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Old 09-17-2015, 07:40 PM   #15
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... run water through the lines till you can smell it. Let it sit for a few hours empty and rinse. ..
Two ways to read this.. so what he is saying is let it sit for a few hours, THEN empty and rinse.

Don't empty it and then let it sit.. well you can, but it won't sterilize anything.

And four hours might be better.. it depends on the concentration.
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Two ways to read this.. so what he is saying is let it sit for a few hours, THEN empty and rinse.
Yes, a prime example of what we English teachers attempted to pound into a few thick heads.

Punctuation *does* matter (but I did understand what me meant)!
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Yes, a prime example of what we English teachers attempted to pound into a few thick heads.
Punctuation *does* matter (but I did understand what me meant)!
Whoops,,,I,,,can't,,,even,,,blame,,,that,,,on,,,a, ,,late,,,night,,,post,,,
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Whoops,,,I,,,can't,,,even,,,blame,,,that,,,on,,,a, ,,late,,,night,,,post,,,
Well, I wouldn't grieve about it too much, if I were you. Especially since the English teacher pontificating also made a pretty silly typo.
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We're tied at 1 to 1 with typos .
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Reply #3 by P. Raz has the correct procedure for proper safe sanitizing of RV water systems. If you do this on a regular schedule you will avoid water system problems. I also use a water filter when hooked-up to a campground water source. It is a simple method....use it!

Ask the same question on the irv2.com website and you will get the same answer from veteran RV owners.
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Reply #3 by P. Raz has the correct procedure for proper safe sanitizing of RV water systems. If you do this on a regular schedule you will avoid water system problems. I also use a water filter when hooked-up to a campground water source. It is a simple method....use it!

Ask the same question on the irv2.com website and you will get the same answer from veteran RV owners.
OK... now the only thing I wasn't sure about in Reply #3 is whether after sanitizing I should leave the tank empty, or fill it up again?
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OK... now the only thing I wasn't sure about in Reply #3 is whether after sanitizing I should leave the tank empty, or fill it up again?
Stagnate water should be avoided.

So... empty unless the water will be used soon. If the tank does sit with water in it for many weeks or a few months, empty and refill with fresh water before use.
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Stagnate water should be avoided.

So... empty unless the water will be used soon. If the tank does sit with water in it for many weeks or a few months, empty and refill with fresh water before use.
I understand that we should not use water that has been in the tank for a long time. I would always drain and put in fresh before use.

My question is: is it better maintenance for the tank and water lines to be stored empty or with water in them? It seems to me that an empty but damp tank is more likely to grow gunk... but I could be wrong!
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Take a look at your state emergency preparedness site for possible earthquake. I keep five five-gallon containers of water on my property and change the water every six months, adding a few drops of unscented bleach with each change.
You should find guidelines there.
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