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Old 08-06-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank

Just purchased my 1st RV last week. Is there a way where I can treat my fresh water tank to sure the water is sanitary? I have a hose with a filter on it but I still do not know if anything is "growing" in the fresh water tank. Any info please.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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Search and you find a variety of posts regarding how to sanitize your fresh water sysstem.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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Wow! Guess I should start doing searches before I post. There are tons of threads on sanitizing tanks. From reading through multiple threads, it sounds like I should sanitize my fresh water tank with clorox and run some clorox through my city water supply lines as well. Do all of you do this as well?
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Wow! Guess I should start doing searches before I post. There are tons of threads on sanitizing tanks. From reading through multiple threads, it sounds like I should sanitize my fresh water tank with clorox and run some clorox through my city water supply lines as well. Do all of you do this as well?
I have not sanitized my tanks in the 2 seasons that we have had the Cambria. I do have both a whole house filter inside and use an inline filter on my fresh water hose. We only use the water for cleaning and not drinking. For drinking and cooking we always bring a case of Poland Spring.
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Wow! Guess I should start doing searches before I post. There are tons of threads on sanitizing tanks. From reading through multiple threads, it sounds like I should sanitize my fresh water tank with clorox and run some clorox through my city water supply lines as well. Do all of you do this as well?
We don't get nearly as much use out of our RV as I would like, so when we get home from a trip, I drain the fresh water tank and open the low point system drains. When we get ready to leave next, I close everything up, hook up the fill hose to the City Water Inlet, pour about 1/2 cup of Clorox down the fill hose, hook it up to my hydrant in the garage, and put about 15-20 gallons of (country well) water in the tank. I'll stop the water and go in the trailer and turn the pump on, and open every faucet until water appears, then I'll turn the pump off and go back to filling the tank or stowing the hose until we get to our destination. I do it to keep my system 'clean' since I'm on untreated water. And we'll bring a case of bottled water for drinking and cooking. Tank water will always taste like tank water. JMO.
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I kinda try to clean my fresh tank and all waterlines twice per year but I live in Florida where the mold complains about the mold that is growing on it. I will generally rinse my tank first filling it until the check valve on the top opens and water starts coming out. I will then run the internal sinks and shower for about ten minutes to see that there is no old water in the lines then I will open the low point drains and let the whole thing empty. I have a 3rd 5 gallon bucket I picked up at Lowes for this purpose. (My wife found that she could mix potting soil in the other two.) I will mix the bleach to water and do a country fill. (some campers have it some don't) I will let the bleach solution sit in the tank for 4 hours to see that everything is killed then I run all the lines until it runs out. I hook up the hose to flush the lines then dump and we are happy campers for another 6 months.
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In most jurisdictions the Public Health Office will test drinking water for free.

You don't have to tell them the water is from a m/h and not your house tap.
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