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Old 04-04-2015, 04:10 PM   #1
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How long till the anti freeze taste goes away?

Brand new 24r that we've used over the past 4 weeks quite regularly. I cleared the anti freeze out but haven't used bleach or other "cleanser" as I don't want residual stuff to clean out again. Could this taste be from the new pex pipe? I haven't noticed that before in other installations in a home setting.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:34 PM   #2
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We don't drink the water coming out of the camper (neither city water nor from the tank)...even when we know it's good and everything is disinfected. (We've lived overseas so know all too well what bad water can do!!) We bring bottled water whenever we go out. (We even give the dogs bottled water to drink).
The funny taste could be the new pipes or a little residual antifreeze. Are you on city water or using water from the fresh water tank?
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:39 PM   #3
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My water is getting triple filtered. I put the filter on the hose, then I have the RV filter, then when I run it out of the faucet, it's put in a Brita pitcher and that is the water I cook with.

As for my cat, it gets bottled water. I don't want to upset it's stomach with different water types. Ok, my get gets better treatment than I do.
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If you did not uncap your low point drain or you missed a water outlet (outside shower?) then you could have got a little A/F mixed in the water.

Did you run the water pump or use the city water connection to flush?
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:33 PM   #5
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X2, flush all lines, low point drains. Run pump as well as city hook up till you clear the volume contained in your unit. Rumor has it if you drink enough of the pink stuff, you will start to take on flamingo coloring soon!
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Brand new 24r that we've used over the past 4 weeks quite regularly. I cleared the anti freeze out but haven't used bleach or other "cleanser" as I don't want residual stuff to clean out again. Could this taste be from the new pex pipe? I haven't noticed that before in other installations in a home setting.
Here is my trick (which never fails). Drain tank and refill adding 1 cup of un-scented household bleach for every 50 USG (230 litres) of water. Run this through the system with the hot water tank by-passed until you can smell the chlorinated water coming through. Top up the tank and let it sit overnight. Then drain and refill tank, running water through the system again. Drain again and this time refil adding 2 cups/50 USG of APPLE CIDER VINIGAR. Run this through the system, top up the tank and let this solution overnight. The acidic Apple Cider Vinigar will neutralize the residual of any remaining alkali chlorine. Drain and flush the tank and system as much as you like after this but a couple of times should suffice. If there is any aftertaste at all it will not be Plumbing Anti-Freeze or Chlorine Bleach but the more pleasant taste of apples!
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:26 PM   #7
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Don't put RV Anti Freeze in your hot water tank, by pass it. Also, be sure all the RV Antifreeze is completely drained from the system before you fill the hot water tank. Heated RV anti Freeze smells like rotten eggs. Did you change your internal water filter? If you put RV anti Freeze through that, it needs to be changed, if not changed already.
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:48 AM   #8
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Thanks all. I didnt install the filter. And I didnt flush the low point drain. Not sure where it is... But its gotten better over the past few days. Just thinking of next year and how to optimize the start up. Cheers
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The correct bleach to water ratio is 1/4 cup to 15 gallons of water.
Anything else is overkill.

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Old 04-06-2015, 10:21 AM   #10
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Low point drains (2 of them) are under your rig right near the automatic step. They are pex lines with plastic caps


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