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        I shock treat mine in spring with about 2 cups plus of liquid bleach, fill all the lines by running the faucets and let it sit for at least 24 hours. After I flush the tank out twice and I'm done. After every fill up I add about an once to keep things fresh. I repeat this procedure in fall for layup. We drink our water on board and I would challenge you to tell the difference between it and bottled water. We do however have a drinking spigot installed at the sink where the water is sent through 2 filters before filling our glass. Has been fantastic for the last 8 years.
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          tho I am paying attention to all of those helpful comments), more with the residual aroma/taste of whatever it is that's used to winterize.
          I think you just need to flush more water thru the tank. When I winterize I never add antifreeze to the water tank. I run it empty, disconnect the fitting from the tank, bypass the water heater, then pump the pink stuff thru the water lines to each faucet.

          The antifreeze smell is because they probably just pour 5 gallons into your water tank and flow it thru the faucets. Thats a lot of antifreeze to dilute and flush out in the spring.


            Any ideas or suggestions about draining the tank. Our '92 Classic 2452 has no way to drain except pumping it all out through the sink.



              If you can access the tank's outlet to the water pump you could place a "T" in it to provide and end cap to open to drain.