RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-13-2020, 11:48 AM   #85
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 8
How do I get the bleach into the freshwater tank in an rv which uses the same plumbing to run city water or fill the fresh tank? Is there some sort of transfer pump out there?
honjackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-13-2020, 09:07 PM   #86
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 6
Perhaps it's the garbage in, garbage out situation. I don't allow any water that has not already been filtered into my MH whether it is going into the tank, or direct hook up. I have a Clear Source Premium RV Water Filter system. The first filter is a 5 micron sediment filter, the 2nd stage filter is a 0.5 micron coconut shell carbon block the removes chlorine, VOC's cysts, giardia and other contaminents. Then for good measure, I filter the water again thru a Brita pitcher filter before drinking. So far haven't had a problem. Once a year or so, I do a chlorine rinse of the tank and lines just to ward off any algae or other growth that may slip by.
captlyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2020, 09:43 PM   #87
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 20,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcurtisis View Post
Ray, that isnít what is in my Winnebago operatorís manual. 1 teaspoon for ten gallons is for superchlorination for continuous sanitation; a cord water filter will remove the chlorine for drinking
Neil, we are talking about different products. Your manual references chlorine/bleach, I was talking about Sodium Dichlor granules @ 60% or higher chlorine strength.

The use of Sodium Dichlor is explained on bottom half of this page.

However, a user must read the SDS first.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA IN 1SG 11B5MX,Infantry retired;Good Sam Life member,FMCA." My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2020, 08:25 AM   #88
Junior Member
 
JETAV8R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by honjackson View Post
How do I get the bleach into the freshwater tank in an rv which uses the same plumbing to run city water or fill the fresh tank? Is there some sort of transfer pump out there?
I have a water filter that is built into the plumbing by the manufacturer - Jayco. I remove the filter, add a quart of bleach, put the filter housing back on and fill my fresh tank. I also have a three-filter system that catches sediment before it hits the factory filter. Once I've run a few gallons to the fresh tank, I shut off the water, put the factory filter back in the housing, screw it on and let the fresh tak fill. I alwayshave that solution in my fresh tank when sitting stationary, then before leaving, I run it through all the water lines, including the washing machine.


Prior to this, I had a Keystone Alpine. I used the same method as for adding winterizing antifreeze. A 5-gallon bucket with 1 cup of bleach, and repeat until the lines were full. I also had a separate fresh water tank inlet, so I was able to pour bleach in with a funnel.
__________________
Dave Koch - Half the fun of owning a camper is working on your camper...
JETAV8R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2020, 08:31 AM   #89
Senior Member
 
dkoldman's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 507
Quote:
Originally Posted by honjackson View Post
How do I get the bleach into the freshwater tank in an rv which uses the same plumbing to run city water or fill the fresh tank? Is there some sort of transfer pump out there?
Do you have a water filter nearby in the wet bay?

If so; drain both tanks first, ensure pump is off and simply take apart and remove the water filter. Pour in about 10 - 16 ounces of normal house bleach. The exact amount is not really relevant; but the Winnebago manual does give a guideline based on size of tank. Depending on frequency, or where you have been; you may use more or less... PLEASE IGNORE ALL of this crazy stuff about using pool chlorine or shock It is NOT necessary and can be dangerous. i.e. if I put the maximum amount of household bleach (chlorine) in my water filter; it is impossible for me to do any damage in my 70 gallon water tank. (It is only 6% chlorine solution to begin with )

Once you seal up the filter with chlorine (NO Water Filter Inside) then fill your tanks the normal way. I fill both fresh & hot water tanks, never saw anything in manual from Suburban saying NOT too. I get Chlorine can reacts to Aluminum; but we are talking very minor amounts and I replace my anode when it is shot anyway. Besides the hot water lines need cleaning too!!!

When tanks are full turn on water to smell the chlorine out of each faucet, hot and cold. When done let it sit for a few hours or overnight and drain. Put in fresh water and you are good to go.

I would do this at least twice a year short of my RV being parked in storage with tanks empty.
__________________
2019 Sunstar 29VE
Safe T Plus; EC-30 AGS Nighthawk X4 AC2200 WiFi EX7300; H/W Heater & Chassis Disconnect Switches; Surge Guard 44270
dkoldman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fresh water, smell, water



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Smelly water, but oddly enough paty 5th Wheel Discussion 18 04-13-2012 05:28 PM
smelly white foam from hot water decodancer Vintage RV's 2 09-26-2011 07:35 PM
Smelly water confession Darrel MH-General Discussions & Problems 6 11-15-2009 01:18 PM
smelly water movinout Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 10-30-2008 11:01 AM
Smelly Hot Water Heater Alpiner Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 6 01-31-2005 07:03 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.