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Old 09-12-2012, 07:53 AM   #41
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We camp on a seasonal site and get the sulpur smell after letting it set for a week in the lines especially if the temp's are real high ourtside. Every couple weeks I sanitize our water lines with bleach. I fill the system with bleach solution before we go home after the weekend and let it sit until we return the next week and flush thoroughly. Make sure you run some of the bleach solution through the hot water heater also. We have a lot of minerals in the well water in our campground and the water heater really gets a lot of build up. I also never had a filter to look at before and now this rig has one. I changed the filter and it actually had mildew growing on it.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #42
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Oh yes when you let the lines sit without water pressure the bacteria tend to grow more that when pressurized. We go all summer when we live in our camper without having to sanitize the lines but when we go back to weekend camping we have to do it every couple weeks.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:15 AM   #43
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I know this is an old thread, but the smell is most likely coming from the anode rod in the hot water heater. This can happen to any water heater, be it RV or home, that has non treated well water in it. Bacteria grows on the anode rod and thus the smell. When we first moved into our current home, the hot water smell was so bad I considered moving. Had a water treatment guy come out and he pulled the anode rod from the hot water heater, smell gone, and has never returned. Of course we are sacrificing our elements, but small price to pay. If you drain your hot water heater by removing the anode rod, don't reinstall it until you are ready to use it again.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:39 AM   #44
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I know this is an old thread, but the smell is most likely coming from the anode rod in the hot water heater. This can happen to any water heater, be it RV or home, that has non treated well water in it. Bacteria grows on the anode rod and thus the smell. When we first moved into our current home, the hot water smell was so bad I considered moving. Had a water treatment guy come out and he pulled the anode rod from the hot water heater, smell gone, and has never returned. Of course we are sacrificing our elements, but small price to pay. If you drain your hot water heater by removing the anode rod, don't reinstall it until you are ready to use it again.
Which is why I drain my Hw heater after each use.
Sulfur smell / rotten egg smell went away after I did this.

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