Originally Posted by Patandlinda
As far as I know for the grey tank , you are out of luck . Once was standing in spagetti water in shower . Why do you think it is OK to have to look down your toilet or crawl under your trailer to check levels ? Didn't we move up to some comfort and niceties for a huge price ? I want to use tank moniters and expect them to work .Pat
If I want to stand in nasty water while taking a shower I can just use the shower at some of the lower cost RV parks I have used when the campgrounds were full.
I started this thread because the SeeLeveL II 709 P3 Tank Monitoring System seems like a much better tank monitoring system for me as a new buyer of an Escape 5.0 TA due next July/August (2017).
The cost seems reasonable at $239.00 (Canadian or US, I don't really know) and much cheaper at Amazon.com.
Sticking the sensor strips to the tanks is far simpler than drilling 4 holes in three tanks, inserting probes and making sure there aren't any leaks.
Fewer wires dangling from the tanks, instructions to coat the sensor strips and wires on the exterior tanks with rubberized (3M) rock guard type undercoating, (which I would consider doing on existing dangling wires.)
It also includes the pump switch, so as far as I can tell, the product is simpler to install and far more functional and useful.
Also, it monitors the signal strength of the sensors and gives a readout, so if you have a baseline reading from a clean tank you can spot a buildup of gunk (Struvite) on the tank walls and clean it before it becomes a problem.
As far as I can tell from this thread a lot of people are living with tank sensors which don't work but they are OK with it. On a new trailer I want something which will be more accurate and I'm willing to pay an option price for it although it looks like a cheaper product from an overall total cost of manufacturing standpoint. And it is a Canadian company so Excape wouldn't have to import it.
For those of you with tanks full of crap and grey water goo on your toes I strongly recommend going to TanktechsRX.com and reading their material, watching the you tube videos and thinking about what all the chemical products actually do to the gunk and paper. Some detergents make great suds so all that driving around will create a foam which can stick to the top of the tank and grow mold. HE type laundry detergents are low suds types. Dishwasher detergents don't create suds but they have chlorine which kills the good bacteria as well as the bad.
TanktechRx is a bacterial product so chlorine, lysol and other disinfectants will kill it. You probably can mix it with HE laundry detergent and Calgon water softener but not with disinfectants. I plan to use it alone and see how it all works. They say it is probiotic but to me that just means friendly bacteria