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Traveling man
post Jul 16 2012, 11:22 AM
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About once a year when it's 100 degrees, and not using a lot of water we end up with an odor in the tank water. We clean it out with a tank of bleach added water, and it is normal for another year or so. I'm wondering if we should just add a bit of bleach to the system when it gets really hot. We don't drink the tank water, but do use it for dishes, showers etc. A pool supply said the bleach would be safer, as what they use for pools etc. is too strongly concentrated. There is also a product in the RV store, but not sure about the chemicals in it, so haven't tried it.
Has anyone else had this problem, and found a permanent solution?
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grim509
post Jul 17 2012, 08:14 AM
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Even if you RV year-round, it's still a good idea to flush your water system with a weak bleach solution once a year. It doesn't take much bleach to sanitize the tank and lines. If you're not planning on using your RV for some time after flushing it with the bleach solution, flush it again with plain water.


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