Septic smell in bedroom-solved!
We own a 2006 Monaco Camelot, new to us a year ago. While camping for the weekend without a septic hookup, I notice a septic smell in the rear of the MH after 4 days. I checked outside, and no smells were being sucked in by the fans. I thought it might be lingering 'natural' gas, but the smell persisted. I dumped some Pine-Sol in the toilet, but no change. I was thinking a dead animal, so I started sniffing in cabinets. It seemed stronger in the closet over the washer...
Yup, since we don't use the washer, the anti-freeze in the drain trap had dried and allowed gas from the gray water to enter the closet, and since our campfire had set off the smoke detector earlier that evening, we had all the exhaust fans running, with only few windows open on the opposite side from the fire. The fans were sucking enough to get reverse flow through the gray water vent and into the bedroom. A quick fill and drain of the washer took care of the problem! Who would have thought?
Walt & Bonnie
2006 Monaco Camelot 40PAQ, Cummins 400 ISL
'16 Ford C-Max, Roadmaster BP, Sterling towbar