Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-17-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Seal Beach, Ca.
Posts: 171
Santizing the fresh water tank

How do you sanitize the fresh water tank? We've had our RV over a year and the water has never been drained. I don't know how to get a bleach solution into the tank. To my knowledge, I only have an input to a hose connection.

Any help???

georgetown50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,552
To get the bleach into the tank, simply pour it into the end of the hose, attach the hose to the faucet, put the other end into the filler opening, and turn on the water. Once the tank is full, turn off the water, then run each faucet in the trailer until you smell chlorine coming out. After doing this, fill the tank back up. Wait at least 2 hours before running the water out of the tank. Then refill and run fresh water through to rinse the lines and tank. It may take two or more times to get the chlorine out.


Hokiehall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 04:26 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
MtnGuy's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Virginia Blue Ridge Foothills
Posts: 9,272
I also drive around a bit after filling my tank to get the bleach sloshed around a bit in case of an air pocket in the top of the tank, and also drive a mile or 2 during the fresh water flush.

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2006 Ford F150 Super Cab 4x4
2008 Surveyor 263
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 04:47 PM   #4
AKA Bluebird
dimurrrw's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,061
Send a message via Yahoo to dimurrrw
Just a thought, but I suspect you should also preset your fresh water tank fill valve(s) to fill before trying the pouring the bleach into the hose trick.
Happy Camping! ///// Richard D.
2006 4x4 Ford 250 SD / 2007 Flagstaff 827 FLS
One very patient wife and one furry child who travels with us. Forty-two years of trailering and camping, and I still have a blast.

dimurrrw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 10:41 AM   #5
Senior Member
Los Popes's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 132
Hi Richard,
I don't recall seeing a "preset" for my fresh water tank fill valve(s) - trailers may be different from motorhomes - I hope this is something I haven't missed this in the past.
Any Georgetown owners have the "preset" or "reset?"
Bubba & Chiquita + Two Vizslas (Barley and Sophie)
2008 Georgetown 315DS SE LTD
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Sterling All-Terrain Tow Bar - SMI Stay-In-Play Duo
Do What You Like - Like What You Do!
Los Popes is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:09 AM.