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Old 05-30-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Fresh water and sewer

New camper newb here! Anywho, we used the camper for the first time this past weekend. The campground we stayed at did not have water hook up (did not know this at the time) so we had to use fresh water tank and filled it up before we parked. I did not sanitize the tank before use but we did not use the water for drinking, just dishes, washing up and toilet. What is the process for sanitizing? Is it required on a new coach? Also is there some chemical or whatever that I should be adding to the sewer tanks? Our rig did come with a black tank flush with which you connect a hose to and let it run. I did notice it took a while to get "clean" water coming out of flex pipe. It says you need to have the valves open to use the flush system? Any info would be helpful as this is my first ever coach.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Also, what about the drain hoses? It appears there are three drain hoses, a red hose (hot water heater I'm assuming) next to a white hose and then another hose by itself away from the other two. All three had a little screw in type plug. I took the plugs out to drain the water. Is there any reason why I couldn't add a valve to these drain pipes instead of messing with the plugs?
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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Use bleach 1/4 cup to 15 gallons to sanitize.

Red and blue hoses are low point drains. Only drain these for winterizing.
Other hose is fw tank drain.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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Use bleach 1/4 cup to 15 gallons to sanitize.

Red and blue hoses are low point drains. Only drain these for winterizing.
Other hose is fw tank drain.
I have a red and white hose. I would imagine they are the same, use for winterizing?
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #5
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To winterize drain both line's and water heater. Then blow air through line's (with compresser) to get all water out. Pour a bit of anti-freeze down each drain (sink's, shower, toilet) No anti-freeze goes in water heater.
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We use vinegar to sanitize, Then follow with baking soda. Then flush with clean potable water.
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So since I have a black tank flush do I still need to add something to the tank for smell?
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We use the Geo method for our black and gray tanks. Do a search on these forums. Involves no nasty, expensive chemicals and we haven't had any problems with odor. Didn't your dealer go through any of this during your PDI?
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We use the Geo method for our black and gray tanks. Do a search on these forums. Involves no nasty, expensive chemicals and we haven't had any problems with odor. Didn't your dealer go through any of this during your PDI?
See that's the thing. It was just delivered, dropped off and guy was gone! So nope, no PDI. I have basic knowledge of RV's but never have owned one myself so it's all a learning experience.
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See that's the thing. It was just delivered, dropped off and guy was gone! So nope, no PDI. I have basic knowledge of RV's but never have owned one myself so it's all a learning experience.
Who did you buy it from ?
Let me guess internet wholesaler?
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