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Old 09-24-2015, 04:04 AM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank

Before boldly charging ahead, and smacking into a wall thought I'd post and ask for help....We have never used our fresh water holding tank on our three year old 5th wheel...
It was initialized sanitized by the dealer at purchase.
For the past three years, two now at full time, we've always been on city water....
Can I safely sanitize this tank using the standard 1/2 cup of bleach to every 15 gals capacity method?


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Old 09-24-2015, 07:29 AM   #2
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Before boldly charging ahead, and smacking into a wall thought I'd post and ask for help....We have never used our fresh water holding tank on our three year old 5th wheel...
It was initialized sanitized by the dealer at purchase.
For the past three years, two now at full time, we've always been on city water....
Can I safely sanitize this tank using the standard 1/2 cup of bleach to every 15 gals capacity method? :>)


Thanks,
Tim
Yes and also consider running the bleach/water mix through each water line/faucet and let it sit for 3-4 hrs before flushing everything with fresh water. Another thing to strongly consider is running a mix of 1 gal of generic white vinegar per 15 gals through your tank yrly. Will keep the lime/calcium deposits down and help water flow. Take any aerators off each faucet also and check for crud buildup then reinstall. Check the water heater after the vinegar flush for build up and clean the inside with one of these. Water Heater Tank Rinser - Camco 11691 - Water Heaters - Camping World Their should also be a cone shaped screened washer on the external fresh water connection of your rv which needs checking for crud buildup. Now, aren't you glad that we found all kinds of stuff to check?
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