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Old 01-02-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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Sewer Smell In Motion

It seems that when in motion with the black/gray tanks more than 1/3 full, we get a pretty bad smell inside. All the drains are closed, etc, and I can't figure out where it is coming from. One theory I have is that it may be from the washer/dryer unit, which may or may not have a P-trap in its drain, but I haven't figure out a way to test it. Has anyone else had this issue?
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Crack the bathroom vent a little bit and problem solved.... Works for me...
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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Check out the recent discussion about this problem here--
Sewer smell when going down the road

(I found this quickly by typing "sewer smell" into the google search box
at the top of the page.)
Hope this helps!!
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makes the worst tootie fruitie

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Crack the bathroom vent a little bit and problem solved.... Works for me...
yes
crack the vent
and add a little
"sweet smell juice"
found at WalMart under a different name

makes the worst tootie fruitie
smell like rose buds

so they claim anyway ???

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Old 01-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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Besides cracking open the vent a bit, I installed one of these which really helped.
Camco Mfg Inc - Cyclone Sewer Vent - Vents - Camping World
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:26 AM   #6
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(I found this quickly by typing "sewer smell" into the google search box
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Too funny - I actually started my search w/Google and then figured I'd search the Berkshire forum directly, to no avail. You found good stuff in 2 seconds! Such is life sometimes.

Great info, everyone. I still suspect the W/D as the entry point, so the negative pressure caps should help. Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:18 AM   #7
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I agree with AMXPRESS,
I installed the cyclone sewer vent and it eliminates all of the smell while traveling. It also works great while camping since the vent rotates with the direction of the wind and seems to eliminate the smell even while camped. One must remove the old sewer vent cap and reseal the cyclone vent with a ton of Dycor lap sealantl, but really only takes about 20 minutes to install.
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I own a Solera and it happens to me. I solve the problem just by making sure there is always a little water left in the toilet bowl.

After flushing, about an inch of water should stay in the bowl, it acts like a P-Trap.

If water does not stay, you may have something caught in your seal like a piece of toilet paper or beurk...something else. Put a latex glove and feel the seal. Even a very small thing will make the water goes away and the smell to get out of the tank.

I do not recommend using a toilet brush to clean the seal. It may make things worse by scratching the rubber.

Good luck.

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I had 3 installed on my TT and I can see where they will work perfectly for hauling out the fumes. Last week they were spinning like a windmill on the roof parked in the yard.
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Here is a link to another Forum talking about that seal problem. Good reading.

Dometic SeaLand toilet bowl doesn't hold water
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