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 Plastic taste in new water tanks: Part 2 
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Post Plastic taste in new water tanks: Part 2
Wanted to share after posting for help previously on this subject. I went to BCF and bought "Tank Cleen" 200g in a white plastic screw top lid, about $13.00. Actually made by "Camec". Followed the instructions and can say it actually worked, no more horrible plastic taste.


Sat May 07, 2011 2:21 pm
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Post Re: Plastic taste in new water tanks: Part 2
That was the first thing I suggested in the third reply on your OP.

Marvelous that you eventually tried it.


Sat May 07, 2011 3:39 pm
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Post Re: Plastic taste in new water tanks: Part 2
Sorry Hillbilly 123, but went on holidays before I read the replies. But glad that we both think alike. :-)


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Post Re: Plastic taste in new water tanks: Part 2
Rumor has it that a couple of litres or white vineger in the tank for a few days then a flush out will remove the plastic taste and "sweeten" the tank.
Cheers Mark 32.


Mon May 16, 2011 7:29 pm
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I'm told Bicarb works a treat as well.
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Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:11 pm
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I tried all of those remedies more than once the cure for me was sell the bloody van problem solved.Seriously i tried all those as well as replacing all the hoses
new seals in tap and pump nothing worked so as i said got rid of problem. :mrgreen: cheers [hil

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Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:39 pm
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Same here Phil

I now carry 2 jerry cans of water on rear of van...for drinking....the water in tank is now only for washing up dishes

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Post Re: Plastic taste in new water tanks: Part 2
Hi
a lot of people blame the plastic tanks, but most of the time the bad taste in water can be related to the type of hose you use for filling the tanks.
Spend the extra dollars to buy the proper (white) food grade water hose and hey presto, no more plastic taste.
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Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:48 am
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Post Re: Plastic taste in new water tanks: Part 2
The below was posted on another forum

Hi All,
We had the horrible plastic taste from the water in our tank. We tried Bicarb, Milton and White Vinegar. All worked with limited success, but the taste came back. Whilst chatting to another staff member at CC they suggested Lemon Essence. We used 2 bottles in our tank, let it sit for 48 hours, swished, flushed and it has worked a treat - all at a cost of $2.00. We have done it again with 1 bottle, just to make sure and we can drink straight from the tank now. Just got back from 2.5 weeks away (trip report to come) and had no problems. We only use the food grade hose to fill it, and I also carry one of those filter jugs just in case, but didn't really need it. We have also suggested this to other trailer owners who have had the same success after many previous attempts.

Jules, I think we worked out that the front tap comes through the hot water service, not sure why it would change the taste though unless the heating helps??

Good luck.


Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:58 pm
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I must remember all these hints in case we get a funny taste but so far we have been lucky ,no odd tastes from our tanks as yet

so fingers crossed

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