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Old 11-14-2013, 03:10 AM   #11
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We just ALWAYS use bottled water for cooking and drinking....
save the 'other' water for showers and potties and such


I know, I know, we are not sure where the bottling is done,
but that's what we do !
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:43 AM   #12
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I can't say for sure without being there; however, in addition to the Aqua Kem in your holding tanks, try adding a cup or to two of bleach to your fresh water tank at the fill point in the convenience center in your garage. Run your hot and cold water faucets to ensure the bleach gets into the water lines. Good luck.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #13
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I can't say for sure without being there; however, in addition to the Aqua Kem in your holding tanks, try adding a cup or to two of bleach to your fresh water tank at the fill point in the convenience center in your garage. Run your hot and cold water faucets to ensure the bleach gets into the water lines. Good luck.
Thank….didn't think of that. Will do.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:58 PM   #14
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If it is the well water that is causing the odor, it could get stronger sitting in the tank. Has the well been tested lately to make sure the water is safe. It is possible that bacteria could be causing the odor. If it hasn't been tested lately, I would have it tested. If it is safe, I think there is something you could add to the fresh water tank to help with the odor until you can get a more permanent solution.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:51 AM   #15
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In northern Indiana, well water often produces rotten egg odor due to sulfer in the water. Water wells should be disinfected by adding chlorox to the well once per year and allowed to stand for a few hours. The well is then pumped until the chlorine smell is cleared. I did this for the first few years after my well was first drilled and it eventually cleared up...............mostly. Carbon filters will also help to remove the odor if its not too strong.
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:05 AM   #16
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Thanks for the advice all

I ended up draining the fresh water tank and then completely filled the tank with a 32 oz bottle of Clorox bleach included (stronger than recommended but not messing around with this again soon if I don't have to).Adamsvr, i followed your advice and ran the hot and cold water (kitchen, bath sink, shower, and washer) until I smelled chlorine at each source (both hot and cold).

I let it all sit there for 8 hours or so before returning with a new type of holding tank freshener (not Aquachem but similar). While I drained the chlorinated fresh water tank and lines and filled with new fresh water, I added the tank cleaners (one type for sewer, another for grey water), filled all to 2/3rds full and will let sit overnight or at least till we need to empty them. It includes a sensor cleaning agent as well as a valve lubricant. I also changed the carbon filter once completed.

TIme will tell if this is a long term fix. If we have smelly water again in a few days, would have to conclude the problem is the well water and will ask around the park and talk to he manager.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:52 AM   #17
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Wow, that's a lot of chlorine bleach. Bet your coach sells of it. Hope that got rid of the smell. If it did not, go out and disconnect the hose from the faucet. Turn on the water and see if the park water smells too. If not, your hose may need chlorine run through it too. Lay the hose on the ground a raise both ends. Pour some bleach into it and ensure the bleach covers all surfaces of the interior of the hose.

If the park water is good, rinse your fresh water tank before filling it. We only travel with about a 1/3 of a tank to minimize the weight.

If the source of the smell is from the park and they don't take corrective measures, suggest you pick up and move to another park. Good luck.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #18
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Don,t forget to clean your fill hose with clorox/bleach. Ours sits in the sun and the outside had mildew growing on it so I figured that the inside may have been affected as well.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:52 PM   #19
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Bleaching the end:rolleyes:

Thanks Adam and Jay/Linda. It did seem like a lot of bleach but then I realized that with a 100 gallon capacity, as the fresh tank got filled the bleach would be diluted to approx. 0.3 oz/gallon which is pretty safe. The coach did have a smell yesterday but today barely noticeable (hopefully my nose isn't just desensitized)

As far as the outside line, I have it winterized with heat tape, insulation, etc.. Don't want to have to mess with it. However, based on your recommendations I turned on a spigot next door and…..no smell. Soooo….looks like it is an internal problem with tanks and I feel even better that it wasn't wasted time (or bleach) yesterday.

TOday's project: figuring out exactly which appliances fill which grey tanks (1 and 2 on panel) and hence, which valve (labelled "grey" and "galley") drain which tank. Will let folks know the results.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:23 PM   #20
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Good to hear!

On our 2012RL, Grey 2 is the Galley tank and Gray 1 is shower, bathroom wind, washer/dryer tank.
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