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Old 07-07-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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Vents /Odor | 2014 233S Roo

Having some isssues w blackwater "smell" -- even after cleaning out blackwater tank we get a foul odor -- I was looking at the vent covers on top to see if they were closed and noticed they are not really designed for much air flow.

Has anyone ever modified or is there an after market product to help with the air flow for the vent.

Anyone else having an issue with "blackwater" odor that may have a tip?
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:18 AM   #2
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If your smell is inside you may have a toilet problem. My new 2014 Shamrock 233s had an old model dometic 300 toilet that let black water into the interior of the toilet. There is a sticky tread in the plumbing section that explains the issues and gives you contact information to get a replacement ( usually for free). One way to see if this is your issue is to look through the hole in the back of the toilet with a flashlight. If you see any liquid in there you have an old design for the 300 and need to replace it. Replacing it yourself is a piece of cake for most.



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Old 07-07-2014, 10:26 AM   #3
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No odor so far but I am a newer camper. Here is what I do based on numerous forums. As I leave campground I dump tanks and have a clear elbow with water injector that back flushes black tank. (Wish FR would have included flush connection but this seems to work). I then put 2 or 3 gallons of clean water in the tank and dump in a measure of a product called happy campers that had great reviews on amazon. Never use the vent while flushing as this will definitely pull blank tank gases into the trailer. In fact , we don't use bathroom vent much at all. So far this method is working real well. Interested to hear if any more seasoned campers do any differently.


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Old 07-07-2014, 08:47 PM   #4
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Never use the vent while flushing as this will definitely pull blank tank gases into the trailer. In fact , we don't use bathroom vent much at all.
I think the vent cover he was talking about was the cover of the tank (sewer) vent on the roof, like this:

VENTLINE INC V2049-01 - Ventline Inc White Plastic Vent V2049-01 - RV Plus

They do make some with fans in them that run off 12VDC, to pull air through the toilet, into the tank and out the vent. Like this:

http://www.etrailer.com/Enclosed-Tra.../VP-543SP.html

Here's a solar powered one, but I don't know if there's a battery in it (says "solar powered start and stop" which sounds like no battery). Wouldn't help much at night with one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RV-Ultra-Fab...p2054897.l5663
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:24 PM   #5
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Are you sure its from the black water. I had the same issue. Smelled like rotten eggs. Ended up being my grey water. We wash dishes (even though I strain all food particles) you still have dirty water down there. I now add holding tank chemical to both my black and grey water. Problem solved.
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:23 AM   #6
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Do you have the fan on in the bathroom with the door closed when flushing- I was getting a odor too and read somewhere that when you flush and fan is sucking air out of camper it will pull the odor from the black tank when flushing and you get a odor which i was getting on brand new camper-i shut off fan when using toilet and flush then I will kick fan on.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:16 AM   #7
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No- not the vent fan in the bathroom- there is a another vent (actually 2) that lead to the top. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-12-2014, 09:19 AM   #8
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Did a bit of research and am testing the "GEO method for cleaning the a blackwater tank"... So far it's done the trick...

1 cup dawn dish soap
1 cup Calgon water softer detergent
5 gal of water




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Try using ice in an empty tank and them travel to your destination. I read the this will help dislodge any slop in the black tank and dump it as you arrive. I would try a 10-20 lb bag. But I have a new camper and so far all I have done is drain black them grey, flush a few time in the unit by running sink water and the toilet followed by a shutoff and a gallon of toilet water mixed with dissolvable toilet cleaners dumped in a clean empty black tank. Seems to be doing fine. If I get an odor I dump a dissolvable packet in the toilet with some water and flush. Cures the problem
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We had a smell in our bathroom also. Brought the camper home and flushed the toilet while on the city water connection. Hardly anything was coming out. Turned the water pressure up and viola, a dissolvable packet never dissolved but instead expanded and blocked the drainpipe. When that came out, all heck broke loose. Here is a picture of the nasty little pillow.

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