waste water smell

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  1. johnbwhitehead

    johnbwhitehead

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    we are new to motorhome.
    does anyone know how to get ridd of the smell from the waste water in the onboard water tank ?
     
  2. bigfoot

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    Dishwasher liquid or Fendox,avaialable from caravan dealers.
    It is caused by food particles decaying in the tank and the smell is the bacteria breaking it down. Ubtill you can treat it keeping ALL the plugs in,sink(s) and shower do stop it entering the van.
     
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    best is like peter from johns cross says 2or 3 big cups of biological washing powder tipped in your sink /shower part fill n drive a little then empty .it works n is cheap.
     
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    Once clean, investigate why the smell is rising into the van.. if no P traps at the sinks and shower it will soon return ..

    This seems to be a problem with euro rather than yank vans which have proper waste systems.. Tank, vent and traps at all drain points.
     
  5. Munchie

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    Once you get it clean. We always wipe mucky plates/pans etc with cheap kitchen towels. No bits of food or fats etc into the tank makes washing up easier too (SWMBO says). Also we never fill tank, always have tap open with a bucket underneath which is emptied when I do the loo. This keeps the tank smelling fresh and is not as much trouble as you might think. ::bigsmile:
     
  6. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Close the drain tap, bung a bottle of cheap orange squash in and motor around a bit to swill it round, and bingo ! smell gone and you can then dump your washing up water on the deck ! after disposing of the polluted orange squash !!!...:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
     
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    We took our waste tank off ,cut out the middle man and replaced it with plastic
    pipe, and use a waste hog to collect the waste water,we have no smells at all:thumb:

    regards
    bald eagle
     

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