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Old 07-19-2007, 01:15 PM   #1
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Anyone having unpleasant odors in their coach should check the holding tank vents on the roof.

The vent cap consists of two pieces. The base which is meant to seal the pipe to the roof, with the pipe sticking out very slightly. There is a gap in the roof around where the pipe comes out of the roof. The top cap just covers the opening in the pipe while not touching it and allows air in and out.

This is what I found on our new coach. The pipe did not come all the way to the top of the vent cap base, this allows fumes to enter the coach through the opening in the roof around the pipe. This can be cured by removing the whole vent cap and sealing the pipe to the roof and reinstalling the cap assembly. I went a step further and installed 2 "RV 360 sanitation vents."

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Old 07-19-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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Anyone having unpleasant odors in their coach should check the holding tank vents on the roof.

The vent cap consists of two pieces. The base which is meant to seal the pipe to the roof, with the pipe sticking out very slightly. There is a gap in the roof around where the pipe comes out of the roof. The top cap just covers the opening in the pipe while not touching it and allows air in and out.

This is what I found on our new coach. The pipe did not come all the way to the top of the vent cap base, this allows fumes to enter the coach through the opening in the roof around the pipe. This can be cured by removing the whole vent cap and sealing the pipe to the roof and reinstalling the cap assembly. I went a step further and installed 2 "RV 360 sanitation vents."

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Old 07-19-2007, 01:56 PM   #3
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Hi Dale

We had a 360 sanitation vent on previous RV = It worked great!
So we purchased another sanitation vent for our new Alpine - But never installed it.
We found the following product (unlike any other product) and never needed the vent. = NO ODORS - USE in GRAY TANK.
http://www.vehiclespecialty.com/price_order.html

Check on RV.NET for other Happy Campers.

Sorry if this looks like an advertisement - It's just nothing out there matches it - they even use it in boat bilges, if you know how they smell!!

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Old 07-19-2007, 05:22 PM   #4
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We purchased 2 of these units. End of problem! No chemicals needed. They look a little goofy but they work as advertised.

http://www.coilnwrap.com/more/Xtreme-Vents.htm?p=55911

Paid $39.95 but can't remember where the company is located.
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:57 PM   #5
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I also installed two of these Xtreme Vents about 2 years ago. The vents have stopped the odors in the coach and I no longer have to use chemicals.

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