I have a new RPod travel trailer that's been on the road since May of this year and I've used it extensively since then. I do a lot of dry camping so I'm often coming home with a black tank that's pretty full. The last couple of trips I've come home with a tank that has been 3/4 full and I've noticed the smell of sewage in my camper after my drive home. Not overpowering, but definitely there. No odors during the trip while stationary, and it goes away as soon as I empty the tank.
Wondering what the cause of an odor could be that seems to only be present after traveling? What's the connection between travel and odor from the black tank?
As a COVID assembled RV, we've had our share of shoddy workmanship. Not sure if it's related to my current odor issue, but one of the examples of shoddy workmanship was the fitting on the pipe that connected the black water tank flush inlet with the black water tank was not tightened, and you guessed it - water came gushing out in the bathroom the first time we used the black tank flush. Thankfully the water coming out was clean, and after tightening the seal and wiping up the mess, all has been good until this smell thing started.
I honestly don't know if this is a new problem, or I've simply been returning home with tanks that are more full. When I've traveled recently with tanks that were half full or less - no smell.
Any ideas? Or maybe I should just empty my tanks more frequently!