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"...the slight odor associated with the regular RV toilet have been the only things I’ve struggled with as an Oliver owner."

 

 

 

To rid Revilo of the light toilet smell, I had a METAL Venturi air vent installed. I love this mod because the air is always circulating and removing the odor. I have had it installed for a number of years and recently had all vents on the roof resealed to keep up with  general maintenance. It makes a slight noise as it is turning but I haven’t figured out what minor fix to make to keep it quiet while sleeping or just enjoying being inside. Has anybody else installed this vent? Thoughts, comments, etc?

 

 

 

 

 

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Quote #71371 in Composting Toilet post from Don concerning the slight smell to give proper credit.

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Do you have a model #?


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Reed & Karen Lukens with Riffles our Miniature Poodle


2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200 / 2017 Silverado High Country 1500 Short Bed 4x4


Past TV - 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel


Click on our avatar pic above to find the videos on our Oliver Legacy Elite II


 

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Does the vent turn because of thermal reasons (hot air rising up the vent tube), or a breeze moving the vanes from the outside?

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I can only share the description from a Camping World ad for its Cyclone 360.  A breeze rotates the vent to follow the wind which creates a vortex that pulls up odors up and out so the odors don't enter the rv.  (Paraphrased).  Mine is not a Cyclone 360 but it works on the same principle. I can only say that I am very happy that I installed the metal vent.

 

The plastic works equally as well according to the reviews I have read but I preferred the metal over plastic.

 

The vent totally pulls the smell out of the rv.   I love that the smell is gone but the noise it makes as it turns in the wind is slightly annoying when we are in the rv.  I haven't taken the time to experiment with somehow keeping the vent from turning and find out if the smell would still escape anyway.

 

Some reviews stated that the individuals thought that these vents were a total waste of money or just a gimmick.  I thought it was worth a try and I am glad I had it installed. It was worth it to me.

 

 

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When my original vent cap became brittle from UV exposure, I replaced it with a cool looking one I saw on an Escape. It's the "360 Siphon RV Vent Cap"  from Camping World. It uses the Bernoulli Principle, from fluid physics that says "a region of fast flowing fluid exerts lower pressure on its surroundings than a region of slow flowing fluid."

 

This cap has no moving parts to develop noise issues.  It works regardless of the direction the wind is blowing due to the convex shape on the underside of the top piece which causes the low pressure to develop.

 

Before having it put on, I sprayed it with Krylon plastic paint for protection from UV damage.  It required a bit of sculpting with the sealant due to the curvature of the Elite's roof on the curbside near the cap.

 

 

 

 


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They now have a silent solar powered vent, only trouble is it is 7" around. We have installed a lot of the Cyclones (plastic ones) and they work really well. Never had of anyone having a noise. If I had the metal one I might use WD 40 Garage door lube..

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I will see if I can find the WD40 garage door lube at the Home Depot close by. Thanks for the info.

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I would spray it with a silicone based lubricant of which wd40 also sells their style of now also. Just because you can safely use it around all of the other plastics in the trailer. Kind of a one can fix for all.

 

https://www.amazon.com/WD-40-300014-Specialist-Resistant-Lubricant/dp/B0083V8K0U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508991376&sr=8-1&keywords=wd40+silicone+lubricant

 

 


Happy Camping,


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Reed & Karen Lukens with Riffles our Miniature Poodle


2017 Oliver Legacy Elite II  Standard, Hull #200 / 2017 Silverado High Country 1500 Short Bed 4x4


Past TV - 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic BlueTEC Diesel


Click on our avatar pic above to find the videos on our Oliver Legacy Elite II


 

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