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jplante4

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Posted: 10/05/19 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe I'm missing something but can't you just put the bleach in the hose and turn on the water?


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If you use an inline filter for your water connection, do you have one of the short hoses that those sometimes come with? If so connect that to the water fill, and put a funnel on the other end of it to add the bleach or whatever chemical you plan to use.

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jplante4 wrote:

Maybe I'm missing something but can't you just put the bleach in the hose and turn on the water?



That's what I would do. Sanitizes the hose at the same time.


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Posted: 10/05/19 11:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use the antifreeze suction line to suck in a mixture of bleach and water. That leaves about 12" of water line from the city water connection around the valves that doesn't get exposed to the solution. I installed a new switch at the valve and city connection panel to make easy to turn the pump on and off (switch is in series with OEM switch, electrically).

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Posted: 10/05/19 01:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pump your water bleach solution into your fresh tank using your winterizing system.

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Pump your water bleach solution into your fresh tank using your winterizing system.


Any RV winterizing system I have seen is on the suction line between water tank and pump, and bypasses the fresh water tank suction..winterizing valve closes water tank suction line and opens pigtail suction line to jug of pink stuff.


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No not everyone has an antifreeze suction line, but better trailers likely do. The question will be is there a way to route the output of the pump to the fresh water tank where it gets mixed with the proper amount of water. The first time I went out to Clorox our trailer I was just as stumped as the OP. The labels on our Coachmen Chaparral water valves were no help at all. So, I took off a panel to trace down the plumbing schematic. And, I realized that I could suck a Clorox water mixture in through the antifreeze suction line and pump it to the tank when the two valves were set for tank fill. All I have to do is shut off the water flow to the trailer, and then turn on the pump to such mixed Clorox out of a bucket.

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2 pages of arguing about something that is about as simple as putting your socks on in the morning.....
Synopsis, OPs camper apparently only has 1 connection for city water and filling the tank. Valve somewhere or sumthin....
Anyway, pour the bleach in the hose, then fill tank with same hose.


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naturist wrote:

Get one of those funnels with a collapsible hose-like tail end. Try auto stores.

Or a turkey baster.

May I also suggest using hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach? Pour a whole quart in and let it sit for 24 hours. Easier to flush out and leaves no aftertastes.


The type of hydrogen peroxide available in grocery and drug stores is already diluted to a 3-10% solution. Diluting it further will make it a very poor disinfectant. Using industrial hydrogen peroxide would be unsafe for most people to be handling.

If you’re wanting to sanitize your water system including the tank, the disinfectant needs to touch every square inch of it.

You really can’t beat chlorine bleach for that job, and if you don’t over do it, it flushes out easily.

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