Originally Posted by troutslayer
Don't drop it!
Originally Posted by abarkl
Tie a string to it just in case it is dropped.
That would have been a good idea....but I didn't drop it
Ok, gotta rethink this.
I put the mirror down...vent pipe is right where it should be. Something didn't look right so I just pulled the under belly. Not as hard as I thought it would be.
Interesting enough, the toilet drops right into the edge of the tank...no side pipe. What I thought was a pipe is just the edge of the tank. These tanks do not have square edges, they are nice and rounded on the bottom with a nice contour that is slightly below the tank leading to the outlet. Makes for good emptying of the tank. It also seems the bottom of the tank is rounded for better dumping. Grey tanks are the same type, just smaller.
The second picture is on it's side...no time to rotate now.
So all mechanical seem to be ok...Underbelly was surprisingly clean and no sign of any critters, dead or alive. No sign of any leaking of anything...ever. One interesting thing is the straps around the bottom of the tank are really loose. I wonder if the tank is suspended only from the top, and the straps are only to "catch" the tank in an emergency??
So now I am just wondering if the issue is the Black Tank vent is right next to my bathroom roof vent (hatch) and escaping odors from the black tank are just coming in through the bathroom vent. I always leave the vent open in the summer to let the trailer breath.
Right now I'm stumped.