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Old 03-20-2019, 01:54 PM   #1
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Angry Bad odor in bathroom - 29rsws 2019

I have a bad odor from the black water holding tank coming into my bathroom. Commode is clean. No water in floor. No odor outside or in any outside access doors. It seems to be coming from around the base of the commode but it is not loose. Any suggestions before I pull the commode.

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Old 03-20-2019, 02:11 PM   #2
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Check your air admittance valve under sink if bad before pulling commode off. See thread below....

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Old 03-20-2019, 02:21 PM   #3
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First thing, check that there is water in the sink and shower/tub traps. Always use the drain stoppers for the sink and shower/tub drains, it will slow the evaporation of the water in the traps when you are not using the RV. Do you leave water in the toilet bowl at all times? Leave the toilet lid closed when not using the RV for extended periods, this will slow the evaporation of water from the bowl. If these are all good then follow fonzie's suggestions.
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:59 AM   #4
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If it smells sort of like poop, check what was suggested above. If it smells like urine, possibly you have a Dometic 300 toilet that you need to replace.

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Old 03-21-2019, 12:57 PM   #5
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Hi H-Allen...for what its worth, I went through a similar scenario and I recall seeing on here a product to use called "Happy Camper". Its a powder and ever since using this product (they honestly tell you on the package to only use one scoop and no more!), along with the usual dissolvable packet I drop into the black tank, I have had no further issues in this regard. This stuff really works! Check into it and let us know if you get it and if it works for you too!
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:57 PM   #7
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If it smells sort of like poop, check what was suggested above. If it smells like urine, possibly you have a Dometic 300 toilet that you need to replace.

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I have noticed a urine smell. What is the problem with the toilet?? Thanks
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I have noticed a urine smell. What is the problem with the toilet?? Thanks
When I smelled urine odor in the bathroom I first cleaned around the toilet then told my two boys to turn the light on before using the toilet at night.

Many RV toilets are too shallow and can cause more splash than a residential toilet. Over time all those little droplets build up and can cause a "public restroom smell". Better aim and frequent cleanings really help.
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:36 PM   #9
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Had the urine smell problem last year.

After severe cleaning operations and many attemps to correct the situation, I decided to remove the toilet base.

I found the culprit: a cracked floor flange.

Replaced (beware, some are screw-type).

Problem solved.

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One cause I've heard of is if you have full hookups and you leave your gray tank open as some do, is that sewer gas from the dump tank can make it's way back up through your sink/shower/kitchen sink (whatever is connected to your gray tanks).

One solution to this is to let your sewer hose hit the ground between the connection and the hose support many use to create a downward U to act as a trap and which will hold water and prevent gases from backing into the trailer. Also stops those nasty sewer nats from finding their way into your camper.

Myself, I just leave both tank valves shut until I feel it's time to dump and eliminate the chance of that happening.
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