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Posted: 06/15/10 11:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My trailer has a vent like pictured below in the drain line under the sink.

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Posted: 06/15/10 09:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cmartin7143 wrote:

Make a tee fitting that fits to the outside hose conection at the base of the tee. the up side of the tee put a nipple long enough to be sink top high. the bottom of the tee adapt to garden hose goes down to the bucket. when you pull the sink drain the water won't pop out the top of the nipple but will allow the air in to break the vaccumn and drain properly. Happy trails!


I 2nd this.....I did not do the nipple thing, my vent is just a 6 inch vertical extension of the hose. Then again I'm guessing my 6 inch extension would be called a nipple in plumbers lingo...all these new thing to learn just to go camping. [emoticon]





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Simple Plumbing 101: drains need to be vented or they won't drain. All the drains in your house are vented, even the toilet..... your camper is no different, the drains need to be vented. It sounds like you understand this already. The picture above looks like a cheap and easy fix.

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Posted: 06/14/10 09:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is what I did. I had slow drain problems with the hose.

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Drains like a champ.

(edit, what cmartin said)


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Make a tee fitting that fits to the outside hose conection at the base of the tee. the up side of the tee put a nipple long enough to be sink top high. the bottom of the tee adapt to garden hose goes down to the bucket. when you pull the sink drain the water won't pop out the top of the nipple but will allow the air in to break the vaccumn and drain properly. Happy trails!

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Posted: 06/14/10 09:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If your galley is one that inverts for travel you MAY find it has a kink in the hose from the sink to the outlet. It's one of the problems I have with my Jayco quite often.


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I'll make the long story short!! Sink would not drain with long hose. Put short 3' hose to bucket, still no drain. Unscrewed the hose connection on side of camper about 1/2 way of and could hear air going in and drained OK. Tried draining with no hose & worked fine. I'm not a plumber, just an old Gunsmith but it appears to be a venting problem? I was thinking of putting a brass 90 degree elbow at the outlet and drill & tap a vent hose (3/8" vac. hose) to see if this would clear it up or maybe there is another problem inside the camper that you guys may know about?

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