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StirCrazy wrote:

how are you sanatizing,just putting it the city water conection or putting it in the tank fill? Are you runing off your fresh water tank or are you hooking up to city water when it smells?

I had it when I was hooked up to city water it would taste/smell funny but when I used the onboard tank it would be fine. my sanatize process was using the fresh water tank as the source so it never got that bit bettween the city atachment and the water pump , so now I sanatize both ways.

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After filling all of the lines with the bleach solution, open a faucet to relieve all of the pressure. Then, and only then, go around and push on the button in the middle of the shore water inlet and bleach water will backflow out of it so it gets sanitized too. BE SURE THE PRESSURE IS RELIEVED FIRST OR YOU WILL DAMAGE THE BACKFLOW PREVENTER!


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The city water hookup is such a tiny minuscule section of line, can't imagine the need to sanitize or the cause of any unpleasant odors. Idk

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kellem wrote:

The city water hookup is such a tiny minuscule section of line, can't imagine the need to sanitize or the cause of any unpleasant odors. Idk


neither could I, but on mine it did.

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Bobbo wrote:

StirCrazy wrote:

how are you sanatizing,just putting it the city water conection or putting it in the tank fill? Are you runing off your fresh water tank or are you hooking up to city water when it smells?

I had it when I was hooked up to city water it would taste/smell funny but when I used the onboard tank it would be fine. my sanatize process was using the fresh water tank as the source so it never got that bit bettween the city atachment and the water pump , so now I sanatize both ways.

Steve

After filling all of the lines with the bleach solution, open a faucet to relieve all of the pressure. Then, and only then, go around and push on the button in the middle of the shore water inlet and bleach water will backflow out of it so it gets sanitized too. BE SURE THE PRESSURE IS RELIEVED FIRST OR YOU WILL DAMAGE THE BACKFLOW PREVENTER!


what button are you talking about? I am not sure even if i have this button how it would back flow up hill.

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StirCrazy wrote:

what button are you talking about? I am not sure even if i have this button how it would back flow up hill.

Without being there to point, I don't know how to tell you other than the button is in the middle of the backflow preventer. As far as water flowing uphill, I doubt that the shore water inlet is higher than the showerhead. Open the showerhead valve to vent the pipes, and water will backflow. My kitchen faucet is higher than my shore water inlet, so I can open my kitchen faucet for that.

(That is also how I get RV antifreeze into that section of piping.)

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If it smells when you fill up at home and not when you use other sources then you know what the issue is.


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Miss Sunshine wrote:

I don’t trust that it’s safe to wash dishes. I’ll sanitize again when I get home.


Might just want to find a safe space if this is concerning to you?


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ksg5000 wrote:

If it smells when you fill up at home and not when you use other sources then you know what the issue is.

I told the OP that back on page 2:

Bobbo wrote:

If the water from the campground "seems ok" but the water from your well doesn't, you have your answer.


That is apparently not what he wants to hear.

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