Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Strange sounds from the kitchen sink
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  All

 > Strange sounds from the kitchen sink

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Lurker52

at large

Senior Member

Joined: 09/07/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/05/20 02:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey All,

Help me out here. I am sitting in the RV doing some work and all of a sudden, I hear a gurgling sound from the kitchen sink. I first think a water line must of broke. I check everything and all is ok. That was weird.

We have been set up here for a few days with full hook ups. The black tank value is closed and the grey is open. I checked my vents and everything is ok. It stopped after a few minutes but there was a smell of sewer. I was perplexed.

After thinking about it I am wondering if someone up stream from me dumped their black tank and the force of the fluids pulled the air from my drain pipe. It sounds kind of strange but I can’t think of any other explanation.

Has this ever happened to anyone else? Look forward to your help solving this mystery.

Thanks as always,
Phil

Bruce Brown

Northern NY

Moderator

Joined: 06/01/2001

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 08/05/20 02:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think you figured out what it was.

I always keep the valves closed until (A) the tanks are near full, or (B) it's time to go home. Over the years I've found it seems to work best to let the tanks fill as opposed to trickling out as you're doing.


There are 24 hours in every day - it all depends on how you choose to use them.
Bruce & Jill Brown
2008 Kountry Star Pusher 3910


Old-Biscuit

Verde Valley

Senior Member

Joined: 06/20/2009

View Profile



Posted: 08/05/20 02:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

'P' trap got sucked dry.......close the grey tank dump valve until time to dump and fill trap back up by running a little water down sink drain


Is it time for your medication or mine?


2007 DODGE 3500 QC SRW 5.9L CTD In-Bed 'quiet gen'
2007 HitchHiker II 32.5 UKTG 2000W Xantex Inverter
On the Road Debt Free April '07
Off the road still Debt Free Jan. '14

2 many 2

USA

Senior Member

Joined: 06/25/2015

View Profile



Posted: 08/05/20 03:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Welcome back OB, glad to see you are on a roll again [emoticon]

Lwiddis

South of Lone Pine, California

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/05/20 04:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Flushing your hose after a black tank dump is important! Grey tank water does flushing. Let your tanks fill...then dump.


Winnebago 2101DS TT & 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, 300 watt solar-parallel & MPPT, Trojan T-125s. TALL flag pole. Prefer USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, state & county camps. Bicyclist! 14 year Army vet-11B40 then 11A - (MOS 1542 & 1560) IOBC & IOAC grad


RobWNY

Jamestown, NY

Senior Member

Joined: 02/28/2014

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/05/20 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I keep my gray tanks open when I'm on an extended stay someplace. I always make a "P" trap or a dip if you will in my sewer hose near the actual sewer connection. That way I know it stays filled with water preventing sewer gases from getting into my RV. Many RV parks have their sewer connection pipes a few inches above ground level which makes a "P" trap automatically.


2020 Silverado 2500HD LT, CC, 4X4 6.6 Duramax
2021 Grand Design Reflection 311BHS

You can't put a porcupine in a barn, set it on fire, and expect to make licorice.


Lurker52

at large

Senior Member

Joined: 09/07/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 08/05/20 05:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Found out the park is having the sewers worked on. That's what it was
Thank

down home

south

Senior Member

Joined: 06/01/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 08/05/20 05:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We keep the gray tank open when dong laundry and sometimes when we are sitting in one place for while...but in Mississippi we had a lot of sewer gas invade the coach. So we closed the valve and upon removing our sewer hose found several big slugs crawling up the sewer connection. A little longer and they would have been in our sewer hose and in the gray tank.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  All

 > Strange sounds from the kitchen sink
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.