Originally Posted by MichaelC
I've finally got a spot at a nice little campground for the summer that includes hook-ups for water, electric, cable, etc. & I was wondering about some of the things I should be aware of & also had a couple of questions.
1. When I hook up the water hose do I really need a regulator & how does that work with the holding tank? (do I have to do something that will prevent the water from going into the tank?)
2. I've read where I should put a cup of bleach in the tank/lines and let it sit for a day or so to make sure nothing harmful is in the tank/lines.
Is this right?
3. I do not have access to a sewage line since I wanted a site that was away from the main access road so I know I need a potable tank (Barker or Thetford)
but should I get two - one for the grey & one for the black or can/should I run it into one?
thanks in advance, (the info on these boards has been a big help to me)
1st part: With a model that old, I am presuming that it has been restored or renovated...newer rigs have a pressure regulator built in, but I am not sure if you have one or not...that depends on whether it was included in a reno or resto... I'd use one just to make sure. In fact, I use one on our 06 which already has one, just to be safe. You don't want to blow a line because of too much water pressure. 2nd Part: When you say "the tank" do you mean the fresh water tank? If so, the water pump should prevent water from back-filling into the fresh water tank. OR
you may have a system that allows you to fill the fresh water tank from a city water connection. In that case there should be a valve to allow that to happen or not. Again, really depends on what was originally there and whether it was ever modified.
It would be a good idea to sanitize the fresh water system before you use it for drinking or cooking. I would not use undiluted bleach...too strong and may damage seals etc... Search "sanitize" for threads related to this for details.
I think you mean "portable" not "potable"...you do not want to mix the two up!
Rigs as old as yours did not have grey tanks originally. Has one been added to your rig? If not, I'd have one for the grey water so you can leave it in place to collect the grey water...and a separate for black that would be used only when you dump. If you have a grey water tank, whether you use separate blue boy tanks for grey and black dumping is a matter of preference...up to you.
Enjoy! Sounds like a nice spot to spend the summer!