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Old 12-16-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Hepvo valves: who has installed these on their Escapes

A little curious about hepvo valves, how many folks have installed these on their Escapes?
What are your takes on these? Will Escape install?
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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I installed them on my Eggcamper, under the sink, had no issue. They do save some space and eliminate need to winterize the "p" trap.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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Installed one under the shower in our Casita, and it worked perfectly.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:59 PM   #4
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I guess you would know by the smell if they were not working.
Hadn't heard of these before. I had to go searching to see what they were. Here is the link for anyone interested.
Hepvo Waterless Valve
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Very popular in the Casita and Scamp world. 2007 and older Casita's have a valve outside that must be opened in order for the shower to drain. 2008 and newer have the valve in the closet. It was something you always forgot to open until the shower started filling up with water. The Hepvo valve can replace that valve and trap and make life a little easier. It could save some room under the kitchen sink of the Escape. I have not looked yet to see if one can be installed in the shower of our 19' and I will probably wait for spring.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:41 PM   #6
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I too never have heard of it, but it's going on the wish list!
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:43 PM   #7
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I have not looked yet to see if one can be installed in the shower of our 19' and I will probably wait for spring.
Hi Tom,

I don't think it would be of much help. There really is no conventional P trap, but a combination of PVC fittings to form a trap before going into the gray water tank. The resulting trap is pretty shallow, so we're careful to close the sink and shower drains while traveling to help prevent odors from coming back up from the tank. One of the first things we do when setting up is to run some water down the bathroom sink to refill the trap in case it's sloshed enough to vent the tank back up into the bathroom.

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Old 12-17-2013, 10:16 PM   #8
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So that's why it says to close the drains.
Never knew. Guess I will from now on.
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:17 PM   #9
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New to the forum here. Just put in an order for a 17B and told Krista that we would like Hepvos installed to replace all the traps. I was surprised to hear that they were not familiar with them. She said she was going to send the request out back to see if they knew more about them.

To me its a no brainer. I installed them in my 13' Casita with bathroom. One less thing to worry about. They have been in for a 3-5 years now and I haven't had any problems.

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Welcome Caveman,
I have used Hepvo as an after market install on other trailers, I do not think Escape will install them. You can certainly install one yourself after taking delivery, it is yours then.
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