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Old 02-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank

Hi All, My camper is a 2003 and I bought it in 2010. I have no idea if the fresh water tank has ever been used (I haven't used it). I know the pump works and I have used water via the water connection. Here soon I will be using the camper with out any connections. So, I may want to use the fresh water tank. My question is, How do I sanitize the system/Tank ? Use some sort of tank cleaner or just flush or use some bleach/water mix and then flush ? Thanks all for the help.
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Here ya go. This is probably more than you wanted to know, but the guy will tell you the ratio of water/bleach and a good method to follow. Good luck!

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Old 02-10-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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Thannks Sarah, I will take a look at thing in a bit. !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thanks Sarah, That was exactly what I needed to know.
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In our hybrid we put a few drops of breach (1/4 cap full) into the fresh water outlet before we start adding water. Our fresh is 46 gallons. You could do this but then open up the drain for the fresh tank if it has one, or run water in the sink.
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Since it has not been used for some time, if ever, you need do a very through cleaning using chlorine (sodium dichlor). I buy crystalline dichlor at a pool supply, fill it up with a high concentration. empty and rinse a couple of times with fresh water.
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If you use the right gray and black water cleaning systems, your holding tanks should remain clean and worry-free for years but please don't ever use formaldehyde-based treatments; they can cause damage to sewer systems. If you use the right gray and black water cleaning systems, your holding tanks should remain clean and worry-free for years.
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Good ventilation for the black water tank is a must. The tank is vented out the roof of an RV. When traveling down the road, the wind can push wind down through that ventilation pipe.
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