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Old 02-21-2015, 08:54 PM   #11
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Yeah, that makes sense. I will try to get under there tomorrow, and figure it out. At least that cold air isn't getting in, anymore. I'm just glad to know what it is.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:49 AM   #12
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My 2 cents - when you are camped don't leave the valves open on the grey or black tanks. It allows the smell (gas) from the campground sewer to enter your system.

I usually have to dump the grey tank twice before I have to dump the black. I try to have a near full grey so that when i dump the black it washes the lines out.

We've had some bad smells by leaving those valves open on a campground system.


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Old 02-23-2015, 02:33 PM   #13
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My 2 cents - when you are camped don't leave the valves open on the grey or black tanks. It allows the smell (gas) from the campground sewer to enter your system.

I usually have to dump the grey tank twice before I have to dump the black. I try to have a near full grey so that when i dump the black it washes the lines out.

We've had some bad smells by leaving those valves open on a campground system.


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I leave the black water valve closed but until Friday night, I had always left the grey open. Well, you are correct. No more pickle juice smell. I am still going to get the guy to fix it, permanently, but I will keep the grey valve closed, from now, on. Thanks for everyone's input. All the info helped and kept me from putting the trailer on the auction block. Lol
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:39 PM   #14
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I leave the black water valve closed but until Friday night, I had always left the grey open. Well, you are correct. No more pickle juice smell. I am still going to get the guy to fix it, permanently, but I will keep the grey valve closed, from now, on. Thanks for everyone's input. All the info helped and kept me from putting the trailer on the auction block. Lol
Like I stated in your Other (Pickle Post) glad your out of the Pickle! Youroo!!
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:44 PM   #15
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Like I stated in your Other (Pickle Post) glad your out of the Pickle! Youroo!!
OHCH!!!! that's gerkin!
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:27 PM   #16
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Sounds like you figured it out before my post! Congratulations! Take some pics of the repair if you can. I'd like to see if I have a similar problem.


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Old 02-23-2015, 03:28 PM   #17
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I don't know that I'd call the smell of a dead rodent anything near like pickle juice...but is it possible that an animal or rodent found a spot to hide in and then died?
I am inclined to maybe go with what Lefty says. We had similar smell a couple of years ago, and eventually found a dead mouse under the dinette seat. That puppy was juicy.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:34 PM   #18
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Some folks on here might argue that the p traps are designed to keep sewer smells from entering the coach if you left the grey valve open. I tried that a couple days and got complaints from the BOSS about a sewer smell. I closed the grey valve and in a couple hours, no more complaints. In your S/B house, the p traps will work to keep the odors away. But in my TT(for me) it didn't work.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:39 PM   #19
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Try putting a little bleach in the water the next time you do dishes. Works like a charm!
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:53 PM   #20
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As has been stated, if you leave any dump valves open, you are venting the entire campground thru your camper sewer system and the P traps are not designed for the added flow of a campground.

Your camper sewer system is a closed system other than the individual built in vents.
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