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Old 06-14-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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Sanitizing Fresh Water System Question

I'm still a Newbie. We bought our first RV a 2005 Forester in November and took it out of storage Sunday and I'm getting ready for a trip to Georgia. My question is about sanitizing it. I have attached a couple of pictures of my water intake and I'm not sure how to get the bleach solution into the tank because of the white valve. If you have any ideas I would sure appreciate it. The wire cap comes out but the valve prevents me from putting even a small funnel into the intake.

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Old 06-14-2016, 07:54 PM   #2
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Some just put the solution in the hose before hooking up to faucet.
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Old 06-14-2016, 07:59 PM   #3
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I tried that and was able to get about half a gallon of the solution into the tank, but it was a long process of filling the hose and then attaching it to the faucet running it and the disconnecting the hose and do it again. I can get the other half gallon in that way but was looking for an easier solution Thanks
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:02 PM   #4
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Half a gallon? Just pour a cup or two of bleach into the hose and attach it. Turn on the water and fill her up.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:32 PM   #5
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It was a bleach solution. 1 cup of bleach in a gallon of water. Everything I've read it said to not pour straight bleach into the tank.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:20 PM   #6
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It looks to me as though you are trying to add the bleach solution/water via your city water hookup... When you sanitize your fresh water tank you want to add it directly to the tank. You should have another valve opening where you can put a hose into it to fill your fresh water tank (as opposed to the valve you connect your hose to for pressurized city water).
Hope this makes sense 😬
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:23 PM   #7
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It won't be straight bleach (well, maybe a micro second). Just follow post #4 instructions.
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It looks to me as though you are trying to add the bleach solution/water via your city water hookup... When you sanitize your fresh water tank you want to add it directly to the tank. You should have another valve opening where you can put a hose into it to fill your fresh water tank (as opposed to the valve you connect your hose to for pressurized city water).
Hope this makes sense 😬
Actually that is my fresh water tank intake. My city water intake is right next to it and looks exactly the same.
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Sorry I couldn't be of more help...
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:55 AM   #10
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If you are using 1/2 gallon of bleach, you are using WAY to much...

I pour a cup of bleach in the hose, hook the hose up, then fill the tank with about 20-30 gallons of water. The bleach mixes inside the water tank.

I then turn the hose off, and use the RV water pump to pump the water to all the fixtures.
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