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Old 05-04-2015, 03:06 PM   #1
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de-winterizing

Took most of the day, but I now have a camper with the water system sanitized, and ready to go.

It usually does use up the better part of a day when I sanitize the system using bleach, then flush it a couple times, then neutralize with white vinegar. Flush again, and then fill the tank, bleed the lines and we are ready to go.

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Old 05-04-2015, 03:43 PM   #2
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If you weren't winterized, is it necessary to sanitize the system? We did not winterize when we got home from Florida because it did not get cold enough.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:39 PM   #3
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If you weren't winterized, is it necessary to sanitize the system? We did not winterize when we got home from Florida because it did not get cold enough.
I would still sanitize because the tank is an excellent breeding ground for bacteria as well as the lines especially when it doesn't get too cold.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:55 PM   #4
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I sanitize every spring. Not hard to do. Cant hurt.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:06 PM   #5
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Anybody use the cheap Vodka in the fresh water tank method??
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:38 PM   #6
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No, but I use it for making tinctures.
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Vodka? That's alcohol abuse! LOL I use a little bleach, flush two times and then smell and taste. No vinegar.
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Anybody use the cheap Vodka in the fresh water tank method??
Never even thought of it.... but Vodka, cheap or otherwise, gets in my mouth!
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A friend of mine used 5 gallons of vodka in his class A. He said it worked great. I'll stick to the pink stuff

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we are getting ready for a big trip and have never really used the fresh water tanks sytem...always have been hooked up to city. I understand yo need to sanitize the system with bleach...how much should we use?
then flush the water through the pipes and into the holding tanks.... any other suggestions, or is there a link for this question?
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