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Old 05-19-2011, 06:07 PM   #11
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one thing that I didnt see mentioned is to either take the filter out before doing this or replacing the filter after cause the bleach wipes out the charcoal
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:53 PM   #12
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J/w where you all empty your fresh tank when doing this?
Do you just let it drain on down your driveway, or what?
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:50 PM   #13
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J/w where you all empty your fresh tank when doing this?
Do you just let it drain on down your driveway, or what?
someone else will probably chime in and say I am doing it wrong but I just unscrew the hot and cold drains under the camper and drive down the road till it is empty
bleached water isnt going to hurt anything cause by the time you figure the amount of bleach to 30 gallons it is so dilluted
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:00 PM   #14
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Well, at the end of my driveway there is a sewer drain; some adorable kids came by and painted a cute fish on it that says 'no dumping'.
I'm feeling guilty about it already......
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:16 PM   #15
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Well, at the end of my driveway there is a sewer drain; some adorable kids came by and painted a cute fish on it that says 'no dumping'.
I'm feeling guilty about it already......
then dump the bleach water on the drive way or in the grass - its not going to kill any fish
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:22 PM   #16
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But it will kill my grass........
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:03 AM   #17
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A mild chlorine mixture wont harm flora or fauna any more than the water from your home, if you use city water.
My brother in law sanitizes his TT water system by filling his holding tank from an outside faucet on his house. It's a city water connection and you can smell a little chlorine when he runs it for awhile.
Two things I would do no matter what method you decide to use. One is to fill the hose you use to fill your holding tank with the chlorine solution so it gets sanitized.
The other is to remove any filters that contain an activated charcoal/carbon element since they are designed to remove chorine. Otherwise none of the plumbing downstream from that filter with get sanitized.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:09 AM   #18
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A cup of bleach mixed with a full fresh tank of water won't
hurt the grass and by the time it runs down your driveway
and into the storm drain and finally reaches any stream it's
harmless there as well.

FYI, I also open my fresh tank drain on my way home
from some trips just so the sloshing will get more/most
of the water out.
I mentioned this on another group and one guy said
he was doing the same thing and a state trooper saw
the trail and pulled him over.
It's against the law in many states to discharge anything
on the road, even fresh water.
Odds of getting caught are small but it could happen....
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I put straight bleach into the tank then add water. this will mix the bleach as the water fills the tank. and it will not harm any plastic because the water washes away any bleach on the plastic. I fill it full and let it sit for a few hours. then I drain the tank and fill with fresh water and rinse the system. you will have a slight bleach smell left, but this is OK and will not hurt anything or anyone.
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