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Old 10-15-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy Sudden sewer odor?? Help!

We moved our Excella tonight from the campground to a nearby neighbors farm where we're storing if for a short time. We arrived at the campground and entered the trailer and all was well.... not a vagrant smell anywhere! We spent some time closing it up for travel... turned off all the things that need to be turned off and putting down what needed to be. Left the campground with nary a scent. When we arrived at our destination, I opened the trailer door and was hit with a STRONG smell of sewer gas!! The road was bumpy but not worse than we've encountered on the Interstate. What could have possibly happened to cause this????? It lessened while we were setting it up but wasn't entirely gone when we had to come home. Sure gave me a headache!

Can a bumpy road cause something to give way?? This has never happened before. No fans were on... furnace was turned off...toilet was flushed and had water in it when we stopped...

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Old 10-16-2007, 01:34 AM   #2
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Traps under the sinks dry?
Propane leak?
Broken vent pipe?
Dislodged vent pipe? I had one that moved down over time, the end was actually just under the roof skin.

Let us know what you find.
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traps drying out. The grey tank can smell just as bad as the black.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:45 AM   #4
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Hmmm.... if it was a dry trap, wouldn't that have smelled when we went in the first time? *)* We'll check your suggestions today when we go today. I checked for previous threads and there was mention of a vent pipe in the closet near the water pump...??? Is this common to all years of AS??? We have to check that, too. Stay tuned..... (:

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Hmmm.... if it was a dry trap, wouldn't that have smelled when we went in the first time? *)* We'll check your suggestions today when we go today. I checked for previous threads and there was mention of a vent pipe in the closet near the water pump...??? Is this common to all years of AS??? We have to check that, too. Stay tuned..... (:

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Yes, I think you would have smelled it. I wasn't clear on the time frame involved.
You may need to look at the other suggestions.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:34 PM   #6
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Ok.... we just checked the Excella and the smell had totally dissipated! ?? But we did check everywhere for a possible vent pipe with a bad cover. Didn't find anything suspicious. Guess the drain trap must have been the culprit... never had that happen before! thanks for all the ideas!

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Vent intake?

Did you have a rear vent fan set on intake? An intake will sometimes draw gas from the vent.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:30 PM   #8
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We didn't have any of the vent fans open due to the fact we were moving the trailer. In fact, I thought of the bathroom fan right away and checked but it was closed. That's what made it so mysterious! Anyway, Phil checked again today and there was no smell! It must have had something to do with the extra bumpy side roads when we moved it!

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