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Old 06-17-2015, 11:23 PM   #41
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The main thing is not to get excited.
Think if little Grandaughter and family weren't there I would have lost it . Pat
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:43 PM   #42
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Reminds me of our first impression of Montana last month unfortunately. After a full day's drive from Kamiah, ID we pulled into Finley Point on Flathead Lake. Long story short, the guy resembling the warden in Cool Hand Luke ambled up in a golf cart, saw our CA plates and asked "California? Did you vote for Nancy Pelosi?" True story, and it just went downhill from there. We wanted to camp in the non electric sites that he had unilaterally deleted and thought we were hung up about cost. We just wanted quiet. When we asked where we could go he said there was a WalMart in Poulson. Also said if he let us stay there he would wake up with a bunch of teepees. Fifteen miles up the road was Blue Bay- a Native American owned campground that was one of our favorites on the trip. "What we have here is failure to communicate"!
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:07 AM   #43
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The grey tank is vented through the roof just like the black is. At the left side of the door just behind the awning is a vent exactly the same as the black. Below the trap for the kitchen sink is a "Y" that has a flexible hose attached that runs up behind the white fibreglass trim that surrounds the door. This hose is approximately 1-1/2" in diameter. I have no doubt I also have a piece of ABS pipe in the furnace location but I don't have any smells coming into the trailer so I'm not going to worry about it. We travel with the shower drain closed and often return home with full tanks after dry camping. During hot weather I will add black tank deodorizer to the grey tank to minimize odour. The black tank can get a bit smelly, noticeable when dumping, but the grey can be downright nasty!!!
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:26 AM   #44
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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.
You can leave the sewer hose connected to the sewer all the time when in a fully serviced site - just leave the dump valves closed (so no sewer gas) except just long enough to dump when a tank gets full.
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:19 AM   #45
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You can leave the sewer hose connected to the sewer all the time when in a fully serviced site - just leave the dump valves closed (so no sewer gas) except just long enough to dump when a tank gets full.
I know Brian but the sewer gas was in the air all around where the sewer hookups were outside . I always add chemicals to my tanks . I am just trying to figure how the gas got in the trailer . I didn't even remove the plug in shower yet . Pat
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:20 AM   #46
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I decided to go with a marine chrome vent on the side of the trailer. On the odd chance fluid comes up the vent I can see it on the side of the trailer, and any odors are routed outside.

The vent is 5/8 so I used 5/8ID hose. By using 1/2" plumbing I could easily push the tubing on and secure it with a clamp. I did add a rubber washer on the outside and a large metal washer to spread the load on the inside.

Looks good on the outside too
That sure does look good! Does your bathroom sink still drain well? I suspect ETI needed this second grey water vent (to get air behind water) for a good water flow down the bath sink drain.
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:26 AM   #47
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You can leave the sewer hose connected to the sewer all the time when in a fully serviced site - just leave the dump valves closed (so no sewer gas) except just long enough to dump when a tank gets full.
When this is done you need a fitting that seals the slinky to the sewer to keep your neighbours happy.
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anyone tried the sewer solution? does it work is the sewer connection considered a sealed connection?
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When this is done you need a fitting that seals the slinky to the sewer to keep your neighbours happy.
Yes. Some connections are threaded and an adapter on the end of the hose screws into it; some are slip-in, and can be used with a foam sealing ring.
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anyone tried the sewer solution?
I just don't want to behind you at the dump station....
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