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Old 10-09-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Odor in the fresh water holding tank

Our new to us 2001 Refection"s fresh water tank has a sulfur smell. The former owner had well water. We think that maybe what caused it. Any ideas how to get rid of it? We are wanting to take our first trip next weekend but ould like to clear this up first.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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Sanitize then drain Hw tank after each use is how we got rid of sulfur smell.

Bleach will sanitize tank.

Fyi it's coming from your Hw heater not your fw tank.

Check your anode rod . It may need replaced.

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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For some reason when I had the sulfur problem it was only in the hot water line going to the shower. I tried the bleach solution with no luck, I also tried a bleach and vinegar solution with no luck. I finally went to camping world and bought the fresh water tank sanitizing kit, left it in there over night and haven't had the problem since.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:01 PM   #4
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You likely need to flush the hot water tank well, The sulfur smell can be caused by the annodizing rod doing it's job.
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http://www.mrwa.com/watersmellrotteneggs.htm


http://www.ehow.com/how_5009575_remo...ell-water.html


Couple of li inks for ya.


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Old 10-10-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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I agree it is a bacteria problem in your FW tank.

Thetford Fresh Water Tank Sanitizer - Thetford 36662 - Fresheners & Softeners - Camping World is already made up for you

or you can:

The RV Doctor: RV Fresh Water Chlorination
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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Thanks so much for all the help. Without all the great info we would have never known about the anode rod. We opened the tank and found it had deteriorated. We flushed the tank and ordered a rod.
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