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Old 12-10-2017, 11:25 AM   #15
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I agree with other posts to check the roof vent for the black tank to ensure it is not plugged, bird's nest, leaves etc. and replace the cap it if necessary.
The pea trap on your drains should never empty on their own even during travel unless the drain cap on the bottom of the trap is loose.
Here are a few things we do regularly:

1) pour 1 cup of Dawn Dish Liquid into the galley sink after every dump.
When you dump the grey tank, the hose will be filled with bubbles and a good
scent.
2) ensure your toilet is screwed down tight to the base avoiding gases escaping
3) add toilet seal lubricant monthly and before storage to ensure the toilet trap
closes tight after each flush and that the rubber seal stay flexible
4) add 1 cup of Borax and 1 cap full of Calgon to the black tank after each dump
to soften any solids in the tank along with a good tank deodorizer and flush the
tank after each dump
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We had same problem. I replaced all the AAV valves under the sinks and put cyclone roof vents on the stacks. No more smells going down the road or after in storage for a while.
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i am interested in the cyclone. i read amazon comments it appears there are a lot of happy users. but also quite a number of people complaining it being either poor materials used, broken in a few days; or not freely spinning as what's on the video - marginally worked. i hesitated on getting it...

from your experience, does it hold steady on the air?
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WOW THANK YOU EVERYBODY! We did find a GEM!!! No smells no issues...definitely a good mechnically inclined previous owner who loved the unit and had awsome maintenance history everything...i was almost giving up on finding such a thing. The amount of helpful response is incredible it is so nice to see people share their experience and know how. I have actually copied down some notes on sewage treatment and will definitely stick to a strict cleaning regime...better safe than sorry. Thank you again for all the comments i really really appreciate it. Helped me make a great informed decision. Thank you everyone.
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I had the same issue on both RVs that I have owned. The solution was to replace the vent on the black tank with the "360 Siphon" vent which is available at Camping World and elsewhere. Unlike the cyclone, it has no moving parts to fail. Have had the 360 on my RVs since 2008 and it has completely eliminated odor while stopped or underway. The design was purchased by Lippert about 3 years ago and is now widely used. You will not be disappointed and without moving parts, it should last the life of the RV and no solutions need to be added to the black tank to "eliminate" odors. That alone will pay for the device many times over. Sounds like I am selling snake oil but you will find otherwise and will not be disappointed. Good luck
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I can't add anything that others have not suggested, but wanted to say hello.

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i am interested in the cyclone. i read amazon comments it appears there are a lot of happy users. but also quite a number of people complaining it being either poor materials used, broken in a few days; or not freely spinning as what's on the video - marginally worked. i hesitated on getting it...

from your experience, does it hold steady on the air?


So far I have not had any problems in about 12 months. Still spinning free. If wind is blowing they will align properly. They are a thin plastic so I could see them getting broken easily. I heard the 360 siphon vents also work well. Did not hear about them until after I installed the cyclone vents.
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WOW THANK YOU EVERYBODY! We did find a GEM!!! No smells no issues...definitely a good mechnically inclined previous owner who loved the unit and had awsome maintenance history everything...i was almost giving up on finding such a thing. The amount of helpful response is incredible it is so nice to see people share their experience and know how. I have actually copied down some notes on sewage treatment and will definitely stick to a strict cleaning regime...better safe than sorry. Thank you again for all the comments i really really appreciate it. Helped me make a great informed decision. Thank you everyone.
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I had the same issue on both RVs that I have owned. The solution was to replace the vent on the black tank with the "360 Siphon" vent which is available at Camping World and elsewhere. Unlike the cyclone, it has no moving parts to fail. Have had the 360 on my RVs since 2008 and it has completely eliminated odor while stopped or underway. The design was purchased by Lippert about 3 years ago and is now widely used. You will not be disappointed and without moving parts, it should last the life of the RV and no solutions need to be added to the black tank to "eliminate" odors. That alone will pay for the device many times over. Sounds like I am selling snake oil but you will find otherwise and will not be disappointed. Good luck
bob, i hadn't known this 360 siphon thing until read your post. if it works without moving parts, that'd definitely be a neat thing. big thanks!

it appears there are two types of the designs - center upward and downward. could you tell me which one you would recommend or you are using?
center upward
center downward

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I have the original which has the center upwards. When Lippert purchased the design, they added the downwards design as well as a smaller unit. They are s great pfoduct - Camping World has the larger upwards unit on sale for $24.15 which is pretty reasonable. Good luck
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I have the original which has the center upwards. When Lippert purchased the design, they added the downwards design as well as a smaller unit. They are s great pfoduct - Camping World has the larger upwards unit on sale for $24.15 which is pretty reasonable. Good luck
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thanks bob! i'll check the larger upwards out...
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Gents;
I have just stumbled upon this tread, and have the same problem as first described. I cannot thank you all for all the great ideas on how to locate the source of the problem. My wife and kids love our DP, until we are driving down the road. That smell takes away all the good memories in the first whiff of your own waste.
We heading down to Florida after Christmas and that is one of my goals to complete before we go.
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