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Old 06-30-2015, 06:27 PM   #1
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How to sanitize fresh water system on 2015 Berkshire XL?

How do you sanitize the fresh water system in a 2015 Berkshire XL? There is no gravity fill where I can put in bleach/water mixture.
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:28 PM   #2
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add bleach to garden hose then connect to fresh water tank and fill
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:02 AM   #3
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On my 400QL, I use the suction hose at the water pump.
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On my 400QL, I use the suction hose at the water pump.
This is fine if one only want's to sanitize the plumbing but does nothing to sanitize the holding tank. Reference first reply.
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I'm not sure how close the Berkshire is to an older Mirada, but I wrote up a "How-To" for my Mirada.

On mine, there is a way to fill / sanitize the fresh tank and plumbing, but the water system valves need to be set in an undocumented way.

Goto the article and scroll down, see if this is similar to yours, or may give you some ideas.

WINTERIZING / DEWINTERIZING | 2001 Coachmen Mirada 300QB

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Old 07-01-2015, 12:01 PM   #6
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I beg to differ.

It goes into my fresh water tank. From there, I run the pump and open up all the lines until I smell the bleach.
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I beg to differ.

It goes into my fresh water tank. From there, I run the pump and open up all the lines until I smell the bleach.
So you use the pump to fill your fw tank?
Not sure how you use your pump to get bleach into tank and the turn around and draw water out of it as well?

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How to sanitize fresh water system on 2015 Berkshire XL?

I'm confused as well. That valve is for winterizing the water system and should not add anything to the tank itself. If you are adding bleach to the tank without changing valves around pictures and a right up would be appreciated.
I have always poured bleach into the hose and then hooked it up to tank full.
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I'm confused as well. That valve is for winterizing the water system and should not add anything to the tank itself. If you are adding bleach to the tank without changing valves around pictures and a right up would be appreciated.
I have always poured bleach into the hose and then hooked it up to tank full.
I think you'd have to turn three valves to make that all happen?

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I am at work right now, but I will take some photos along with a description of what I did while we are on the road this weekend. We head out Friday and are in the middle of loading up so I'm not sure how much time I will have in the next two days.

I had to turn two valves and put the suction hose into the bleach bottle to get it to pull the bleach into the FW tanks. Is this not the way you can fill your FW tanks via 5gal containers when city hookup isn't available ?

I apologize that I can't elaborate more right now.
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