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Old 01-31-2009, 08:19 AM   #15
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The Prevost automatically boxes any waste products and garbage and mails them to the nearest landfill. And Prevost owners don't produce waste products anyway.

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Old 01-31-2009, 08:22 AM   #16
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OK, If mud daubers or squirrels or whatever have dropped debris down the vent stack and no air is escaping when you add liquids and the drain is closed you create air pressure which will either bubble, or if the drain pipe into the tank is under the water level... you'll back up liquid.
I had the same thought. What I don't know is if the black water tank/stool connects to the same vent stack. This would be an easy thing to check out and probably not hard to fix.

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Old 01-31-2009, 11:16 AM   #17
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Thanks for all of the replies-

Basically what happened was the sink filled up, I opened the toilet, and that had filled up as well. I hit the flusher and there was a huge/disgusting splash and the water remained in both. I went out and dumped the black tank, and both the sink and the toilet emptied.

I've had no other problems with the plumbing besides the misreading monitor panel, which I've now turned off because the are just a false sense of security/worry.

I have no explanation for the toilet bubbles-- they have not happened again since I dumped the black tank.

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Old 01-31-2009, 11:34 AM   #18
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The Prevost automatically boxes any waste products and garbage and mails them to the nearest landfill. And Prevost owners don't produce waste products anyway.

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Gene,
You just destroyed whatever illusions previously harbored about Prevost~!!
My impression , the "butler" took it out~
Simple answer~
Carbonate water system causes bubbles...
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:54 PM   #19
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I believe that the first 28'Internationals came with a combination black and gray tank.They since have changed to 2 seperate tanks. What year is the trailer?
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It's an '06. There are definitely separate tanks.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:14 PM   #21
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Oh the glamour of trailering that is never mentioned in the ads. The best part is it is the same for all..........from the SOB owner to the Luxury Prevost owners. Pooh is grand
Good luck with your problem.....I know we all can relate
Yep, we've all dealt with the agony of black water issues.
The first time I watched the movie 'RV' and saw the scene where Robin Williams is trying to drain the holding tank, I laughed so hard that I was in tears. Not because it was that funny, but because I knew at that moment whoever wrote that movie has definitely done time in a real RV of some kind. They even got the color of that foul fluid spot on. Now, every time I have to deal with any part of of the sewage system, I hear that funky humming song they used in the movie playing in my head. I just hope I never experience the infamous "poo geyser."
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:08 AM   #22
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I've had no other problems with the plumbing besides the misreading monitor panel, which I've now turned off because the are just a false sense of security/worry.

I have no explanation for the toilet bubbles-- they have not happened again since I dumped the black tank.

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The package of materials we received with the Safari included an explanation how to recalibrate the monitor. As I wrote before, our monitor had to be replaced. Sometimes it's the sensors and sometimes it's the connections in the wires to between the monitor and the sensors. The connections (it's a telephone buss I'm told) can get dirty and malfunction.

As for the bubbles, check the toilet seal.

I see you live in NYC. Last time we were in NYC I was contemplating how difficult it would be to own an RV in NYC, and if we were to bring one, where would there be an RV campground (can you boondock in Central Park?).

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Old 02-02-2009, 01:13 PM   #23
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Before you tow next time, fill both of your tanks about half full of warm soapy water (I use a squirt of Tide or dish detergent)... then agitate by driving. That is quite likely to clean your sensolr.

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