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How To Sanitize an RV Fresh Water Tank

How To Sanitize an RV Fresh Water Tank

It’s perfectly safe to drink the water from an RV’s fresh water tank (we’ve been doing it for over 8 years) as long as you keep the tank clean. In this video, we show you how to sanitize your fresh water tank, which should be done about once every 6 months.

Clean, safe, sanitary drinking water is a breeze when you take a few basic steps to manage the fresh water system on your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel. Fresh, drinkable, potable H2O doesn’t only come from bottled water, but right from your RV’s tank.

We’ll show you how to use bleach to kill any bacteria that may be present in your camper’s water system, and have all the safe drinking water you need.

For a more extensive details on this topic, read our post where we sanitize both hot and cold sides of the fresh water system, or watch the video:

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Marina Bredda

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

Hi. It's not showing for me either! I watched it several months ago, before we bought our motorhome, and now I want to clean out the fresh water tank and it's gone 😥 Can you perhaps try to reinstall it again? Thank you for all your extremely informative videos. It's much appreciated.

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

Hi Marina. Must be a glitch in your browser as it's showing just fine for us. You can see the video directly on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOlPwmwlaMo

Gene Keeling

Tuesday 26th of October 2021

The video is gone. :-(

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 26th of October 2021

It's showing (and playing) for us, Gene. It's possible you have a plugin or other software on your computer/device that's blocking it from showing (for us, the video is embedded above all of the text). If you're not seeing it, you can watch it directly on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOlPwmwlaMo

Gilbert D. Juarez

Wednesday 25th of November 2015

Hello...Great job. I have learned quite a bit from your videos. I have a question in regards to hard water at most or all RV camps...I have been thinking about purchasing a water softener. Do you recommend them and which one would be your favorite?

TheRVgeeks

Wednesday 25th of November 2015

We've never used a water softener, but we keep talking about getting one. Our friends Nikki & Jason Wynn swear by their On The Go water softener and told us we should get one, but we just haven't gotten around to it. They sell them in their travel store through Amazon.

Anthony

Sunday 21st of June 2015

when I sanitize the fresh water do I have to remove my shower filter. and my kitchen water filter. thank you for help love site keep it up.

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 21st of June 2015

Hi Anthony! You do indeed want to remove any filter that's designed to reduce or remove chlorine, such as the carbon/charcoal filters leading to drinking water dispensers, ice makers, showers, etc. Leaving those in place while sanitizing will stop the bleach from reaching all the way to the faucet and use up the life of the filter for no reason.

mickey

Saturday 9th of May 2015

Thanks so much for walking me through this process. So helpful!

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