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Old 10-30-2013, 09:00 PM   #11
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I have the little drainage as well but nothing to cry over. The only issue I have in regards to this is the end cap gets a suction on the pipe almost to the point that sometimes I think I would get it to turn and come off. I may try a little plumbers grease around the seal to lubricate things.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:03 PM   #12
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I have the little drainage as well but nothing to cry over. The only issue I have in regards to this is the end cap gets a suction on the pipe almost to the point that sometimes I think I would get it to turn and come off. I may try a little plumbers grease around the seal to lubricate things.
Sound like your tank vent is stuck closed, mine has one under the kitchen sink and bathroom sink.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:52 PM   #13
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My bathroom gray tank does the same thing. The Kitchen one doesn't. But, the Bathroom and Black tank handles go into the underbelly and contol valves remotely. The kitchen gate is separate and is right at the connection. So, I attribute it like others have, may be some residual in the pipe that gets jostled to the cap by the next time I'm ready to take it off. At least it isn't sewage. Always smells like soap or shampoo from the shower thank goodness!
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:01 PM   #14
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If there is significant distance between valve and outlet, it may be possible that the drain pipe is not completely drained before you replace the outlet cap. Leave the cap off and let it drain.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:11 PM   #15
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Several units over the years and never had that happen.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:26 AM   #16
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Great input

Thanks everybody. great input. I think I will try to figure out which grey tank it is by only dumping one of them and going onto my next spot, and seeing if I have any residual. I can always dump tank 2 when I arrive at camp. Not going to worry too much about this base on all your input.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:12 PM   #17
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I had this happen with my old camper but only after several years of use. I suspect the valve seals were breaking down. Interestingly, I found a sizable wood shaving come out of my tank last week on my new camper (just took delivery a couple of weeks ago.)
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:19 PM   #18
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Tank vent?

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Sound like your tank vent is stuck closed, mine has one under the kitchen sink and bathroom sink.

You wouldn't have a picture of this tank vent would you? And is it easily accessible and how do you unstick it?
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:40 PM   #19
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Put an end of line dump valve on and you won't have any drainage until you hook up your sewer lines. I winterized the 5er a couple of weeks ago, in my driveway. Poured about 4 gallons of water into the black tank via the toilet. When I opened the black tank valve, there wasn't much that came out until I raised the front end up past being level.
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You wouldn't have a picture of this tank vent would you? And is it easily accessible and how do you unstick it?
it is on a stand pipe under each sink in my camper. 2 " in diameter the top is vented with a soft silicone diaphragm in it Similar to that of a respirator. It is threaded on.

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