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Old 03-25-2016, 05:39 PM   #1
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Sanitizing Fresh Water System

Heading out on our first camping trip of the year next weekend. Looking at sanitizing the fresh water system before we leave. Fifth wheel is currently sitting in our rock drive way and don't want to drain the 56 gallons of bleach water in drive way that would cause a huge mess. Has anyone made an adapter to attach the fresh water tank drain to a garden hose?
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:18 PM   #2
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Depending on how much bleach you used (a full tank of water only should take a cup or less of bleach), draining it in your driveway should not be an issue. I flush mine twice after sanitizing and then run all the water lines for 3-5 minutes. You might still get a bit of bleach smell but it's not bad. After all this, I switch the hot water tank over and fill it.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:30 PM   #3
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If you have powered chlorine, 2 teaspoon full in the freshwater tank will do the job. You don't get that awful smell like bleach and does the same job. When it drains onto the ground, will not harm or have a smell. I personally don't believe in using bleach.
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:00 PM   #4
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Mark, what's the difference?
Isn't there such a thing as liquid chlorine bleach?
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:25 PM   #5
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Lloyd, here's the article my brothers, Biology teachers, sent to me.

Better than Bleach: Use Calcium Hypochlorite to Disinfect Water

You could decide for yourself. One thing I don't like is the bleach smell. You don't get that with pool chlorine and the little smell that's left is flushed out with plain water.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:52 PM   #6
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I'm not worried about the bleach part. The part that i'm having an issue with is the 56 gallons. I have about 3 inches of rock on top of New Mexico clay. If it rains hard here the wife gets stuck in the drive way with her car. I have no way of getting the front of the trailer where the drain is into the grass. i just need to move the water away from the trailer. The only other option i have is pump all 56 gallons into the gray water tank and use my sewer adapter cap that reduces it into a garden hose.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:47 PM   #7
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Buy a drain valve with a hose outlet on the end. Cut off the end of the drain tubing. Attach valve to the drain line of the fresh water tank. You are now able to hook up a hose and run it to where you want to. That's what I did and it works great.

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Just put a funnel connected to a hose (could be taped in place) and support it under the drain and run the hose to the road or where ever.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:52 PM   #9
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how about a 5 gallon bucket with drain fitting installed and hook a garden hose to it and drain the water off to anyplace you like
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Old 03-26-2016, 01:18 PM   #10
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If you're going to put a drain fitting on the bucket you mine as well put it on the end of the drain hose. Simple, cut, push on and turn to release water. BAM
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