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Old 05-20-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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How do you pour bleach into freshwater tank ?

Probably a silly question..we've owned this MH since last fall, and had the tanks sanitized by our RV repair shop in the winter. We're getting ready to go on a trip and wanted to sanitize the tank again since its been six months, and we can't figure out how to pour the sanitizing solution into the freshwater tank!

We have a connection for hose to fill the tank, but, it's impossible to pour the diluted mixture into the tank...how are you supposed to do that??

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I put the bleach in a large measuring cup and use a funnel to pour it in. Then fill with water.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:13 PM   #3
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We have the funnel...and we mixed the bleach...now, how do you get the water in the funnel into the freshwater tank? The only inlet I have is a female hose connection in the compartment with the valves in my MH. Is there another way to pour this in?
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I use an old automatic transmission fluid funnel, try nappa and ask an for an ATF funnel.
The long nose stays put.

ooop's MH, never mind.

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I don't measure too accurately as I flush thoroughly....probably somewhere between a pint and a quart. I got a trans funnel which fits nicely.
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I should have been more specific....the fresh water female connection has a metal filter screen imbedded in the inlet...and I can't put a funnel hose through that...and I can't figure out how to remove the screen. Any thoughts?
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I should have been more specific....the fresh water female connection has a metal filter screen imbedded in the inlet...and I can't put a funnel hose through that...and I can't figure out how to remove the screen. Any thoughts?

Is it threaded? How about a picture?
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I should have been more specific....the fresh water female connection has a metal filter screen imbedded in the inlet...and I can't put a funnel hose through that...and I can't figure out how to remove the screen. Any thoughts?
Home Depot sells these, short length of hose connected to your funnel.

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OK, that appears to be your city water inlet....not your tank fill port, unless you setup is unlike anything I have ever seen.
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And that is my dilemma....I can't find the other inlet anywhere on this motorhome....and this inlet does fill the water tank. Above the inlet is a valve you open if you want the water to go directly into the tank from this one inlet instead of just pressurizing your water system.

Anybody else have a motorhome with something similar?
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Really??? If that's the case, get a MALE hose end with the barb (opposite from what Bob shows above). Then get a trans funnel, with a hose attached, again like Bob shows, further upthread. I suspect that when your valve is in the tank fill position, the Clorox will flow in. I believe, when the valve is in the "non-tank fill" position, a pressure regulator and check valve will prevent the free gravity flow of the Clorox.
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This is my fresh water fill on the Clipper located at the lower edge of picture.


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I should have been more specific....the fresh water female connection has a metal filter screen imbedded in the inlet...and I can't put a funnel hose through that...and I can't figure out how to remove the screen. Any thoughts?
Actually, removing the screen shouldn't be difficult. If it's like the ones I installed on my Interstate, the screen is actually attached to the rubber gasket. Use a metal dental pick to grab the rubber gasket around the edge, and pull. Slowly. It should pop right out, gasket, screen, and all. I keep a dental pick in my toolkit, just so I don't get it mixed up with the one I use on my teeth.
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