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Old 07-21-2015, 02:57 PM   #41
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At $60 for the grey and black Horst probe sets I'd think it worth it, but everyone situation differs. Order Horst Miracle Probes - Buy Horst Miracle Probes here

I've heard of lucky folks like Jim B before, unlike myself, 2 trailers since 06, both had issues with the probes. Then again, you folks in Alberta eat Poutine, that may be the magic ingredient.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:56 PM   #42
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Which doesn't explain why my fresh water tank only shows 2/3 ( or is it 3/4 ) full when I know it is full. Water shot out the overflow and out the filler, but it's not full according to the monitor.

I plan to spray the sensor contacts with electrical contact cleaner.
Right. That one sounds like its not conducting anything. Bad wire?

Also, there are no Horst Probes for the fresh water tank. Those are supposedly not needed because there's no "gunk" buildup in the fresh water tank to affect the probes.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:30 PM   #43
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Our fresh showed 2/3 full when full. No problem. We knew it was full. Sometimes the black tank would show 2/3 full when emptied. That is likely a matter of TP being caught up. It would soon be right again. Was not any big problem. Basically worked fine and they were all right most of the time.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:08 PM   #44
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I don't believe that Escape will install the SeeLeveL Probes.
This system is far more advanced than the column-of-lights setup which is stock from Escape and normal for most RVs. If you want it that is a reason to hold off on foaming the bottom. (Only the fresh and grey tanks are affected by the foam - the black tank is above the floor.) I suppose you could cut away just the required area and scrape the underfloor tanks; the SeeLevel can use the original wires so you don't need access to the path of the wiring.
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If your feet are wet, either the grey or black tank is full.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:33 PM   #46
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If your feet are wet, either the grey or black tank is full.
I'm with Glenn on this, quit over thinking! I have all the sensors in Ten Forward.... and I forget they're available. Use your eyes and ears.. you'll figure it out, honest. I mean really...
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:01 AM   #47
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I'm with Glenn on this, quit over thinking! I have all the sensors in Ten Forward.... and I forget they're available. Use your eyes and ears.. you'll figure it out, honest. I mean really...
I agree, and I'm a retired engineer - first words out of my professors mouth teaching the instrumentation class, before he even introduced himself, was "Do not trust your instruments."
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:31 AM   #48
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I am with baglo, Donna, and Charlie. Keep it simple.

There seems to be a trend in the past couple years to over analyzing, and putting great efforts into fine tuning our trailers with the latest and greatest of gadgets. There seems to be more focus on some of these things, than actually getting out and enjoying camping.

Don't get me wrong, I too like to have nice things, and research lots to find a product I can take pride in owning.

The reason for my concern, is that It seems to me that this forum has raised the stress level of many newbies, worried that if they miss out on any of the many things discussed, items that many insist are a must have, they will somehow be shorting themselves.

I still maintain that if one was to buy the most basic version of any Escape, they could go out camping, and still get the full experience. That to me is what it is all about.

edit: Rereading this, I fear I sound crustier than I meant to be.
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LOL Jim,

I didn't deal with any of these details when I lived in a 1958 Chevy 3/4 ton panel truck in college and survived just fine.
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Some time ago, I came to the conclusion, that the more stuff I owned, the more stuff I had to stress about.
And, monitoring that stuff just added to my stress.
In my case, ignorance is bliss.
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