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Posted: 09/23/20 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2014 crossroads sunset trail. It’s new to us. I have sanitized and flushed the fresh water at least 4 times. I still have a very strong sulfur small. I use household bleach in the recommended concentration. I use my house water which does not smell like sulfur. It is softened and I run a Super S system which removes any trace of FeSO4. Anyone know what’s wrong or how to fix it?

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Posted: 09/23/20 01:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does it smell for both hot and cold water ... or just hot?


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It's possible you did not sanitize and flush your water heater. The sanitizing mixture should go through the water heater, even if it's been drained. Make sure it's not set to bypass, as it probably was when you winterized. All kinds of nasties can grow in there.


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Is water heater a Suburban with an anode rod?
OEM anode rod is magnesium and can react with microbes in source water ---sulfur smell
Aluminum anode rod as available BUT you have a softener and the aluminum doesn't react well to softened water

So sanitize and flush that water heater whether Suburban or Atwood


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Smells both hot and cold.
I always sanitize the HWH.
It’s an Atwood. So no anode. Oh, isn’t the lining aluminum? Is it reacting with the softened water?

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Posted: 09/24/20 08:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is there a water filter that may be disgusting?





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No filter

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Maybe you just have a crappy water source.

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Miss Sunshine wrote:

Smells both hot and cold.
I always sanitize the HWH.
It’s an Atwood. So no anode. Oh, isn’t the lining aluminum? Is it reacting with the softened water?


Tank is glass lined so I doubt that's an issue. If it were me I would try filling the tank from another water source just to rule out your current water source as the problem. Your house may have water softener but it may bypass the outlet your filling the RV from. Also - if you have a built in water filter that maybe the problem.

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ksg5000 wrote:

Miss Sunshine wrote:

Smells both hot and cold.
I always sanitize the HWH.
It’s an Atwood. So no anode. Oh, isn’t the lining aluminum? Is it reacting with the softened water?


Tank is glass lined so I doubt that's an issue. If it were me I would try filling the tank from another water source just to rule out your current water source as the problem. Your house may have water softener but it may bypass the outlet your filling the RV from. Also - if you have a built in water filter that maybe the problem.


NO ...Atwood WH Tanks are NOT glass-lined
That would be the Suburban which uses a STEEL tank and glass0-lining to protect steel tank plus anode rod

Atwood uses an ALUMINUM tank that has a zinc cladding so no anode rod is used.


Softener is not your issue
Both cold and hot smell........that is source water supply
How old is your Hose?
Did you sanitize it?

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