Interesting fact: I was reading the CLR bottle today at the store and it actually said that it can clean coffee pots, but then you have to rinse it well by running 4 full pots through the coffee pot once it's done cleaning. I have coffee pots that i've never ran anything but water through. Every now and again, i run a paper towel across the drip deal and it comes out thick with brown residue, but that's just flavor...keep er goin til she stops drippin or starts spittin
I found a gallon bottle of vinegar that's mixed with water for an 8% acidity, but I might look around for something a little stronger. I read that i should be able to get something around the range of 13% that's found mostly for pickling type stuff, but it will do for this too. There was also a gallon bottle of ammonia there too, but not sure that i would want to deal with the smell of that in the camper. Ironically, it says to rinse everything with vinegar once you're done doing whatever it is your doing with it. For now, i think i'll leave that on the shelf.
You know...the power sprayer idea is a good idea. I have one in the garage, so I'll have to give that a whirl as well once we get it rinsed with the vinegar/CLR choice. Nice thinkin Radio!
Ok, so i'll buy a gallon bottle and pour it all into the tank...fill the bottle up with water and drop that in there on top. Drive it around for our first camping trip...let it sit and then on our way back...let it slop around some more and then drain once I get it back home. Then i'll hit it with the power sprayer to do the final rinse and let it drain out again. Let it dry, inspect, and depending on the results...fire it up while im at the house and see what happens. If that doesn't work, then i'm taking it out of the camper, driving it out to Pawnee National Grasslands, and launch it for the entertainment value of a dozen friends with 3" shotgun shells and an itchin for some shootin.
That's the plan...