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Old 06-17-2015, 12:59 PM   #21
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It's easier to install the AAV (air admittance vent). It costs around $10 (Canadian or 7.49 US). It allows air in and no odor or moisture out.
I agree it would be the quickest/easiest but I am thinking IF the grey tank is overflowing (the sensors are unreliable at times) I would see it running down the side of the trailer......
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:40 PM   #22
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If the sensors are inaccurate, it's probably entirely that they indicate more in the tank than there is, not less. I can't imagine the monitor telling you the tank is empty when it wasn't, unless somebody cut the wires.
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:47 PM   #23
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The correct answer has been posted, the vent should have a "cheater vent" installed. It prevents water from spurting out (doubtful) and allows air in to prevent a vacuum and slow draining of the tank if the traps are full of water and the floor drain is closed.

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Old 06-17-2015, 07:42 PM   #24
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Pulled the furnace and there it is. About 29" above the floor and is just cut pipe.
Now I understand why we occasionally can smell sewer gas in the trailer while dumping. It's another good reason to not be connected to the sewer while camped.
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:51 PM   #25
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The correct answer has been posted, the vent should have a "cheater vent" installed. It prevents water from spurting out (doubtful) and allows air in to prevent a vacuum and slow draining of the tank if the traps are full of water and the floor drain is closed.

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Alright now you have attention . Is this installation incorrect or a problem ? Pat
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:53 PM   #26
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Now I understand why we occasionally can smell sewer gas in the trailer while dumping. It's another good reason to not be connected to the sewer while camped.
Fumes in the trailer can also happen if you have the powered bathroom vent running at the same time you flush...
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:59 PM   #27
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Fumes in the trailer can also happen if you have the powered bathroom vent running at the same time you flush...
The toilet was not in use. I was referring to dumping with the slinky
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:12 PM   #28
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This is the gray water tank. The black water is vented through the roof.
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:21 PM   #29
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Maybe we can get Reace to wade in here and explain this venting system.
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Fumes in the trailer can also happen if you have the powered bathroom vent running at the same time you flush...
Donna what if you don't have a power roof vent and sewer gas is in your trailer ? Pat
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