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Old 06-02-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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Roof Vents for Black and Gray Tanks

I am thinking about getting some scaffolding by this Winter so I can work on roof stuff and then make some changes to my current skylights and change out the vent cover/outlets on the roof for the black and gray tanks on the trailer.
I found/stumbled across a plastic vent outlet for blk/gry tanks and they sound like a nice product if they work as advertised. They cost about $30 each and their website and videos make it sound like it's the thing to use..
Any of you ever use this type of vent outlet?


Here's the link:
https://360productsnorthamerica.com/site/home

Look forward to your comments and suggestions.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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On the site they say they are used on the Interstate. I'd like to here from you guys who have them on those coaches too.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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We have these:
Cyclone Sewer Vent - Camco RV 40595 - Vents - Camping World
Not real attractive, but they work.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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I have seen the product. I have read the advertisement. First, I am still trying to figure out really how many people have an issue with positive pressure through their roof vent causing odor issues??? Really!! I don't know about you but my rv toilet stays closed most of the time I have never had an issue with back pressure while camping even on windy days. I'm not as familiar with a class A going down the road but I still don't think it's a problem enough to spend the money on a contraption only designed to work when the wind blows.
The other thing is I take issue with a company that manipulates their words in such a way that they make it sound like RV manufacturers are endorsing there product and it doesn't say anywhere that they did.
Is it really a problem?? I say replace your vent boot and screen and get on with camping.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:02 AM   #5
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Looks like an interesting application for the technology.. If I would have known about them I might have changed when I replaced my roof vents... BUT, I am concerned about drilling multiple fresh holes in MY roof.. YMMV, but, I've got enough leak potential in my roof,,,

Just this week my DW mentioned the holding tank stink issue.. I resolved it my showing her to use more water and close the flush valve sooner... much better result for her.. also, cutting off the bathroom vent before a flush...

The pitch is correct, that if you don't have the 'draw' then the odors do linger near top of the tank waiting for an opening to purge into your breathing space..

Without providing a negative pressure in the tank by this kewl device or an inline fan (which would pull on demand), there will be intrusion of the tank gases.

If I have to replace in the future, I will consider...
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:05 AM   #6
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Skatiero,
I have no problems with positive pressures or negitive ones either.. Just looking for info from users of this, new to me, style of vent. I have never seen this before and am hoping for some feed back.
The new OEM style vents AS uses on the new trailers are much different than the old stlye cast aluminum type you most likely have on your 89. I would be hard pressed to find a cheaper piece of plastic if my life depended on it. Well, maybe I could if compared to the wonderful OEM skylights they put on these units.

It sounds like I'm complaining, well, yes and no. I just want to buy the best upgrades available when I replace those few cheap OEM products and not look back. Maybe this 360 product is not the best, so I'll keep searching and asking questions.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:12 AM   #7
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cwf,
That's what I thought too. I've used venturi type air horns to cool very hot areas of industrial furnaces and also used the same technology with the water type too.
It just seems like it may work. Is it the best vent cover? I'm not sure yet.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:44 AM   #8
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Anything made of plastic will rot and crack in about 10 yrs.

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Old 06-04-2013, 11:27 AM   #9
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Yep, Currently I'm looknig into the metal type.

Both the one with the lid and also the open cast aluminum type like I had on my old 87. I suppose either would replace the ones I have on my newer trailer.
Never hurts to kick these things around a bit.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:43 AM   #10
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Gary Bunzer (The RV Dr) recommended the 360 roof vent at a seminar I attended. Does he get paid to advertise these? Maybe. But I like the science and plan on using these when I have to replace my vents.
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That sharkfin 360 roof vent would sure destroy a tarp if you had to use one some day in an emergency.

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I am thinking about getting some scaffolding by this Winter so I can work on roof stuff and then make some changes to my current skylights and change out the vent cover/outlets on the roof for the black and gray tanks on the trailer.
I found/stumbled across a plastic vent outlet for blk/gry tanks and they sound like a nice product if they work as advertised. They cost about $30 each and their website and videos make it sound like it's the thing to use..
Any of you ever use this type of vent outlet?


Here's the link:
https://360productsnorthamerica.com/site/home

Look forward to your comments and suggestions.
THESE ARE AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT!!!!

I have been using them for clients for over a year and I have had nothing but rave reviews about them, and no, they don't pay me to say that! They have solved a lot of fume-related problems in large motor homes.

They are very low profile and the plastic has UV inhibitors in it to extend the life of the product. The plastic also is less brittle than the OEM style (read CHEAP!) roof vent caps, and they are aerodynamically designed to pull the fumes from the tank with as little as a few MPH of breeze.
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #13
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Good info Lewster, glad you weighed in on this subject.
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Good info Lewster, glad you weighed in on this subject.
"Yep, Currently I'm looknig into the metal type.

Both the one with the lid and also the open cast aluminum type like I had on my old 87. I suppose either would replace the ones I have on my newer trailer. Never hurts to kick these things around a bit."



Good info from you as well, Bluto. I've seen these and never knew what to make of them. Will be interested in your install.

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