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Old 02-22-2018, 11:24 AM   #41
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Have you used Odorlos in the grey tank?
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:03 PM   #42
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Little House Customs sells them for $26.50 & shipping.
Just ordered two from: https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/. They had the best price and lowest shipping cost I found.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:42 PM   #43
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Our smell seems to be coming from this area in the closet of our 2017 21’ TT. I am going to start trying to keep a log of when the smell occurs, because it is not consistent.

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Our trailer has a smell in the closet sometimes too. And we don't have socks in there. I intend to take a detailed look at the vent piping soon - first I have to remove the paneling in the back of the bottom cabinet to be able to get to it.

If you can, try to note whither the smell is stronger in the microwave cavity or the cabinet below the closet. That would be where the two ends of the vent hose would connect.
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Just ordered two from: https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/. They had the best price and lowest shipping cost I found.
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:11 PM   #45
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This looks a no brainer, excellent job.

We are in final stages of spec/pricing a new 21 for delivery in May 2019. It makes sense to me to get them to do it during our build. So I will be asking ETI to do so. I can't see why they should object on leakage grounds as these are installed all over the world without issue providing the correct install process is followed.
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Old 10-02-2018, 05:00 PM   #46
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I'd be surprised they will do that, but if successful, please let the forum know.
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We are in final stages of spec/pricing a new 21 for delivery in May 2019. It makes sense to me to get them to do it during our build. So I will be asking ETI to do so. I can't see why they should object on leakage grounds as these are installed all over the world without issue providing the correct install process is followed.
I would be surprised if they are willing, and not on the grounds of leakage...
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I don't think anyone will care if they meet Canadian residential plumbing codes. Escape does follow the applicable CSA standard (CSA Z240; as required by most provinces for new RVs, but not a federal requirement, not needed for owner modifications, and probably not enforced anywhere by anyone).

I went looking for a reference to the CSA standard, planning to note that it is available for purchase but not publicly available, when I found that the CSA Z240 standard for Recreational Vehicles is now available for free view access by the public.

The relevant part of the standard appears to be CSA Z240.3.2-14 Plumbing requirements for recreational vehicles, section 4.4 Traps, cleanouts, and fixture drains, and section 4.5 Prohibited fittings and practices. It does say

A Hepvo valve would not meet this requirement, and it might also violate section 4.5.3 (which is a prohibition of devices which restrict flow more than normal friction), but it doesn't appear to be specifically prohibited.

I think it is understandable if Escape Trailer Industries is not willing to install Hepvo valves, but if owners want to retrofit them I don't see a problem.
(This is from one of the several previous discussions of the Hepvo valve)
Code compliance issues are usually somewhat flexible, and can change with time. Reace would presumably know - or could check - the current status.
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:31 PM   #48
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Thanks for posting the history of the Hepvo mod. I was not aware of the compliance issue so will avoid misunderstandings in my conversation with ETI.
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