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Old 11-22-2011, 11:44 AM   #29
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I am adding the cyclone covers to my vents. I noticed that I have 3 vents. 1 is for sure the black tank and I put the cyclone cover on it. But could the other 2 be for the grey tank. Im pretty sure I dont have 2 grey tanks on my Astoria. If they both vent the grey tank do I need cyclone covers on both or is just one good enough?

Your third 'vent' may not be a vent at all. Damon pre wires most of thier coaches for a sat dish. The wires are terminated on the roof in a piece of pvc pipe with a vent cap same as those used for the tank vents.

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Old 11-23-2011, 02:08 AM   #30
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Personally, I think the inside vents are a joke - we duct taped all of ours closed, and did all the tricks described - no odor! However, we also added a hard plastic hose to go down into the p-trap of the washer so we could add water there before moving. Now, we bag the shower drain, top off all the traps and can drive with windows open! The roof vent for the gray doesn't do much anymore - except create suction of a vacuum - everything is sealed
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:52 PM   #31
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I had one of those auto vents stick under the hallway sink in our Tiffin and it did exactly what the OP discribed. Was able to unstick it but I saved that info from Home Depot and will pick up a spare as the grey tank can smell as bad as the black.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:35 PM   #32
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I didn't have the smell going over Telegraph Pass east of Yuma this trip, but I was going much, much, much, much slower this trip. That'll be in an after nap thread.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:29 AM   #33
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Don't know the year of your Vectra, but we had a 97 Adventurer and the toilet had a fingertip size vent hole in the back of the bowl just below the rim. It was a direct vent down to the tank. Contacted the toilet manufacturer and they sent me a plug for it which solved the same "stink" problem you had. Probably not too many of these toilets around anymore.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:42 AM   #34
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I had the same problem with my 5th and did all the vent tricks, drain tricks and still a smell. I now make sure sure all the tanks are drained and I put in a cup of the blue smelly stuff and about 5 gal of water in each one when we leave and no smell. I suspect the drains are losing the water when going down the road and it only takes 1 to stink things up.

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