Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2022, 09:37 PM   #1
New Camper
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: AB
Posts: 3
Left fresh water cleaner in tank

I was in the middle of cleaning the fresh water tank with a cleaner, when the battery died and needed replacing. Meanwhile, I had to leave the diluted cleaner in the fresh water tank.

Does anyone know if this could damage anything? No where does it say on the bottle, and there's no warnings. It will have to wait til the morning!
snowfamily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2022, 06:46 AM   #2
Full Time Camper
 
Papa-T's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.C. Mountains
Posts: 2,209
Why can’t you drain the tank. Should be a drain under the camper. Then refill the tank with fresh water and drain again.
__________________
*2016 CAF25SE Cruiser Aire 5er. *2020 Chevrolet 2500 HD Custom
*Ted & Tricia (Mimi- Teacup Poodle)

*I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
Papa-T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2022, 09:12 AM   #3
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: mo
Posts: 1,690
I would flush the tank and lines a couple times then follow with a box of baking soda mixed in a gallon of water add that to the tank then fill it and run water to all faucets. Let it sit overnight then drain and flush. You should be good to go.
__________________
2009 Seville VF32KS
2019 GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew Cab Denali.
6.6 Diesel standard box.
dagst1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2022, 02:41 PM   #4
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 8,842
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowfamily View Post
I was in the middle of cleaning the fresh water tank with a cleaner, when the battery died and needed replacing. Meanwhile, I had to leave the diluted cleaner in the fresh water tank.

Does anyone know if this could damage anything? No where does it say on the bottle, and there's no warnings. It will have to wait til the morning!

What were you using for a cleaner? I wouldn't think anything you could buy that was labeled as a fresh water tank cleaner/sanitizer would be to caustic.
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
135 Watt Solar Panel
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2022, 03:14 PM   #5
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: NY
Posts: 154
I use pool chlorine about 2 Tablespoons 1 each in a gallon mixed and dumped into fresh water fill for 40 Gallons. Take the trailer for a ride to shake it around on a 2 mile drive. Then run pump until I smell chlorine at all taps both hot and cold. Let it set 48 hrs., and then dump everything through low point drains and fresh water tank drain. Refill tank with fresh, run pump to purge all hot and cold water lines. Let set 24 hrs. again and repeat. Never had a problem that way.
__________________
Joe Munson
2011 Chevy 1500 SB 4x4 5.3L w/trailer tow
2013 Zinger ZT23FB
Reese Weight Dist. w/friction sway control
jmnsn57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2022, 06:30 PM   #6
Seasonal Camper
 
Wingerdinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 342
You should be draining your tank using the drain on the underside of the tank. To flush, drain, fill, drain. You would only need to use your water pump to flush the water lines.
You should be draining your fresh water after each use, if it will be more than a few days till you use it. If you do that, generally you only need to sanitize once a year at un-winterizing (or less).
__________________
Doug and Patience and Shelby the mutt
2015 Crossroads Sunset Trail Reserve ST26RB
2013 Ford F-150 3.5 EcoBoost XLT Supercab 4x4
Wingerdinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2022, 06:43 PM   #7
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 8,842
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wingerdinger View Post
You should be draining your fresh water after each use, if it will be more than a few days till you use it. If you do that, generally you only need to sanitize once a year at un-winterizing (or less).

That would be great if they had put the drain on the bottom of the tank. BUUUT, they didn't . That leaves several gallons of water in the tank. Which will get skunky in time, requiring another sanitation.
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
135 Watt Solar Panel
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×