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Old 06-20-2011, 07:55 AM   #1
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Help! Sweet smelling water!

We just purchased a 2007 Shamrock 21ss. The previous owner had it in storage for a couple of years. It had the pink antifreeze in it, so I read the directions and flushed the system with a water clorox mixture, twice. The second time I let it sit in the pipes and tank over night! The smell was gone from the water the next day. Could still smell it in the camper, but we needed to empty the tanks. So, went this weekend, emptied the tanks when we arrived a site. Everything was great the first day, then wake up Saturday and the water smells sweet again!!! This both hot and cold water! Help! Not sure what to do now! Thanks!
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:00 AM   #2
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It is possible that the hot water bypass wasn't used and there were six gallons in there. I found out it's best to drain it through the anode hole before even starting, then flush once normal, then once on bypass.

Please let us know what you find out.

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:56 AM   #3
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Ok....not sure how to do that! Sorry, this is my very first camper! I'm not sure how to get to the hot water heater or the valves. There is a hot and cold water valve under the closet....what are these for?

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Ok....not sure how to do that! Sorry, this is my very first camper! I'm not sure how to get to the hot water heater or the valves. There is a hot and cold water valve under the closet....what are these for?

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you should have a bypass valve somewhere like under the sinks that takes the hot water heater out of the system for winterizing and etc. You can access the water heater anode rod from the outside of the camper behind the H2O heater panel, I would remove the anode and see what drainis out. you can also remove the anode and let the tank flush out for a while with city water hooked up. Have you drained out the fresh water tank also?
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:30 PM   #5
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if you are not aware, your Shamrock is not a TT but a hybrid.
there's a Expandable/Hybrid section here at FRF, with a Shamrock sub-section.
also, the Shamrock is a twin of the Rockwood Roo. any Roo 21SS owner can also help you.
i suggest you posting your questions there, since a 21SS owner can help you with specifics to yours.
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