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Old 01-10-2013, 10:12 AM   #1
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Newbie has water tank question

Ok I have searched and gotten lots of info on sanitizing the water tank.I think I need to do this since my unit is 10 years old and has not been used at all recently.It has been sitting idle.
My rig is also winterized and I had planned to de-winterize as I made my way down to Fl from In next week.
The weather has warmed up and the long range looks like the highs will be upper 30-45 up to Tues when we leave for FL.
I was thinking of putting some bleach into my fresh water tank and half-full and then driving south and sloshing it all around.But can I then run this water thru my system and dump the bleachy water and residual anti-freeze into a CG dump station??
If not how do I get rid of the anti-freeze solution and sanitize the tank?
Any suggestions??
I know a lot of this stuff will get easy and come more naturally with time but I am nervous about this first trip and trying to gain as much knowledge as possible.This forum has been invaluable!!
Thanks so much for the answers and help.

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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Sounds like you've got it planned out, only thing I would add is carry drinking water, don't drink the water from the taps until you have run known good ( no extra bleach ) water through the coach systems for several days.
Some people might even warn against brushing your teeth with the tap water.

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:34 AM   #3
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Here is a link on how to do it.

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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You are good to go! Once you no longer smell bleach at each faucet, everything is fine to drink No different than chlorinated city water...
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