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Old 03-31-2018, 12:56 PM   #1
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Replacing black vent vent cap

Hopefully later today or tomorrow we'll be able to replace the black tank vent cap with the "360 Siphon RV Vent Cap". I'm hoping this will help with the stinky odors I get in the bathroom after traveling. (It's been mentioned in other threads.) If this doesn't work, then a new toilet will be the next step.

Anyway, for those that have replaced theirs or have knowledge of what we're gonna be (hopefully!) doing - anything in particular we need to know? Any specific tools?

I thought I had something bookmarked on replacing it, but I can't find it either that way or through a search. Maybe someone knows has that thread bookmarked.

I did read on one thread how you can just twist off the old cap. Yeah, well, I tried that, but just don't have much strength so I didn't get anywhere with that method. And Dirk's at the hardware store right now so he can't try it.

Thanks much!
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Never mind! Probably one of the easiest jobs we've done on the trailer! Finding the comment on twisting off the old cap really helped. Dirk had the umph to take it off and we put the new one on and used a chaulking sealer around the edges.

I'll have plenty of time in the near future to see if it makes a difference.
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Never mind! Probably one of the easiest jobs we've done on the trailer! Finding the comment on twisting off the old cap really helped. Dirk had the umph to take it off and we put the new one on and used a chaulking sealer around the edges.

I'll have plenty of time in the near future to see if it makes a difference.
Laura what is the trick for getting that cap off ? Pat
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Laura what is the trick for getting that cap off ? Pat
He twisted it off. It just needed someone with more strength than me.
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He twisted it off. It just needed someone with more strength than me.
Alright I 'll give it another shot . Maybe use the rubber grabbers to open jars . Pat
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Hey Laura, how did you do the replacement? Did you completely remove the old vent or just glue the 360 siphon on top of the old base?
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Replacing black vent vent cap

Suggestions if the smell bothers you.

1) Does the toilet hold water in the bowl if so the seal is good and there should theoretically be no smell escaping.

2) With the bowl dry pour and ounce or two of mineral oil in and let it sit while travelling this should prevent any Oder from escaping from the black tank and lube the seal.

3) Don’t worry about it, when you get to where your going turn the bathroom fan on and close the door for a couple of minutes.
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Remove the plug for the shower drain, check the gasket and be sure it is reinserted properly.
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Suggestions if the smell bothers you.

1) Does the toilet hold water in the bowl if so the seal is good and there should theoretically be no smell escaping.

2) With the bowl dry pour and ounce or two of mineral oil in and let it sit while travelling this should prevent any Oder from escaping from the black tank and lube the seal.

3) Don’t worry about it, when you get to where your going turn the bathroom fan on and close the door for a couple of minutes.
I read in the literature for an RV toilet that you need to leave a little water in the bowl to help make a good seal. Also try some vinegar in the bowl to clean out any calcium deposits from the hardness in your drinking water.
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