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Old 08-24-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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Smelly water

Hi all,

The past few trips my water has had a very bad smell, almost like a solvent. This is even though I drain it after each trip and have run a cleaner through it. My only guess its the water where I fill up but can anyone give me any other ideas?

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Old 08-24-2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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A reasonable test is to connect your trailer to your homes water with a white hose and see itfthe water still smells strange. If it does it's something in your trailer. I doubt this will be the case but it will show that your trailer's system is OK/

If the source you use is at fault, you can doubly filter your water. We always run our water through a good filter before it ever enters the trailer, that includes water we use to fill the tank.

In addition we have a filter that we can attach to our kitchen faucet that removes almost everything except the water. When we're somewhere where we wonder about the water quality we use this for drinking water, cooking and make the all important morning coffee.

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Old 08-24-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
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This is even though I drain it after each trip and have run a cleaner through it.
What cleaner did you use?

Try HUTCH's santization instructions:

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14. Fill Fresh Water Tank with water bleach mixture.
Mixture should be ¼ bleach for each 15 gallons of water.
a. I Mix 1 cup of bleach with a few gallons of water in a 5 gallon water container.
b. Poor the Bleach – Water mixture into your Fresh Water Tank.
c. Fill the Fresh Water Tank up with water – using a hose.

15. Run Water-Bleach mixture through Water Lines to purge remaining anti-freeze by:
DO THIS WHILE THE HOT WATER TANK IS STILL BYPASSED so you don’t put anti-freeze into the hot water tank.
a. Turn pump on and wait for it to stop.
b. Once it has stopped open up each Faucet both Hot and Cold to purge remaining anti-freeze is drained out and until you start detecting the smell of bleach.
DO THIS FOR ALL FAUCETS BOTH HOT AND COLD, including exterior shower (if you have one)

16. Run Water-Bleach mixture into the Hot Water Tank.
a. TURN PUMP OFF.
b. Re-Set Hot Water Tank By-Pass (so that Hot Water Tank IS NOT being bypassed).
c. Turn pump on and wait for it to stop.
The pump will run for a while because it’s filling up the Hot Water Tank.
d. Once it has stopped open up each Faucet; both Hot and Cold to purge all air out of the lines.
DO THIS FOR ALL FAUCETS BOTH HOT AND COLD, including exterior shower (if you have one)

17. Let Bleach-Water Mixture sit for a few hours.
This will sanitize the full water system.

18. After a few hours (2-3 hours), drain the water system, hot water tank, and fresh water tank.

19. Fill fresh water tank with a Water-Baking Soda Mixture.
a. I use about 2 cups of Baking Soda mixed with a few gallons of water.
b. Poor Water-Baking Soda Mixture into Fresh Water Tank
c. Fill the Fresh Water Tank at least ½ full with water – using a hose.

20. Run Water-Baking Soda through Water Lines and Hot Water Tank by :
a. Turn pump on and wait for it to stop.
The pump will run for a while because it’s filling up the Hot Water Tank.
b. Once it has stopped open up each Faucet both Hot and Cold to purge remaining water-bleach mixture and until you NO LONGER are detecting the smell of bleach.
DO THIS FOR ALL FAUCETS BOTH HOT AND COLD, including exterior shower (if you have one)

21. Allow Water-Baking Soda Mixture to sit overnight.
This will remove the bleach smell from the water lines.

22. The next day drain the water system, hot water tank, and fresh water tank.

23. Run water through the system via the City Water Connect.
a. Allow Hot Water Tank to fill-up with water, then
b. Open each faucet to purge water-baking soda mixture.
These instructions are from a full dewinterizing list:

http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/ph...ht=winterizing

I do this at least twice a year, when we dewinterize, usually mid season, and more if we catch a nasty campground water supply.

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Old 08-25-2009, 08:28 AM   #4
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Thanks for those detailed instructions! All we ever did was throw some clorox and rinse, for sure that wasn't enough.

Will follow those great instructions and hopefully that will take care of the smelly water. Might be a few weeks before we can get to it but will post the results.

Thanks all!
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