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Old 12-04-2021, 03:07 PM   #1
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Gravity Water Fill ??

Does the 39 RKFB have a gravity water fill for disinfecting the fresh water tank ?
If not, is the only way to do it by putting your bleach in the fresh water fill hose ?

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Old 12-05-2021, 08:36 AM   #2
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A picture of your wet bay would help
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Old 12-05-2021, 08:50 AM   #3
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A picture of your wet bay would help
I don't own one. It's one of the questions I have prior to purchasing. And of course, there are none on the dealers lots to look at.

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Your wet bay will have a setting which will enable you to siphon directly to your fresh water tank.

I use this function to top up my fresh water while dry camping and also to add a bleach solution to sanitize.
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Old 12-06-2021, 06:24 AM   #5
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Your wet bay will have a setting which will enable you to siphon directly to your fresh water tank.

I use this function to top up my fresh water while dry camping and also to add a bleach solution to sanitize.
So I use a short siphon hose to put in the water jug/container and connect the other end to the water inlet, set to that setting and it draws out the water/bleach mixture ?

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Old 12-06-2021, 06:36 PM   #6
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Here's the hot ticket for injecting chlorine bleach into water via your hose.

This particular hose end fertilizer sprayer has both hose in and hose out connections. Fill the jug with the appropriate amount of bleach, connect the hose to the input and a short hose between the output and your RV's hose connection, and you're good to go. Divert the city water connection to the fresh tank and turn on the water. Be sure to run the water pump to pickup and circulate the mixture through the pickup line and pump.

You can then refill the sprayer cup with about 1/2 cup of bleach, divert the city water from the fresh tank to the house and similarly sanitize your entire plumbing system.

The cup holds 32 oz. of bleach, so don't fill it full...at 1/4 cup bleach per 10 to 15 gallons, you may only need 2/3 to 1 cup (6 to 8 ounces) of bleach depending on your tank size. The hose end sprayer will pickup and disolve the bleach as the water goes through the sprayer.

I've used this method for years even with gravity feed. In fact, I install the fertilizer sprayer onto the hose bib (rather than the hose end), with a little extra bleach, and use the mixture to sanitize my potable water hoses connecting the household supply to the rig. Works great, and it's a no brainer.

I can't attest to the precise strength of the solution, but I know the cup is empty of bleach (no noticable smell) by the time I've filled my 30 gallon tank.
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Old 12-06-2021, 07:06 PM   #7
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Just pour your bleach in the hose before connecting to the camper, then add bleach and water to the tank.
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So I use a short siphon hose to put in the water jug/container and connect the other end to the water inlet, set to that setting and it draws out the water/bleach mixture ?

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