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Bobbo

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Posted: 03/20/14 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

According to my Winnebago manual, it is 1/4 cup bleach per 15 gallons of tank capacity.

Fill the tank, pump through all plumbing, including the water heater.

Let it sit 4 hours.

Drain, and flush with water.

If you double the amount of bleach, you can cut the sit time down to 1 hour.


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Best be patient and do as recommended by manufacture says.


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Posted: 03/20/14 09:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

but its harder to get the bleach odor out.


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Don't forget the fresh water hose either!


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Posted: 03/20/14 10:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When draining, I like dumping part into the black tank, part in the grey tank, which helps on odor control.

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I also fill a cooler and put the fresh hoses in there making sure to purge the air out to do the job properly. I think I use around a cup in my 40 gallon fresh tank and water heater. I just flush it good afterwards and never have any bleach smell!


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dodge guy wrote:

I also fill a cooler and put the fresh hoses in there making sure to purge the air out to do the job properly. I think I use around a cup in my 40 gallon fresh tank and water heater. I just flush it good afterwards and never have any bleach smell!
That's a cleaver way to take care of the hose! Think I'll use a 5 gallon bucket.



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BillyW wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

I also fill a cooler and put the fresh hoses in there making sure to purge the air out to do the job properly. I think I use around a cup in my 40 gallon fresh tank and water heater. I just flush it good afterwards and never have any bleach smell!
That's a cleaver way to take care of the hose! Think I'll use a 5 gallon bucket.


Be careful around that cleaver!

......while getting the water heater in the 5 gallon bucket..

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I use a measuring cup and pour the bleach into the fill hose then after sitting turn on the water to fill tank.

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I let the bleach mix sit overnight - no downside, doesn't cost anything, and no additional work.


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