Just going to add a comment RE: “best practice” with the fresh water reservoir and a little to my embarrassment because of an issue I experienced this past week. As I mentioned in my post above, we rarely travel with the reservoir filled but our last trip consisted of staying at site with full hookups but then staying at a site where we didn’t know for sure if potable water was readily available. With that in mind I tanked up at the full hookup site before leaving. All was good. The second site didn’t have facilities for dumping the wastewater tanks either but there were places along the route home for that. After stopping to dump the wastewater, I figured I’d drain the freshwater reservoir too. The drain valve was less than easy to turn to the drain position but I finally got it there. Before pulling back onto the road I did notice that the water wasn’t exactly gushing out of the short piece of 1/2” tubing beneath the camper. I thought it might be the angle since we were on a slight incline so I just “hit the road”. After a bit I stopped to check on the process. No flow from the tube so I figured the tank was empty. I checked but was amazed to find the tank at nearly the same level last when I opened the valve! Something was blocking the flow. I was pretty sure that the valve was in the proper position but checked to be absolutely sure. I had a length of wire that I was able to advance through the tube into the valve. Yup, it was blocked but now flowing freely. Didn’t see what was blocking the valve but I’m assuming that it was something that “grew” in the little bit of water that remained in the tank while the camper was in storage!
It’s too late to make this long story short but I’m thinking that the freshwater system is due for an aggressive chlorine treatment in the near future i.e. before the next trip!
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2007 Shadow Cruiser x210, 2004 RAM 2500 4x4 QuadCab SLT 5.9L CTD, Factory Tow Pkg (3.73 axle), HaulMaster WDH