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Old 08-28-2013, 01:35 PM   #11
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Starting to make sense, when we first walked in camper there was no smell, only after we ran Some water in the kitchen sink.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:44 PM   #12
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Starting to make sense, when we first walked in camper there was no smell, only after we ran Some water in the kitchen sink.
Most likely one of your other drains had no water in it and the running water in the kitchen pushed tank gasses into the camper.

Traps can also become "empty" by sloshing while driving and then evaporation while in storage. Try pouring water in all your traps (including the shower) and see if the smell does not return.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #13
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Ok have water in all traps, now whenever we turn on the fan in bathroom we begin smelling the tank smell, but only in kitchen next to island. When I look underneath behind a panel there is one of those valves and there is electrical outlet right there also. Smell is strongest in that area. Seems as if the bathroom fan is pulling the odor from that valve.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:40 PM   #14
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Ok have water in all traps, now whenever we turn on the fan in bathroom we begin smelling the tank smell, but only in kitchen next to island. When I look underneath behind a panel there is one of those valves and there is electrical outlet right there also. Smell is strongest in that area. Seems as if the bathroom fan is pulling the odor from that valve.
Sounds like you need a new vent valve.
They have these at Home Depot in the plumbing area.

Look for Oatey

Oatey 1-1/2 in. ABS PTC In-Line Cheater Vent-39012 at The Home Depot

Don't forget to get the Teflon tape too.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-2-in-x-...9#.Uh5grp3n-Hs
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:47 PM   #15
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Well that was it, went to Lowe's and picked up what they call a mechanical plumbing vent for $6.00, took off old one screwed in new one and all seems to be ok. Thanks to everyone for the input, once again this forum proved how great it is.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:32 PM   #16
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If you still haven't located your smell, here's a couple other obscure checkoffs...

sometimes food particles don't completely clear the sink trap, can be fragrant after ten days in heat, most flush thru no problem, or

sometimes you turn hot water tap on and the sulphured water or gas buildup in the water heater, from sitting idle a while, is in the flow... this one has actually triggered my propane/monoxide detector

Hope you pin it down to something simple just overlooked this one time.

Edit: missed your "well that was it" message, skip this reply.
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We had this same problem this weekend. Guess I will need to check that valve.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:45 AM   #18
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sometimes food particles don't completely clear the sink trap,

That's why TV dinners were invented!! LOL
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Sounds like you need a new vent valve.
They have these at Home Depot in the plumbing area.

Look for Oatey

Oatey 1-1/2 in. ABS PTC In-Line Cheater Vent-39012 at The Home Depot

Don't forget to get the Teflon tape too.

1/2 in. x 520 in. Thread Seal Tape-31273 at The Home Depot
Also known as a Boca vent..................
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:00 AM   #20
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After we got our Windjammer, we 'camped' in our drive to get things moved in and see what all we needed. We also slept in there because we don't have AC in the house.
After about a week, we came home one evening to find an alarm going off in the TT. Opened the door and was about knocked out of the TT due to the smell of sewer gas. Figured out how to silence the alarm and started venting the unit.
After a bit if time I started searching for the source with my sniffer(nose). Can I just say 'yuck' here?
Traced the smell to the bathroom, then to the left side sink. Opened the door and yup, that's where the offending odor was coming from.
There's a panel that protects the pump and filter. I get a flashlight and try to get a look. As I stick my face (nose) near the opening, I about get knocked out from the smell. All I can see is the sink drain pipe disappearing into the wall.
Of course I start thinking the worse. Broken fitting somewhere, cracked tank on the top.......
I rush to the dealer the next day. The tech opens the cupboard door, reaches in and unscrews the check valve. We look at it and there's bits of black plastic on the inside. Did I mention that the plumbing pipe is black? He replaced the valve and all is right in the world once again.
So lets recap.
3/4 of a day lost at work.
3 hr. round trip to the dealer.
$16 bridge fare.
1/2 tank of gas.
All for a $3 part that was not cleaned before install at the factory.
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