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Old 06-20-2013, 03:55 PM   #15
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The Cyclone Vent at $20 (and you need 2 so $40) doesn't do any better then simple plastic plumbing 'T' on the roof which replaces the domed covers the manufacturers use. Cost is around $7 for two. Saves $33 which is 8 gallons of fuel. Woop! That's 80 miles for me.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:53 AM   #16
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Thanks to everyone for all the great ideas. I think the problem is solved -- I ran the washer/dryer and the smell disappeared. But I am going to check into the holding tank vents or just using the plastic plumbing tee that Jim HiTek recommended -- any time we can save money! . . .
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:58 AM   #17
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The Cyclone Vent at $20 (and you need 2 so $40) doesn't do any better then simple plastic plumbing 'T' on the roof which replaces the domed covers the manufacturers use. Cost is around $7 for two. Saves $33 which is 8 gallons of fuel. Woop! That's 80 miles for me.
Will it matter which way you turn the T? Thinking to the side might whistle. b
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:16 PM   #18
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I kept smelling what I thought was sewer but after some investigation I found that there was a small leak in the stove. I tightend the connections and no more odor. Propane smell is almost like sewer.
Have you checked the LP leak monitor? Very important to have a working monitor. I just replaced mine - around $60. One I took out did not work on test. No idea how long previous owner(s) had gone without. The one I took out was dated 1999 same year coach was built!!!!
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Thanks to everyone for all the great ideas. I think the problem is solved -- I ran the washer/dryer and the smell disappeared. But I am going to check into the holding tank vents or just using the plastic plumbing tee that Jim HiTek recommended -- any time we can save money! . . .
Just a thought, it smelled when plugged in, right? It may have been what you found with the washer, or it could be a bad battery. It smells like sewer when one goes bad. If the smell comes back, take a look at your batteries, see if one or more look like it's swelling, also run your hand on the ends and sides and see if the battery is hot. Been there, done that. Mine smelled for a few months, then I noticed it only came when plugged in, checked the batteries and one was swelling and also hot. Before I found the real problem I'm sure my holding tanks had to be the cleanest tanks ever.
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Will it matter which way you turn the T? Thinking to the side might whistle. b
I thought the same thing so I oriented them front to back. But I doubt they would whistle anyway, or if they did, doubt you could hear it inside while driving.

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But I am going to check into the holding tank vents or just using the plastic plumbing tee that Jim HiTek recommended -- any time we can save money! . . .
The 'T' size you need is in the bathroom repair parts area of Home Depot, not the plumbing area.
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It sounds like the p-trap was dry, and you fixed the odor when you ran the washer. P-traps prevent tank odors from coming up into your coach when they have water in them. If you don't use your shower, washer, etc., the trap water evaporates and the odor can come up. So, this fix costs no money.
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Having some odor issues, I think after reading some older threads that it may very well be the W/D p-trap is bone dry since we've NEVER used it in the 3 yrs we've owned this RV.

But just in case it's not the culprit, my second fix is to install one of those 360 Vent caps or Cyclone sewer cap, problem is I have two vents caps side x side which I think will interfere one way or the other with either design....suggestions?!?!?

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Having some odor issues, I think after reading some older threads that it may very well be the W/D p-trap is bone dry since we've NEVER used it in the 3 yrs we've owned this RV.

But just in case it's not the culprit, my second fix is to install one of those 360 Vent caps or Cyclone sewer cap, problem is I have two vents caps side x side which I think will interfere one way or the other with either design....suggestions?!?!?

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The Syphon 360 vent caps are wider at the top, so I don't believe you will be able to install them that close together.
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Thank you SW, I'm afraid you are more correct than not.
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