de-winterize and sanitize the fresh water tank. Can I sanitize this weekend, leave the tank empty for a week, and then refill just before we leave next weekend and the tank will still be sanitized? Or is that too long between sanitizing and using? Do I need to wait and sanitize closer to our departure date?
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Can I sanitize this weekend, leave the tank empty for a week, and then refill just before we leave next weekend and the tank will still be sanitized?
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Yes you can.

BTW, my fresh water system has only been sanitized twice in 18 years, (once when my coach was new and once 2 years ago.)

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Excellent! Thanks!!
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In my non expert opinion, if you are on a sanitized ( chlorinated ) water system, you could go ahead and put enough water for your trip in the tank when you are done flushing it out. I have recently left water in the fresh water tank for three months while I was at my winter place in Florida. I dumped it before we left to head north and was surprised to see it come out looking and smelling fine. I think that if you have a sanitized system, if you put good clean water in it, it is good to go for a while.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:31 AM   #5
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You sanitize the water not the tank. Flush the antifreeze out of the tank, water heater and all of the lines throughly to make sure all of that is gone. Add about five gallons of water with either a purifying pill or 1/2 oz. of bleach. It can sit after that until you need to fill the tank. If you think you may object to the bleach, drain the tank then refill. Your home water probably has enough chlorine in it that you won't have to treat the tank. If that's not the case I'd use water purifying tablets from your hardware, RV or Marine store.

You only need to fill the tank if you expect to go dry camping (camp site has no water or electric). Most sites these days have water & electric so you don't need the fresh water tank, you get your water from a hose connection. Its usually town or approved and tested well water so you don't need to treat it. We do use one of those charcoal filters that screws onto the hose to remove any local taste, etc. Don't forget to use a palatable water hose (white, filling your tank at home too) as any other will give a plastic or rubber taste to your water.

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Don't forget to use a palatable water hose (white, filling your tank at home too) as any other will give a plastic or rubber taste to your water.
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I find that using a 75' ordinary garden hose to fill my tank at home causes no problems.
(What doesn't make you sick makes you stronger).

However when connected to a campground faucet I always use a potable water hose because water standing unused in an ordinary hose can/will pick up a plastic or rubber taste, and may be unhealthy, (and/or dangerous?).

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