Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2016, 07:12 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 59
Black tank vent

Anybody else having odor issues... seems like our black tank vent is clogged or something because the smell is so bad.... thoughts?

southpaw821 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 05:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
fonzie's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 2,797
The smell is bad where?

2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36)
fonzie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 07:35 AM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 59
When we flush. Comes out of toilet.. like like the vent isn't working
southpaw821 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 07:41 AM   #4
Senior Member
Ford Idaho's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,040
Do you have the drain valve open?

Are you using a chemical to break down the solids and cover the odor?

Bathroom vent fan on when flushing?
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 07:43 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,098
Black tank vent

Do you have the fan on? This will suck the fumes out of the tank. Ford and I posted at the same time.

Vibe 6501
1 Prospector Canoe
2 Mtn. Bikes
4 Hiking Boots
Happy Vibe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 07:57 AM   #6
kc5mhb's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 75
Been there, done that. The black tank is vented so even if the empty valve is closed and you have the fan running, it will pull air back through the tank vent and up through the toilet when you flush. I just turn it off before flushing.

2015 Cherokee Limited 274DBH
2000 F250 CC SD V10 4X4 8' bed, 4:30 gears, SCT X3
2007 Mustang Convertible V6 - Lots of GT mods
1965 Mustang Coupe I6, 3 spd. manual
1963 Thunderbird Landau 390
kc5mhb is offline   Reply With Quote

black, black tank, tank, vent

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 PM.