Help please. Contents of Black tank sloshing thru Vent - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-16-2006, 10:40 PM   #1
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The waste (including small solids) comes out the vent any time the black tank is more than half full. Trillium has a 10 gallon black tank in right front corner. The vent is thru the right front of the trailer. Does any one know what the configuration is for the vent? Is there some mechanical valve that has failed? Is it just an internal baffle, that is supposed to keep waste from the vent?

I'm not looking forward to dealing with this?

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Old 11-16-2006, 11:11 PM   #2
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I can't help, I am not lucky enough to have a bathroom...

Is your tril one of those nifty ones with the two rooms in front that make sink and toilet room with seat inbetween?

I sure wish the NEW US Trillium offered those!
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:23 AM   #3
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Not sure how your black tank is configured but I know that on many RV's (any type or brand) the vent tube can be installed into the black tank incorrectly. Basically they push the vent tube to far into the black tank so when the tank is only partially full, the bottom of the vent tube is blocked off by the contents which causes the contents to be pushed or sucked out of the vent.

Regardless, if you are still in warranty or not I would call the factory and tell them about your problem. If it is the vent tube they should fix it regardless.

Again, if it is the vent tube and you want to try and fix yourself I can give you some instruction on how to do that. I would need to know if the PVC pipe going into the black tank is sealed with silicone or glued in with PVC cement.

Good Luck!
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:51 PM   #4
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Sorry about the delay in getting back to this. Real world events kept me occupied. hate when that happens.

Gina: no I don't have two rooms up front. Just a toilet with wall matching closet wall and curtain.

Kent: Thanks for the info. My Trill does not have a roof vent. The vent appears to come out the side of the black tank and then thru the front of the Trill.
I've delayed taking everything apart. I may call the factory and get their imput before I tear it apart.

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