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Old 09-29-2015, 10:08 PM   #1
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5.0TA Strong Sewer Gas Smell

Left a Forest Service CG with close to full tanks as they had no dump station and the CG we were headed to did have one. Leaving the first required a couple miles down a pot holed washboard road, then a 4 hour drive to the next. When we got there the trailer stunk, traced it to the lower left cabinet under the kitchen sink which I believe is next to the gray tank vent. After dumping the tanks we put some holding tank chemicals in the gray, next morning it was fine.

I'm taking it the gray vent stack goes up the rear door jam, does anyone know if there is a "T" in the vent line like someone mentioned the 19's have by the furnace a while back?
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:41 PM   #2
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I've owned an FSC all-molded-towable for more than a dozen years. ZERO smells... until this last trip. It was HOT and the tanks (both) were getting full. I put the plug in the bathroom sink and the shower pan... after I put black-water chemicals down both. Less than an hour later... zero smell. Whether that was due to the chemicals or the plugs... who knows? But it worked for me for about seven more days camping. I really, really.. paid attention to my water usage until I dump both tanks. YMMV
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:22 AM   #3
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Unless you have a roof vent then there has to be a "T" located someplace to relieve back pressure but also allow odors. When I went down a steep mountain awhile back my grey overflowed into my shower pan, it pays to dump and not town when full.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:24 PM   #4
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I don't know how your shower trap is set up but if it is a gravity drain you might want to in install a Hepvo like the Casita people did on their shower drains.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:35 PM   #5
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No can do, I have the foam spray underneath. I installed the Hepvo in my Eggcamper under the sink. But in the Escape you have a screw in drain plug in the shower floor you need to remember to close.
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