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Old 03-31-2015, 07:54 AM   #1
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Another sanitizing post

We live in a small city where the water is treated. My question is, do I have to sanitize my system or can I just fill it with the treated city water and give it a good flush.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:31 AM   #2
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Have often wondered why to sanitize rv and not your home. Both get the same treated water. I refuse to drink ether and buy my drinking water. Cost lots more, but its one of my sins. Anyone out there got sick from drinking water from your rv, if you always used treated water?
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:15 AM   #3
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I sanitize each season prior to using the rig for the first time. Sitting for long periods of time unused could present an opportunity for critters (algae or bacteria) to grow in the plumbing and the tanks. I use the solution called for in the sanitizing instructions that came with the MH which is a weak bleach solution. I have no qualms about using the water that I carry in the MH.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:54 AM   #4
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The water in your home pipes doesn't sit for long periods like it does in a TT's FW tank and lines. Do you drain and flush out that residual water left in the system when you put the TT in storage? If not, it has the potential to sit and form algae and bacteria. If you only use the water in the TT for showers, the toilet or to rinse dishes (hot water and soap) I don't think there is much to worry about but I wouldn't drink from a TT's unsanitized water system that had water sitting in it for any length of time. Adding fresh water to a contaminated system is just going to dilute the problem, not make it go away.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:50 AM   #5
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I sanitize my water system each spring. I use the water in the camper just as I would at home. The only real difference is ALL of the water that goes into the camper, be it the FW tank or the City water connection, goes through a filter. RV valves seem to be very susceptible to particulants causing drips.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:55 AM   #6
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I wonder the reason for water systems adding chlorine, etc., to their water? Is it too kill bad stuff? What about us part timers the leave our home for two months or so? One would think if you drain your system, then add chemical laced water, most of anything bad would be cared for.
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I sanitize in the spring to get the smell out of the lines from the antifreeze, if I don't i get a rotten egg smell
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