Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-18-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13
We were out at the grand canyons and I noticed a foul smell....I thought it was from the bathroom, but the smell was coming from under the bath sink which is across from the bathroom. I think maybe the heat played a role in the odor.

Has anyone had this problem and is there a fix?
WinnieBunnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2005, 09:42 AM   #2
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13
We were out at the grand canyons and I noticed a foul smell....I thought it was from the bathroom, but the smell was coming from under the bath sink which is across from the bathroom. I think maybe the heat played a role in the odor.

Has anyone had this problem and is there a fix?
WinnieBunnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2005, 10:52 AM   #3
Winnebago Camper
 
Nick and Sheila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NE Fla
Posts: 8
It could be the vent from you black water tank, it is under the bathroom sink in our MH. I had to replace it because of a smell and I localized it to under the sink. They are made of black plastic and mine cost 2.19 at the local RV dealer, and it was in stock!!
__________________
The Nick and Sheila Club, same two members for 30 years.

05 Kountry Star 3910
Nick and Sheila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2005, 11:27 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Newmarket, Ont
Posts: 48
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WinnieBunnie: Has anyone had this problem and is there a fix? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
If the traps in the toilet and other plumbing facilities are not appropriately serviced by keeping them filled with water, then your rig is going to stink!
Stan Birch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2005, 12:37 PM   #5
Winnie-Wise
 
Cruzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Posts: 306
The traps are the first place to look. Sometimes when you dump tanks the suction can drain traps. When that happens you may get a smell up through them. Just run some water in them to fill them up and then see if it goes away. These are gray water traps but it may smell just the same after a while. We had that issue in our coach recently and it turned out that the washer-dryer trap was dry. We just pulled the hose out of the stand pipe and poured a couple of cups of water in there and the "sewer smell" (from the gray tank) went away. Be sure to check the showers, etc.

If you still have the problem after doing this, then I'd look at the vacuum breaks that are under the cabinets. My black tank flushing device runs up underneath the bathroom sink to a vacuum break before going down to the flushing nozzle. If this is stuck you are going to smell the black tank.

Last case scenario , it's possible that with the flexing of the coach the vent stack(s) may have pulled out of the slip joint in the tank. If you go on the roof and push on them and they move down, that may be the case.

I'd look for the easy stuff first though.
__________________
Mark & Leann Quasius
2016 Cornerstone 45A
2007 Allegro Bus 42QRP (Sold)
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - Rubicon
Cruzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2005, 01:33 PM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: San Jose, CA,US
Posts: 74
We have the same problem. Tank smell is under the sink across from the bathroom. Have taken off the vent which was loose and rep-positioned it. Will see if it helps.
__________________
2006 Itasca Meridian 36G

Towing a 2011 Honda CRV
Hardy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2005, 01:34 PM   #7
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: San Jose, CA,US
Posts: 74
re-posting to get notifications
__________________
2006 Itasca Meridian 36G

Towing a 2011 Honda CRV
Hardy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2005, 05:17 PM   #8
iRV2 Marketing
 
DriVer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 886
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hardy:
re-posting to get notifications </div></BLOCKQUOTE> OK, If you say so.
__________________
03 Adventurer 38G, Workhorse W22
F&R Track Bars, Safety+ , Ultrapower, Taylor Extremes, SGII
TST 507, Blue Ox, SMI, Koni FSD, CrossFire
RV/MH Hall of Fame - Lifetime Member
DriVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2005, 06:25 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 12
I recently had the same problem. I discovered it was the 10' section of sewer hose that I kept in the compartment with the black and grey water dump valves. It is directly under the bathroom sink. I moved the hose to another compartment and no more problem. Even though the hose is flushed with water it still gets foul smelling. Especially in warm weather.
chazfaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gray Water Tank Smell from Wash Machine Area ed rzepka Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 29 09-10-2018 04:33 PM
04 Journey - Black Tank Smell coming through HVAC phinneyj Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 10 09-17-2015 08:37 PM
Black Tank smell in 2013 Sunstar 26HE Rossi6998 Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 19 08-16-2014 11:07 AM
Black Tank Smell arkaussie Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 11 07-23-2006 04:53 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×