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RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

We were experiencing a sewer smell as we exited the shower. I opened the cabinet below the lavatory and was almost consumed with the smell. I removed the air admittance valve and found one at Home Depot cost about $6.99. It didn’t stop the smell. Located another at Home Depot, Oatly brand about $12. It worked and stopped our problem. Don’t waste your money on the cheap one. I replaced all of ours with the $7 Oatey model when our rig was new. The ones that come in RVs are typically the cheapest available. I think one of them may have become faulty after 6 years now. So I'm researching what will be a better replacement. Studor generally has a good reputation but I have read better reviews about the Oatey models.
pcm1959 08/05/20 05:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

Located roof vents no visible blockage and minimal odor! I’m inclined to think vent pipe extends into holding tank to far! Odor gets stronger as tank fills! I totally agree on this one. The pipe is installed to deep into the tank OR has slipped down. Do you notice this with the black OR grey tank. Mine uses one vent stack joined by a tee so only one vent on the roof. One way you can determine if you have a venting problem is to get on the roof, place a single ply tissue over around the vent (or stick your nose around the vent to smell for odor) and then have someone flush the toilet as well as pulling the drain plug on a partially filled sink. A properly vented tank will expel air from the vent pipe on the roof. I was having this problem on my rig and I fixed it myself. The key is being able to get to the top of the tank which I was able to do fairly easily.
pcm1959 08/04/20 07:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

Here's an excellent explanation of the holding tank vent system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E731e8asMyI
pcm1959 08/04/20 02:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

All good info! Have been unable to locate vent! Nothing visible under any sinks! Chased pipes into cargo area. One pipe turn up and I think is vent! Nothing visible from roof! Removed cap and odor was slight! Washer dryer is in front of trailer! Odor comes distinctly from kitchen area! Will continue to chase down problem! All replies are welcomed! Together we will solve this Thanks Are you saying there is not tank vent on the roof? The majority of manufacturers provide a vent stack for each tank. You should have at least one vent stack on the roof. Lets determine that.
pcm1959 08/04/20 12:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

I suspect that the tank vent pipe (the pipe that comes down from the roof into the top of the tank) may have slipped down OR is installed to deep into the tank. The pipe should terminate just inside the top of the tank. If it is installed to deeply into the tank, then once the fluid level covers the end of the pipe it is no longer effective. This is also not good for the tank when dumping as it will cause the tank to crush when draining until the fluid level gets below the vent pipe. In this situation, what happens when water enters the tank the air has to escape. If the vent pipe is submersed then the air will come out of the admittance valves mentioned above emitting odors into the coach. Pay attention to exactly when you start to notice the odor. If its before its full, I suspect it is defiantly the tank vent pipe. If so, as long as the top of the tank is accessible its not a difficult fix.
pcm1959 08/04/20 06:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Carriage Cameo

Ours came rom the factory with Pullrite hitch bolted between the frame rails.
pcm1959 08/03/20 11:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just about dropped it!

Auto locking jaws on Trailer-Saver hitches, too.
pcm1959 08/01/20 04:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Checking on Wheel Bearing Heat

I like the heat gun because I can shoot it into areas of the hubs and disc brakes that I could not reach with my hand. Most wheels on an RV have a center piece that covers the actual hub. I can also shoot the back side of the assembly. Whatever method you use you are looking for abnormalities.
pcm1959 07/31/20 08:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: First goof up, I have to share

We installed a keyless lock on our 5th wheel. It's so nice to not have to think about keys. keyless Yes, until the thing fails like mine did due to a broken wire. Keep a key hidden for any of those situations. We do. Peace of mind.
pcm1959 07/29/20 07:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Checking on Wheel Bearing Heat

I use the TST TPMS and it is reliable. I am also a creature of habit and still check with IR thermometer as part of my walk around at each stop. A few extra seconds for safety is not a bad thing. X2
pcm1959 07/29/20 07:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Remote Door Lock?

I have one of the early ones from Bauer. They replaced it within a year due to a cheap plastic handle that was changed to metal. It was hard on batteries. I discovered that the folding assist handle when wet would cause the numeric keypad to illuminate and run down the batteries. So I had to put a rubber bumper on the handle. Lately it is shorting out and not working like there is a loose wire. Its 7 years old so maybe the new ones are better. I really like it while it was working. I'd be interested to hear what brand people have, the age of it and reliability.
pcm1959 07/29/20 03:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Back Up Camera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xQzLwgtb88
pcm1959 07/29/20 12:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Back Up Camera

Just a note: we have had rear observation cameras (more frequent sampling and better resolution than a "backup" camera) on both of our fivers. I find them to be of minimal use when backing into sites. That operation goes much smoother with my wife back there on the phone or with a walkie-talkie. The cameras do serve some purpose confirming when it's safe to pull back over after passing a semi on a hill, etc. Rob Rob, I agree with you. Mine is a Voyager I've had about 5 or 6 years. It even has sound. It just does not have the clarity or wide angle I'd prefer in comparison to the what my truck has. On the rare occasion I'm by myself, I defiantly rely on it a bit more. There's nothing better than a good spotter with agreed upon hand signals who knows how/where to stand so that you can alwasy see them in your mirrors. Now with the bluetooh in the truck we just use our phone, too. I'm often amused at the flailing, waving ups and motions people will exhibit when helping someone back up. Simple concise direction from the spotter - left, right, stop. That's it. Save your money and get a new grill, larger TV or some nice comfy fireside chairs. Safe travels.
pcm1959 07/29/20 05:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel chocks

Interesting little video comparing 3 types of chocks. The exterior shot is great for comparison. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QmK2B-el80
pcm1959 07/27/20 12:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel chocks

I will get yelled at by saying this, but I NEVER chock my fiver UNLESS on an incline which I can recall that may only have happened once where it was to be of concern. The air hitch in the bed will compress before pushing back the RV so no worries there either. With the leveling jacks down and the Steadyfast its not going anywhere. I wouldn't yell at ya. I'm sure you know what you're doing, and you probably camp where things are fairly level. I never chock here on my driveway storage area. For us it is rather rare to have a nice level site to camp, so my habit of chocking before unhitching has served us well. I've had a trailer move enough to roll off the blocks under the tongue jack, and that was WITH chocks behind the wheels. No harm done, unless you count the extra laundry detergent needed to clean my drawers. That also taught me not to stack blocks under tongue jacks or landing gear, but that's a different, even though somewhat related topic. Exactly. Its very rare that I'm in a site that's not level fore/aft. I certainly use chocks in a case I'm not. I have seen serval people push their rig off the jack blocks in my days. Not good.
pcm1959 07/26/20 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel chocks

I will get yelled at by saying this, but I NEVER chock my fiver UNLESS on an incline which I can recall that may only have happened once where it was to be of concern. The air hitch in the bed will compress before pushing back the RV so no worries there either. With the leveling jacks down and the Steadyfast its not going anywhere.
pcm1959 07/25/20 12:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exclusive: Utterly Unique Fifth Wheel

Probably basement air units like Winnebago had for years. Expensive though.
pcm1959 07/24/20 08:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Exclusive: Utterly Unique Fifth Wheel

With all that basement storage, they had better but some really heavy duty axles and tires on it.
pcm1959 07/24/20 07:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Excessive Heat in Fifth Wheel

Doesn't sound right to me. Check the temperature of the a/c air going into the return vs the the temperature coming out. There should be at least a 20 degree difference. Then if the filters are not blocked and the condenser on the roof is not clogged then there is probably nothing wrong with the a/c units. Window shades (white shades) will help keep out the heat. Window tinting is questionable because the dark color in tinted windows absorbs heat which transfer heat. I had an Outback fiver with single pane non-tinted windows and I tinted them with 3M reflective tint which helped with interior temps. Walk around with an infrared temperature gun and check various areas of the rig to find out areas of excessive heat transfer. You may be surprised at the differences due to dark colors on the exterior, improper insulation installation, etc. Of course, not much of anything can be done about those factors. Awnings and slide toppers may help but not black. My awning is black and the amount of heat that accumulates under it is unreal. White would be harder to keep clean but would reflect much more heat. If you have a clear "storm door" it will allow a lot of heat inside so keep the solid door closed. Finally, a 3rd a/c unit OR moving the bedroom air to the middle of the coach would help. The bedroom is much less volume to cool than the high ceilings of the main level. Good luck.
pcm1959 07/24/20 06:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Two features a must in a fifth. Who builds them

https://www.kz-rv.com/products/durango-gold-fifth-wheels/G383RLT.html
pcm1959 07/21/20 07:33am Fifth-Wheels
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