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Old 06-05-2016, 11:37 AM   #1
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New camper owner - help with few issues?!

We have a 20 foot travel trailer. Thor Prism 2000.

But we have a few issues and we have zero experience and need your help solving:

1. We were told heater works great. But when we turn it on it just blows regular air. No heat. I hear it click like pilot is lighting. Manual says it has auto lighting pilot. Gas is on. Not sure where I even look to find out if pilot is lit or what to fix. WE are not very handy.

2. We use the bathroom 1-2 times a month. Are there chemicals we should add to help smells? We can only empty the camper once every six months. IS THAT GOING TO BE OKAY WITH SUCH LIGHT USE? WHAT CHEMICALS HELP?

3. So we filled fresh water tank. All was fine. Then we turned on water pump. Immediately we had drips on the outside. Some were near where we put the water into fresh tank using jugs. It drips slowly from the bottom seal outside where sink would be inside. Went inside and there are no wet spots under sink or in any cupboards. I'm worried maybe water is gathering under floor or in wall. No idea ready though how that woke system works?.

Also back by grey and black water emptying valves are two tubes sticking straight down. They have screw on caps. They are screwed on tight. But water is dripping off those too. Both leaks happen only when water pump is on and for a short time street we turn it off.

Help. No idea what is going on there but want to solve it so we can continue using plumbing.

P.s. We can not take it to a repair shop. Its setup permanently in mountains

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Old 06-05-2016, 02:32 PM   #2
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there are a million types of chemicals to use in your trailer. Borax and calgon water softner is good, ridx is also good. Please use bio products only. What does your thermostat read?

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Old 06-05-2016, 03:02 PM   #3
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If you get sewer odors in your camper, there is something wrong with the vents for the tanks.

There will be some folks that will suggest that "chemicals are bad!", but you will have to experiment with what works for the long term sewage storage you are dealing with. It will be important to know what the location that you will be taking your sewage to will allow in their system. Some places have a "no formaldehyde" rule, and might insist you use RV/Marine TP.

The two tubes are more than likely low point drains for draining the fresh water system for winterization.

You need to find someone, a friend or relative, that is familiar with RVs to help you with this stuff, or start taking digital pictures and learn to post them here so that you can get more precise help.
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