Plastic water taste in new van tanks

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 17:31
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Well the new camper is here and being finished off before heading across the top and up to the the Cape in 99 days for 3 glorious months of travelling (but who's counting)
The problem is the disgusting plastic water taste, now I've heard of washing them out with bi-carb of soda and white vinegar, but I can't find the amounts to use, so does anyone on the forum know how much to use in a 90 litre water tank?

Your help would be appreciated

Cheers Dave.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 18:11

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 18:11
Get some Tankcleen from Camec and follow instructionscheck what sort of plastic pipe they used Some taste and the good stuff doesnt
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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 18:56

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 18:56
Bicarb will do it but first off make sure your hose you fill the tank with is food grade, not garden hose. Use about 500grams of bicarb in a tank, Dissolve it in a bucket of water first, then fill the tank chock a block and leave it soak overnight at least. Then rinse it well by filling and emptying a couple of times.
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY (VIC) - Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:36

Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:36
Gday Dave
Just put a teaspoon of lemon essence in the tank and fill with water.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 10:57

Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 10:57
Once you do get it to settle down, we recommend keeping it full as a goog when not in use - then empty and fill just before a trip.
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Reply By: Keith_A (Qld) - Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 17:41

Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 17:41
Hi Dave - and if some taste still lingers, a water filter is simple to fit.
Housing costs about $40, and a carbon cartridge about $20.
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Reply By: gonebush SA - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 19:19

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 19:19
hi, don't make the same mistake we did, we put a new blue pope food/ water safe hose through out the van and had the yuck taste and smell, we thought it was the tank (and after lots of cleaning out the tank with everything possible) it turned out it was the hose, changed the hose to a lighter blue reinforced one and all is fine, i did contact pope who asked if we had a new van as in the past there have been a problem with their hose in new vans, might be worth a look.
if it is your tank try Milton's baby sterilizer powder, cheaper than tank clean and does much the same.
good luck Chris.
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