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Old 10-04-2008, 09:45 PM   #1
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When I travel pulling my Casita, the shower floor gets covered with fluid from the holding tank and trap. What do you guys do to prevent this? Or do any of you even have this problem?
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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I believe this may be a vent blockage problem, but I have no experience with this condition. I've only heard of it. 'Someone' will be along shortly to help unclog your vent, stay tuned.....LOL!
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:53 PM   #3
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I think Randy is refering to the slop that comes up from the drain while the trailer is in motion.

I bought a plug.. a standard sink drain plug that I shove down into the hole below the grate.

The plugged vent issue is totally different.. and for another long long thread...

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Old 10-04-2008, 10:29 PM   #4
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Thanks Doug and Gina, Gina is correct, it is when I roll down the highway, the sewer basically sloshes back out of the trap, onto the floor of the shower. I was thinking about the plug, but easy for me to forget it, I was wondering about a rubbber mat? Or am I letting the tank get to full?
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probably, but there isn't much you can do about it. If there is no dump.. there is no dump.

I don't have too much problem with it, and I often forget the plug without any problems.

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Old 10-05-2008, 08:26 AM   #6
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Did you close the shower drain valve before you hit the road? It's a pull handle located under the LP tanks on the older Casitas or inside the closet next to the shower on the new models... sometime I forget to close the drain with a near full holding tank and have the same problem... if I remember to close it, no problem...
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I was gonna ask the same question Randy asked? Though I will say, on our 2007 Casita it is outside where Randy said on the older model, not inside for us. And yes, I forget it about 1/2 the time. But as he also said, if you close it, not problems. Robin
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #8
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Did you close the shower drain valve before you hit the road?


I didn't notice he had a Casita. Yep, Casita owners have that option... the rest of us don't!
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:14 AM   #9
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There's been several mods to the shower drain problem... easiest is to make the handle longer so it's easier to pull... from the outside.

I don't own a Casita, but can see the problem occuring if your start taking a shower, THEN realize you haven't opened the drain. Grrrr.

If you're a member of CasitaForum, Gene has posted a modification to move the shower drain handle to the inside of the trailer, but you have to be a member to view:
Inside shower drain release, Another mod!

Makes sense to me!
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:18 AM   #10
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Did you close the shower drain valve before you hit the road?

Never knew it existed! Thank you all, I will check it out, I don't even remeber seeing it in the manual!
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:20 AM   #11
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but can see the problem occuring if your start taking a shower, THEN realize you haven't opened the drain. Grrrr.
Yeah, grrr is right! I forget to open just about as often as I forget to close. I swear I am gonna chain myself to the darn valve handle so I will remember to close or open. LOL........ Robin

Randya, if you can't find the handle, I don't think I would have came across it had the old owner hadn't showed me where it is (unless I was laying on the ground in front of the trailer). Though Randy Magee gave you a good idea of where it's at, it still may be hard to find. On our Casita you kind of have to look between the two black framey things below the trailer on the door side front of the trailer. Good Luck! Robin
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:27 PM   #12
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I found it, thanks for all the help everyone. I can only imagine if had been closed when I bought it and tried to use the shower, I would have thought it was plugged! LOL! I have had my Casita just over a year and just kept cleaning up the mess. It only happened occasionaly.


I wonder what else I will discover???
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There's been several mods to the shower drain problem... easiest is to make the handle longer so it's easier to pull... from the outside.

I don't own a Casita, but can see the problem occuring if your start taking a shower, THEN realize you haven't opened the drain. Grrrr.

If you're a member of CasitaForum, Gene has posted a modification to move the shower drain handle to the inside of the trailer, but you have to be a member to view:
Inside shower drain release, Another mod!

Makes sense to me!
This thread on the Casita Travel Trailer Forum discusses a [b]final solution to the Casita shower drain problem. It replaces the P-trap and completely eliminates the drain valve.

I plan to install it in my Casita soon.
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