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Old 07-06-2003, 03:48 PM   #1
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What's this - underneath

I've been wondering, there's this thing hanging down under the trailer, in back, in the middle, near the black tank cap. It's roughly under the shower I guess, which should be a clue. Looks like a big upside down fiberglass hat. What the heck is it?
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Old 07-06-2003, 04:01 PM   #2
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Greetings Stephanie!

I am just guessing, but my suspicion is that it is a cover used to protect the "P" trap in the drain line for the shower. I don't believe that it is original; but the "P" trap is one of those troublesome components to replace on a Vintage coach that often leaves a portion of the trap exposed below the belly skin.

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What is it?

Steph,

My Caravel has the same thing ... It does cover the trap for the shower.

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Old 07-06-2003, 06:13 PM   #4
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Thanks, I wondered about it everytime I was down there messing with the sewer :-)
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Kevin, you mentioned getting rid of the trap, does that help with the draining of the shower? I've got a 73 globetrotter and black water backs up in the shower as well as anything down the kitchen dran.


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Jesse,

If you have black water backing up into the shower I have a question. Do you have the black tank valve open but the sewer cap on? If so the reason that you are getting black water in the shower is because the black tank is full to a level as high or higher than the floor of the shower. The filling of the black tank with grey water this way is a reccomended way to use the kitchen or shower, but capicity is limited.

On a 73 I do not think you have a gray tank.

If you are getting black water in the shower with the dump valve closed then I would suspect the valve is a leaker.
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Ah, the old "There's s**t in the bathtub." scream from the better half I hear on the first trip out of the season. There is only one holding tank on my 67 Trotter and a quick look at the drain piping will show you that if the valve is closed you won't be able to fill the tank, only the tub which is the next lowest space. I think only the toilet goes directly into the holding tank, so if the valve is closed it's not s**t, only drain water. Maybe an"open the valve, dummy." sign on the kitchen faucet might be what I need. Tom
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