Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-02-2009, 11:28 AM   #1
henw's Avatar
2007 28' International CCD
Windermere , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 457
Black Tank Vent

I'm thinking of trying a black tank vent that positions with the wind. Supposedly pulls the sewer fumes off with the direction of the breeze. What do you think?


2007 28' Int CCD.
2011 F 250 Big Honking Diesel
DTV 5lnb on a tripod.
Wilson wired repeater with YAG.
Two big screens
15dB Backfire WiFi antenna and WaveMagnum
Hawkshead Tire Monitors.
henw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 01:52 PM   #2
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
CanoeStream's Avatar

2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Downwind is the only direction tank odors are going to go anyway. A 90 degree angle at the same diameter puts up enough resistance that it lessens the effective cross section of the vent. Rain isn't a factor -- the amount of water entering your tank is miniscule. I see them at Camping World and a few other places. Control of odors when underway might be a consideration -- but wouldn't be necessary if the toilet seal retains water and your sink & shower traps hold water. This sounds like a wallet extraction to me.

We'll get gray tank odors because we don't use the shower a lot and sometimes the trap dries out. Diagnosis in an instant and is easy to fix -- a directional vent wouldn't help or hurt that.


5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 05:37 PM   #3
Site Team
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,459
Images: 59
You can't ignore the "cool" factor. Doesn't having a plastic weather vane on your roof count for something?

You could even add wings and paint it to look like a pterodactyl!
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it possible for the vent on the black tank to be broken? andi-n-jag Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 2 07-13-2008 06:52 AM
Do I have to use the Black Tank? jimsease Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 8 08-09-2006 10:22 PM
Black Tank Devoman Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 14 08-02-2006 12:13 PM
Black tank Gunnyusmc All Argosy Trailers 4 07-19-2004 04:42 PM
Black Tank Gunnyusmc Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 07-02-2003 07:38 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.