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Old 09-03-2016, 12:40 AM   #51
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From the complaints about the different monitors available, you may be paying for something else and not get any better than what Escape has already. Many people are into every kind of gadget and they want what they figure is a better monitor.
I think about the only certain thing is that a SeeLevel system will provide a better indication of tank level. This isn't a random experiment or unproven gadget; it's a fundamentally more effective - but more complex and expensive - alternative.

I don't think RV manufacturers such as Escape use the simple probes because there is any question that systems such as SeeLevel are better; they use the simple probes and corresponding panels because they are the best value for typical customers.

There are other industrial level measurement technologies, too, but the SeeLevel design seems best suited to the application.
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:47 AM   #52
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I think about the only certain thing is that a SeeLevel system will provide a better indication of tank level. This isn't a random experiment or unproven gadget; it's a fundamentally more effective - but more complex and expensive - alternative.

I don't think RV manufacturers such as Escape use the simple probes because there is any question that systems such as SeeLevel are better; they use the simple probes and corresponding panels because they are the best value for typical customers.

There are other industrial level measurement technologies, too, but the SeeLevel design seems best suited to the application.
I will take your statement that they work better. What some of us are saying is that we have so little problem or no problem so that we don't see the point. But perhaps they would seem to help someone else. If it is important to you, by all means, get it. It will be money well spent then. Everyone has their interests. I wanted a number of things in the trailer that I know you guys don't want!
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:54 AM   #53
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Happy with our Horst Probes

For what it is worth we have had the Horst probes for 2 years and almost 200 nights now. They are working fine, and we have never had false readings. This is in contrast to the conventional probes on our 17 where we sometimes had to rinse the gray tanks to restore accurate readings.

I agree with those who have said there are ways to determine tank levels if the sensors aren't working. But if i have sensors, I would like them to to be accurate
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For what it is worth we have had the Horst probes for 2 years and almost 200 nights now. They are working fine, and we have never had false readings. This is in contrast to the conventional probes on our 17 where we sometimes had to rinse the gray tanks to restore accurate readings.

I agree with those who have said there are ways to determine tank levels if the sensors aren't working. But if i have sensors, I would like them to to be accurate
Agree. The Horst probes work well.
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For what it is worth we have had the Horst probes for 2 years and almost 200 nights now. They are working fine, and we have never had false readings. This is in contrast to the conventional probes on our 17 where we sometimes had to rinse the gray tanks to restore accurate readings.

I agree with those who have said there are ways to determine tank levels if the sensors aren't working. But if i have sensors, I would like them to to be accurate
Really glad to hear this. I went to the effort to get Horst mailed to ETI

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In our Casita the only way to really know grey level was when it came up the shower drain

So knowing ANY level information of the grey will be a luxury!

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I think about the only certain thing is that a SeeLevel system will provide a better indication of tank level. This isn't a random experiment or unproven gadget; it's a fundamentally more effective - but more complex and expensive - alternative.

I don't think RV manufacturers such as Escape use the simple probes because there is any question that systems such as SeeLevel are better; they use the simple probes and corresponding panels because they are the best value for typical customers.

There are other industrial level measurement technologies, too, but the SeeLevel design seems best suited to the application.
We installed the Sea Level sensors by garnet , on our previous motorhome and we were very happy with their system . Very easy install . Loved the fact installed on exterior of tanks . Of course didn't have spray foam . They were very accurate . Pat
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