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Old 08-16-2016, 12:51 PM   #21
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The fresh water tank can be viewed to check the level The black tank can viewed with a flashlight. I know It's gross but it works and my sensor always says half full so I've been forced to.
So if the grey water tank was see through like the fresh water tank, you would have a fool proof monitoring system. Just don't forget the flashlight.
Won 't work for those of us who have the spray foam . I really like to just check with a moniter on my 30,000 trailer . Pat
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The fresh water tank can be viewed to check the level The black tank can viewed with a flashlight. I know It's gross but it works and my sensor always says half full so I've been forced to.
So if the grey water tank was see through like the fresh water tank, you would have a fool proof monitoring system. Just don't forget the flashlight.
The grey tank will tell you that it is full when the shower backs up.
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:34 PM   #23
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The grey tank will tell you that it is full when the shower backs up.
See...... many way's to overcome. And if you plug the shower drain you can get a little more capacity till the sinks back up
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:46 PM   #24
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Won 't work for those of us who have the spray foam . I really like to just check with a moniter on my 30,000 trailer . Pat
I agree, and I want a monitor which reliably works. That isn't my impression with the current design including the Horst Probes.

I do think it's the tank chemistry that's a major issue and not necessarily the probes themselves or the monitor. tanktechsrx.com has an interesting site and is a product I will start out using when I get mine in a year.
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I agree, and I want a monitor which reliably works. That isn't my impression with the current design including the Horst Probes.

I do think it's the tank chemistry that's a major issue and not necessarily the probes themselves or the monitor. tanktechsrx.com has an interesting site and is a product I will start out using when I get mine in a year.
You may be on to something . So far as long as I take care of it right away . Tank sensors are working . Luckily with the opening bath window we have ,can get the hose with that sprayer you can put on the end into jon. Completely clean the black and gray tanks ,have a different sprayer end for grey . We have been using a product , recommended years ago by a old timer called Orderless . We have the best luck with that chemical . Also especially for black tank chemical needs time to work . When we get home wait maybe a couple weeks before emptying , then every thing is liquid . Have a clean out at home . If for whatever reason we can't really clean the black tank until we get home that seems to be when the readings are not very good . Pat
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You may be on to something . So far as long as I take care of it right away . Tank sensors are working . Luckily with the opening bath window we have ,can get the hose with that sprayer you can put on the end into jon. Completely clean the black and gray tanks ,have a different sprayer end for grey . We have been using a product , recommended years ago by a old timer called Orderless . We have the best luck with that chemical . Also especially for black tank chemical needs time to work . When we get home wait maybe a couple weeks before emptying , then every thing is liquid . Have a clean out at home . If for whatever reason we can't really clean the black tank until we get home that seems to be when the readings are not very good . Pat
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Maybe don't hit on a thread with this topic then . Pat
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We pretty much know in any situation or combination of campers how long in days the tanks go, so we don't really use the monitoring much at all. Lot's of areas now you can dump grey legally and that is the tank that needs dumping more often if one is showering.
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Of course you can visually check the tank levels. The point of the tank monitor and sensors is that you don't have to. Since there's a monitor and probes, I like them to work. The Horst probes are one solution.

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