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I am looking for some advice.  We will be storing our Ollie in south Florida outside in the sun for a week.  Our water systems were just serviced by Oliver 7 days ago as part of the annual maintenance plan.  We have about half of a tank currently.  Should we drain the freshwater tank for the week or leave it full?  Thanks for your thoughts.  It will be just a week and when we pick the trailer up we will begin using all of the systems right away.  

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Are you drinking the water out of the fresh tank? If so you probably should stop, then you won’t be worried about an occasional odd plastic taste. I typically leave my tank partially filled and then right before a trip I fill it and let the water run out the overflow for five minutes or more. That flushes out or dilutes most of the “stale” water. I don’t use a filter at home (chlorinated city water) but I always do when on the road.

I have been using this for three seasons and it works great.


FYI replacement filters are currently in short supply, buy a three-pack when the price is down to a reasonable figure, I keep several filters in reserve for this reason.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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John has some good points. Are you drinking the tank water and is it chlorinated? We fill with well water at home. We don't use it for drinking and I drain and replace the water after 1 week. I'd be more comfortable if it was filled with chlorinated city water.

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Both the Pur water pitcher and the cleaning solution sound like great ideas. Thanks!


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We don’t drink out of our fresh tank.  I pretty much do what John does, I leave the tank (sometimes a month or two between trips) and top off with fresh water letting it overflow for a few minutes.  I do the bleach thing once a year or so.  Mike

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