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RE: % bleach to sanitize fresh water tanks

Wow, alot of people spending alot of time/effort/worry. I live in the US, which has arguably among the best quality domestic water supplies in the world. If you are using well water, then I can see the use of bleach for an occasional sanitizing, but otherwise? I've owned 3 RVs, over the course of 32 years. Never sanitized any of the 3. Drink/cook/bathe using the onboard tank. Store with the water (remaining after a trip) for a month or more between trips, simply top off for the next trip. In fact, I only drained the tank once, after the RV had sat for about 2 years during the time when gas was $5+/gallon, since there was a bit of "plastic" taste. Otherwise no bad taste, no sickness, no issues. Of course, we also grew up drinking water out of the green plastic garden hose as well, so... Yeah there’s a lot of over thinking here, but doing an annual bleach treatment doesn’t make one a germophobe... Some folks also enjoy optimizing things...can’t fault them either.
K3WE 09/10/20 07:25am Beginning RVing
RE: External shower ==> Garden Hose

I slapped together a quick 1/2" NPT to garden hose adapter using some CPVC parts I had in my spares stock. I mostly use it to feed the black tank flushing wand from the shower hose from time to time. ^^^***Like***^^^
K3WE 09/10/20 07:12am General RVing Issues
RE: External shower ==> Garden Hose

If you're that lazy about it, forget the connectors; just use duct tape! :D Awesome suggestion! Now I can fill my water tank and not have to have hook ups ;-) Thanks for adding some fun!
K3WE 09/09/20 04:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: External shower ==> Garden Hose

Usually shower heads (both handheld and wall mount) have 1/2" NPT threads. You probably need a 1/2" NPT to garden hose adapter, which should be available at a home center, plumbing supply place, etc. At worst, you may have to combine a couple of fittings/adapters. Wall-mount shower heads have female threads; handheld units have male threads, and the hose between them and the wall has female threads at either end. These are the standard attachments; I suppose it's possible your RV is different, but that would be somewhat unexpected. Thank you! I was too chicken (and lazy) to believe it was just 0.5” NPT...but now that I think about it...duh & LOL. That’s my one stupid lazy question for the year! :-)
K3WE 09/09/20 01:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: How often and how to clean black tank

“then there is an inadequate amount to drive biodecomposition.” RVs have holding tanks. While breaking up “chunks” for easy dumping is a good thing RV tanks are not made for decomposing. I have always wondered, are there signs in there that tell the ever-present microbes to NOT do what they normally do?
K3WE 09/09/20 12:56pm Beginning RVing
External shower ==> Garden Hose

Apologies for an uber-lazy post; however, I can't quite picture the part I need. I'd like to remove the shower head, and screw in something that would convert to a male garden hose fitting... Just not quite sure what magical part will "imitate" the shower head and have pipe threads on the other end. Would love to hear a story or two from folks who have done the same. Thanks.
K3WE 09/09/20 12:51pm General RVing Issues
Water hose threads...

Objective here is humor. I’ve read a lot of threads here- lots of blow-hards...You MUST use white RV hose- green ones are ‘poisonous’. But as a kid, I drank from them. Anyway- camping right now, with fancy new white hoses, and the water is ‘big time hose flavored” (eye roll). Maybe we should use the right ones, but then again, maybe it’s mostly bologna. Anyway, we’re filling a water jug for drinking directly from the faucet, just because it tastes better. LOL
K3WE 07/20/20 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: replacement hand held shower

We dry camp sometimes, so not only are we concerned with the higher water flow, most RV type shower heads have a quick shut off for "military style" showering.
K3WE 03/03/20 11:21pm Beginning RVing
RE: Would You Camp at a Place Like This??

Not reading the whole thread. Solitude is really nice. Throwing the kiddies into a swimming pool and having fun with neighbors is nice too. The best part is that the camper works fine at both.
K3WE 03/03/20 11:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: which size drinking water hose?

***I use 1/2" hose instead of 5/8" so that there is less warm water between the hydrant and the RV. A hose can get very warm if direct sun can hit it.*** I have used both sizes and given the small size of RV plumbing haven't found the 1/2" hose limiting in volume. Agree with your comment + others that say 1/2 is easier to handle. I lean towards 1/2".
K3WE 03/03/20 10:41pm Beginning RVing
Loud Water Pump

We have a new camper and the water pump really resonates on the floor. I think the pump is fine, but it's bolted to the floor under the kitchen sink- and vibrates just right for the floor to really amplify it. I've got an idea or two to put some padding between it and the floor, but would also like to see if other folks here have come up with some brilliant solutions. Thanks.
K3WE 11/16/19 08:57am General RVing Issues
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