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Posted: 02/04/19 06:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I need help to eliminate a sewer smell coming from the sliding door area going upstairs in our fifth wheel. The door is on the opposite side of the toilet. There are no leaks. I have looks underneath in the storage area and still cannot find the source.


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You may have a vent that is pulled up out of the tank.
If nothing else, use chemicals to stop the smell.


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Might be a screw on vent cap under the sink thats not sealing.

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Looks again. A plugged vent is my guess.


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Quit farting in the bedroom....lol


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Get a clear fitting. Dump, fill with some water, dump, fill, repeat until it runs clean. You will likely be amazed at how much "stuff" is left in the tank with just a simple dump. I have to fill/dump several times to get it all out. And before all the backseat campers ask, yes, I am using plenty of water to start with after a dump and during usage.

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Posted: 02/04/19 10:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check the vents are clear and the traps hold water.

What is in the tank should have no impact on what you smell inside.


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Is there a tank vent near a roof vent?

Hit up a dollar store and buy some pinesol like ten bottles of it, as mentioned above, get a clear sewer line fitting and dump file rinse repeat until everything is out then dump a gallon or two of pinsol in and leave it for a while.

I do this a few times a season and try to drive with the cleaner in the tank. Downy scent Perls or what ever the are called are good to.

I dump about 10 bottles for the winter season.


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I know you said you checked for leaks but it doesn't take much to get that smell.
Gray tanks need to be cleaned too or else they'll get the same smell

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We had the same type of steel in the kitchen area caused by a faulty air admittance vent under the sink. Replaced it, smell was gone.


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