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Old 07-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Hi there. We are a family of four and we just purchased a 17ft hybrid bantam trail-lite. We have been out twice this year so far. The first weekend went without a hitch. This past weekend we found that our tap water (hooked up to city water) smelled like sewer. Can anyone share what is the proper procedures for hooking up sewer and water as well as taking down. We bought used and don't know where to go for help.

Also, does anyone know the name of the rubber screw ends that you flip over when putting the beds up to hold the board in place for travel. One of ours is stripped and we need to find a replacement.

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Old 07-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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Yucky water

The water outlets don't share piping with the sewer system, so the odor shouldn't cross over. If you ran the water a little so that the P-traps fill it will stop odors from backing up into the drains. Does your unit have two holding tanks (black and gray water)? The emptying valve on the black water tank needs to be left closed until you dump the waste, gray water can be held or left open to drain if facilities are available for it.
I've smelled some pretty bad odors from some city water supplys. Arlington Wa. comes to mind.

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Old 07-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Sounds to me like u have a high content sulfer issue in your water.
Did you drain your hw heater after use?
I periodically had a the same problem till I started draining hw heater after every use.
Never had a problem again.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #5
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Sulfur will definitely stink. Be aware that this gas is caused by bacteria, so it may be necessary to "sanitize" your tank and all associated pipes via running a bleach/water mixture through. Don't let water sit in the tank for long periods of time, something will set up in the tank..
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