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Old 06-29-2016, 05:26 PM   #11
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Well, removing the check-valve on the potable fill port does not work. There is a 1/2" hose connected to the check-valve via a screw-on PVC fitting. Something else would have to take the place of the check-valve. Besides, a 1/2" hose is not going to large enough for a 1/2" fill-tube for the gravity fill, since the tube has to fit inside of the connection. It seems like a good solution would be a bladder or chamber that could be filled with the bleach solution, and that would fit inline with the hose and the fill connection. Then the water could push the bleach solution into the water tank as the water goes through the bladder/chamber. This is one ridiculous non-feature of a travel trailer that I have ever seen. I am thinking that drilling a 3/4" hole into the potable water tank from the top of it is a better solution. I will search for ways of sealing the plug online. Thanks....
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:29 PM   #12
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Easy way

As mentioned in several other posts, here's an easier, non-destructive method. Get a cheap whole house filter (home depot / lowes) and a couple of pipe to garden hose adapters and a short length of hose. Put the bleach/water solution in the filter housing (take out the filter!), and hook it up to the camper with the short hose. Hook up you water source to the other end of the filter housing and fill the tank. I usually refill the housing 3 times so I get enough bleach in without making the solution too strong.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:54 PM   #13
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As mentioned in several other posts, here's an easier, non-destructive method. Get a cheap whole house filter (home depot / lowes) and a couple of pipe to garden hose adapters and a short length of hose. Put the bleach/water solution in the filter housing (take out the filter!), and hook it up to the camper with the short hose. Hook up you water source to the other end of the filter housing and fill the tank. I usually refill the housing 3 times so I get enough bleach in without making the solution too strong.
I like this idea which I also had seen in another post. My question is why can't you put straight bleach into the filter housing? It will get diluted when it gets into the 50 gallon (+/-) fresh water tank.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:26 PM   #14
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I have the same set of inlets on my mh. I fill a 4 foot length of white hose with bleach and then connect it to the supply hose, turn it on and it pushes the bleach into the tank. The white hose holds about 8 ounces of bleach which should be enough unless you have a very large tank and if you do, do it twice. My potable water tank is under the bed also and has two overflows on top. If you tee into one of those you could add bleach that way also.
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I can't remember where, but I thought I saw something to the effect of not using "uncut" bleach. I've been doing this for over 20 years so maybe it had to do with materials used back then.
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Have you considered using a fertilizer injector? To sanitize, you want a bleach concentration of <200 ppm. Using a partially diluted supply of bleach, you should be able to quickly fill the tank. If you decide to use more than 200PPM, do a good rinse of the tank with clean water.
Here is a $15 injector, you can probably find others:
Grow More Siphon Mixer Injector
Sanitizing with bleach guide:
http://ucfoodsafety.ucdavis.edu/files/26437.pdf
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