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Old 06-16-2018, 01:56 PM   #1
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Sulfur smell strong with Park's Cold Water

I do not notice the smell on the hot water side, but it is a strong odor on cold water side - which is coming from the park fresh water connection. I do have a new filter located inside. There is 1 other site on the end of the line after us and they do not have the sulfur odor. We have a Sierra destination camper. Any ideas?
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:09 PM   #2
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Apparently there is sulfur in the park supply ( not unusual for well water). If the water line to your site has not been used for a week or so, the sulfur will combine with the bacteria in the water to create what you are calling a sulfur smell. If the site next to you has been using water ( not sitting in the lines) , it may not have reacted with the bacteria sufficiently to cause a smell. Let it run a while and try it again.
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:52 PM   #3
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It makes sense about not using it, but it is just the opposite, we are here a lot and the campers at the site at the end are seldom here ...
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:04 PM   #4
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It MA actually be coming from the water heater ? If so, could it have something to do with the anode? Camper is only 2 ears old, and I am running the water heater on electricity.
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OK totally different possibility as OP said cold water side. If you have iron and sulfur in the water, and have a suburban WH with a magnesium anode rod, you can get that smell. You can try switching to an aluminum anode rod and that may help. Your neighbor may have an Attwood WH that does not use an anode rod. This discussion is going on currently at the following link.
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:38 PM   #6
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OK totally different possibility as OP said cold water side. If you have iron and sulfur in the water, and have a suburban WH with a magnesium anode rod, you can get that smell. You can try switching to an aluminum anode rod and that may help. Your neighbor may have an Attwood WH that does not use an anode rod.
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:55 PM   #7
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Use a charcoal filter on your incoming water line whether you have a regular filter or not. .charcoal helps eliminate odors, plain filters do not I use charcoal block filters in my 2016 Forester and, if the water in a park is foul smelling, I change it as needed
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Water softener

I installed an "On the Go" water softener. It totally eliminated the sulfur odor and I have soft water to boot.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:01 PM   #10
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The campground owner said this, "Disconnect your water hose and add 2 ounces of chlorine in your water hose hose. Run all your faucets and flush the toilet and the problem should be gone".
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