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Old 10-20-2018, 04:33 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by sourdough View Post
Took my sister camping in the RV. She just WOULD not abide by the normal rules of using water in the RV thereby filling the tanks very quickly. The 2nd time after telling her and she wouldn't stop they filled up. She wanted to "do her thing" and I told her there is no capacity - you have filled it....repeatedly. She said what do you do, you need to fix it. I advised I had told her over and over to stop abusing the water....the solution - she had to go out in the rain and dump the tanks. I went with her and held a light ( which I shouldn't have but I did want them to dump). Took her 15 minutes, she was soaked and VERY unhappy. End of story was that I never had to have that discussion again.
Yup, did the same with the DW, made the solution set in. We had the same learning moment with running A/C and microwave simultaneously on 30 amps while HWH and fridge is on shore power. I walked with her to the pedestal and instructed her on resetting the breaker, then explained that it would take 2 min for the EMS to reset and restore power. Also explained how to check plus and breaker for excess heat. All of this while our neighbor had about 10 people watching. Now she remembers to turn the A/C to fan only while microwaving.

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Old 10-20-2018, 09:44 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by ctbruce View Post
If the slinky is full of water because it's draining into the sewer connection slowly that acts like a plug. It would slow it down until the slinky drains enough to allow the water from the tank to continue draining. I think that is what was meant by the comment.

Okay, i get it now. The sewer hook up has to have more flow capacity than the output of the slinky. Makes sense. Thanks.

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Old 10-25-2018, 07:46 AM   #13
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I saw a couple people mention opening a vent.
I was unaware of a vent.
We have a 2017 Raptor. Where would I find the vents for our gray (2) and black (1) tanks?

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Old 10-25-2018, 07:46 AM   #14
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Hope this might help

I can not answer as to why the “glug” but it seems all the other response addressed it well. I would suggest that you put some of the same enzymes you use for your black tank into the grey tank. I do this often to help keep the grey tank clean. It may help you as well.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:47 AM   #15
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Smile Waste water tanks-

I purchased a new Montana 5th wheel 4 years ago. In the last 6 months the smell from the tanks got stronger inside the trailer. I started using more chemicals ,but that didnt seem to help either. This week I decided to replace the vent covers on the roof for better air flow. Well, I found the problem as soon as I lifted the cover.
My local native Wasps had build mud dobbler nests in the top of the pipes, and left about a 1/2 inch hole for the air to vent. Come to find out ,all my vents had the same problem. After cleaning those out , I could actually smell the odors from the tanks. I guess I will check those more often now. That will probably help the the drainage of the tanks also. Happy trails..
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:11 AM   #16
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Normally your vents will be topside on the roof, but I have also seem them under the sinks in the bathroom and kitchen areas. The vents inside the camper are more of a valve because they will operate in one direction, allowing air to flow In or out to the tanks. If they get stuck in the open position, you will get a higher level of smell than normal. They are easily replaced with a better quality one, than what you get with the trailer.

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