Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-19-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 10
3 Month storage-Water configuration

Just returned from 3 months snowbirding in SC. First time. Have cleaned black and grey tanks thoroughly, including using bleach and ice in black water tank. sHave drained hot water heater and water system.

Next trip scheduled July 20, 2014. Should I leave tanks empty or full. What additives should I use to protect grey, black water tank, while it sits. What about internal water tank.
__________________

__________________
vicsvcross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 05:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Long Island
Posts: 519
I would sanitize the fresh water system. I would also leave a few gallons of water in the black tank with some chemicals. If any solids or paper are left behind that should dissolve them. If you left the tank empty they will harden like a rock. Just before you left I would flush out the black tank good.
__________________

__________________
jwedell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 09:34 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 10
3 month storage - Water config

Jwedell,
Thanks for the response. Have essentially done what you suggested in the black water tank.

Agree that sanitizing the tank is a good idea and I know how to do that. However, when I'm done, do I leave water in the tank for three months or do I leave it dry until I'm ready to leave on the trip in July?? If I should put fresh water back into the tank, how much?? I assume that would include the hot water tank as well. Hot water tank would fill first wouldn't it? So hot water tank is full and then leave some 1/3, 2/3 in the fresh water tank.

Thanks.

Vic
__________________
vicsvcross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 09:35 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Long Island
Posts: 519
I would let it dry and sanitize it just before you use it.
__________________
jwedell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2014, 09:38 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Long Island
Posts: 519
I would drain all the lines and blow it out with low pressure air.
__________________
jwedell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 09:58 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 10
got it. What do I need to blow out the lines. Compressor of some kind. I usually let them drain at lowest point. Have already drained hot water heater and fresh water tanks. Have not blown themout.
__________________
vicsvcross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 10:02 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Long Island
Posts: 519
I use a small compressor on mine. The low point drains will get most of the water out but some will remain. If no freezing is involved you're ok just to drain the system.
__________________
jwedell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 12:29 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 10
Jwedell,

Thanks for the help. Am on it.

Vic
__________________
vicsvcross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 04:31 PM   #9
2014 XLR 27HFS
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 332
I read somewhere you should not leave your tanks dry because the seals will eventually dry and crack. I'm wondering if that's true or false? I prefer to drain all water from tanks and lines when not camping.
__________________
Dave & Audrey
dave961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2014, 10:51 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 10
Dave,
I don't know the answer. I have left water and treatment in black and grey water tanks. Just minimum amount.

Have emptied fresh water. Plan to sanitize with bleach and water before trip in July.

vic
__________________

__________________
vicsvcross is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
storage, water

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




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:00 AM.