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Old 06-07-2006, 02:06 PM   #1
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We have recently purchased an older (1989) Class A Pinnacle 30' RV. It hasn't been used much in the past 1 1/2 years. Tanks were drained and now we want to get it ready for use. We followed the book for sanitizing filling the tank 1/4 full and adding 1/4 cup dissolved baking soda, driving around for 10 minutes and then trying to drain it. Nothing comes out! Help!! My theory is you have to drain by opening the faucets to allow water to go in other tank, and then drain that...yes, or no? Do you turn on water pump? The previous owner is out of the country now and we are definitely "RV Dummies"!! Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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We have recently purchased an older (1989) Class A Pinnacle 30' RV. It hasn't been used much in the past 1 1/2 years. Tanks were drained and now we want to get it ready for use. We followed the book for sanitizing filling the tank 1/4 full and adding 1/4 cup dissolved baking soda, driving around for 10 minutes and then trying to drain it. Nothing comes out! Help!! My theory is you have to drain by opening the faucets to allow water to go in other tank, and then drain that...yes, or no? Do you turn on water pump? The previous owner is out of the country now and we are definitely "RV Dummies"!! Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:16 PM   #3
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Welcome gena to irv2 and congrats on your new to you coach
To start off you will have three tanks one a gray, sink and shower water, black for your toilet and a fresh water tank for drinking water and for flushing toilet. Water pump will pump to your sinks and to toilet for flushing.
You will have two valves large 3" or 4" for black tank a 1 1/2" from your gray tank. You will have a fresh water tank fill on side of coach on in city water intake that will divert fresh water thru a valve for filling fresh water tank. To sanitize fresh water tank use 1/4 cup of bleach and fill tank and pump water thru piping system to sinks drive coach around to mix every thing than flush with fresh water to remove bleach. Your gray an black tanks can use the blue disinfectant found at Wally-world. About 8oz for a 40 gal tank.
You will have a 6 gal hot water tank make sure you have water in it before useing for hot water. HW tank will drain off its own tank valve the large nut on face also lift relief valve at top on face of HW tank.
Both large valve openings will empty by gravity, your fresh water tank has a valve coming off its tank some where in compartment or on side of tank. Let us know how your making out and no ? is a dumb ?.
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Hi Gena,
You could also consult experts who are into sanitization for a long time. Like I did. in fact, it proves much affordable and avoids mess that is a pain in neck later. Or else look for different types of sanitization tools available in the market.
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