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Old 08-27-2016, 10:05 PM   #1
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Water smells in Camper

I have tried bleaching the lines twice in one month, but nothing seems to help the smell. I am at a permanent spot and for whatever reason, only the Seirra campers are having this issue. The smell is worse at Kitchen sink and the in the Galley. I have to assume there is a flaw in the water lines since only the Seirra's are having this issue. Any idea or clues on what we need to do. My neighbors camper is so bad, and is a year newer than mine, that they can't even use the water without airing out the camper. I have a 2013 365SAQ and so do they. There are a couple other Sierra's at the campground and I asked them if they had a bad smell in their water and they do as well. My neighbor on the other side have no issues what so ever. So we are all trying to figure this out. Any help would be appreciated!!
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:11 PM   #2
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All water or just hot? Thinking you all have same water heater and anode in the heater having bad reaction to water makeup. Smell like sulfur? All I got.

Hope you get it figured out.
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All water, cold water is worse then the hot water.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:31 PM   #4
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Change anode rod and flush HW heater very well. That should take care of the Sulfur smell, since it's both hot and cold you must have bad water
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:59 PM   #5
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... you must have bad water
OP said only one brand of trailer in the park has this problem. Must be related to how the park's water is reacting to the Sierra's plumbing system. The on-board water filter maybe?
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OP said only one brand of trailer in the park has this problem. Must be related to how the park's water is reacting to the Sierra's plumbing system. The on-board water filter maybe?
Every camper I had with an onboard filter saw that removed in days. The inline hose filter is changed every 6 months of use. No leak problems and easier to get st as well.
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water issue

If the water source is high in minerals (well) it will react badly to the aluminum tank of the hw heater. Water will have a nasty sulfur smell and even turn blackish.
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:57 PM   #8
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The problem is obviously NOT the water heater, since the cold water is worse adn it never goes near the water heater.

It sounds like the source has compounds in it that you need to filter out prior to it entering your camper.

I would suggest getting a charcoal filter in a canister and hooking it up inline prior to the water entering your camper. The canister and filters can be had at Lowes, Home Depot or any of the Big Box stores. I would follow this up with a Camco in-line filter to complete the filtering process.

The charcoal should filter out the problem chemical or compounds and the Camco Filter anything not taken out by the charcoal element.

Good Luck!
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Have you flushed the washing machine lines?
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I had a similar problem in Donna TX rv park. It was in the water line so now I run a little water out before hooking up. Tried all the bleaching finally had to let it sit and dry out at home. That solved the problem. My guess it was stale in the hydrant.
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