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Posted: 09/08/22 08:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sanitizing does waste a lot of water.
I did it once, in my first used TT. It took MANY flushes to get the bleach smell out of it. And yes I followed the instructions in the manual as to how to do it.
My subsequent coaches have all been new. I have never sanitized any of them. I do use good city water, which has some free chorine in it.We do not drink it or make ice, brush our teeth etc. with it. We bring along a few cases of bottled water for that. No issues in 30 years.
I suppose if ones water source is suspect then it might be a prudent thing to do.



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Posted: 09/09/22 04:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I talked to a guy that full timed. He claimed he put a quart of vodka in tank at every re-fill.

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JRscooby wrote:

I talked to a guy that full timed. He claimed he put a quart of vodka in tank at every re-fill.

In his tank or the rv tank? Lol


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