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    denisew123 Read Only Funster

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    Bought an Autotrail Apache earlier this summer first motorhome we have had for a long time. Trying to get used to doing everything correctly and failing! Think we need lots of advice hence joining this forum!

    We emptied all the water systems and the van now has a terrible smell like rotten eggs. One of your threads says its bacteria growing in the hot water tank. If we chlorinate the water wont it just happen again when we empty the water to winterise it? What else should we do to prepare for the winter?

    Thought it would all be fun...its really an exercise in problem solving!!!!:cry:
     
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    It's more likely to be from your waste tank, have you left the sink and shower plugs out ? If so that is where the smell is probably coming from:Sad:
    Pete

    PS Welcome aboard.
     
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    Awful smell!

    Thanks for that advice the smell is so strong you can smell it outside! So Im not sure its the waste tank.
     
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    firstly...welcome to the FUN.

    just a though but have you checked your batteries, are you on hookup and are they on permenant charge while laid up for winter.

    the reason i ask is overcharged and knackered batteries smell strongly of sulpher when charged.

    could be nothing to do with it but worth a check.

    Mmmm.........problem solving is all part of the FUN. :thumb::thumb::thumb:

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    Please remember to post the solution, when you find it and you will:thumb:
    Could be usefull to others who may have a similar problem:Eeek:

    Pete
     
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    We are 95% sure its the battery - will get it checked out at the weekend!
     
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    Yes it definately was the battery! Now we have replaced it we cant get our electrics to work! Told you it was all problem solving!
     
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    have you checked the battery is fully charged?

    it should be fully charged at point of sale but worth checking.

    if you have a volt meter connect across + and - on the battery terminals and if possible on the connector lugs on the wires incase theres a bad connection to the battery, it should read around 12.5 to 13volts.



    cant see any serious reason why your electrics shouldnt work if they did before the new battery was installed.

    do you have a main on/off switch on the control panel.....might have been turned off by accident.

    do the lights work on hookup? if not refer to the above.

    there may be a fuse very close to the battery on the +pos wire....has it blown/been disturbed.....worth a look.

    hope this helps. i just love problem solving:thumb:

    john.
     
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