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Old 05-17-2012, 12:56 PM   #15
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I run fresh water through the system in the spring, to flush it, before first use, but never add chlorine - I don't like the taste, and trust that the city chlorination is sufficient. We fill our water tank at home before each trip, preferring the taste and character of our home water for coffee and cooking and bathing. It's good for three days. We'll add water as necessary on a longer trip. I use what's left to clean the trailer once we get home, then drain the tank until the next use. The state parks we frequent never have water hookups.
Once, in Hermann MO, we stopped overnight in the downtown city park campground. It was November, and the water was turned off, and our tank was empty. So, we backed up to the fire station next door and filled the tank from the outside faucet. We were literally the only ones in the park that night.

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We keep our 39 gallon fresh water full. If we refill with untreated water then we add a teaspoon of common household bleach per ten gallons water. We discard unused water after three weeks and refill fully with treated water. Chlorination, whether muni or home-done, doesn't persist.

It is difficult to clean a fresh water tank because there are no manholes. It is easy to keep it fresh and free of algae and bacteria. We do drink our tank's water after filtering through a counter-top Brita.

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