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Old 05-07-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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Getting Bleach in the Fresh Water Tank

What is the easiest way to get bleach in the fresh water tank for de-winterizing? The only connection I see is through the hose inlet valve.

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Old 05-07-2014, 09:29 PM   #2
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What is the easiest way to get bleach in the fresh water tank for de-winterizing? The only connection I see is through the hose inlet valve.

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The hose suction will not reach the tank, its pump suction to the piping system. One way to add bleach is buy a funnel or small tank with a outlet valve. Insert the hose into the gravity fill port and when ready open valve to drain funnel or tank into FW tank. Next add water to flush all fill components.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:48 PM   #3
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If yours is like mine you can't gravity fill it. What most folks do and I'm planning on doing it pouring the prescribed amount of bleach into the hose, connect the hose to the trailer, then connect to water and turn it on. The water will push it in, then rinse it off, so don't worry about straight bleach hurting anything, it will be diluted before it can do any harm.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:50 PM   #4
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Herk posted a great idea a while back.
Pour the bleach into the hose then turn on the water and fill the tank. Quick, simple, and sanitizes the hose at the same time. As to how to fill the tank, that depends on the rig. Mine is a simple pull the cap off and stick the hose in gravity type filler.

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i simply put a funnel in the FW tank fill hole.

course, you don't specify what type, year, make or model of RV you have.
some RV's can be filled simply while others can't.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:40 PM   #6
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Thanks all for the replies. I think we'll give the hose option a try.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:58 PM   #7
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I tried a few five gallon buckets with a small amount of bleach in them, used an 18v drill with a drill pump attached to it and a small hunk of house with the end cut off shoved down the inlet. Worked nice for me as where I store the unit didn't have running water.
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