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Old 01-25-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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Sanitizing the fresh water system?

Greetings,

Great forum glad I found it and hope that someone can enlighten me on what I am doing wrong.

We are the new owners of a 2013 Rushmore Roosevelt 5th wheel.

With the weather so cold the RV park we are staying at has to turn off the city water every night to prevent freezing, it's a slight hassle so we decided to fill the fresh water tank and use it when the city water is turned off.

The owner's manual is rather vague on the topic but I have been successful in getting water into the 104 gallon tank but have no idea how to tell when its full other than the monitor panel in the coach and I don't think it's very accurate.

That's just the 1st part of my question the second is how do I get the bleach into the tank?

I made a shot hose screwed it into the fill port and with a funnel tried to pour the bleach into the tank but it will not take it. So I am unable to sanitize the system.

Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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Old 01-25-2014, 12:28 PM   #2
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Maybe your tank is already "full" of water?
Turn the pump on and run some water out and try it again.
As far as telling when it's full---it should burp/run back out the filler hole.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:56 PM   #3
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don't worry about bleaching it in the cold , just don't drink it or open your mouth in the shower.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:43 PM   #4
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He has the Anderson 4 position inlet valve, not the old fashioned filler neck. Good question, curious as to the answer myself. Not much information on Anderson's website.



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Maybe your tank is already "full" of water?
Turn the pump on and run some water out and try it again.
As far as telling when it's full---it should burp/run back out the filler hole.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:47 PM   #5
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You pour some bleach into a bucket with water mixed in. Put end of house in bucket and put selector on winterized/sanitize position and turn on water pump in trailer and pump will draw bleach solution from bucket into system.

Found information on Anderson's website after I went back and revisited it.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:26 PM   #6
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Just wondering how that will sanitize the fresh water tank as the bucket/hose method bypasses the fresh water tank. I can see that it would sanitize the pump and the lines.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:27 PM   #7
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Keep open fresh water tank valve and close the feed valve to the rest of the trailer. The pump will pump whatever sanitizer you are using.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:52 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies.
Many of you say to position valves a certain way?
Here is a pic of my water panel.
The bottom two are the drains for the heater and the fresh water. One is marked winterizer. There is one more behind the shower head but I think its for the water filter behind the panel.
2wheelglider who or what is Anderson that you reference? could you post a link to the web site?
I am able to fill the tank no problem but yesterday I removed the screen / washer on the inlet to the hose connection and found there is a check valve installed so there is no way I could add the bleach with out pressure to over come the valve.
Thanks again for all your replies.
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Welcome Dale.Z!
We always pour the bleach into the hose first, connect it and fill the tank. It always works for us, try it?

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Old 01-27-2014, 01:10 PM   #10
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Got it figured out. Thanks for all the help.
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