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Old 08-07-2002, 12:50 PM   #1
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Hello All...

I have my 1960, 24' Double I am refurbishing. Tom like the look of yours also. As soon as I get my digital camara to work I will set up a picture for you all. In meantime Have any of you dealt with your original aluminum water tanks? I have just redone my floor and pulled my tank out. I would like to use it yet it is dirty and dusty inside? Any suggestions as to how to clean it out without cutting into it? I thank you all in advance. I also am so happy that we have a forum as this to talk to other 'streamers!

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Old 08-14-2002, 03:19 PM   #2
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Welcome ! Glad you enjoyed the pics ! Hope to see yours soon, I have been thinking about getting a 60's model myself . As far as your alum. tank question I am of no help ,all my tanks are plastic. Tom

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Old 08-14-2002, 03:43 PM   #3
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My thought ...

would be to fill it partially with a solution of bleach and water and drive around with it for a while in the back of my pickup to thoroughly agitate the contents. Maybe change the orientation of the tank now and then to thoroughly slosh all the surfaces. Repeat with clean water and then maybe put in a couple of the freshener tabs that I see at Camping World before the first use.
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Old 08-14-2002, 04:16 PM   #4
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You might try CLR!!!!!!!! I dont know if you can use it on aluminum ????????
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Old 08-14-2002, 04:58 PM   #5
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I looked in my owner's manual, and John's suggestion to clean it with bleach and water, and the sloshing routine is the one Airstream recommends. They actually say you can do it with the tank installed in the trailer, and just drive the trailer around. They recommend you flush it thoroughly after cleaning. Makes sense to me.
The tablets mentioned by John will prevent bacteria from developing and spreading. Camping and survival type stores have them for home water storage and all other emergency water storage uses.
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