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Old 01-04-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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The fresh water tank was full when we bought our motorhome several months ago. I think I smell some bleach, so it was probably added to the water. I now want to get rid of that "old" water and prepare the tank for some fresh potable water we can safely use. Suggestions?
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Shocking the system with bleach is the standard method for preparing the system for use. If you want to get rid of the bleach water there should be a high and low point drain in your wet bay, allowing you to empty the system and tank.
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We have been motorized camping since 1968. Never had a water problem. The main thing to remember is always use a municipal water source for water. Wells have all kinds of crap in them. I have treated several campers for problems associated with well water. Never had a problem with city water. I treat my tank ever two years or so with bleach and water. Then a box of baking soda to get rid of the bleach taste and smell. Campgrounds with wells have to have have the water tested monthly, so they are pretty safe.
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Drain and flush your tank. Continue until bleach smell is gone. Your manual should describe this under "Sanitize your tank".
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One more suggestion! If the RV was winterized then the water heater may still be bypassed. There should be bypass valves behind the WH that will need to be set back to normal!

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