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Old 05-18-2010, 05:17 PM   #15
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We had the same problem with our 2001 and after hundreds of dollars at repair shops working with drains, sinks, etc., we purchased a $25 contraption at Camping World that looks like a rooster tail. We put them on the vents on the roof and since it rotates with the wind, it pulls all the fumes out with it. Haven't had a problem since.

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Takepride: It doesn't take any longer to drop the front jacks than to open your front slide. Bill H.

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Old 05-19-2010, 09:25 PM   #17
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Both you and I know that, but the guy behind me won't. That being said, HWH seems to think that a 10 minute (or more) retraction time is normal!

BTW, you can add your coach info to your "signature" in the User CP section (see upper left-hand corner of screen). It'll save you time. Hope to see more posts.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:18 PM   #18
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I aid interior odors by adding a few drops of a fragrant liquid cleaner to the bowl/traps when underway..I use a product called Fabulouso,a pleasant smelling multi purpose household liquid...keep roof vent closed and bowl lid down as well...
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:13 PM   #19
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John you might want to see if you’re Alpine was plumbed for a washer dryer. Many times WRV did not cap the drain into the grey tank. If the P trap does not have water you will get a bad smell. Add water to the P trap and cap the drain and that will probably eliminate the smell.

I have also replaced the Vent and Fuel fill lines on my 2001 because of leaking.
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And if you do cap the drain, use a "male Adapter" then a screw on cap, in case someone wants to install the washer/dryer later.

Even if P Trap, over time the water will evaporate, so (assuming the washer/dryer plumbing), so just capping it will solve that problem.

We don't have stinky plumbing unless the rig sits for a while, then we have an order in the drains of each sink until we use it for a couple of hours and then the smell is gone. I put "Happy Camper" in my black and gray tanks to keep them clean. I use the "Happy Camper" for my black water treatment. Check it out.

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