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Old 08-23-2015, 06:28 AM   #1
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Storage - Fresh Water Tank

I live in Myrtle Beach, SC and was wondering...after the fresh water tank has been sanitized, should it be stored empty with the peacock drain open?

Would it be better to fill it with fresh water before storing?

Or, leave it empty with valves closed.

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Old 08-23-2015, 07:38 AM   #2
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Leave it empty especially if you store it where it may freeze.

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Store with the valve closed to prevent bacteria and bugs from entering. For any freshwater system you want to keep outside air from getting into the "clean" area.

In winter, store without water to prevent freezing. (Once it's drained there won't be enough water to freeze that will cause any problems. When water freezes it expands, causing things to break, but with just a small amount in the bottom of the tank there's room for it to expand.) During the season it's up to you. Some store water in case of emergency, I prefer to keep mine empty so I can put some fresh water in before leaving so we can flush the toilet, then fill it up just before we arrive at the boon docking location. If we'll have fresh water then I rarely keep more than about 5 gallons in it.

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Thank you. Will Do.
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