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Old 09-05-2016, 09:59 AM   #1
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Preping tanks and gas for short term storage?

We will be storing for 1 - 1 1/2 months at a time. How should we prep the black, gray and fresh tanks for that 1 month period? (after proper dump and flush of course)

Do we drain the fresh water completely or leave some in the tank?
Add gallon of water to the black tank with treatment?
Gray tank?
Gas treatment?

Thanks for your expertise!
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Black tank drained/flushed and a couple or 5 gallons of water with treatment; grey tank empty, fresh tank empty, no gas treatment.

Note black tank will still smell when you return to coach, add treatment right away and it will knock the smell down.

I have left fresh water in tank, depends if it has residual chlorine after a month or storage. We use our fresh water for washing only; we use RO water for drinking.

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Black tank drained/flushed and a couple or 5 gallons of water with treatment; grey tank empty, fresh tank empty, no gas treatment.

Note black tank will still smell when you return to coach, add treatment right away and it will knock the smell down.

I have left fresh water in tank, depends if it has residual chlorine after a month or storage. We use our fresh water for washing only; we use RO water for drinking.

Brian

Add to that I would fill the fuel tank before storage.
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We will be storing for 1 - 1 1/2 months at a time. How should we prep the black, gray and fresh tanks for that 1 month period? (after proper dump and flush of course)

Do we drain the fresh water completely or leave some in the tank?
Add gallon of water to the black tank with treatment?
Gray tank?
Gas treatment?

Thanks for your expertise!
all we do at the last stop before we get home is dump the black and gray tanks and then "re-charge" the black tank with the chemical of choice. when we get home we just empty the fresh tank and then park it until we need it again. we always "re-charge" (our term) the black tank after a dump...eliminates the possibility of mis-remembering to do it.
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