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Old 05-17-2018, 07:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy Rotten egg smell

Yesterday we drove our small Class A home for the first time. Today it smells like rotten eggs. I cannot localize the smell (and I checked the propane and toilet).

Sigh. Any suggestions? Chuck17
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:48 PM   #2
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Rotten egg smell is sulfer check your batteries in the coach
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:07 PM   #3
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Could be water heater needs attention.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:12 PM   #4
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X2 on the water heater. Good luck.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:39 PM   #5
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Rotten egg smell is sulfer check your batteries in the coach
^^ This.

Is the RV new?
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:31 AM   #6
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Batteries boiling or sulfur in water heater.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:33 AM   #7
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Over charged batteries or contaminated water system (especially the hot water heater). You didn't say if the water smelled when you turned it on but if you get stinky water, you need to sanitize the system.
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I had that smell some years ago. It was a hot to the touch house battery.
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Three major sources of Rotten Egg Small.

As someone euggested the "Fluid" in the batteries is dilute Sulfuric Acid it can give off a Rotten Egg Smell. I have had that happen one time. Alas since it only happened once I do not know why But it happened once.

I have been in places with high sulfur content in teh drinking water (My parent's 2nd house in fact) We filtered everythign,

THere is a bacteria that loves hot water In fact it things 120 decrees (F) is just peachy. It lives in hot water heaters and it CONCRATES Sulfur.

What is Rotten Egg smell Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) so it's sulfur,
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! When I hear rotten egg smell I think of a propane leak!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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One other choice. Bad cat converters. They will definitely produce that smell under the wrong failure conditions.
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Yesterday we drove our small Class A home for the first time. Today it smells like rotten eggs. I cannot localize the smell (and I checked the propane and toilet).

Sigh. Any suggestions? Chuck17

I'm confused. is this you 'first' time driving 'your' small Class A home? is it used? did you just buy it? have you driven it before 'somewhere else'? Where did you drive it 'from'?

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Happens to me all the time. It is the water that was sitting in the water heater. Run it out and you should be fine. If it continues after that, flush out your entire water system. Use the outside shower if you have one so it won't fill your grey water tank.
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