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Old 06-24-2014, 11:57 PM   #41
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Or, you could spend the time contemplating the virtue of patience.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:46 AM   #42
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I the head is reduced to almost nothing so the flow drops in proportion.
My thinking is that the flow drops much more than the black water towards the end because the cross-sectional area of the 1 1/2" pipe, at say a 1/2" off the tank bottom, is greatly reduced. The black water drains quickly to the end because it is a bottom drain and the area remains a constant.

But anyway you slice it, it's sort of annoying when you've had a previous trailer that drained better. Annoying, but not enough that I'm going to bother using blocks to tilt the trailer.

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Old 06-25-2014, 01:21 AM   #43
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Hi: All... The older I get... the better I do SLOW!!! Alf
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:07 AM   #44
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Just bring a block or two of wood to place under your curb side wheels when you dump and it will tilt the grey tank enough to drain more quickly.
'tis what I do when at a dump station. Helps a lot.
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Yep. Or ignore it because it's really not that much to bother with (which is what I do). I add toilet chemicals and do all that while the gray water is draining and it works out about right. I guess we've strayed a bit from the question of the 1/3 full indication on the panel. Next chance I get, I want crawl under the Escape and see where the sensor is located. A wide flat tank is going to have the sensor pretty close to the bottom, and I'm guessing it doesn't take much to leave enough water on the side wall to form an electrical path for the indicator to come on.
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Annoying, but not enough that I'm going to bother using blocks to tilt the trailer.

I agree, Ron.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:06 AM   #47
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Yep. Or ignore it because it's really not that much to bother with (which is what I do). I add toilet chemicals and do all that while the gray water is draining and it works out about right. I guess we've strayed a bit from the question of the 1/3 full indication on the panel. Next chance I get, I want crawl under the Escape and see where the sensor is located. A wide flat tank is going to have the sensor pretty close to the bottom, and I'm guessing it doesn't take much to leave enough water on the side wall to form an electrical path for the indicator to come on.
Hi: Parker... You'll probably find that soap sludge collects on the screws that pierce the tank. Replacing them with S/S ones might help, but you could cause more problems than it's worth. Alf
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Pic of sensors on 17B. I don't see how the bottom one could be any lower.
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Perhaps it's the perspective of the photo, but is the bottom sensor really measuring 1/3 of the tank volume?
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Isn't that a photo of the fresh water tank? Either way, I think it's the second sensor from the bottom that triggers the 1/3 full light. The bottom one is probably the common one for all the others to complete the circuit(s).
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