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Old 11-26-2021, 03:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Rig smells like Eggs?!

My rig smells like scramble eggs. I've checked the black water line and it seems to be functioning properly. But, as I'm sitting at the kitchen table (just infront of the washer/dryer hook up, cabinet) there is a wafting smell of eggs floating in the air.

We have a 2002 Fleetwood Bounder, Diesel Pusher.

The washer/dryer unit does not work, and has never been functional, since we purchased this rig from the second owner.

Does anybody know what this might be?? Help, Im new to this life and am finding it difficult to get clear answers online.
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Old 11-26-2021, 03:56 PM   #2
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Pour a liter of water in the washer drain. The smell is probably wafting up from there because the trap is dry.
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Old 11-26-2021, 03:58 PM   #3
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Use your nose to find the SOURCE.


Could be washer drain (add water)


Could be an AIR ADMITTANCE VALVE-- usually in a cabinet under a sink.


Could be a bad/overcharged battery.
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Oh, yeah, bad batteries are famous for a rotten egg smell.
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Oh, yeah, bad batteries are famous for a rotten egg smell.
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Old 11-26-2021, 06:23 PM   #6
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Use your nose to find the SOURCE.


Could be washer drain (add water)


Could be an AIR ADMITTANCE VALVE-- usually in a cabinet under a sink.


Could be a bad/overcharged battery.
To check the air admittance valves, put a kitchen ziploc bag over it and wrap or seal with a rubber band.
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Propane leak !!! Cut off the valve at the tank and see if it gos away !!!!
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From your description it really points to the washers P trap becoming dry. Try pouring water down the trap. Also, take Swampdogs advice and rule out a propane leak. Good Luck
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Old 12-07-2021, 02:17 PM   #9
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We used to have foul odors coming from our galley sink and someone suggested we use "Happy Camper" holding tank treatment. I use it in the gray and black tanks and never had another smell again.

https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Campers...s%2C227&sr=8-3
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Have the floating eggs wafted away yet?
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I ran into the same thing.

I had the same thing when i bought my first Motorhome. I checked the batteries under the step and sure enough, it was batteries.
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I had the same thing when i bought my first Motorhome. I checked the batteries under the step and sure enough, it was batteries.
Especially when they have been floating too long and never asked to do the walk.
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First, it is IMPOSSIBLE to make the gray or black tank smell good--do NOT make that your objective.


Your objective is to ISOLATE the interior of the RV from the tanks.


So, verify your air admittance valves are working as they should (no smell under the sinks). Verify that your P traps all have water in them.


Verify that the smell is not from your battery bank-- this is a safety issue!


Another source could be the water heater-- easy to verify as it only occurs when running hot water.



Let us know what you find.
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Old 12-07-2021, 03:57 PM   #14
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Egg smell GONE!

Thank you (RV-Community) I no longer wake up, or sit through the day for that matter, smelling the all too familiar sent of eggs cooking!

I took everyone’s advice. Battery checked, trap flushed, and happy camper employed, GENEROUSLY! The smell is gone!

I’m not sure the exact solution but perhaps this whole RV’ing experience will start ACTUALLY be FUN?! (Fingers crossed!)
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