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Old 05-02-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Do we sanitize a new fresh water tank?

We pick up our new Roo next Tuesday. Does the water tank need to be sanitized on a brand new camper?
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:18 PM   #2
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I think you're supposed to. I didn't and didn't have any issues.
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I believe the manual will tell you to do so. I normally do mine once a year, but I don't drink the tank water...just cook with it (when boiling) and maybe brush teeth. I normally carry bottled water for drinking.
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I believe the manual will tell you to do so. I normally do mine once a year, but I don't drink the tank water...just cook with it (when boiling) and maybe brush teeth. I normally carry bottled water for drinking.
X 2..I never drink campground water. No telling when or if it was tested. I've been in some where it stinks so bad we won't even wash with it..
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:41 PM   #5
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CG water supply comes under the same USPH rules, same all over the nation. It's safe to swim, bathe and drink, just like your water at home. Public Health rules are updated to reflect new threats, all part of your Fed taxes at work!
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:06 PM   #6
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you shouldn't have to sanitize a brand new FW tank.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:10 PM   #7
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I glanced at my manual a little while ago and I seem to remember it from my last one. Said something about making sure any traces of oil / chemical from the manufacturing process were removed. I don't think actually sanitizing it would be necessary, but I'd fill it up and drain it once or twice first.
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you shouldn't have to but I would at least fill it and drain it with city water first. A good friend just had a new camper delivered to the campground yesterday and didn't have any water pressure in his camper but the toilet had plenty. He removed the airiators from the taps and they were full of wood chips. i also heard many horror stories about plastic shavings left in tanks from the manufacturer drilling holes in them and the like.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:11 AM   #9
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If you will drink from it you need to sanitize it and 2 or 3 times during the summer. Half a cup of clorox in full tank run in lines, over night. Flush, fill with baking soda mix over night to dispel the odor.

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X2. Our owners manual on a brand new TT agrees with the Clorox method.
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