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 Smelly Fresh Water
1223275 Post Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:17 pm Thank this member for this postReply with quote Add User to Ignore List Back To Top

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I emptied , sterilised (Milton) and topped up my 100 litre fresh water tank about a month ago. Just back from our first outing of the year (Sheepcote Brighton) and our fresh water has a definate 'pong' - tastes OK ( cleaned my teeth -or those that are left !) - so what should I do - repeat the Milton process ???

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Seems like everyone is afraid to tell you Harry..... Embarassed

Try a little bleach. Bung a few litres in, about 20/30 and then bung a small cup of household bleach in. Go for a vigorous ride and then empty.

Least thats what I do.

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Get an Naturepure filter. Our water used to be vile, now it's lovely!
 
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Hi

That has happened to us on our previous van...I had cleaned the tank and pipes as normal but then a week or two later, a couple of outings later in fact, we had that same as you whiffy water. It turned out to be caused by algea ( green slime) that was caught in the convoluted filler pipe and that had been washed down into the tank when I used a particulaly high pressured fill ... it must have dislodged some of the crud that was stuck in the fill pipe and that went on to sour the whole tankfull... it was warm weather and that may have helped the bacteria get going..... so maybe check your fill pipe from the lockable opening down to the tank.


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Naturepure filter is the best way then you can always get the best tasting water. We have a separate tap connected to the filter just for drinking and tea making Very Happy

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Milton is not recommended , bleach is, but not asnpreviously stated.
The correct amount is 1mil per 1 litre,
Fill tank 50 percent add 100 mil of bleach then fill tank and leave in for 2 hours. And open all taps, when you smell bleach turn them off.
Empty into waste tank and fill and flush 3 times.
This way you will clean both tanks.
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richardjames wrote:
Naturepure filter is the best way then you can always get the best tasting water. We have a separate tap connected to the filter just for drinking and tea making Very Happy


I agree, we have had our for nine years and always have nice tasting water. I have connected mine directly to the cold water kitchen tap, so all cooking is done with filtered water. I replace the element every year, expensive but reassuring.

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I recommend you use something specifically designed for Motorhomes systems. We use puriclean regularly, and can also recommend the following:

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After cleaning tank with their granuals for our first trip of the season we then put 2 tabs in our first fill and 1 tab every time we fill up.
Works for us.
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Coulstock wrote:
I emptied , sterilised (Milton) and topped up my 100 litre fresh water tank about a month ago. Just back from our first outing of the year (Sheepcote Brighton) and our fresh water has a definate 'pong' - tastes OK ( cleaned my teeth -or those that are left !) - so what should I do - repeat the Milton process ???

Harry


Hi Harry,
If you have a Truma boiler, they recommend white wine vinegar rather than Milton.

Have a shufty at this thread.

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