It is recommended that you thoroughly sanitize the water system
upon delivery, following long periods of non-use, and after any
suspected contamination. There are various commercial solutions
approved for RV use available that will assist you in completely
sanitizing the water system.
Prepare a chlorine solution using 1 ½ cup of
household bleach (5% sodium
hypochlorite solution) per 100 gallon tank of water. This solution
can be funneled into an
empty garden hose and forced into the tank by water pressure. Repeat
Complete filling the tank with fresh water.
Open all faucets to release air. Pressurize
the system until the water flows. Turn off the pump.
Allow the solution to stand for three hours.
Drain and flush the tank with potable fresh
To remove excessive chlorine taste and odor
which may remain, prepare a solution of
one quart vinegar to five gallons water and allow solution to
agitate in tank by vehicle
motion (several days if possible).
The same method of installing bleach can be utilized to install the
Drain the tank and again flush with potable fresh water.