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Old 11-21-2016, 07:51 PM   #1
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Fresh water tank?

Do you all store for winter with fresh tank filled or as empty as possible? If full do you add any extra additives?

We keep ours in heated indoor storage.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:00 PM   #2
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Mine sits outside over the winter. I empty it as much water as I can so the drain line will stay free of water over the winter. If it is in a heated area all winter I would drain it but not be too worried about where residual water might settle. I would still disinfect everything when you plan to start using it next spring.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:22 PM   #3
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I would store it empty. Nothing to grow in there. Tell ya what... take a pitcher of tap water, cover it and leave it on your counter for a few months, don't move it, touch it, nothing.

After 3 months take the lid off and have a smell. I guarantee you it will smell like fish tank.

I have a counter top water filter system and after going away for 1 month, I went to get some water out of it, and it smelled foul. The lid and reservoir had mold growing on it.

The filtered water appeared fine. I did however get rid of it.



The water I used was tap water from some of the cleanest city water in North America. So we've been told. :P

You never know what kind of microbial bugs/parasites are living in your water supply and how the plastics of the tank leech into the water.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:21 PM   #4
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Mine is also inside with heat....pumped one gallon of bleach into the tank to keep it clean....I have maybe 20 gallons in the system right now....just flushed out the black and grey tanks last night into the floor drains....again filled the black tank with bleach...let it sit and drained out...
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:17 PM   #5
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We use our rig year round, however, if it sits more than 3 or 4 weeks, I sanitize the fresh water system with a light bleach solution just to minimize the possible bugs.
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:00 PM   #6
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Draining and Bleach solution question

Hello,

Can someone please tell me where to find the fresh water tank drain on my 340BH?

Also, how are you getting the bleach solution into the fresh water tank?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:07 PM   #7
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I would think the drain would be on the right side wet bay bottom forward on the tank. Small plastic valve.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:39 PM   #8
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I just pour the bleach in via the same hose I use to fill the tank.
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Old 02-25-2017, 02:22 PM   #9
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Captnrick3,

Thank you for the quick reply. I'm going to post a picture.
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Old 02-25-2017, 02:25 PM   #10
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I'm sorry if this seems like a silly question .. so you just pour the bleach solution into a piece of hose attached to the water intake?
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