Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-14-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 40
Motorhome STINKS

Wife took the motorhome for a trip, got back on Wednesday. Today I went put there and there is a massive stink that has developed while parked and plugged into shore power. She dumped both tanks and the smell doesn't seem to be coming from toliet or sink...help??
__________________

__________________
kthoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2016, 12:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: St Peters, MO.
Posts: 177
A critter could have gotten in there and died. Might have to look for that. I would also check to make sure there is a water seal in the toilet. If the water wasn't turn on when the holding tanks were flushed, if some one checked the toilet no water would have been there to seal the valve on the toilet. It might be is simple is adding a cup of water into the toilet. Make sure the toilet valve isn't stuck slightly open. I have had that happen.
If that wasn't it You might have food going bad somewhere. Maybe something spilled in one of the storage places inside or even under the RV.
Good luck.
__________________

__________________
Wattsworld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2016, 12:19 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 40
Could it be the battery charging? They do seem warm to touch
__________________
kthoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2016, 12:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Mountain Foothills of Southern Alberta
Posts: 666
If it is a sulphur smell then it more than likely is the batteries overcharging. Be sure to check the water level.
__________________

2007 Surveyor SV230
- 200 Watts Solar/MPPT Controller - 230 AH Battery Bank - 600 watt PSW Inverter - (2) 2000 watt Inverter Generators - LED Lighting - Boon Docking 99% of the time.
2009 F150 - 5.4 Litre - 6 speed - Tow Package
boondocking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2016, 12:33 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by boondocking View Post
If it is a sulphur smell then it more than likely is the batteries overcharging. Be sure to check the water level.
It is a sulphur smell. I bet they need water
__________________
kthoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2016, 02:39 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
ilmor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 759
Quote:
Originally Posted by kthoms View Post
It is a sulphur smell. I bet they need water
If that's the case you might be thinking about new batteries.
__________________
2017 Forest River Sunseeker 2250SLE
ilmor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 07:52 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 40
So it is definitely the battery, smell is beyond strong. So I've unplugged the shore power and I've been doing some research and I'm not sure on somethings. Can the battery be saved by adding water or are they useless at this point? Do you think this would be covered by warranty? I only got the RV in June.

Sorry, newbie here and learning...
__________________
kthoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 08:25 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
DFW Rusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: TX
Posts: 181
The battery should be under warranty. However, save yourself the trip to the shop and just ad some water to the battery first. Just do some homework before you go prying the caps/ lid of your battery off, you don't want to over fill it and some cheaper batteries the entire top comes off making it difficult to put back on and seal. Most good quality rv batteries have either round or square caps that you can pop off with easily.
__________________
2015 WildWood 27RKSS
2012 Ford F350 King Ranch FX4
DFW Rusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 08:28 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 40
Ok thanks, I'll try adding water first. The battery does have caps that come off but I can't see the level unless I take it out (I'm assuming). The batteries are under the stairs going into the motorhome from the main door
__________________
kthoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2016, 08:41 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
WolfWhistle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Hilliard, Florida
Posts: 2,976
Dunno, but aluminum anode in WH can smell like sulphur. Check the battery like was mentioned
Make sure the P traps are full as well... shower?
WW
__________________

__________________
XLR Hyperlite 29HFS
Ram 2500 6.7L CTD
Triumph Thunderbird

A Modder's work is never done!
WolfWhistle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
motorhome

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




ForestRiverForums.com 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- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 AM.