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RE: sanitizing fresh tanks - basic question

well i guess i’ll clean the hw tank next go round. i’m not too worried about this. we only put city water in, or rarely campground water filtered through a blue grenade. we do go many months without using so sanitizing once a year seems prudent.
rvshrinker 08/12/22 08:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: sanitizing fresh tanks - basic question

I promise I wasn’t trying to stir up a hornet’s nest! I finished. I drained the rinse straight onto the ground after flushing through the faucets a minute or two. That water is safe for plants and such, no reason to wait thirty minutes on the water pump. Question remains about the hot water heater. After doing all of the above, I wanted to replace the anode rod, when I pulled out a bunch of water came out. So clearly that was’t drained when the fresh tanks were empty. Was it sanitized? If not how would I do that?
rvshrinker 08/10/22 06:02pm Beginning RVing
RE: sanitizing fresh tanks - basic question

thanks , just to be clear - after sanitizing with bleach and draining, are you suggesting I fill with water again, and then drain all that out? Seems like the cleanest option would be to drain out the bleachy water, then not fill with anything til ready to use. PS - does anyone ever put bleach into the city water inlet in the trailer? figure that’s got some pipes too that maybe could use some bleaching after five years.
rvshrinker 08/09/22 09:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: Deep cycle battery maintenance

I’m back. Went many months without checking and both batteries dried out some. Of course it was right before a trip, Friday night, didn’t want to get stranded boondocking so I went looking for 2 deep cycle marine type batteries, of course everywhere sold out. So I went back to my batteries with some distilled water, filled them to the bottom of the plastic as best I could but not more, and hoped for the best. Batteries drained between 1/3-2/3 (according to my TT meter)) which is pretty standard for our summer usage x 4 days (didn’t use the heater, for example). Now the water is still covering the plates but of course I understand some damage may have been done when they dried out. Plus they are just about five years old. So should I just buy two new batteries? I really, really wouldn’t want to get stranded because most of our camping is off grid. Worst case scenario, I guess I can hook up the trailer to the truck and at least get enough juice to operate the tongue jack and the slide, of course those are my biggest worries because if I can’t get those to operate, I can’t drive home. I will be more diligent about checking water level and I will buy one of those fillers to be precise. Thank you
rvshrinker 08/09/22 09:10pm Tech Issues
sanitizing fresh tanks - basic question

80 gal fresh tank I have 10% bleach (labeled Chlorinating liquid, which I use to do my pool following the TroubleFreePool Method). Most sites say 1/4 cup bleach per 16 gallons which would be 1.25 cups for my 80 gallons. But this is for standard bleach which is 5.25%. So am I ok to put about 2/3-3/4 cup of my 10% bleach in? And the procedure is: 1. pour the bleach in the hose 2. run the water through the hose and fill the tank 3. run all the faucets and toilet and so on 4. let this all sit 8-24 hours 5. drain 6. (replace hot water heater rod) That’s it? Then the next time I fill I can just pour water in? Do I need to fill and drain now? It seems like a waste of 80 gallons of water.
rvshrinker 08/09/22 08:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: Glacier NP

thanks folks, we’ll keep those in mind… anyone have info about Many Glacier CG, which appears to be adjacent to Swiftcurrent Motor Lodge?
rvshrinker 08/09/22 08:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier NP

we succeeded in getting some cabins at swiftcurrent next august (reservations opened last night) so coordinating a many glacier cg reservation would be ideal. looks like many glacier cg reservations won’t open for a while but not clear when. also seems like only a few spots big enough for our 27 ft TT. if you are familiar with many glacier, would appreciate any comments or tips.
rvshrinker 08/01/22 08:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Glacier NP

Suggestions on best ways to RV camp in Glacier next summer? We really like the Many Glacier Area if there’s something that way. Obviously no hookups, we can go 4-5 nights dry camping. That’s probably long enough. We might sneak out for a 1 night backpack. If it’s near somewhere with rentable cabins that would be great, as my sister’s family could come along. If not Many Glacier side, Lake MacDonald side is fine. We prefer to be in the park if at all possible. Thanks!
rvshrinker 08/01/22 12:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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