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Old 08-18-2017, 04:18 PM   #1
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Treating H20 Tank in '15 LADP

I like to condition the water in the tank once in a while. I especially like to add treatment after winter storage to kill any bacteria etc...

In our former rig, which was a Fleetwood Discovery, there was a freshwater fill opening that you could simply pour water conditioner in and it went directly into the tank only.

Our London Aire doesn't have anything like that. There is the 'winterization hose', but I think that goes through the pump and everywhere else, but not just directly to the tank. Anyone have any experience with this? Am I missing something here? Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks!
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Take your filter out, put bleach in the holder, then put it on and put a couple of gallons in the tank, then put your filter back on. It's the only way I've found.
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Do you have a 'FILL' position/valve ?

Pour bleach or whatever conditioner you use into END of water supply hose BEFORE connecting to hose bibb/spigot (supply end not at water station)

Then set to 'Fill' position and turn supply on...fill tank
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:49 PM   #4
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Take your filter out, put bleach in the holder, then put it on and put a couple of gallons in the tank, then put your filter back on. It's the only way I've found.
Ah, yes...don't know why I didn't think of that! lol Sounds like a very good idea and simple too, I will try that. Thank you!
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Do you have a 'FILL' position/valve ?

Pour bleach or whatever conditioner you use into END of water supply hose BEFORE connecting to hose bibb/spigot (supply end not at water station)

Then set to 'Fill' position and turn supply on...fill tank
Yes, my coach has a control valve with multiple fill functions/options. This would also certainly work effectively to go directly into the tank and I'd just use a funnel to pour the treatment into the hose. This is also a good and simple solution. I would still have to remove the filter however, so I might as well fill the filter housing with treatment. I'm going to try that method first as judgebobk suggested.

Thanks for the great tips. I appreciate it!
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I like to condition the water in the tank once in a while. I especially like to add treatment after winter storage to kill any bacteria etc...

In our former rig, which was a Fleetwood Discovery, there was a freshwater fill opening that you could simply pour water conditioner in and it went directly into the tank only.

Our London Aire doesn't have anything like that. There is the 'winterization hose', but I think that goes through the pump and everywhere else, but not just directly to the tank. Anyone have any experience with this? Am I missing something here? Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks!
Any water you take into the coach will go through the filter. That's why I installed a "bi-pass" line around the filter. I don't have to take the filter out, or try to put the right as mount of bleach in the hose line. I fill a jug with the right amount of water/bleach, and suck it into the fresh tank through the winterazation bypass. This also lets me charge all the water lines with deluted bleach.
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